not use superscript.', ), 1 => array ( 'order' => '2', 'content' => 'i-JMR does not use footnotes (except in tables, using superscript a-z) or endnotes. If you have footnotes in the text, please delete them or incorporate them into the text', ), 2 => array ( 'order' => '3', 'content' => 'URLs must be cited as references (not within the body of the text) and should be archived using WebCite (', ), 3 => array ( 'order' => '4', 'content' => 'in addition to the WebCite URL, please also mention the original URL in the references', ), 4 => array ( 'order' => '5', 'content' => 'please enter one corresponding author with full address, including phone, fax, and email address in the metadata form on submission, as well as the complete names, degrees, and affiliations (author names, affiliations and addresses can be removed from the manuscript - in the publication we will use what you entered in the metadata form!)', ), 5 => array ( 'order' => '6', 'content' => 'Major headings for ALL original papers must be Introduction - Methods - Results - Discussion (apply Word style "Heading 2"). Viewpoints and tutorials can have different headings.', ), 6 => array ( 'order' => '7', 'content' => 'If appropriate, please add subheadings under Introduction/Methods/Results/Discussion (if you use WinWord, apply the style "Heading 2" to IMRD headings, and the styles "Heading 3" to subsequent subheadings, "Heading 4" to sub-subheadings etc.). DO NOT USE italics or bold keywords or sentences in paragraphs in lieu of subheadings / sub-subheadings.', ), 7 => array ( 'order' => '8', 'content' => 'You must have more than one subheadings in each section, otherwise please remove the subheading', ), 8 => array ( 'order' => '9', 'content' => 'Your subheadings in the methods section should usually mirror the subeadings in the results section (i.e. for each result type there must be an explantion in the methods on how these results were obtained)', ), 9 => array ( 'order' => '10', 'content' => 'P-values are reported in accordance with our instructions for authors. E.g. capital P in italics, no leading 0 before the decimal point, two digits if less than .05, three digits if less than .01 etc.', ), 10 => array ( 'order' => '11', 'content' => 'If you want to include an appendix (e.g. screenshots, video, additional tables), please refer to them as Multimedia Appendix n in the text and make sure to also upload the Appendix as supplementary file. Each appendix must be uploaded as separate file.', ), 11 => array ( 'order' => '12', 'content' => 'End your introduction with a clear statement of what the aim of this paper or study is, or what the hypotheses are.', ), 12 => array ( 'order' => '13', 'content' => 'Start your discussion with a short summary of what the main finding(s) of this study was/were', ), 13 => array ( 'order' => '14', 'content' => 'Maximum length is now 6000 words plus references', ), 14 => array ( 'order' => '15', 'content' => 'Abstract must be structured (Background-Objectives-Methods-Results-Conclusions). Only viewpoints and tutorials can be unstructured.', ), 15 => array ( 'order' => '16', 'content' => 'Please include key quantitative results in the abstract (sample size, compared means/proportions and P-values, odds ratios with confidence-intervals etc.)', ), 16 => array ( 'order' => '17', 'content' => 'References must follow EXACTLY our instructions for authors unless you provide a PMID for each reference (see Do not use et al. to abbreviate authors. Do not use "and" between author names. For each author, provide lastname and initial - in that order - without punctuation (e.g. Eysenbach G). Do not use quotation marks for the titles. If you can, provide Medline-links or PMIDs in the format PMID:1234567 - if provided, we can extract and correct references automatically.', ), 17 => array ( 'order' => '18', 'content' => 'For all results for which you provide a relative result (percentage), you should also provide the absolute number, e.g. "132 out of 264 participants (50%) said that...". If n is less than 100, do not use decimal points in your percentages. Otherwise, do not use more than one decimal place.', ), 18 => array ( 'order' => '19', 'content' => 'Do not number your headings or subheadings', ), 19 => array ( 'order' => '20', 'content' => 'Tables should appear in the main manuscript file where they should appear in the final manuscript (rather than being at the end of the manuscript or in a separate file). Figures should remain (during the review process) in the main file but must also be uploaded under "supplementary files". Note that after acceptance, figures should be removed from the main manuscript and the figure/caption entered online (as metadata for the supplementary file) will be used, thus please fill in this section carefully (and update it when you submit a revision)', ), 20 => array ( 