Announcements

 

JMIR's Impact Factor 2013: 4.7 (5 year IF: 5.7), ranked #1 journal for the 5th time

 
(Toronto, 29 July 2014) Today the 2013 journal impact factors (JIF) were released by Thomson Reuters.
We are happy and proud to report that --for the fifth year-- the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR, www.jmir.org), the flagship journal of JMIR Publications, is once again ranked as the leading (#1) journal in its discipline, with a 2013 impact factor of 4.7, out of 25 leading medical informatics journals. These results hold even if the impact factor is corrected for journal self-cites. The impact factor 2013 measures how often articles published in the last 2 years (2011-2012) were cited in 2013, and is (for better or worse) an important metric for academics when deciding where to submit their best work.
To put this in perspective, an impact factor of 4.7 is roughly the impact factor of Annals of Medicine, a well respected general medicine journal. JMIR would be on rank 17 of all general medical journals (NEJM, JAMA, The BMJ etc), if it were listed in the general medical journal category.
This also once again puts JMIR clearly ahead of the runner-up, JAMIA, published by the BMJ Group for the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), which has an impact factor of 3.9. Another important Open Access (general medical journal) competitor, Plos One, is continuing its decline and has an impact factor of 3.5. Elsevier's International Journal of Medical Informatics is ranked 4th with 2.7. JMIR's impact factor also once again puts it ahead of all 48 specialist journals of the BMC series (published by Springer's BiomedCentral), including BMC Med Inform Decis (1.5), and ahead of all 47 Hindawi journal titles. Schattauers Meth Inform Med (1.1) and Applied Clinical Inform (0.3) are at the bottom of the field.

JMIR is also ranked #4 in the large health care sciences & services category (which lists 85 journals), ahead of respected journals such as Health Affairs.
Equally remarkable is the fact that JMIR is now the largest journal among all medical informatics journals, with 285 articles published in the period for which the 2013 JIF was calculated. Only Stat Med (which is a statistics journal) has published more articles than JMIR. JMIR is now publishing daily (every weekday), and expects to publish over 500 articles in 2014 alone, including articles in a dozen new sister journals.
Once again, this is a major achievement for a small publisher, which was founded independently by a leading academic in the field, Prof Gunther Eysenbach (an elected Fellow of the ACMI), who in the late 90ies saw an emerging field and helped founding and shaping it by giving leading scholars a platform to disseminate their work in journals and conferences. "Our success has not only defined and given credibility to a new field of research, which we called "medical Internet research" (and which others now call digital health, participatory medicine or health 2.0), but has also put pressure on traditional publishers in the field to make more research open access", Eysenbach says in a statement released Tuesday. "We also welcome that other publishers are now entering the field with similar journal titles related to Internet interventions and digital health, which is a sign that the field has matured and that the success of JMIR has inspired others.".
Despite the fact that JMIR came out in the JIF ranking on top in the past 6 years, Eysenbach is remains very critical of giving too much weight to the impact factor, and warns that "Despite the importance of the impact factor, we are actually not making our decisions based on Impact Factor considerations. More important is a fit with the field and innovation - we are not a traditional medical informatics journal, but have a very applied and also patient/consumer-oriented focus, in that we are less interested in papers that report innovations for clinicians - these are referred to our new sister journals. For example, clinical informatics papers should be submitted to our new sister journal JMIR Med Inform, which focusses on traditional medical informatics topics as well as emerging topics like big data in medicine. Unfortunately, it takes many years for new journals to get indexed, and I agree with the DORA statement which says that overreliance on the impact factor is harming innovation and progress. New emerging areas of research such as serious games or mhealth/uhealth, for which we have created sister journals, are not yet covered by the SCI/JIF, which is years behind. We have published seminal works in our sister journals such as JMIR mHealth, where individual articles have attracted significant citations, but which will have to wait for an impact factor for a few years. We urge our authors to make a decision on where to submit not solely on the basis of the impact factor, and to consider our sister and partner journals as well. We are confident that once indexed by SCI they will come out on top of the field as well.".

JMIR Publications, the leading publisher for digital health, continues to grow, now has offices in Toronto and Hongkong, and publishes a dozen journals at the intersection between health and technology/innovation, including JMIR Research Protocols, JMIR Serious Games, JMIR Medical Informatics, interactive Journal of Medical Research, JMIR mHealth and uHealth, JMIR Mental Health, JMIR Human Factors, JMIR Rehabilitation and Cyborg Technologies, Medicine 2.0, and others. JMIR Publications also produces the leading academic conference series in Internet research, social media, and mhealth (www.medicine20congress.org). JMIR Publications was a cofounder of OASPA (Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association) and is committed to highest quality and ethical standards, as well as quick turnaround times. JMIR Publications was the first open access journal in the field, was the first journal implementing open peer-review and was the first journal publishing Article Level Impact Metrics based on social media ("Twimpact Factor") alongside its articles. JMIR Publications continues to innovate and is involved in a new startup TrendMD, an novel academic discovery and dissemination platform for publishers and academic authors (www.trendmd.com).

We thank all our outstanding authors, readers and peer-reviewers, who are leaders in their field and continue to contribute to our success by submitting their best work to JMIR Publications or reviewing papers for us.
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Contribute to mHealth research and development of the new JMIR mHealth peer-review tool for mobile apps!

 
We invite you to participate in a survey and give your input for the development of JMIR's new upcoming peer-review tool for mobile apps! There are two different versions of the survey - one for end users of mobile apps, one for developers or companies developing apps.

Participate now:

Survey for consumers/users of health apps: http://goo.gl/hySSgx
Survey for developers of health apps: http://goo.gl/Psb5Bo

The research and development of this tool is part of a Masters Thesis in Medical informatics at the University of Amsterdam/Academic Medical Center in collaboration with JMIR Publications Inc. and the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation.
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Medicine 2.0'14: Will you be in Hawaii or Spain?

 
** Medicine 2.0'14: Will you be in Hawaii or Spain - or both?
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7th World Congress on Social Media, Mobile Apps, Web 2.0

Pick your beach now:
Medicine 2.0 Europe Malaga/Spain Oct 9-10, 2014 +
Medicine 2.0 World Congress Maui/Hawaii, USA, Nov 13-14, 2014

Call for Abstracts - EXTENDED Deadline: March 19th, midnight (23:59 EST)
http://www.medicine20congress.com

Tutorial Speakers are paid - submit your proposal now!
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Job Posting: Job Vacancy: Web Developer, with potential to become CTO

 
(Posted Oct 24, 2013) JMIR publications at the University Health Network (UHN) is looking for a young motivated individual to work with a team of top scientists and help in the development of various web-based applications for scientific publication, communication and research. For this job we will consider experienced professionals but also recent graduates who are looking to get some cutting edge experience in software development in an entrepreneurial research setting.

