The 2nd term Editorial Board meeting for EMI

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Time & Location: October 30, 2015, Bajiao Hall, Zhidao Building, Fudan University Medical school, Shanghai, China

Since its launch in 2012, EMI has experienced significant growth. High quality papers are now published every two weeks online for complete open access. Most new submissions are from unsolicited authors from many different countries. EMI is now included in most leading indexes including PubMed, SCI and Medline. EMI received its first Impact Factor of 2.258 on June 30, 2015, and got its second Impact Factor of 4.012 on June 13, 2016.

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With the above progress, EMI’s Editorial Board was reorganized in September, 2015 to further improve its function and efficacy and on October 30, 2015, the 2nd term Editorial Board meeting was held successfully in Shanghai.

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Prof. Yu-Mei Wen, Prof. Hans-Klenk, Prof. Shan Lu and other 30 of the EB members participated the meeting from their busy schedule, had a heated discussion and made important contribution to both the past work review and the future plan of EMI. We traced back and reviewed our work of last year, made a plan and looked forward to the future and also discussed about the current potential difficulties and the improvements which we could do to achieve a bigger progress and a signal feat next year. Every member talked actively in the meeting and a large number of brilliant ideas emerged also because of the thriving atmosphere.

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Prof. Yu-Mei Wen welcomed everyone to attend the meeting with a warm speech to start the 2nd term EB meeting. On behalf of the EMI office, Prof. Shan Lu gave a speech about EMI’s work report during the period of 2012 to 2015 which brought a great amount of valuable questions and comments like how to make EMI’s submission and review process more effective, how to enhance “special issues” and what we should do to attract more papers with high quality. Prof. Hans Klenk made a summary of feedback then on EMI’s previous work. We also talked about how to further improve EMI’s work in the coming next two years including how to recruit outstanding authors and reviewers, how to do more effective marketing and how to face the competitions from other journals.

After a whole day’s efficient discussion and valuable collision of ideas, Prof. Yu-Mei Wen and Prof. Hans -Klenk made a summary as a closing of 2015 EMI Editorial Board Meeting. With the rapid development and growth of last year and the successful organization and ending of the 2nd EB meeting, EMI would love to expect a brighter future and even make a bigger progress with the efforts of all 2nd term EB members.

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