Journal History

Indian Journal of Medical Informatics (hereinafter IJMI) is an official journal of Indian Association of Medical Informatics (hereinafter IAMI). IAMI, an association of medical informatician, was founded in 1993. The members realized that they could contribute to digitally empowered global health by launching a scientific journal. In 1997, O. P. Sharma and Nanduri Gajanana Rao (Founders of IAMI) proposed a resolution, which was adopted by the General Body as an objective of the association. Sanjay Bedi (Founding Editor) and Suptendra Nath Sarbadhikari (Founding Associate Editor) started it with a nominal seed money from IAMI. The inaugural issue (Number 1, Volume 1) was formally released by the President of IAMI (O.P. Sharma) during the mid-term Conference of IAMI in Kolkata in May 2004. The second issue (Number 2, Volume 1) was brought out in December 2004. With an increase in the number of life members of IAMI, getting the journal printed and circulated among all members became daunting. Inspired from the global trend (online, open-access), IAMI decided making the journal online and open-access journal. The next editorial board led by Suptendra Nath Sarbadhikari worked hard to make the recent IAMI dream into reality. In the Biennial IAMI Conference 2007, the reborn online-only version of Indian Journal of Medical Informatics was officially launched. IJMI and IAMI express sincere thanks to all contributors.

Past Office-Bearers of IJMI



  • Sanjay Bedi, India

Associate Editor                        

  • S N Sarbadhikari, India

Assistant Editors              

  • Satish Kumar, India
  • Vinay Pandey, India

Editorial Board

  • Sneh Anand, India
  • Mohan Bansal, India
  • M. K. Baruah, India
  • Hem Chandra, India
  • A. S. Saini, India
  • Meena Pangarkar, India
  • Minu Bedi, India



  • Suptendra Nath Sarbadhikari, India

Executive Editor

  • Sukhdev Singh, India

Associate Editors

  • Ajit N Babu, United States
  • Vasumathi Sriganesh, India

International Advisors

  • Ralph R Grams, United States
  • Frank V. Lievens, Belgium
  • Vimla L Patel, United States
  • Pradeep Ray, Australia
  • Diana Schmidt, Germany



  • Arindam Basu, New Zealand

Associate Editor

  • Shashi Bhushan Gogia, India
  • Diana Schmidt, Germany

Layout Editor

  • Sanat Sarangi


Note: In order to write the history of IJMI, the editorial (authored by Suptendra Nath Sarbadhikari) entitled 'The Metamorphosis of the Indian Journal of Medical Informatics, Indian Journal of Medical Informatics. 2007; 2(1):1' has been extensively referred.