Qualifications


The ideal candidate will have the following credentials and qualities:

• University Degree or equivalent certification in Computer (or Computer related) Sciences
o Ruby on RAILS
o Javascript, AJAX
o Experienced in all aspects of the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) solution stack
o Regular expressions
o Knowledge of XML (in particular for document markup, e.g. NLM-DTD)
o System administration in the Linux environment
• Able to work efficiently in both team and individual settings
• Motivated to work on large complex projects
• Self-directed and disciplined
• Excellent communication skills (oral and in writing)

The following assets will make candidates stand out:

• Experience using cloud-based services (ie, Amazon Web Services)
• Express keen interest in open access publishing and reinventing science communication
• Interest in social media
• Have some experience working in a research setting and/or entrepreneurial setting
• Big Data Analytics
• Prior exposure to OJS/OCS (Open Journal Systems, Open Conference Systems)

Workload and Salary


The Software Developer will be a full-time employee of JMIR publications paid an annual salary to commensurate with qualifications. The position is based in downtown Toronto, but we are willing to discuss a teleworking arrangement or working from home for 1 day/wk.

Term


One-year contract. Candidates who excel may stay and grow into a CTO (Chief Technology Officer) role.

Resumes


Qualified candidates should send an electronic resume and cover letter to;
Dr. Gunther Eysenbach (Email: geysenba@gmail.com)
Center for Global eHealth Innovations
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Call for papers: Call for Papers: JMIR Research Protocols

 
JMIR Research Protocols (ISSN 1929-0748) publishes peer-reviewed, openly accessible research ideas and grant proposals, study and trial protocols, reports of ongoing research, current methods and approaches, and preliminary results from pilot studies or formative research informing the design of medical and health-related research and technology innovations.

Developing a grant proposal or writing a study protocol can be as much work as writing a paper - but it is often not "rewarding" as it cannot be cited (e.g. in a CV) as publication. This is about to change, as we now publish protocols and grant proposals!
Publishing protocols does not only benefit the authors, but also the research community at large: For other researchers, having access to protocols of ongoing studies is invaluable to avoid duplication of efforts, and provides opportunities to learn from winning proposals and carefully developed protocols. It also opens up the possibility to give feedback early in an ongoing or planned study (e.g. pointing out flaws in the search strategy of a systematic review, or pointing the authors to studies that should be included in a meta-analysis or scoping review).

JMIR has not published protocols until now, but we are happy to announce that our spin-off journal, "JMIR Research Protocols" (http://www.researchprotocols.org) is very successful in attracting submissions and is now indexed in PubMed and PMC. We look forward to your submission of a proposal, protocol, or ongoing work!

JMIR Research Protocols publishes all kinds of grant proposals and protocols (funded and unfunded), e.g. a protocol for a systematic review or scoping review, a protocol or grant application for a randomized trial, an interview guide for qualitative research, or a formative evaluation (e.g. usability studies, needs analysis etc.) with a plan for further research of a technology application.

Papers published in JMIR Research Protocols are carefully copyedited and will adhere to the same quality standards as papers published in JMIR, will be carefully copyedited and deposited in PubMed Central / PubMed. And if the protocol/grant proposal is already reviewed (and reviewer comments are uploaded during submission), then we are granting a 50% discount on the Article Processing Fee.

Authors also receive 20% off the Article Processing Fee if they submit subsequent papers based on the protocol in JMIR.

Please submit your protocol at http://www.researchprotocols.org/author (note that you can use the same username/password as for JMIR.org).
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Call for papers: Call for Papers: Inaugural Issue of JMIR Serious Games / Editorial Board Members Wanted

 
JMIR Serious Games (JSG, ISSN 2291-9279) is a sister journal of the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR), the top cited journal in health informatics (Impact Factor: 3.8). JSG is a multidisciplinary open access journal devoted to computer/web applications that incorporate elements of gaming to solve serious problems such as health education/promotion, teaching and education, or social change.

We welcome submissions for the inaugural issue, to be published in 2013 (http://games.jmir.org). Submission- and article processing fees are waived for the inaugural issue (first 20 papers).

We also welcome nominations (including self-nominations) for editorial board members. Responsibilities of editorial board members include the identification and recruitment of other EB members, peer-reviewers, and authors. Privileges of being an EB member include a waiver of submission and publishing fees.
Editors can be promoted to Associate/Section Editors or Editor-in-chief after a successful try-out period.

Please send a letter of interest to the interim editor-in-chief, G. Eysenbach (editor@jmir.org).
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Call for papers: Medicine 2.0 / iMedicalApps mHealth Award

 
Medicine 2.0'13 - 6th World Congress on Social Media, Mobile Apps, Web 2.0
in Health, Medicine, and Biomedical Research - London, UK, Sept 23-24, 2013
Early Registration now open - www.medicine20congress.com
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UPDATE: Abstract Submission Deadline has passed, but we are still accepting tabletop demos, which will be considered for the mhealth award. Submit a tabletop proposal today!

Announcing the second iMedicalApps Medicine 2.0 mHealth Research Award
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iMedicalApps and the 2013 Medicine 2.0 congress are pleased to announcing
the iMedicalApps & Medicine 2.0 mHealth Research Award, to be presented at
the September 2013 Medicine 2.0 Congress.

Medicine 2.0 is the premier conference for health, medicine and biomedical
researchers and clinicians on social media, mobile apps, and internet/web
2.0. The fifth annual conference held in Boston in September 2012 was a
sold-out success with 500 participants and this year’s meeting, scheduled
for September 23-24, in London, will likely follow in its footsteps.

UPDATE: Abstract Submission Deadline has passed, but we are still accepting tabletop demos, which will be considered for the mhealth award. Submit a tabletop proposal today!

SUBMIT HERE:
http://www.medicine20congress.com/ocs/index.php/med/med2013/presenter/submit/1

iMedicalApps is proud to be sponsoring an award for the second time, to be
announced at the conference, for the best paper on mobile health.