'order' => '21', 'content' => 'Cite an appropriate number of scholarly references - cite pertinent/related articles published in JMIR, i-JMR and elsewhere in the past 2-3 years', ), 21 => array ( 'order' => '22', 'content' => 'If you use Endnote/Refman etc: remove ALL field codes before submitting an electronic manuscript. Field codes are used in Microsoft Word if you use bibliographic software to create your references. Before re-submitting your revised manuscript, open your document in Word, select Tools -- Endnote (or Reference Manager) -- Remove Field Codes, and save the manuscript under a new name. Then resubmit that version.', ), 22 => array ( 'order' => '23', 'content' => 'avoid author-invented abbreviations and acronyms', ), 23 => array ( 'order' => '24', 'content' => 'For RCTs only: Starting in 2008, we will routinely publish trial identifiers in the abstract. Please add the trial registration number to the ABSTRACT, after the section "Conclusions: ..." (e.g. "Registration: NCT00102401, If for any reason the trial was not registered, please provide an explanation (e.g. in the methods section and/or a cover letter to the editor).', ), 24 => array ( 'order' => '25', 'content' => 'Please report the trial in accordance with the CONSORT checklist. We are now pilot-testing a CONSORT-EHEALTH checklist - please download the checklist from . We then need you to fill in the electronic version at with quotes from your (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).', ), 25 => array ( 'order' => '26', 'content' => 'For online surveys only: Please report the online survey in accordance with the CHERRIES checklist', ), 26 => array ( 'order' => '27', 'content' => 'Tables must be designed in line with Instructions for Authors ( - do NOT use a soft line break within a table cell to separate different categories/subcategories. For each category, create a new table row. DO NOT USE LANDSCAPE FOR TABLES OR SMALLER FONTS. WE WILL TYPESET TABLES IN NORMAL FONT AND IN PORTRAIT ORIENTATION. TABLES WITH TOO MANY COLUMNS WILL HAVE VERY NARROW COLUMNS AND LOOK SQUEEZED. FOOTNOTES FOR TABLES must always be a-z (superscript). Do not use symbols such as * or **', ), 27 => array ( 'order' => '28', 'content' => 'Please also upload each of your final figure (e.g. 1-2 screenshots of the intervention) as supplementary file (hi-resolution png or jpg files with minimal compression). DO NOT upload .doc files with lineart or other fileformats. Please name your files so that it becomes clear what revision the figure refers to, e.g. fig1_rev20090130.png. Enter the caption (which will appear underneath the figure) online, omitting the figure label ("Figure 1"), as this will be added automatically. Remove figure label and captions from the image file, if present. 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Eysenbach, c/o Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, 190 Elizabeth Street, Toronto M5G2C4, Canada (for editorial matters only) For payments, subscriptions, permission requests etc please contact the publisher: JMIR Publications Inc. 131 South Drive Toronto M4W 1R9 Canada Ontario Corporation 2276660 D-U-N-S Number: 248562733 US Employer Identification Number (EIN): 98-1076663 NCAGE: L04F7 Business number for GST/HST: 82313 6809 RT0001', 'useEditorialBoard' => false, 'contactName' => 'Gunther Eysenbach MD MPH FACMI', 'contactTitle' => 'Professor', 'contactAffiliation' => 'University of Toronto', 'contactEmail' => '', 'contactPhone' => '(+1) 416 340 4800 x', 'contactFax' => '(+1) 416 340 3595', 'contactMailingAddress' => 'Editorial Office: G. Eysenbach, c/o Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, 190 Elizabeth Street, Toronto M5G2C4, Canada (for editorial matters only) For general feedback and bug reports please use our Feedback Form. If you have positive things to say, please tweet @JMedInternetRes and we will surely notice (and possibly retweet) it! 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Interact J Med Res (i-JMR) is a peer-reviewed journal. When we receive a manuscript, the Managing Editor and/or Assistant Editor and/or the Section Editor will first decide whether the manuscript meets the formal criteria specified in the Instructions for Authors and whether it fits within the scope of the journal. When in doubt, the editor will consult other members of the Editorial Board. Manuscripts are then assigned to a section editor, who sends it to 2-4 external experts for peer review. Authors are required to suggest at least 2 peer-reviewers (who do not have an conflict of interest) during the submission process. i-JMR reviewers will not stay anonymous their names will be revealed and stated below the article in the event that the manuscript will be published. Authors and reviewers should not directly contact each other to enter into disputes on manuscripts or reviews.



