eCM (Eur Cell Mater / e Cells & Materials) Not-for-profit Open Access
Created by Scientists, for Scientists
 ISSN:1473-2262         NLM:100973416 (link)         DOI:10.22203/eCM

eCM Editorial Board & eCM International Review Panel

Webmaster, Web Editor,
Prof. R. Geoff Richards PhD, co-founder eCM
AO Research Institute Davos, Switzerland.
geoff.richards at
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Production Editor
Iolo ap Gwynn PhD, co-founder eCM
Aberystwyth, Wales, UK
iolo.apgwynn at

Iolo ap gwynn

Junior Production Editor
Simona Ciriello PhD
AO Research Institute Davos, CH
eCM Services
ecm at


Scientific Editor (SE)
Prof Mauro Alini, PhD (Head of Musculoskeletal Regeneration, AO Research Institute Davos, CH)
web page

Mauro Alini

Scientific Editor (SE)
Prof Joost de Bruijn, PhD (Biomaterials Science and Technology, University of Twente, Twente, NL)
web page UK / Web page NL

Joost de Bruijn

Scientific Editor (SE)
Prof Chris Evans, PhD (Rehabilitation Medicine Center, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, US)
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Chris Evans

Scientific Editor (SE)
Prof Stephen Ferguson (Institute for Biomechanics, Department of Health Sciences and Technology, ETH Zürich, CH)
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Stephen Furguson

Scientific Editor (SE)
Juerg Gasser, PhD (Novartis, Basel, CH)
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Juerg Gasser

Scientific Editor (SE)
Prof. Christine Hartmann, PhD
(Institut für Experimentelle Muskuloskelettale Medizin, University of Muenster, DE)

Christine Hartmann

Scientific Editor (SE)
Prof. Brian Johnstone, PhD (Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregan, US)
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Brian Johnstone

Scientific Editor (SE)
Prof. Thimios Mitsiadis, PhD, DDS (Orofacial Development & Regeneration, Institute of Oral Biology, University of Zurich, CH)
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Thimios Mitsiadis

Scientific Editor (SE)
T. Fintan Moriarty, PhD (Musculoskeletal Infection, AO Research Institute Davos, CH)
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Fintan Moriarty

Scientific Editor (SE) / (Co Webmaster)
Martin Stoddart (Musculoskeletal Regeneration, AO Research Institute Davos, CH)
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Martin Stoddart

eCM editors are volunteers for the eCM Not-for-profit Open Access Journal. They are not paid a salary for their work with eCM. Their work is voluntary, scientists dedicating time to improve manuscripts and the spread of knowledge for benefit of all.

Past eCM Scientific Editors and past members of the eCMInternational Review Panel

eCM is proud to announce that one of its long standing Scientific Editors, Prof Brian Johnstone, is the recipient of the 2017 ORS Marshall R. Urist, MD Award. We congratulate him on this tremendous achievement! He is the third eCM scientific Editor to receive this illustrious award after Prof. Chris Evans, who was the 2009 recipient and Prof Mauro Alini who won the 2015 Award.

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)
Jennifer Bara (AO Research Institute Davos, CH)
Andrea Barbero (University Hospital Basel, CH)
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)
Dieter Bosshardt (School of Dental Medicine, University of Bern, CH)
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)
Magali Cucchiarini (University of Saarlandes, DE)
Laura Creemers (University Medical Center Utrecht, NL)
Guy Daculsi (Nantes University, FR)
Matt Dalby (University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK)
Matteo Deste (AO Research Institute Davos, CH)
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)
Eric Farrell (Erasmus University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, NL)
Anis Feki (Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève, Genève, CH)
Matthew Fisher (University of North Carolina, US)
Jamie Fitzgerald (Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, US)
Sabine Fuchs (Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, DE)
Benjamin Gantenbein (University of Bern, CH)
Oliver Gardner (Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard, US)
Vaida Glatt (University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, US)
Julie Gold (Chalmers University, SE)
Michel Goldberg (University of Paris Descartes, FR)
Sibylle Grad (AO Research Institute Davos, CH)
Daniel Graf (University of Zurich, CH)
David Grainger, (University of Utah, US)
Farshid Guilak (Washington University Center of Regenerative Medicine, US)
Agi Grigoriadis (Kings College London, England, UK)
Pamela Habibovic (University of Twente MIRA, AE Enschede, NL)
Lisbet Agneta Haglund (Montreal General Hospital, Montreal, CA)
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)
Zhen Li (AO Research Institute Davos, CH)
Matthias Lutolf (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), CH)
Henning Madry (Universität des Saarlandes, DE)
Brandon Markway (Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, US)
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)
William Murphy (University of Wisconsin, US)
Christopher Niyibizi (Penn State College of Medicine, US)
Brendon Noble (University Campus Suffolk, UK)
Giovanna Orsini (University of Marche, IT)
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)
Wiltrud Richter (Heidelberg University Hospital, DE)
Mathis Riehle (University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK)
Ugo Ripamonti (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, SA)
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)
Joseph Wenke (US Army Institute of Surgical Research, San Antonio, US)
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)


The eCM council 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, 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, initiated the transparent review process in 2000 (now known as open peer review) including a merit based transparent route to becoming a member of the eCM International Review Panel. eCM reviewers are openly named to the authors. eCM reviewers questions are published as an integral part of the publication in the "Discussion with Reviewers" section, also initiated in 2000 by eCM (unless the reviewer has requested to the scientific editor in writing that their names are withheld).

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.

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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.