For details of the award click more or see links below

AWARDS:
http://www.medicine20congress.com/ocs/index.php/med/med2013/content/awards
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:
http://www.medicine20congress.com/ocs/index.php/med/med2013/schedConf/cfp

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Medicine 2.0: Social Media, Mobile Apps, and Internet/Web 2.0 in Health,
Medicine and Biomedical Research
Medicine 2.0'13 (London, UK)
http://www.medicine20congress.com/ocs/index.php/med/med2013/index
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Meeting Announcement: ISRII

 
__Meeting Announcement: ISRII__
The 6th Scientific Meeting of the International Society for Research on Internet Interventions (ISRII)
Chicago, Illinois, US
16-18 May 2013

The ISRII (http://www.isrii.org) invites you to attend the 6th Scientific Meeting of the International Society for Research on Internet Interventions. the submission of innovative, high quality research that advances the field of eHealth interventions. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Behavioral Intervention Technologies for a Healthy Future: From Design to Dissemination.” The comprehensive program will spans basic design and development, clinical trials, integration of eHealth interventions into healthcare delivery systems, dissemination (distribution and marketing), and policy implications. The goal is to generate vibrant discussion and collaboration both within and across each of these areas. With over 250 abstracts received from 17 countries, this is sure to be the best, most comprehensive ISRII meeting yet. We hope to see you there! For more details and to register, go to ISRII invites abstracts for the following presentation types: Workshop, symposium, panel, paper, poster, demonstration, and sounding board. See the meeting website for more details: http://www.2013.isrii.org
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Job Posting: Founding Editor-in-Chief (multiple positions)

 
Contract Term: Temporary
Contract Type: Part Time
Job Location: Anywhere
Application Deadline: applications are accepted continuously

Job Categories
Business/Strategic Management:
Strategy/Planning
Information technology
Digital Media
Editorial/Writing:
Documentation/Technical Writing
Editing & Proofreading
General/Other: Editorial/Writing

Job Description
JMIR Publications is an open access academic publisher based in Toronto, Canada, and is the leading publisher of peer-reviewed journals in the ehealth domain. Our mission is to reinvent research communication through grassroots, researcher-driven innovation in every aspect of peer-reviewed publishing, making use of Internet, social media, and mobile technologies, and we are currently expanding into other science domains.

To expand our journal portfolio we are looking for visionary and highly regarded scientists, primarily working at the intersections between technology and medicine, to lead the creation and development of new journals in emerging disciplines and rapidly expanding research areas (e.g. JMIR mHealth, JMIR Serious Games, JMIR Bioinformatics, JMIR Biomedical Engineering etc.).

We are also looking for new editor-in-chiefs for existing journals: JMIR, i-JMR and JMIR Research Protocols.

Editors-in-chief must be highly regarded and cited individuals (evidenced by their list of publications and their h-index, generally at least 15-20) and must have a clear vision for their journal, including a plan to solicit editorial board members and the first 20 submissions. The application process consists of developing a journal proposal containing these details.
Ongoing tasks will be to guide submissions through the peer-review process, (light) academic editing of submissions, and liaising with the JMIR production team.

An honorarium will be paid.

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Job Posting: Editorial Interns / Editorial Assistants

 
Intern

Editorial Internship
Contract Term: Temporary
Contract Type: Full Time
Job Location: Toronto, Canada
Application Deadline: applications reviewed throughout 2013

Job Categories
Business/Strategic Management:
Strategy/Planning
Information technology
Digital Media
Editorial/Writing:
Documentation/Technical Writing
Editing & Proofreading
General/Other: Editorial/Writing

Update Mar 21, 2013: This has been reposted, as we are hiring 2 more interns

Job Description
JMIR Publications is an open access academic publisher based in Toronto, Canada, and is the leading publisher of peer-reviewed journals in the ehealth domain. Our mission is to reinvent research communication through grassroots, researcher-driven innovation in every aspect of peer-reviewed publishing, making use of Internet, social media, and mobile technologies, and we are currently expanding into other science domains.
We are seeking enthusiastic recent graduates for the position of Editorial Assistant. This paid, full-time position in our Toronto editorial office (located within the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation at the Toronto General Hospital in downtown Toronto) will last for six to twelve months, and will provide the successful candidate with an excellent opportunity to learn about the rapidly changing environment in scientific communication from an insider’s perspective, to see all aspects of the peer-review and publishing process at different scales, and to be the first to see new research before it’s published.
This position was created in response to a rapid increase of submissions and the creation of new spin-off journals. Under the supervision of the editor-in-chief and working closely with our copyeditors and technical analyst, this position requires a sociable, professional attitude, and an ability to quickly and accurately synthesize large volumes of information. The successful candidate will regularly communicate with high-profile scientists.

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Call for papers: Publish your grant proposal, protocol, formative research, or early trial results

 
Call for Papers: We Publish Your Grant Proposal or Protocol!

Developing a grant proposal or writing a study protocol can be as much work as writing a paper - but it is often not "rewarding" as it cannot be cited (e.g. in a CV) as publication. This is about to change, as we now publish protocols and grant proposals!
Publishing protocols does not only benefit the authors, but also the research community at large: For other researchers, having access to protocols of ongoing studies is invaluable to avoid duplication of efforts, and provides opportunities to learn from winning proposals and carefully developed protocols. It also opens up the possibility to give feedback early in an ongoing or planned study (e.g. pointing out flaws in the search strategy of a systematic review, or pointing the authors to studies that should be included in a meta-analysis or scoping review).

JMIR has not published protocols until now, but we are happy to announce the birth of our latest spin-off journal, "JMIR Research Protocols" (http://www.researchprotocols.org).

JMIR Research Protocols publishes all kinds of grant proposals and protocols (funded and unfunded), e.g. a protocol for a systematic review or scoping review, a protocol or grant application for a randomized trial, an interview guide for qualitative research, or a formative evaluation with a plan for further research of a technology application.

Since the launch of this journal a few days ago (early April) we have already received a dozen submissions, so we know that we are onto something and seem to fill a gap. Papers published in JMIR Research Protocols will adhere to the same quality standards as papers published in JMIR, will be carefully copyedited and deposited in PubMed Central / PubMed. And if the protocol/grant proposal is already reviewed (and reviewer comments are uploaded during submission), then we are granting a 50% discount on the Article Processing Fee. As an introductory offer, authors also received 20$ off if they submit subsequent papers based on the protocol in JMIR.

Please submit your protocol at http://www.researchprotocols.org/author (note that you can use the same username/password as for JMIR.org).
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iMedicalApps & Medicine 2.0 mHealth Award 2012

 
In partnership with the Medicine 2.0 congress (5th World Congress on Social Media, Mobile Apps, and Internet/Web 2.0 in Medicine and Health, Boston, Sept 15-16th, 2012), iMedicalApps is sponsoring an award for the best paper on mobile health presented at the 2012 Medicine 2.0 conference in Boston. iMedicalApps.com is the leading on-line news publication for health professionals on mobile health and medical apps. The award will consist of $500, a medical app bundle worth more than $200 and a feature article on iMedicalApps after the conference.