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Dear reviewer,
thanks for agreeing to peer-review this article for us. Our aim is to be extremely rapid in our review process, so please look at the manuscript immediately after you agreed to review it. Review in JMIR should be a matter of days, not weeks, as in other journals.
Should you due to some unforeseen circumstances not be able to review the manuscript within the allotted timeframe, please notify us immediately.

All communication should be done via this manuscript tracking system. That way, all communications related to this manuscript are automatically logged and stored.

If you have any questions as to the form and scope of the journal, please refer to the journal website.
We mainly wish to get your comment on the originality of the paper, validity of the conclusions and clarity of the writing - it is not necessary to copy-edit grammatical or spelling errors.

STEP I: Please copy and paste the form below into a word processor, fill in the form, and save the file for your own use.

STEP II: To submit your review, please go back to this site, click on the review icon above (under 4.), and copy & paste your review back into the two textboxes (confidential comments for editors and open comments for author and editor) which appear in the REVIEW window after you clicked the review icon.
Please note that all formatting will be lost, so do not use bold, italics etc.
After you clicked "save", your submitted comments should appear in the REVIEW window.
Once submitted, you cannot edit your review, but you can scroll down in the REVIEW window to add additional comments at any time.

STEP III: Close the REVIEW window, and upload any supplementary files under 5., if you have any.

STEP IV: Finally, do not forget to also select a recommendation in the drop-down box under 6. (above), even if you have already pasted these recommendations into the textbox for editors.

STEP V: IMPORTANT: Do not forget to click "Submit review to editor" next !!!

Do not discuss the paper with its authors either during or after the review process. Although it may seem natural and reasonable to discuss points of difficulty or disagreement directly with an author, especially if you are generally in favor of publication and do not mind revealing your identity, this practice is prohibited because the other reviewer and the editor may have different opinions, and the author may be misled by having "cleared things up" with the reviewer who contacted him/her directly. The manuscript sent to you for review is a privileged document. Please protect it from any form of exploitation. Do not cite a manuscript or refer to the work it describes before it has been published and do not use the information that it contains for the advancement of your own research or in discussions with colleagues.

In your comments intended for the author (section I), do not make statements about the acceptability of a paper; suggested revisions should be stated as such and not expressed as conditions of acceptance (you can make such remarks in the confidential comments). Organize your review for the author so that an introductory paragraph (general comments) summarizes the major findings of the article, gives your overall impression of the paper, and highlights the major shortcomings. This paragraph should be followed by specific, numbered comments, which, if appropriate, may be subdivided into major and minor points. (The numbering is important as it facilitates both the editor's letter to the author and evaluation of the author's rebuttal.) Criticism should be presented dispassionately; offensive remarks are not acceptable.

Confidential remarks directed to the editor should be typed in section II. of the peer-review template. Advise the editor of your recommendation for acceptance, modification, or rejection.

Best regards
G. Eysenbach MD MPH
Editor-in-chief, i-JMR

Reviewers Report Form

Please copy & paste the sections below into a text editor of your choice, complete all sections, and then click the review icon above (4.) to copy & paste the two parts into the two separate textboxes.

-------------------------- PART I: For author and editor ------------------------------------

I. Suggestions for Authors and Editors (will be forwarded to authors) .
[When writing the Suggestions for Authors, please 1) do not mention acceptability for publication, and 2) number your specific comments]

General comments
This paper....

Specific comments
Major comments

Minor comments

-------------------------- PART II: For editor ------------------------------------

II.1. Confidential comments for editors

[tell us what you think and especially comment if the manuscript does not meet one of our acceptance criteria: the study conducted is ethical; the material is original; prior/related work is discussed and cited appropriately; the writing is clear; the study methods are appropriate; the data are valid; the conclusions are reasonable and supported by the data; the information is important; and the topic is interesting for our readership.]

