n, quality assessment and improvement of Internet information or eHealth applications
  • proposals for standards in the field of medical publishing on the Internet, including self-regulation issues, policies and guidelines to provide reliable healthcare information
  • results and methodological aspects of Internet-based and social media studies, including medical surveys, psychological tests, quality-of-life studies, gathering and/or disseminating epidemiological data, use of the Internet/mobile apps/social media for clinical studies (e-trials), drug reaction reporting and surveillance systems etc.
  • electronic medical publishing, Open Access publishing, altmetrics, and use of the Internet or social media for scholarly publishing (e.g. collaborative peer review)
  • information needs of patients, consumers and health professionals, including studies evaluating search and retrieval behavior of patients
  • web-based studies, e.g. online psychological experiments
  • evaluations of mhealth (mobile) applications, as well as ambient / ubiquitous computing approaches, sensors, domotics, and other cutting edge technologies
  • personal health records, patient portals, consumer health informatics applications
  • behavior change technologies
  • Reviews, viewpoint papers and commentaries touching on the issues and themes listed above are also welcome, but should be grounded in data and/or a thorough literature review
  • In addition, the Journal will occasionally publish original research, reviews and tutorials on more generic, related topics such as:

    In order to be considered for JMIR, clinical informatics papers should have a clear connections to the major themes in this journal of consumer/patient empowerment and participatory healthcare, and/or evaluate the use of mobile/Internet-based/emerging technologies.Other clinical informatics studies with no relationship to consumer health informatics, or more technical papers can still be submitted and be peer-reviewed within JMIR, but are likely to be transferred to other JMIR sister journals, most notably the Interactive Journal of Medical Research (i-JMR, a general medical journal with focus on innovation), JMIR mHealth and uHealth, JMIR Medical Informatics, or JMIR Human Factors (in prep.). Formative work such as usability studies, pilot studies, proposals and protocols are transferred to JMIR Research Protocols. Papers with focus on games in health or gamification aspects of apps and theoretical issues/commentary on gaming are now primarily published in / transferred to JMIR Serious Games.

    Submitted manuscripts are subject to a rigorous but speedy peer review process. Starting in 2012, we aim for a standard review time of less than 2 months, and a fast-tracked review time of 3 weeks (see Current Statistics, in particular 1.4 Time from submission to initial decision).

    The review process is designed to help authors to improve their manuscripts by giving them constructive comments on how to improve their paper, and to publish only those articles which comply to general quality criteria of a scholarly paper, especially originality, clarity, references to related work and validity of results and conclusions.

    Journal Format

    The Journal of Medical Internet Research publishes articles "continuously," i.e. articles are published online as soon as they are available (peer-reviewed and copy-edited). Since 2013, the journal publishes daily (weekdays only).

    The Journal collates articles into archival "issues" (before 2012, about 4 issues per year; since 2012 6 issues per year, since 2013 12 issues per year) and "volumes" (one per year).

    The journal is entirely free, subscription is not necessary. However, we encourage authors and readers to support the journal by considering our subscription (membership) scheme where PDF reprints of single articles and "issues" are made available as value-added service.

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    GUIDELINES FOR REVIEWERS

    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 are reviewing a fast-tracked manuscript (in JMIR authors may request to fast-track a paper for an additional fee), the first two reviewers who return their peer-reviewers report are eligible for a honorarium of $25. As NIH and other government officials are often not allowed to accept a honorarium, please explicitly note this in the confidential section to the editor when returning your report that you wish to be considered for the honorarium.

    If you have any questions as to the form and scope of the journal, please refer to the Instructions for Authors (http://www.jmir.org/instruction.htm) .
    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, JMIR

    --------------------------

    Reviewers Report Form

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    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

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    This paper...



    Specific Comments

    =================

    This paper...



    Major Comments

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    1.

    2.

    3.

    ...



    Minor Comments

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    4.

    5.

    6.

    ...



    -------------------------- 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.]

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    ...

    ...

    ...

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

    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 JMIR

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    GUIDELINES FOR REVIEWERS

    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 are reviewing a fast-tracked manuscript (in JMIR authors may request to fast-track a paper for an additional fee), the first two reviewers who return their peer-reviewers report are eligible for a honorarium of $25. As NIH and other government officials are often not allowed to accept a honorarium, please explicitly note this in the confidential section to the editor when returning your report that you wish to be considered for the honorarium.