To qualify for this award, the submitted abstract (which can be presentation proposal submitted in the research, practice, or business track) should pertain to the use of mobile or wireless technologies in the diagnosis or treatment of disease, healthcare professional communication/care coordination or clinician-directed wellness behavior modification. Papers on telehealth or remote health monitoring will also be considered.

Click MORE for more information or go to http://www.medicine20congress.org for details. Deadline: March 7th, 2012.
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5th World Congress on Social Media, Mobile Apps, and Internet/Web 2.0 in Health, Medicine, and Science

 
(Jan 24th, 2012) Abstract submissions (Deadline: March 7th, 2012) and early-early bird registrations (special rate for the first 50 registrants!) are now open for the 5th World Congress on Social Media, Mobile Apps, and Internet/Web 2.0 in Health, Medicine, and Science (also known as Medicine 2.0), the top ranked conference in this field.
Once again, JMIR is the official journal of Medicine 2.0, meaning that research, practice, and business presentations presented at the congress enjoy a discounted Article Processing Fee and a good chance of being published in JMIR (including videos of the presentation)!
Click More or go to http://www.medicine20congress.org for further information.
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JMIR partners with DHCX Conference

 
JMIR is partnering with leading conference organizers in the field of ehealth, health communication, and mhealth.
JMIR-supported conferences enjoy not only promotion and advertising through the JMIR/Medicine 2.0 network, but conference presenters can also submit their full paper to JMIR with the SUBMISSION FEE WAIVED (if submitted within 2 months after the conference).

JMIR is happy to be a media partner of the Digital Health Communication Extravaganza (DHCX) Conference (Feb. 15-17, 2012, Peabody Orlando Hotel, Orlando, FL, http://conferences.dce.ufl.edu/dhcx/). Don't miss this exciting event!
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Help us to improve our site - Your feedback please

 
We plan to expand JMIR into a ehealth research portal, strive to improve our
services and website, and the journal itself. To help us serve our readers
and authors better, please fill in our survey at http://www.jmir.org/announcement/view/50 and tell us what you like and what you dislike about JMIR and the website, and let us know which of the features we plan to implement have the highest priority for you.
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JMIR Editor to be Inducted as Fellow into the American College of Medical Informatics

 
(28 Sep 2011) Gunther Eysenbach, founding editor and publisher of the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR), has been elected as fellow into the prestigious American College of Medical Informatics, an achievement which represents "recognition by peers of sustained and significant contributions to the field of biomedical informatics". ACMI has about 300 elected members ("fellows"), and 10-20 new fellows are elected by existing fellows each year. The intent of College is to "recognize and reward high quality and sustained contributions to the field of biomedical informatics". Eysenbach is one of only a handful of Canadians to receive this honor. Among other positions, Eysenbach is also a Professor at the University of Toronto, Senior Scientist at the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, Director of Knowledge Management and Knowledge Translation at the Techna Institute, Executive Director/Producer of the Medicine 2.0 Conference Series and Network, and Visiting Professor at the University of Twente. More...
 

CONSORT-EHEALTH V1.6

 
Authors of RCTs are required to report the trial in accordance with the CONSORT checklist. JMIR is now pilot-testing a CONSORT-EHEALTH checklist, which is an extension of the generic CONSORT checklist - please download the checklist from http://www.jmir.org/ojs/public/journals/1/CONSORT-EHEALTH-v1-6.pdf .

Although this checklist is primarily intended for randomized trials, the section of the checklist describing how an intervention should be reported is also relevant for manuscripts with other evaluation designs.
Authors of RCTs are required to fill in the electronic version at http://tinyurl.com/consort-ehealth-v1-6 before submission (or during revision) with quotes from their (revised) paper (if you wish to comment on the importance of the items from the checklist for reporting, please also rate each item on a scale between 1-5). BEFORE you press submit, please generate a pdf of the form with your responses and upload this file as supplementary file entitled CONSORT-EHEALTH V1.6.
A CONSORT-flowdiagram and a attrition diagram are also strongly recommended (as figures).

UPDATE Dec 31, 2011: Please also read the editorial:
CONSORT-EHEALTH: Improving and Standardizing Evaluation Reports of Web-based and Mobile Health Interventions
Gunther Eysenbach, CONSORT-EHEALTH Group
J Med Internet Res 2011 (Dec 31); 13(4):e126
HTML (open access): http://www.jmir.org/2011/4/e126/
PDF (members only): http://www.jmir.org/2011/4/e126/PDF
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Like us on Facebook

 
Check out JMIR's revised presence on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/JMedInternetRes. Newly published articles and other news will be published here.
Hit the "Like" button to stay informed, or even better, publish our badge on your own homepage / blog !
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Job Posting: Faculty Position at Full Professor Level in Singapore

 
The area of expertise could include, but is not limited to, health information systems and clinical decision support systems, or medical text mining, information extraction and biomedical ontologies, or ehealth, health 2.0 and consumer health information seeking.

JMIR subscribers have received this faculty position posting via email.

Advertise your faculty position in JMIR for only US$950 and reach almost 50.000 ehealth researchers.
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New membership types: Individual Memberships with APF waivers

 
NEW SINCE AUG, 16th, 2011: Memberships with APF waivers can now also be restricted to papers with a specific author/coauthor rather than papers coming from a specific department of institution. These are called i-Silver memberships (3/5/10-yr Individual Membership with APF waiver). i-Silver memberships include access to PDF files and APF (Article Processing Fee) waivers for a specific number of articles submitted and accepted during the membership period if the membership owner is a (co)author. The i-Silver membership provides the same benefits (and is priced equally) as the (departmental) Silver membership. The only difference compared to departmental Silver memberships is that i-Silver memberships are tied to an individual as author or coauthor of manuscripts, i.e. all manuscripts with the subscription owner as author or co-author are exempt from the APF (this is different from the departmental Silver memberships, where the corresponding author needs to be affiliated with the member department). So with the i-Silver membership you can now change your affiliation (and still be eligible for APF waivers), or have APFs waived for manuscripts where the corresponding author is from another institution (and you are a coauthor).
The new 3-yr Individual Membership with APF waiver [i-Silver membership] costs $5000, and includes the APF for up to 3 articles (a $5700 value), which saves you up to $700 in APF. The savings are even greater for 5-year memberships (which costs $7917, but includes APFs for up to 5 articles, which is a $9500 value) or 10 year memberships (which include up to 10 APFs, which is a $19,000 value).


