Start a new journal


Or move an existing subscription-based journal to an electronic journal / OA journal

We can help you if

  • you are editor of an existing or planned biomedical journal
  • or you are involved in a professional society contemplating to start an Open Access journal or to move an existing journal from toll-access to an OA model
  • or if you are an energetic world-class researcher with an extensive network of potential editorial board members interested in becoming founding editor of a new (non ehealth-related) OA journal

The JMIR team has over 10 years experience with electronic publishing, open access publishing, open peer-review, digital archiving and indexing, business models and publishing tools. In addition to doing research on electronic and open access publishing, this group offers hosting of OJS (Open Journal Systems)-based journals and consulting services for organizations and individuals interested in publishing electronic journals, conference proceedings etc. We can act as a publisher for your journal (without assuming ownership), can take care of XML markup, PubMed indexing etc., and can also assists with software development/customization and hosting of your journalJMIR also has developed a unique hybrid business model combining open access and a membership scheme with other revenue streams which may be applicable to your journal.

Note that if you publish your journal with a commercial publisher you usually sign away ownership of your journal. In contrast, we assist with models where this is not the case. Ownership of the journal title remains with the client, unless agreed upon otherwise.

Please contact geysenba at uhnres.utoronto.ca for further information and a free initial consultation.