Objectives, Contents, Formats

Since its inception in 1992 the IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics has been one of the most visible and valuable “products” that the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) provides - not only to its members but to the health and biomedical informatics community at large. Beginning in 2014, the IMIA Yearbook will be published in an online open access format and the print version will be discontinued.


  • To present an overview of the most excellent original state-of-the-art research in the area of health and biomedical informatics of the past year.
  • To provide surveys about the recent developments, and comprehensive reviews on relevant topics in the field of health and biomedical informatics.
  • To provide original papers on the history of Medical Informatics as well as Research and Education organized in the field
  • To provide syntheses about the most valuable outputs of IMIA Working Groups activities
  • To provide information about IMIA.

Target audience:

  • Health and biomedical informatics scientists in research, education, and practice worldwide.
  • Health care professionals interested in current health and biomedical informatics research results.
  • Health and biomedical informatics students and postgraduates.
  • Scientists and professionals with shared interests in biomedical informatics.
  • Educators and teachers in health and biomedical informatics and related fields.


  • President’s Statement
  • Editorial
  • Keynote
  • Surveys
  • Synopses
  • Best Papers Selection
  • IMIA Working Group contributions
  • History of Medical Informatics
  • Research and Education
  • IMIA Regional Updates

General information:

2016, one issue a year
ISSN 0943-4747 (Print), 2364-0502 (Online)

The IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics appears as a non-profit publication of IMIA, jointly published with Schattauer Verlag. All original papers are peer reviewed and Medline indexed.

Due to changing demands by its readership and new technology and opportunities, the IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics’ content was modified in 2006. These changes broadened the IMIA Yearbook’s readership and made it available to all members of the IMIA family who were able to afford a subscription. In particular, surveys giving overviews of recent developments, and comprehensive introductory reviews on relevant topics of the different fields of health and biomedical informatics, were added as original articles.


IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics 2016
© 2016 by IMIA and Schattauer GmbH

Jaulent M-C, Lehmann, CU, Séroussi B
Editorial Office
Martina Hutter
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ISSN 0943-4747 (Print), 2364-0502 (Online)