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GMS Medizinische Informatik, Biometrie und Epidemiologie

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Medizinische Informatik, Biometrie und Epidemiologie e.V. (GMDS)

ISSN 1860-9171

About MIBE

Aims & Scope

GMS Medizinische Informatik, Biometrie und Epidemiologie / Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology (MIBE) publishes scientific papers about methods, concepts, tools and solutions in the fields of medical informatics, biometry, epidemiology, medical documentation and life science informatics, and about their innovative application in medicine.  MIBE aims to support the healthy and the sick as well as medical professionals and scientists in preventing, healing and easing diseases and to better understand their causes and impact.

MIBE publishes research articles about collecting, analyzing and providing data about health and diseases and about designing processes in medical research and patient care. The journal also publishes review papers, case and project reports, letters to the editor and GMDS pronouncements.

MIBE is strongly connected to and supported by members of the German Association for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology (GMDS, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Medizinische Informatik, Biometrie und Epidemiologie) and the Life Science Informatics (ILW, Informatik in den Lebenswissenschaften) section of the German Informatics Society (GI, Gesellschaft für Informatik). Consequently, GMS MIBE supports the goals of GMDS and feels bound to its ethical guidelines.

MIBE is an open access e-journal.

Interested Persons

Computer Scientists, Biometricians, Epidemiologists, Biologists, Statisticians, Medical Documentalists.


Prof. Dr. Alfred Winter (V.i.S.d.P.)
Universität Leipzig, Institut für Medizinische Informatik, Statistik und Epidemiologie, Härtelstraße 16-18, 04107 Leipzig, Deutschland, Tel. +49 (0)341 97-16107, Fax +49 (0)341 97-16130
Medical Informatics: Prof. Dr. Petra Knaup-Gregori, Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg, Institut für Medizinische Biometrie und Informatik, Sektion Medizinische Informatik, Im Neuenheimer Feld 305, 69120 Heidelberg
Medical Biometry: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Ralf-Dieter Hilgers, RWTH Aachen, Institut für Medizinische Statistik, Pauwelsstraße 30, 52074 Aachen
Epidemiology: Prof. Dr. med. Antje Timmer, Abteilung Epidemiologie und Biometrie, Department für Versorgungsforschung, Fakultät für Medizin und Gesundheitswissenschaften, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, 26111 Oldenburg
Medical Documentation: Prof. Dr. Claudia Ose, Universitätsklinikum Essen, Zentrum für Klinische Studien Essen, Hufelandstr. 55, 45122 Essen
Informatics in Life Sciences: Prof. Dr. Richard Lenz, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Department Informatik, Lehrstuhl für Informatik 6 (Datenmanagement), Martensstraße 3, 91058 Erlangen
Editorial Office
Nina Lux
Universität Leipzig, Institut für Medizinische Informatik, Statistik und Epidemiologie, Härtelstraße 16-18, 04107 Leipzig, Deutschland, Tel.: +49 (0)341-97-16103
Editorial Board
Adolf, Daniela – Magdeburg, Germany
Altmann, Udo – Gießen, Germany
Bartkowski, Rolf – Berlin, Germany
Behrends, Marianne – Hannover, Germany
Beissbarth, Tim – Göttingen, Germany
Binder, Harald – Mainz, Germany
Breitschwerdt, Rüdiger – Flensburg, Germany
Castell, Stefanie – Braunschweig, Germany
Conrad, Andre – Berlin, Germany
Criegee-Rieck, Manfred – Nürnberg, Germany
Drichel, Dmitriy – Köln, Germany
Dujat, Carl – Erkelenz, Germany
Fischer, Burkhard – Düsseldorf, Germany
Fischer, Stefanie – Frankfurt Main, Germany
Fritz, Fleur – Münster, Germany
Glauche, Ingmar – Dresden, Germany
Haag, Martin – Heilbronn, Germany
Häber, Anke – Zwickau, Germany
Hege, Hans-Christian – Berlin, Germany
Herre, Heinrich – Leipzig, Germany
Herrmann, Kirsten – München, Germany
Hilgers, Ralf-Dieter – Aachen, Germany
Hofestädt, Ralf – Bielefeld, Germany
Hübner, Ursula – Osnabrück, Germany
Ingenerf, Josef – Lübeck, Germany
Jahn, Franziska – Leipzig, Germany
Jöckel, Karl-Heinz – Essen, Germany
Juhra, Christian – Münster, Germany
Jung, Klaus – Hannover, Germany
Karch, André – Braunschweig, Germany
Knaup-Gregori, Petra –Heidelberg, Germany
Koch, Ina – Frankfurt, Germany
Kuß, Oliver – Düsseldorf, Germany
Ose, Claudia – Essen, Germany
Lenz, Richard – Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Leverkus, Friedhelm – Berlin, Germany
Marschollek, Michael – Hannover, Germany
Nöllke, Peter – Freiburg , Germany
Palm, Christoph – Regensburg, Germany
Prokosch, Hans-Ulrich – Erlangen, Germany
Röhrig, Rainer – Oldenburg, Germany
Rüther, Alric – Köln, Germany
Schmedt, Niklas – Berlin, Germany
Schmücker, Paul – Mannheim, Germany
Schreiber, Falk – Konstanz, Germany
Schütze, Bernd – Düsseldorf, Germany
Seggewies, Christof – Erlangen, Germany
Seidler, Andreas – Dresden, Germany
Siebert, Uwe – Hall/Innsbruck, Österreich
Spreckelsen, Cord – Aachen, Germany
Staemmler, Martin – Stralsund, Germany
Strahwald, Brigitte – Erlangen, Germany
Thun, Sylvia – Krefeld, Germany
Tiews, Sven – Soest, Germany
Timmer, Antje – Oldenburg, Germany
Wiesner, Martin – Heilbronn, Germany

