Journal Club

Journal Club

The International Biometric Society (IBS) Journal Club is an online webinar initiative developed by the IBS Education Committee in order to help members and others network and discuss recent papers published in IBS journals. IBS members are able to access each Journal Club session, and view previous Journal Club sessions, free of charge. To see previously-recorded Journal Club sessions, visit the Video Sessions page. You must first log in to view these sessions. 

IBS Journal Club

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For more information about the Journal Club

Contact IBS Education Committee Members:

Jim Todd

Jaakko Nevalainen 


Sessions are presented online using Zoom webinar services and will include both audio and video content.

Instructions for access are made available to all confirmed participants.

You will receive a unique email from our Zoom conference email.


The IBS Journal Club is open to all IBS members worldwide (not limited to English-speaking natives).

Eventually, the Journal Club may be open to non-members, but we first plan to evaluate the Club and the views of IBS members.


Registration Fees

Registration is limited to the first 100 members for each session.

IBS Member – Free

Non-member – N/A


Purpose & Plan

The purpose is to widen the scope for understanding papers and to provide a new networking opportunity for IBS members through a regular internet forum.

The IBS Education Committee will choose a recent paper published in the Biometrics or JABES journal. The paper may highlight an interesting application or a new methodology or development in biometrics, biostatistics or biomathematics. The papers will be chosen by the Journal Club organizer Jim Todd in coordination with the Education Committee, and shall be of wide interest among members.

The author of the paper will be asked to make a 20-minute presentation on the paper and its importance. A discussant will also be identified to highlight the main points and raise some relevant questions for a maximum time of 10 minutes. The discussion will be opened up to participants for comments, questions and responses to the paper, under the direction of the Chair. IBS members may want to email and request an opportunity to speak about the paper, but the wider audience will be able to contribute to the discussion.

If you are having issues accessing member-only content please contact the International Biometric Office (IBO).