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Editorial BoardGeoff Richards

Editor-in-Chief, Webmaster, Web Editor, co-founder eCM
R. Geoff Richards

AO Research Institute Davos, CH. geoff.richards at

Production Editor
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Iolo ap Gwynn
, co-founder eCM
Manuscript/Supplement Production
Aberystwyth University, UK
iolo.apgwynn at


Iolo ap Gwynn

Pre-Production Editor Issues
Peter J Roughley

Manuscript Editing
Genetics Unit, Shriners Hospital
1529 Cedar Avenue
Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1A6, Canada
proughley at

eCM Administration / Pre-Production Editor
Miss Daniela Schraner
eCM Services
ecm at


eCM Scientific Editors (SE)
Mauro Alini (AO Research Institute Davos, CH)
Charlie Archer (Swansea University, Wales, UK)
Joost de Bruijn, (University of Twente, Twente, NL) 
Chris Evans (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, US)
Stephen Ferguson (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich, CH)
Juerg Gasser (Novartis, Basel, CH)
Christine Hartmann (University of Muenster, DE)
Brian Johnstone (Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, US)
Thimios Mitsiadis (University of Zurich, CH)
Martin Stoddart (AO Research Institute Davos, CH)(Co Webmaster)


Mauro Alini Charlie Archer Joost de Bruijn Chris Evans Stephen Furguson

Mauro Alini

Charlie Archer

Joost de Bruijn

Chris Evans

Stephen Ferguson

Juerg Gasser Christine Hartmann Brian Johnstone Thimios Mitsiadis Martin Stoddart

Juerg Gasser

Christine Hartmann

Brian Johnstone

Thimios Mitsiadis

Martin Stoddart


Sept-2014: eCM is proud to announce that one of its long standing Scientific Editors, Prof. Mauro Alini, is the recipient of the 2015 ORS Marshall R. Urist, MD Award. We congratulate him on this tremendous achievement! He is the second scientific Editor to receive this illustrious award after Prof. Chris Evans, who was the 2009 recipient.