II.2. Please note any potential conflicts of interests, which would interfere with your objectivity

II.3. If there are any parts of the manuscript, which you cannot referee because of lack of expertise in this area (e.g. statistics, English), please specify here. If you have suggestions for external reviewers, who could assess the respective part, please make them here:

II.4. Note here if you are interested in writing a editorial or commentary about this paper (outline its content)

II.5. Recommendation (please also select the respective drop-down box under 6. after submitting your narrative review under 4.):
A ( ) Accept Submission
B ( ) (Minor) revisions required
C ( ) Resubmit for (re-)review (after revisions)
D ( ) Resubmit elsewhere (or try major revision and rereview)
E ( ) Decline Submission - fatal flaws that cannot be corrected or topic unsuitable for i-JMR
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Fee Schedule (2013)

Submission fee: $90 (waived for manuscripts transfered from JMIR or other JMIR journals) Fast-track fee (optional): $450 [decision is made within 3 weeks after submission, publication within 4 weeks after acceptance] Article Processing Fee (on acceptance only), for manuscripts requiring external peer-review: $1500', ), 1 => array ( 'title' => 'About JMIR Publications', 'content' => 'Vision: JMIR Publications is the leading ehealth publisher, advancing progress in the health, engineering and social sciences to ultimately help people to live happier and healthier lives using technology. Mission Statement: JMIR Publications helps innovators in the health technology space to collaborate and to disseminate their innovations, ideas, and research results to the widest possible audience, in a timely manner, adding value to the quality of the work and adhering to the highest ethical and quality standards. We achieve this by using the Internet and the latest available technologies as well as by producing conferences and social media, and other innovative knowledge translation products. We also innovate in the scholarly communication space itself, experimenting with new business models, new models of peer-review and dissemination, and new technologies. History JMIR Publications, Inc. is a rapidly growing innovative academic publisher. It builds on the success of JMIR (Journal of Medical Internet Research), which started in 1998 as a small independent open access project hosted at a university, which subsequently grew into the most influential journal in medical informatics (ranked #1 by Impact Factor by Thomson Reuters for five years, 2013 IF: 4.7) and health services research (ranked #4 by Thomson Reuters among 85 health science journals). Due to the growth in influence and submissions, and to make the operations more sustainable and professional, the journal was incorporated as company in 2011. Shortly after incorporation, several spin-off journals were launched. Currently, JMIR Publications Inc. publishes the following journals: Several other new journals are in development and will be launched in 2015 (the publisher also accepts new proposals by individuals and societies): JMIR Publications Inc. also produces and organizes the annual Medicine 2.0(R) World Congress series (, is curator of the Medicine 2.0(R) Social Network (, and owns several other trademarks in the health field [e.g. Healthbook(R),] and altmetrics area [Twimpact Factor(TM), WebCite(R),].', ), 2 => array ( 'title' => 'Subscriptions (Membership)', 'content' => 'Readers are invited to join the FREE electronic content alert service by registering here. Registered readers also receive access to a free PDF sample issue.
JMIR is an open access journal - articles are available free of charge as HTML files. Frequent readers and researchers working in the ehealth field are encouraged to become a paying/supporting individual or institutional member, which provides additional benefits such as downloading articles or entire issues as PDF files, or (for some institutional memberships) Article Processing Fee waivers or discounts, to encourage faculty and students to publish in JMIR. With becoming a member you support the overarching mission of the journal, which is to improve health through prudent use of information and communication technology.


', ), 3 => array ( 'title' => 'Editorial Board Policy', 'content' => 'Purpose: The Editorial Board is a group of outstanding individuals committed to helping JMIR to produce an excellent multidisciplinary scientific publication of the highest quality Selection criteria for EB members: Editorial Board members are appointed by the publisher/editor-in-chief for a 3-year-term that is renewable. Editorial Board members should have reviewed for JMIR and should have published at least one article in JMIR. Editorial Board members should not sit on editorial boards of competing journals during their term, but exceptions are possible. Nominations for Editorial Board appointments come from a variety of sources including self-nominations, the current Editorial Board, journal authors, and readers. The editorial board should constitute an appropriate interdisciplinary mix from a wide range of disciplines, including health care researchers, researchers from the engineering sciences, social sciences, and even patient representatives. EB members should be productive and respected members of the scientific community. In addition, JMIR is actively looking for consumer presentation on its board. Being a editorial board member for JMIR means that actual work is required, so EB members should have appropriate time and motivation. Main responsibilities • General advocacy for open access publishing in general and publishing high-quality work in JMIR specifically • Strategic and operational advice (unsolicited, as well as in editorial board meetings) • Guiding papers in their area of expertise through the peer-review process Individuals interested in sitting on the Editorial Board should contact the editor-in-chief.', ), 4 => array ( 'title' => 'Theme Issues and Guest Editors', 'content' => '