For details and a complete price list see http://www.jmir.org/support.htm
To request a membership, go to http://www.jmir.org/membership/email
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JMIR's new Impact Factor: 4.7 (5-yr IF: 5.0) - remains top journal in its discipline

 
(This is an archived post, for 2013/2014 data see this announcement)

(Toronto, June 29th, 2011) The new JMIR Impact Factor for 2010 (released in June 2011 by Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports) has further increased to an unprecedented 4.7 (5-year impact factor: 5.0). Never before in the history of the impact factor had a journal in the medical informatics category such a high impact factor. JMIR remains the leading journal in the health informatics category, clearly outranking other journals like the runner-up, the J Am Med Inform Assn (JAMIA) (IF 3.1, 5-yr IF 3.9), the Int J Med Inform (IF 2.2, 5-yr IF 2.2), the J Biomed Inform (IF 1.7, 5-yr IF 1.2), or Method Inform Med (IF 1.5, 5-yr IF 1.2).
JMIR also remains the #2 journal in the health sciences & health services research category, with the top journal in that discipline (Milbank Q) having almost the same impact factor as JMIR (IF 4.8). JMIR outranks journals such as Health Affairs (IF 3.8) or Med Care (IF 3.2).
JMIR also outranks established public health journals such as Am J Prev Med (IF 4.1) or the Am J Public Health (IF 3.9) - this is an interesting observation because JMIR has a clear "public health" angle due to the large number of studies evaluating web-based or mobile behavior change programs.
Finally, as an open access journal, we also take pride in the fact that our papers receive more citations than open access articles published in a "generic" open access outlet such as PLOS ONE (IF 4.4). JMIR's impact factor is also higher than all 35 BMC journals except the two BMC flagship journals BMC Med (IF 5.7) and BMC Biol (IF 5.2), which are ranked 12th and 8th in their disciplines. Except for two PLOS Biology journals (PLOS Biol and PLOS PLoS Computational Biology), JMIR remains the only open access journal taking the #1 spot in its discipline.

While everybody in the publishing industry recognizes the limitations of the impact factor as a metric for quality of a journal, these numbers (in addition to our other metrics such as views or tweets, published at http://www.jmir.org/stats/overview) provide an important validation of our editorial work, and of the work of the authors deciding to submit their best work to JMIR to achieve maximum exposure, visibility, and recognition.
We also know from emails and conversations with fellow scientists that JMIR has been and continues to be an inspiration for those seeking to establish new journals independently of large publishers. With the creation of iJMR and other journal-spin offs, JMIR will broaden its publishing activities in 2011 and beyond.
Thank you - once again - to all authors, reviewers and editors for helping us to maintain our status as the leading journal in our fields and one of the the leading open access publishers!

Gunther Eysenbach MD MPH
Founding Editor-in-Chief & Publisher
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JMIR to pilot-test CONSORT-EHEALTH checklist

 
THE POST BELOW IS OUTDATED - A NEW VERSION OF THE CHECKLIST IS AVAILABLE - see http://www.jmir.org/announcement/view/48


Archived announcement:

JMIR is pilot-testing and soliciting feedback on a new instrument intended to improve the reporting of ehealth and mhealth trials: CONSORT-EHEALTH. The checklist with candidate items is available at
http://www.jmir.org/ojs/public/journals/1/CONSORT-EHEALTH-v1-5.pdf

The checklist is an extension of the well-known CONSORT checklist (Consolidated Standards for Reporting Randomized Trials), expanding and elaborating some of the CONSORT items for ehealth trials.
After some pilot-testing, the checklist will replace the CONSORT checklist at JMIR and other journals adopting the checklist.
JMIR is currently soliciting feedback from authors, editors, research users, and reviewers on the items.
To provide feedback, fill in the survey at http://tinyurl.com/consort-ehealth-v1-5
Users filling in the survey will be acknowledged in the final CONSORT-EHEALTH publication.
The deadline for feedback has been extended until Sun, May 1st, 2011
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Apologies for a "review reminders" bug (March 16-30th, 2011)

 
Between March 16th and March 30th 2011 a bug in our reminder system led to the sending of multiple reminders per day to reviewers or potential reviewers who did not respond to a review request or whose review was overdue. This was caused by a programming error - we did not mean to be "pushy". The friendly reminders are meant to be sent out once a day, helping reviewers to stay on top of their deadlines. We sincerely apologize for this incident and we have taken measures to prevent this from happening again. More...
 

5th Meeting of The International Society for Research on Internet Interventions (ISRII) and JMIR Theme Issue

 
The Journal of Medical internet Research is proud to co-sponsor the 5th Meeting of The International Society for Research on Internet Interventions (ISRII) to be held on the 7th and 8th April 2011 in Sydney, Australia.

The meeting will be held at the picturesque Q Station, which is located at the historic site of the former Quarantine Station.

The 5th ISRII Meeting will bring together a range of researchers, practitioners, and technicians interested in the development, implementation, evaluation and dissemination of e-health interventions. This meeting will provide an opportunity to discuss the many new developments in this rapidly growing field and to meet with new and old colleagues from across the globe.

A State of the Art Forum will be also be held on the 6th April 2011 to coincide with the 5th ISRII Meeting. This forum will be open to ISRII members, as well as other professionals, consumers and government representatives interested in e-health. The State of the Art Forum will be held at the John Niland Scientia Building, University of New South Wales (UNSW).
Guest speakers include Kevin Patrick, University of California, David Mohr, Northwestern University and Margaret Morris, a senior research scientist at Care Innovations, an Intel GE Company. Other participants include Pim Cuijpers (VU, Amsterdam), JMIR editor-in-chief and publisher Gunther Eysenbach, Toronto, Kathy Griffiths and Helen Christensen, Australian National University, Azy Barak, Haifa, Isreal, Ricardo Munoz, San Francisco, Lee Ritterband, Virginia, Gavin Andrews, Nick Titov and Judy Proudfoot, University of New South Wales, Isaac Marks, Gerhard Andersson, Sweden, plus many more leaders in the field.

On Friday, April 8th, JMIR editor Gunther Eysenbach will convene a workshop at the conference to discuss reporting standards for Internet interventions and the new CONSORT-EHEALTH checklist.

JMIR will be publishing an special issue guest edited by ISRII members and containing full papers from the ISRII meeting. The theme issue will be devoted to "Effectiveness, implementation, dissemination, and translation of e-health interventions into policy and practice".