Application to review for eCM

eCM International Review Panel
Tomas Albrektsson (University of Gothenberg, SE)
Joëlle Amedee (Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux, Cedex, FR)
Chelsea Bahney (University of California, San Franscisco, USA)
Mario Barbosa (INEB, Porto, PT)
Rolando Barbucci (University of Siena, IT)
Cosimo de Bari (University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK)
Manus Biggs (National University of Ireland, Galway, IE)
Marc Bohner (Robert Mathys Foundation, Bettlach, CH)
Pierre Bongrand (Mediterranean University, Marseille, FR)
Donald Brunette (University of British Columbia, CA)
Henk J. Busscher (W.J. Kolff Institute at UMCG-RuG, Groningen, NL)
Catherine Chaussain (Faculté Odontologie Université Paris Descartes, FR)
Guy Daculsi (Nantes University, FR)
Matt Dalby (University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK)
Jan de Boer (University of Twente, NL)
Jim Dennis ( Benaroya Research Institute, US)
Sandra Downes (University of Manchester, England, UK)
Jay Dudhia (The Royal Veterinary College, UK)
Gareth Edwards (Cardiff University, Wales, UK)
David Eglin (AO Research Institute Davos, CH)
Anis Feki (Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève, Genève, CH)
Jamie Fitzgerald (Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, US)
Sabine Fuchs (Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, DE)
Julie Gold (Chalmers University, SE)
Sibylle Grad (AO Research Institute Davos, CH)
Daniel Graf (University of Zurich, CH)
David Grainger, (University of Utah, US)
Agi Grigoriadis (Kings College London, England, UK)
Pamela Habibovic (University of Twente MIRA, AE Enschede, NL)
Takao Hanawa (Tokyo Medical and Dental University, JP)
Llinos Harris (Swansea University, Wales, UK)
Jessica Hayes (National University of Ireland, Galway, IE)
Marietta Herrmann (AO Research Institute Davos, CH)
Alice Huang (Shriners Hospital for Children, Oregon, US)
John Hunt (University of Liverpool, England, UK)
James C. Iatridis (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA)
Daniel Kelly (Trinity College, Dublin, IE)
Ilyas Khan (Swansea University, Wales, UK)
Jenneke Klein-Nulend (MOVE Research Institute Amsterdam, NL)
Leo Koole (University of Maastricht, NL)
Matthias Laschke (Universität des Saarlandes, DE)
Jaebum Lee (Georgia Health Sciences University, Augusta, US)
Matthias Lutolf (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), CH)
Henning Madry (Universität des Saarlandes, DE)
Ivan Martin (University of Basel, CH)
Milena Mastrogiacomo (Istituto Nazionale per la Ricerca sul Cancro, Genova, IT)
Audrey McAlinden (Washington University, St. Louis, US)
Clive McFarland (CSIRO, Sydney, AU)
Yannis Missirlis (University of Patras, GR)
Fintan Moriarty (AO Research Institute, Davos, CH)
Brendon Noble (University Campus Suffolk, UK)
Richard Oreffo (University of Southampton, England, UK)
Gethin Owen (University of British Columbia, CA)
Abhay Pandit (National University of Ireland, Galway, IE)
Gianpaolo Papaccio (Second University of Naples, IT)
Petros Papagerakis (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, US)
Marianne Peroglio (AO Research Institute, Davos, CH)
Ryan M. Porter (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, USA)
Alexandra Poulsson (AO Research Institute Davos, CH)
Patrick Prendergast (Trinity College, Dublin, IE)
Ling Qin (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK)
Jim Ralphs (Cardiff University, Wales, UK)
Heinz Redl (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute, Vienna, AT)
Gwendolen Reilly (Kroto Research Institute, Sheffield, UK)
Mathis Riehle (University of Glasgow, Scotland,UK)
Vehid Salih (Eastman Dental Institute,London, England,UK)
Arnaud Scherberich (University Hospital Basel, Basel, CH)
Kevin Shakesheff (University of Nottingham, England,UK)
Lachlan J. Smith (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Matthew Stewart (University of Illinois, USA)
Stefan Tangl (Medical University of Vienna, AT)
Britt Wildemann (Charite-Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, DE)
Gerjo van Osch (Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL)
Sophie Verrier (AO Research Institute Davos, CH)
Laurence Vico (Saint-Etienne, FR)
Huipin Yuan (Twente University, NL)

Past eCM Scientific Editors and members of the International Review Panel


The eCM council have decided that authors of published papers in eCM should be available to review for eCM. The rationale behind this is that your peers have volunteered their time to bring your work to publication, hence, we expect all our authors to also review for eCM.

(eCM council consists of the scientific editors, pre-production and production editors, and the Editor-in-Chief as the chair, and meets a minimum of once per year before the eCM congress)

Application to review for eCM

eCM realizes that our expert reviewers greatly contribute to the eCM journal's success and the rigorous review system directly impacts the quality of the journal we publish. eCM was one of the first open access scientific journals and also initiated the transparent review process (now known as open peer review) including a transparent route to becoming a member of the eCM International Review Panel.

eCM reviewers are openly named to the authors and their questions in the "Discussion with Reviewers" section, unless the reviewer has requested to the scientific editor in writing that their names are withheld. This only occurs with papers that will be published.

eCM is an open and transparent journal. After 8-10 well rated timely reviews (based upon speed, relevance and quality) from the scientific editors who invite you to review, you can apply to join the International Review Panel. Just email the Editor-in-Chief that you have completed the 8-10 reviews and he will check the ratings from the eCM Scientific Editors to see if you qualify to join and then nominate you at the years journal council meeting.

Reviews should be performed within 2 weeks to ensure a fair and speedy process.

If you want to review for eCM and possibly join the International Review Panel in future, please register at and click create account on the top right hand corner. Once you have completed this along with keywords, please send a 2 page CV to ecm at along with the list of keywords that may be passed onto all eCM Scientific editors to know that you are keen to review for eCM.




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