JMIR reaches tens of thousands of readers interested in information and communication technologies in health, and is therefore the preeminent knowledge translation venue in this area. We are happy to support, produce and co-edit JMIR Theme Issues as major knowledge translation activities in important and emerging areas of ehealth, with leaders in the respective fields as guest editors. We are looking for guest editors who wish to compile a theme issue on a special topic (for example: electronic publishing, telemedicine, quality of health information, patient education, decision-support, Internet in psychiatry, theory in ehealth, mobile technologies, Web 2.0, ...). This may be particularly interesting for workshop and conference organizers putting together a grant-funded event (e.g. with invited experts) on an eHealth-related topic. JMIR is an excellent dissemination vehicle of ehealth-related workshop results. Theme issues may also be used as a knowledge dissemination vehicle for results from large collaborative grant-funded projects. Theme issues may contain for example state-of-the-art papers from selected/invited experts, research results from a large grant proposal (e.g. a series of connected studies), or simply articles submitted in response to a specific open call for papers. The task of the guest editor(s) is generally

* to solicit manuscripts from colleagues/experts concerning the selected topic,

* to select peer-reviewers for incoming manuscripts,

* to make decisions (together with the editorial board) on article revisions and acceptance,

* to write an editorial for the theme issue

* to secure funding to sponsor the APFs (Article Processing Fees) for published papers (usually in the $10-25k range, please budget $1590 per paper). If the guest editor has a network of colleagues who have indicated that they can carry the APF themselves, then author-funded theme issues are also possible.

Funding through grants or other sources is usually required and should be budgeted for in grant proposals. In the past, funding agencies such as NIH/NCI, CIHR, or private foundations have successfully been approached by the Guest Editor(s) to secure the funds. For example, CIHR has launched a new program called "End of Grant Knowledge Translation Supplement," worth $25k, which enables the funding of a theme issue (more information here). Peer-reviewers at granting agencies also expect a portion of the budget devoted to knowledge dissemination and knowledge translation, and JMIR theme issues can be proposed to facilitate dissemination of research results (due to the Open Access policy, results reach a broader audience beyond the research community). We urge principal investigators of any larger team grant proposals related to health and information/communication technology to budget for a theme issue (or at least a series of JMIR papers). Letters of support and quotes from JMIR are available on request (please contact the editor-in-chief). Another possible funding venue are workshop funding programs. Again, that granting agencies such as NIH or CIHR usually expect to see some sort of knowledge dissemination activities in workshop proposals, and have in the past funded the JMIR APFs.

The editor of JMIR is happy to support and actively help with any knowledge translation component in grant proposals incorporating some of the ideas listed above (as well as novel ideas e.g. mutlimedia, podcasting etc., cobranded with JMIR).

', ), 5 => array ( 'title' => 'Instructions for Authors', 'content' => 'Before submitting, please read our instructions for authors. To submit the paper, create a user account as author and submit the paper in the author section of your user homepage. A Word-template of an article compatible with journals from JMIR Publications can be downloaded from Note that the references can be in any format, as long as the in-text citations are sequentially numbered in the manuscript with square brackets and as long as the reference at the end has a PMID in the format PMID:123456. See Instructions for Authors for details. .