Peer Review Process

The author submits the manuscript through the online submission process. After that, the author gets a receipt of manuscript acknowledgement and the editorial assistant (EA) gets a message, generated by the system. The EA forwards the message to the editorship (ES) and allocates one editor to the manuscript. The editor nominates two reviewers, one is part of the MIBE Editorial Board, and one is an external peer. The EA asks then the nominees if they want to attend. When one will not attend, the editor nominates a new one until both nominees attend.

After the manuscript is sent to the reviewers, the review starts. The editor follows usually the recommendation of the reviewers.

If the manuscript is rejected after the assessment, the process stops here.

If a revision of the manuscript is necessary, the anonymized correction suggestions of the reviewers are sent to the author, who has about three weeks for implementing the modifications. After the revision by the author, the author sends the corrected manuscript back to the editor. The anonymous reviewers and the editor assess the implementation of the corrections. If the manuscript is not acceptable, the author gets another chance for revision. If the manuscript is than again rejected by the reviewers, the author gets detailed comments/reasons of the reviewers for the rejection.

If reviewers and editor accept the manuscript in the present form, the ES acknowledges to the author that the manuscript is accepted.

Quality assessment differs for GMDS pronouncements. The editor pre-checks carefully whether the paper fulfills a special GMDS structure. Than the editor forwards the paper to the GMDS headquarter, where every member has the opportunity to do a veto within three working days. When there is no veto, the GMDS headquarter accepts the manuscript and the editor can initiate the publication. 

Top Ten Articles in the second half-year of 2019

1.    Kohl et al. (2013), Übersichtsarbeit: Digitale Archivierung papierbasierter Krankenakten von Studienpatienten – Eckpunktepapier des KKSN, der GMDS und der TMF unter Mitwirkung des BfArM und der Landesüberwachungsbehörde Nordrhein-Westfalen
DOI: 10.3205/mibe000138

2.    große Schlarmann et al. (2014), Übersichtsarbeit: Regressionsmodelle für ordinale Zielvariablen
DOI: 10.3205/mibe000154

3.    Nothacker et al. (2018), GMDS-/GQMG-Verlautbarung: Begriffe und Konzepte des Qualitätsmanagements – 4. Auflage
DOI: 10.3205/mibe000182

4.    Pfähler et al. (2009), Originalarbeit: Erweiterung des QTI-Standards zur Unterstützung von LongMenu-Fragen sowie Abbildung spezifischer Metadaten in QTI 2.1
DOI: 10.3205/mibe000085

5.    Ehlers et al. (2020), Digital transformation of medicine – experiences with a course to prepare students to seize opportunities and minimize risks
DOI: 10.3205/mibe000200

6.    Hübner et al. (2017), GMDS-Verlautbarung: Welche Kernkompetenzen in Pflegeinformatik benötigen Angehörige von Pflegeberufen in den D-A-CH-Ländern? Eine Empfehlung der GMDS, der ÖGPI und der IGPI
DOI: 10.3205/mibe000169

7.    Simon (2017), Originalarbeit: Wie zufrieden sind Anwender mit der IT-Unterstützung im Krankenhaus? Pilotstudie zur empirischen Erhebung und Validierung der allgemeinen Zufriedenheit von IT-Anwendern im Krankenhaus
DOI: 10.3205/mibe000171

8.    Stausberg et al. (2020), Indicators of data quality: review and requirements from the perspective of networked medical research
DOI: 10.3205/mibe000199

9.    Kersten (2016), Multinomiale, ordinale und stereotype logistische Regression – eine Einführung in die Regressionsanalyse kategorialer Zielvariablen
DOI: 10.3205/mibe000163

10.    Gillhaus et al. (2017), Surrogatvalidierung durch Korrelation und Surrogate Threshold Effect – Ergebnisse von Simulationsstudien
DOI: 10.3205/mibe000168


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