For more information about the ISRII conference, the "state-of-the-art" forum, and the theme issue, please go to http://www.ehub.anu.edu.au/isrii_2011/

Archived Program: http://www.webcitation.org/5xb56lAyU
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Medicine 2.0'11 at Stanford University

 
Medicine 2.0’11: 4th World Congress on Social Media and Web 2.0 in Health, Medicine, and Biomedical Research
September 17-18, 2011

Stanford University, Stanford, USA

http://www.medicine20congress.com

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:
http://bit.ly/ea2ixS

EXTENDED ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 15th, 2011

Co-sponsored by the Journal of Medical Internet Research, official publication of the Medicine 2.0 Conference at Stanford
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Open Access Week! JMIR webinar

 
(Oct 20, 2010) It's open access week! As part of OA week 2010, JMIR contributes a webinar/slidecast (Slideshare presentation with audio track) on our experiences with and contributions to OA publishing. Watch the webinar at http://www.jmir.org/announcement/view/39 or go to http://slidesha.re/9XeLAS More...
 

Presentation about JMIR at Medinfo 2010

 
Gunther Eysenbach, founding editor-in-chief and publisher of JMIR, has given a talk about JMIR and future publishing projects at Medinfo 2010 (World Congress of Medical Informatics) in Cape Town. The talk (Tue, Sept 14th, 15:30 in the session "Advances in Health Informatics") was entitled "10 years experience with pioneering open access publishing in health informatics: The Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR)".
For abstract see http://pubmed.gov/20841900.

The slides are at http://tinyurl.com/jmir10yrs-ppt.

A self-archived full paper is available at http://tinyurl.com/jmir10yrs
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New feature on JMIR Website: Article-Level Impact Measures (most viewed/tweeted/purchased/cited)

 
We are proud to present our new "Top Articles" statistics pages which present article-level impact metrics (how often are articles viewed, tweeted, purchased, and cited), and allow users to rank articles by any of these metrics. RSS feeds are also available, so we invite readers to put these feeds on their blogs, homepages, iGoogle pages, newsreaders etc. If you follow us on Twitter, we will also send automatic tweets whenever the #1 article in any of the 1-month metrics changes.
http://www.jmir.org/stats/overview
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New Impact Factor for JMIR is now 3.9 (2009)

 
[This post is outdated. For more recent Impact Factors released in 2011 see here]


The new JMIR Impact Factor for 2009 (released in June 2010 by Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports) has further increased to 3.9. JMIR remains among the top ranked journals in the health informatics category (tied with JAMIA, which has a virtually identical Impact Factor), and remains the #2 journal in the health sciences & health services research category (the #1 journal is a review journal, so JMIR is the top health services research journal publishing original research in that category). Thank you to all authors, reviewers and editors for helping us to maintain our status as the leading journal in our fields !

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New Institutional Bulk Payment Program (IBPP-EL) Membership

 
By signing up for the IBPP-EL membership (only $195/yr), an institution (e.g. a research unit, a university library or department) has the same benefits as with the regular EL membership (PDF access), discounted by 50%, plus can receive (quarterly, biannual or annual) consolidated invoices for fees (Article Processing Fees and Submission Fees) associated with their institution.

To sign up, go to http://www.jmir.org/cms/view/support_%26amp%3B_membership
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JMIR introduces multi-year and "lifetime" individual memberships

 
New individual members can now choose between a 1-yea, 2-year, 3-year, 5-year, or even lifelong personal membership (http://www.jmir.org/payment/select/membership).
Individual memberships enable downloads of PDFs, discounts for conferences, and many more future benefits (we are working on an ehealth social networking app as well as on ipad versions). With your membership you also show support for open access publishing and enable future R&D on e-publishing and knowledge transfer at JMIR.
While the 1-year membership costs only US$59, the multi-year memberships offer even more discounts. And if you decide that you will always be interested in ehealth and "medicine in the Internet age", consider a lifelong membership - you pay for 10 years and the membership never expires.

Create your personal membership now at
http://www.jmir.org/payment/select/membership
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Medicine 2.0: Call for Abstracts and Award Nominations

 
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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:
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Medicine 2.0’10: 3rd World Congress on Social Media and Web 2.0 in Health, Medicine, and Biomedical Research
on November 29-30, 2010 in Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Co-sponsored by the Journal of Medical Internet Research

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:
http://bit.ly/dCOIeT

DEADLINE: May 31st, 2010

Abstract submissions for the Medicine 2.0'10 congress in Maastricht are open.


As in previous years, Medicine 2.0'10 will contain a mix of traditional academic/research, practice and business presentations, keynote presentations, and panel discussions to discuss emerging issues. We strive for an interdisciplinary mix of presenters from different countries and disciplines (e.g. health care, social sciences, computer sciences, engineering, business) and with a different angle (research, practice, and business).
Participants are invited to either submit a 500 word abstract to propose a 15 minute single-presenter talk, or can submit a a 500 word panel proposal to present or discuss a topic in a 45-60 min session with 3-4 colleagues from other organizations/institutions.

For details see Call for Abstracts http://bit.ly/dCOIeT.

CALL FOR MEDICINE 2.0 AWARD NOMINATIONS:
As in 2009, both IMIA and JMIR are giving separate awards to the best abstracts, worth $500 and $1000 respectively. For details see http://tinyurl.com/med2awards
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JMIR increases copyediting / APF changes

 
21-Apr-2010/JMIR. Our copyeditors are an important part of JMIR's success. In addition to peer-reviewers' comments and editorial comments, copyeditors often improve the readability of manuscripts. The articles we publish have usually gone through at least 4 hours of professional copyediting services. We now decided to increase this investment by covering up to 7 hours of professional copyediting. The costs for the professional copyeditor is included in our Article Processing Fee. As a result of the expanded copyediting service, and also as a result of the US$ declining in value against major currencies, including the Canadian Dollar, we have to increase the APF (Article Processing Fee) to US$1900. The APF covers the costs for copyeditors, and other professional services, e.g. typesetting/XML-markup etc. These changes take effect immediately (for articles submitted after April 21st, 2010). We should point out that this charge is still lower than the open access charge of our competitors, e.g. JAMIA charges US$2000, BMC Med Inform is US$1945, Elsevier charges $3000 for open access options, and PLoS Med charges $2900.

