JAMIA: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, William W. Stead, editor-in-chief, bimonthly, $92 (individuals), $167 (institutions), Philadelphia, Pa, Hanley & Belfus, Jan/Feb 1994-.
With the dramatic growth of a new field like medical informatics, one naturally expects the emergence of new journals concerned with the subject. Similarly, one would expect that two new journals, one focused on medical informatics and the other on technology and health care, would cover comparable territory. Yet, striking differences can be found between these two new journals. The European Society of Engineering in Medicine established Technology and Health Care in 1993 as its official journal. The editors and editorial board are drawn from respected biomedical engineers and medical informatics researchers throughout Europe, many of whom are known here in the United States. An editorial in the inaugural issue describes the journal's mission as seeking to cover the "overlapping areas between Physics, Engineering, Informatics and