As a service for our authors we now offer the possibility to have a submission considered in partner journals, which means that the manuscript and peer-review reports may be transferred to a JMIR sister/partner journal, if the paper is not found suitable for publication in JMIR, but is publishable in another journal. These journals include e.g. i-JMR, JMIR Res Protoc, JMIR mHealth and uHealth, JMIR Medical Informatics, JMIR Human Factors, JMIR Mental Health, JMIR Public Health, JMIR Cancer, Medicine 2.0 and others. The submission fee for that partner journal (if any) will be waived, and transfer of the peer-review reports may mean that the paper does not have to be re-reviewed. Authors will receive a notification when the manuscript is rejected for J Med Internet Res and transferred, and at that time can decide if they want to pursue publication in a sister/partner journal. If authors do NOT wish an automatic transfer to an alternative journal after rejection for JMIR, this should be noted in the cover letter.', ), 6 => array ( 'title' => 'Publication Ethics and Malpractice', 'content' => 'JMIR Publications is a member of COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics). The entire publication process from submission, review, to publication, adheres to the COPE guidelines.', ), 7 => array ( 'title' => 'Trademarks Policy', 'content' => 'Certain names, graphics, logos, icons, designs, words, titles or phrases on this Web site or in JMIR articles may constitute trade names, trademarks or service marks of JMIR or other entities. As customary in scholarly articles, trademarks and service marks are not necessarily indicated as such by using the trademark (TM), service mark (SM), or registered trademark (R) symbols. Omission of these symbols do not imply the absence of a trademark registration. The display of trademarks on pages at this Web site does not imply that a license of any kind has been granted. JMIR, Medicine 2.0, Healthbook, and WebCite are registered trademarks owned by JMIR Publications.', ), ), 'enableLockss' => false, 'reviewerDatabaseLinks' => array ( 0 => array ( 'title' => '', 'url' => '', ), ), 'authorGuidelines' => 'To submit a manuscript, create a useraccount at this site (if you are already a JMIR user, use that username/password!), and login at You may have to create a role as "author" first. i-JMR is a spin-off of JMIR, hence the instructions for authors for JMIR apply, see JMIR Instructions for Authors.

Note that since 2014 we require that all authors / coauthors to have an ORCID (a unique researcher identifier) at the time of publication. Application for an ORCID is free of charge and only takes a few minutes - please go to to apply for one. We also recommend that the corresponding author contacts all of his coauthors and encourages them to obtain an ORCID during the manuscript preparation process. While they can be added after submission, ORCIDs are required in case of acceptance.

Please review our Fee Schedule prior to submission. While some of our journals do not charge any fees, some others do charge.

', 'authorRevisionInstructions' => array ( 'manuscript' => 'Revised manuscript as word-document, no tracked changes or highlights. You can upload a manuscript with tracked-changes as additional supplementary file.', 'figures' => 'Upload high-quality figures as image (PNG/JPG) files. For manuscripts discussing electronic systems or interventions we usually require 1-2 screenshots of the game/system as figure. Also, upload an "illustrative" figure or photo to be used for our homepage and the table-of-contents (we call this a "TOC image").', 'appendices' => 'Multimedia Appendices can be questionnaires, datasets, videos/screencasts, Powerpoint or PDF files showing multiple screenshots (please also use 1-2 screenshots as figures in the paper), files containing the source code of a computer program, informed consent documents. For protocols/proposals intended for JMIR Res Protoc also upload review reports from the funding agencies if available.', 'suppFiles' => 'We recommend to upload a tracked-changes version, and also the responses to the reviewers, as additional file. Also, upload potentially overlapping material submitted or published in other journals (make sure to outline in your notification to the editor how this paper is different, and why "salami-slicing" into multiple publications is justifiable). CONSORT (for RCTs only), PRISMA (systematic reviews) and other reporting checklists should also be supplied, if available.', 'notify' => 'Must contain the point-by-point response to editorial and reviewer comments. While you can also upload this as additional file, we ask that you copy & paste the entire point-by-point response (which may be shared with reviewers) into the notification email.', ), 'authorStep4Instructions' => 'In this step in the submission process any figure or appendix files included in the manuscript, as well as any other supplementary files (related publications, CONSORT checklists, etc.) should also be uploaded as separate files.
Reacting to feedback by some authors that this is a tedious process, we now allow initial submissions with no separate figure uploads (i.e. just leave them in the manuscript only). However, please be aware that -- at the latest -- after initial peer-review (when you submit your revised manuscript) you will have to upload each of your figures separately. In order to avoid delays during production we highly recommend to do this already on initial submission, so we can check and comment on the quality of the figures. We recommend to have no more than 5-6 figures (the rest - e.g. a series of screenshots - could go into an appendix, e.g. as Powerpoint file). Manuscripts describing ehealth or mhealth applications should usually have at least one figure showing a screenshot.
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