BMJ Group Press Release : New Editors for BMJ Group Titles

Appointments announced for BMJ Case Reports, Frontline Gastroenterology, the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health and the Journal of Medical Ethics.

The international medical publisher, BMJ Group, has recently appointed new editors to several of its specialist titles.

Miss Seema Biswas has been appointed editor in chief of award winning BMJ Case Reports, which boasts the largest single collection of medical case reports to be found anywhere on the web, with more than 2500 published contributions in every discipline from over 70 countries.

Miss Biswas, who is a general surgeon and Red Cross Health Delegate, has extensive experience of working overseas as well as expertise in medical education and surgical training.

Since May 2010, she has held the post of lead clinical editor for OnExamination, an online education/training tool produced by BMJ Learning, a division of BMJ Group.  

Last September BMJ Case Reports, which was launched in 2008, won the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) Best New Journal 2010 award.

Frontline Gastroenterology, which launched in 2010 and is co-owned with the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG), has a new editor in chief.

Dr Anton Emmanuel is a consultant gastroenterologist and senior lecturer in neurogastroenterology at the Department of Medicine, University College Hospital, London.

A widely published academic author and peer reviewer, Dr Emmanuel has had a distinguished career in research. He chairs the Neurogastroenterology and Motility Section of the BSG.

Frontline Gastroenterology, which publishes quarterly, aims to accelerate the adoption of best practice in patient care, focusing on clinical quality, patient experience, workforce, value for money and new ways of working.

Two joint editors have been appointed to the helm of the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. They are Associate Professor James Dunn and Professor Martin Bobak. The pair have been deputy editors of the title since 2009.

Professor Dunn holds a chair in applied public health at the Department of Health, Aging and Society at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario in Canada, a post that is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Public Health Agency of Canada. Martin Bobak is professor of epidemiology and public health at University College London.

Professor Julian Savulescu has also taken up his post as editor in chief of the Journal of Medical Ethics. Professor Savulescu holds the Uehiro Chair in Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford and is also director of the Oxford Centre for Neuroethics, funded by the Wellcome Trust.

In 2010 he was appointed as an honorary professorial fellow at the leading Florey Neuroscience Institute at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is the Sir Louis Matheson Visiting Professor at Monash University.

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