Founding Editor-in-Chief

Associate Professor Kerina Jones
Swansea University, UK


Deputy Editor

Associate Professor Kim McGrail
University of British Columbia, Canada


IPDLN Section Editors

(for manuscripts submitted from the members of IPDLN, IJPDS’ strategic partner)

Professor William Ghali
University of Calgary, Canada

Professor Michael Schull
Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Canada


Professor Jackie Cassell
Brighton and Sussex Medical School, UK

Professor Peter Christen
Australian National University, Australia

Associate Professor Claudia Coeli
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Professor Mark Elliot
University of Manchester, UK

Dr Liz Ford
Brighton and Sussex Medical School, UK

Professor Alan Katz
University of Manitoba, Canada

Professor Milton Kotelchuck
Harvard Medical School, USA

Professor Graeme Laurie
University of Edinburgh, UK

Dr Nathan Lea
University College London, UK

Dr Christine O’Keefe
CSIRO, Australia

Professor David Preen
University of Western Australia, Australia

Professor Rainer Schnell
University Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Professor Henrik Toft Sørensen
Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark


The role of the IJPDS Editorial Board is to:

  • Advise on journal scope and direction
  • Advise on journal policy to ensure the fair, ethical and timely processing of submissions
  • Promote high quality in journal outputs
  • Identify topics for commissioned manuscripts
  • Write editorials and other contributions
  • Identify suitable peer reviewers
  • Carry out peer review of submitted manuscripts
  • Screen submissions to ensure suitability
  • Advise on dealing with author complaints if they arise
  • Act as ambassadors for the journal
  • Promote the journal to their own institutions and contacts


The Board consists of at least 10 members including the Editor-in-Chief and Deputy Editor. Membership will be indicative of the breadth of disciplines in scope for contributions to the IJPDS. At least one member will be drawn from the leadership of the International Population Data Linkage Network (IPDLN), which inspired the creation of this journal. This will include the Director(s) who will also sub-edit a regular section for topics of particular interest to the network.

Members will serve for an initial term of three years, which can thereafter be renewed. Membership is on a voluntary basis. Nominations for membership can be made by the existing Board, by members of the IPDLN, and by contributors to the IJPDS. Nominations will be received and considered by the Editorial Board and will be confirmed by consensus.

Members are responsible for: declaring any potential conflicts of interest before reviewing submitted manuscripts; complying with relevant privacy legislation with respect to personal details made available to them as a member of the Editorial Board; and, abiding by any stated or implied confidentiality connected with submissions or that attaches to the work of the Editorial Board during and after term of membership.


The Editorial Board meets electronically and as required to fulfil the terms of reference.

Terms of reference review

The terms of reference will be reviewed annually with the next review due in March 2018.