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Journal of Medical Internet Research

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Special Issue of JMIR on Computing and Mental Health (2018): Call for papers

The Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) is inviting submissions as the official journal for a special issue dedicated to the topic of Computing and Mental Health.

(New Deadlines, updated on Jan, 3rd, 2018) Mental health issues affect a significant portion of the world’s population and can result in debilitating and life-threatening outcomes. To address this increasingly pressing healthcare challenge, there is a need to research novel approaches for early detection and effective intervention. In particular, ubiquitous systems can play a central role in revealing and tracking clinically relevant behaviors, contexts, and symptoms. Further, such systems can passively detect relapse onset and enable the opportune delivery of effective intervention strategies. However, despite their clear potential, the uptake of ubiquitous technologies into clinical mental health care is rare, and a number of challenges still face the overall efficacy of such technology-based solutions.

Considering such challenges and opportunities together with JMIR’s scope, we invite submissions in the areas and intersections of mental health, well-being, ubiquitous computing, and human-centered design, including but not limited to:

Submission of Papers

You are invited to submit a full length manuscript of no more than 7,500 words. Submitted papers should report new and original results that are unpublished elsewhere. Please prepare your manuscript with the template file and guidelines found at

Submissions should be sent through the online system at Authors should choose “Special Issue on Computing and Mental Health (2018)” as the theme when submitting papers (see FAQ article on "How to submit to a theme issue"). All submitted manuscripts will undergo a full peer review process consistent with usual rigorous editorial criteria for JMIR. Accepted papers will be published in JMIR, JMIR Mental Health, JMIR Human Factors or another JMIR sister journal according to the focus and impact of the paper, with all papers appearing together in an e-collection (theme issue) guest edited by the academics listed below.

As an open access journal, JMIR will charge an Article Processing Fee (APF). Articles in this Special Issue will receive 20% discount off this APF. Please review fee information prior to submission:


Special Issue Editors (in alphabetical order)