The editorial board consists of the Editors-in-Chief. Together with the editors, they are responsible for the contents of the journal and coordinate the review process from reading a submitted paper to the moment of publication or rejection. Furthermore, the editorial board is in charge of the lay-out of the journal and they write editorials of all kinds. For questions concerning the content of the journal please contact the editorial board via E-mail. To submit papers, check the ‘for authors’-section on this website.
Hi there! My name is Mirjam Schaap and I am a sixth-year medical student. For RAMS, I fulfill the role of chair of the editorial board, which makes me responsible for the content of our journal. My main tasks are to organise and chair meetings. I also coordinate general affairs regarding the editors-in-chief and editors. In addition, I am always looking for ways to improve RAMS; both as a journal and as an organisation. My personal goal is to create an accessible and rousing journal. Thereby, I hope to educate students about science and research and give them a great experience by publishing in RAMS. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or if you want to be involved with RAMS. I hope to see you or your work soon!
Scientific Editor-in-Chief – Joost Kools
My name is Joost Kools and I’m a sixth-year medical student. I completed the Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences and after finishing a pre-master year for medical school, I started with the internships as a medical student. This year I will be fulfilling the role as the Scientific Editor-in-Chief, meaning I will be guiding the reviewing process and am responsible for guaranteeing the quality of all the scientific articles in RAMS. As Scientific Editor-in-Chief, I want to keep expanding RAMS by exploring new columns, and create a dedicated and connected team. Being a scientist is all about asking questions and being critical. It means to wonder if, how and why something works and, if you have an answer, to provide and present evidence in such a way that it can be replicated. Some people are born with the curiosity and criticism needed to be a good scientist, others developed these during their life. However, we all need to learn how to systematically and thoroughly conduct and report experiments. I hope that RAMS will serve as an example and that it will be a way for students to educate themselves in the art of science.
Dear reader, my name is Rosalie Kempkes and I am currently enrolled in the Molecular Mechanisms of Disease Master’s programme. I coordinate the editorial content of our Journal as Editorial Editor-in-Chief for RAMS. In addition, I am involved in various other activities aimed at improving RAMS as a journal as well as an organisation. In my opinion, research is an underexposed subject in the medical curriculum, even though it is at the base of modern medicine. As shown by researchers from our university, many medical practices are performed without supporting evidence for their effectiveness. With my involvement in RAMS, I hope to immerse and engage (bio)medical students in research. Moreover, I hope to take part in their journey of becoming marvellous (bio)medical professionals that take the importance of evidence based practice into account. Please feel free to pull my lab coat or to contact me with questions or suggestions.