JMIR's institutional membership prices (which start at $900 per annum and cover the APF charges for 1-2 articles per year) remain unchanged for the moment, but will have to be increased soon,. To lock in the old membership prices, consider to initiate a 3-yr or 5-yr membership today, as prices are sure to increase..
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Server Downtime March 21st-March 27th, 2010

 
We apologize for the extended downtime from March 21st-March 27th, 2010 due to a hardware problem (failing hard drive). We took the opportunity to migrate the site to a new hosting environment. Please notify us if you experience any problems, as there may be some configuration issues which slipped our attention.
Please remember that during server outages you can always retrieve older JMIR articles from PubMed Central (http://bit.ly/bAZzdl).
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JMIR launches Open Peer Review

 
A new feature on the JMIR website, open peer review articles (http://www.jmir.org/reviewer/openReview/abstracts), allows JMIR users to sign themselves up as peer reviewers for specific articles currently considered by the Journal (in addition to author- and editor-selected reviewers).

The system shows selected, recently submitted articles where submitting authors have not opted-out of the open peer-review experiment and where the editor has not made a decision yet, allowing readers to peer-review pending submissions. A RSS feed for recent submissions is available at http://feeds.feedburner.com/JMIR-OpenReview.
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Medicine 2.0'10 in Maastricht: Mark your calendar

 
In 2010, the Medicine 2.0 congress (Social Media and Web 2.0 in Health, Medicine, and Biomedical Research, http://www.medicine20congress.com) will - for the first time ever - be hosted in Europe: Maastricht (The Netherlands) - centrally located in Europe a short train ride from Brussels - is the conference venue. Mark your calendar:
Medicine 2.0'10: Nov 29-30, 2010 (Abstract submission deadline: May 31st, 2010)
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Forthcoming Theme Issue on e-Mental Health (NEW DEADLINE!)

 
The organizers of the e-Mental Health Summit (the Trimbos-institute, VU University and University of Amsterdam and the International Society for Research in Internet Interventions [ISRII] board) in collaboration with Gunther Eysenbach, editor-in-chief of JMIR, are pleased to invite summit presenters to submit their paper for a special issue on e-mental health in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR, www.jmir.org). Guest editors of this special issue will be Heleen Riper, Pim Cuijpers, Helen Christensen and Gerhard Andersson. The deadline for submission is January 8th, 2010 (NEW DEADLINE). NEW: Theme issue submitters are required to indicate their intention to submit a paper to the theme issue by sending an abstract to the coordinating editor, Dr Riper (contact see below) by November 10th, 2009.
Publication of the special issue is estimated to be around mid 2010. The usual norms of JMIR are in place, including a fee for Manuscript submission and the JMIR requirements and quality standards.

All paper types (original article, viewpoints, reviews) are considered. Submitters are asked to prepare their manuscripts in accordance with JMIR Instructions for Authors (http://bit.ly/8yiaV) and to submit it to JMIR using the online manuscript submission system (http://www.jmir.org/author/submit).

IMPORTANT: In step 1 in the submission process, choose the Journal Section "Special Theme Issue (2010) on E-Mental Health (Summit participants only)" from the drop-down list. This is important, as any manuscripts NOT submitted into that "section" will be processed for a *regular* JMIR issue and will NOT be forwarded to the theme issue guest editors!


JMIR has now an impact factor of 3.6. If you have any questions you can contact Heleen Riper (hriper@trimbos.nl).
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Inaugural JMIR Medicine 2.0® Award goes to PatientsLikeMe researchers

 
(Toronto, Aug 25th, 2009) The winner of the 2009 JMIR Medicine 2.0® Award has been chosen: We are happy to announce that the inaugural JMIR Medicine 2.0® Award goes to the presentation "Patients Informing Practice: Post-Marketing Drug Data in PatientsLikeMe, an Patient-Centered Online Community" by Jeana H Frost, Sally Okun, Paul Wicks, and James Heywood.

The paper will be presented as closing keynote at the Medicine 2.0'09 conference in Toronto, on Sept 17-18th (http://www.medicine20congress.com).
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JMIR Editor receives award for contributions to open access/open source

 
Gunther Eysenbach, MD MPH, founding editor and publisher of the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) has been honored with the first Public Knowledge Project Community Contribution Award for editors, for the significant contributions he and his epublishing and open access research group group at the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation made to open science and open access publishing. More...
 

JMIR now ranked the #1 health informatics journal, #2 in health care services & sciences category, by Impact Factor

 
[This post is outdated. For more recent Impact Factors released in 2011 see here]



*** JMIR is now officially the leading, most influential, #1 ranked health informatics journal - Impact Factor (2008) is now 3.6 - JMIR now also ranked #2 in the Health Care Sciences & Services Category ***
On June 19th, 2009, Thomson Reuters ISI/SCI released their 2008 Journal Impact Factors. With an excellent impact factor of 3.6 (up from last years 3.0) JMIR is now officially the leading, #1 ranked publication (out of 20 journals) in the medical informatics category, after missing the leading spot last year narrowly. The Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association JAMIA has - for the first time in many years - been pushed to the runner-up position. JMIR also moves up to the #2 spot in the health care sciences and health services research category (out of 62 leading journals), beating such reputable journals such as Health Affairs or Milbank Q.

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JMIR on Twitter

 
Follow JMIR (@JMedInternetRes) on Twitter: http://twitter.com/JMedInternetRes
We'll tweed titles of new articles and important notices (eg Calls for Papers).
Follow Medicine 2.0 (@medicine20) on Twitter: http://twitter.com/medicine20
Follow the editor on Twitter: http://twitter.com/eysenbach
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JMIR to cosponsor Medicine 2.0 conference and creates award

 
JMIR - in partnership with the International Medical Informatics Association and other organizations - will cosponsor the 2nd World Conference on Web 2.0 in Health and Medicine ("Medicine 2.0"), Sept 17-18, 2009. Preregister at http://www.medicine20congress.com/ and add yourself to the Medicine 2.0 social network at http://medicine20.crowdvine.com/.
In addition, JMIR sponsors an award for the best presentation at Medicine 2.0.
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JMIR wins $90.000 award from Canadian Funding Agency

 
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) in Canada has just announced that the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) will be awarded a $90.000 grant over the next 3 years.
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JMIR is a founding member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association

 
Toronto, 14 Oct 2008. JMIR is proud of its leadership in promoting Open Science on all levels. JMIR is a co-founder of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association, OASPA, launched in October 14th, 2008. The founding members include BioMed Central, Co-Action Publishing, Copernicus, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, Journal of Medical Internet Research (Gunther Eysenbach), Medical Education Online (David Solomon), the Public Library of Science (PLoS), SAGE, SPARC Europe and Utrecht University Library (Igitur). These publishers, including the publisher of JMIR, Gunther Eysenbach, form the interim board. Click "more" for the full press release.

Founding Member of OASPA

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NIH funded authors: Save time by publishing in JMIR

 
Since April 2008, legislation in the US requires NIH-funded authors to deposit their manuscripts in PubMed Central (PMC), unless they publish in one of the journals which are already depositing published articles in PMC - JMIR is only one of 2 Impact Factor-ranked journals in the health informatics / ehealth field where NIH authors can publish without going through the deposit process. Other funding agencies that require funded principal investigators to deposit their author manuscripts in PMC (again, authors publishing in JMIR are exempt from this requirement as JMIR does it for them) include CIHR, Wellcome Trust and other UK foundations, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and private foundations. More...
 

Job Posting: Associate (Section) Editors for JMIR

 
JMIR is broadening its editorial board and is looking for outstanding scientists in the area of health informatics (or related fields) with a senior appointment at a research institution and with a publication record (in JMIR and/or other leading biomedical journals). The role of section editors (associate editors) is to guide papers through the peer-review process. (Click more) More...
 

Job Posting: Technical Analyst / Web Developer (PHP/LAMP) as JMIR Technical Lead (Toronto, Canada)

 
POSITION: Technical Analyst - OJS/Web-developer EMPLOYER: University Health Network (http://www.uhn.ca/) - Centre for Global eHealth Innovation (http://www.ehealthinnovation.org), Toronto General Hospital - Eysenbach Research Group, Toronto Click "more" for the complete job posting. More...
 

Job Posting: XML Production Typesetter (Freelancer)

 
We are looking for one or more freelancers who will assist in preparing XML-tagged documents (NLM-DTD). If you have experience with preparing XML-tagged manuscripts, ideally using the PubMed Central's NLM-DTD (Blue Library), we want to hear from you. Experience with PHP is a further asset. More...
 

Job Posting: Copyeditors (Freelancer or Full-time position in Toronto, Canada)

 
(Updated/reposted Aug 24, 2102). JMIR Publications Inc. is broadening its network of freelancing copyeditors and is seeking full-time in-house copyeditors. If you are a copyeditor (native English speakers only) with proven experience in editing scholarly manuscripts and particularly the AMA styleguide, and if you have a basic understanding in how statistics should be reported, then please read on and drop an email to us. More...
 

ISI/SCI Impact Factors 2007: JMIR remains on top

 
[This post is outdated. For more recent Impact Factors released in 2011 see here]

Open Access Journal Remains on Top of Its Discipline - Second Year in a Row - Impact Factor (3.0) now almost equal with JAMIA (3.1)

On June 20th, 2008, ISI/SCI released their 2007 Journal Impact Factors. With an outstanding impact factor of 3.0 JMIR has again held its position as a close second (out of 20 journals) in the medical informatics category, almost equal with the leading journal in that category, the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association JAMIA (3.1). JMIR also continues to be ranked #6 in the health care sciences & services category (out of 57 leading journals), tied with the reputable journal Health Affairs.

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Idea for a CIHR grant proposal: A JMIR theme issue

 
The Canadian Institutes of Health has just announced a new type of grant mechanism called a End of Grant Knowledge Translation Supplement, worth up to CDN $25,000 per grant. Among the dissemination activities eligible for funding under this program is "Dissemination of research results through specialized publications", which includes for example a JMIR article, a series of JMIR articles, or even a JMIR theme issue. More...
 

Call for Papers: Medicine 2.0

 
Submissions for the JMIR Medicine 2.0 Theme Issue is closed -thanks for your submissions, we got over 20 great papers! You may still submit an abstract or panel proposal to the Medicine 2.0 Conference, and we may invite some conference contributors to submit a full paper to the Theme Issue.

Call for Papers: Medicine 2.0 - How social networking and Web 2.0 technologies revolutionize health care, wellness, clinical medicine and biomedical research
In the past few years we have seen the rapid evolution of new tools and programming techniques collectively called “Web 2.0 tools”, which facilitate the development of collaborative and user-friendly Web applications.
To celebrate the first international "Medicine 2.0" conference on Sept 4./5th 2008 in Toronto, JMIR will publish a “Medicine 2.0” Theme Issue focusing on Web 2.0 Applications for Health. We will publish peer-reviewed research articles, reviews, and opinion articles (new submission deadline for full articles: March 3rd, 2008).
JMIR is specifically seeking contributions, including original papers, editorials, viewpoint articles, case studies, and review articles, on topics related to Web 2.0 as it intersects with health and health care.

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Cancer survivor makes donation to JMIR

 
(Toronto, 7 Nov 2007) We were recently touched by a donation to JMIR made by a patient with CLL. The donor (who prefers to remain anonymous) values the information we publish, particularly cancer related research. We find it remarkable that our journal is read and valued not only by researchers, but also by "endusers", including patients. Another testimony of the power of open access publishing. More...
 

JMIR receives funding from Research Council

 
(Toronto, 7. Nov 2007). JMIR is proud to announce that it has received a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) under their Aid to Open Access Journals grants program. JMIR is one of 11 journals supported under this new program. The adjudication committee consisting of scholars with expertise in open access publishing acknowledged the outstanding quality of JMIR: "The committee considered the journal to be of very high quality. It found the editorial board excellent and the peer review process sound. The committee commends the journal for becoming actively involved in the development and/or customization of open access tools." More...
 

2006 ISI/SCI Impact Factors confirm JMIR as a top health informatics & health sciences research journal

 
[This post is outdated. For Impact Factors released in 2008 see here]
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We are happy and proud to report that on June 20th, 2007, ISI/SCI released their 2006 Journal Citation Reports, reporting journal impact factors for the worlds' most important scholarly journals. For the first time, the J Med Internet Res (JMIR) was "officially" included - and ended up with a considerable impact factor of 2.9, placing the journal on #2 in the medical informatics category (out of 20 medical informatics journals), and #6 in the very broad "Health Care Sciences & Services" journal category, which includes 56 other leading journals ! [Click "more" for full details]
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Institutional Members: Editing IP addresses

 
For institutional members it is now no longer possible to edit their IP addresses themselves. New institutional members should provide their IP range in their initial membership request More...
 

Authors: How to pay the JSF/FTF/APF

 
A number of changes have been made regarding how to pay the JSF (JMIR submission fee), APF (article processing fee), and FTF (fast-track fee). Click on "more" for details.
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IMPORTANT notice for authors who are currently revising their manuscripts

 
Note that we have upgraded our manuscript management system. In contrast to the old system, responses to the reviewers' and editorial comments are now to be pasted into  a notification email to the editor (click "Notify Editor" after logging in and clicking on "Roles: Author" and the manuscript title).
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