    If you have any questions as to the form and scope of the journal, please refer to the Instructions for Authors (http://www.jmir.org/instruction.htm) .
    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.
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    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.

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    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, JMIR

    --------------------------

    Reviewers Report Form

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    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.

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    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

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    This paper...



    Specific Comments

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    This paper...



    Major Comments

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    1.

    2.

    3.

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    Minor Comments

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    5.

    6.

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    -------------------------- PART II: For Editor --------------------------

    II.1. Confidential comments for editors

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    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

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

    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:

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    ...

    ...

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

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    ...

    ...

    ...

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    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 JMIR

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    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.

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    For record keeping, accountability and research purposes, JMIR preserves the right to retain all communications and manuscripts (including rejected manuscripts) indefinitely in its manuscript management system, unless submitting authors explicitly ask for removal of the records. While authors retain the copyright to their work, they agree with submitting a manuscript that JMIR has the right to (but is not obliged to) internally store and retain manuscripts and communications indefinitely. Submitting authors also acknowledge that the JMIR publisher, editor, or their designates have the right to analyze communications and statistics e.g. for peer-review research, education, marketing, or other purposes. Excerpts from communications may be quoted in a research, educational or marketing publications if the author remains anonymous.

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    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.

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    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).

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    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.
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    Add any of the following Headline Animators (dynamically updated with the latest JMIR articles) to your homepage, your blog, or use your favorite newsread or live bookmarks to stay abreast of the latest research published in JMIR:

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    As we aim to publish widely indexed, carefully copyedited, high-quality manuscripts, that are also deposited in repositories such as PubMed Central, publication of an accepted paper requires expensive production steps such as copyediting, reference checking and XML tagging. In the editing & production stage, JMIR employs professional full-time staff and freelancers, and we have to pay our bills too. To defray these costs (and because we cannot sell subscriptions like toll-access journals) we require authors to pay certain fees.
    Authors publishing in JMIR are paying a nominal submission fee ($90), an article processing fee (APF) only in case of acceptance, and (optionally) a fast-track fee for expedited review.
    These fees are usually funded from research grants, and new researchers in the area are urged to budget for open access publications in their grant proposals, much as they budget for conference presentations (please budget about $2000 per article).

    When comparing the costs for publishing in JMIR against the cost of publishing in other OA journals, please consider that 1) JMIR is consistently ranked #1 in its field by impact factor, 2) JMIR employs professional copyediting after acceptance, which is a service many OA journals with lower costs do not provide. Given these considerations, JMIR is currently one of the most cost-effective OA journals on the market.

    For a detailed fee overview see Instructions for Authors.


    JMIR Article Processing Fee Waiver Policy


    Only the APF can be waived, and only in exceptional circumstances. Please contact the editor BEFORE submission to get an informal opinion on whether or not a particular paper/topic may get sufficient priority for an APF waiver. You will also need to fill in an application form, signed by ALL coauthors, and ALL of their department heads, confirming that no other funds are available. The application form with all signatures of all coauthors and their department chairs should preferably be made on submission (upload a scanned form as supplementary file).


    In exceptional cases we grant fee waivers, but we have to set the bar high for these exceptions, as any APF waiver means that we have to subsidize the publication, even though we are not a granting agency. Usually the onus is on the author to find funding sources from any entity that benefits from publication of the article. For example, due to the high impact-factor ranking of JMIR, usually your department benefits directly or indirectly from publication of the article, so in the absence of extramural funding we would expect the department to carry the costs.

    Article Processing Fees (APFs) for Open Access journals have become an increasingly accepted method to defray the costs for publication, and fortunately most institutions have developed mechanisms and funding sources to cover publication costs in high-quality open access journals.

    Most researchers pay APFs from their grants (if you have money to travel to conferences, you also have money to pay for an APF – both are knowledge dissemination activities!). If this is not the case, institutions and departments may have funds or bursaries for such purposes. Some institutions or departments may have purchased an institutional JMIR membership – the APF is automatically waived if the corresponding author is from an institutional member.

    JMIR is waiving APFs for non-members only under exceptional circumstances if all of the following conditions are met:
    1) neither of the authors (including coauthors) have funding sources enabling them to carry the APF
    2) or: in case of having a funding source (e.g. a project/research sponsor listed in the “Acknowledgements”), the funding source(s) declined to pay for open access publishing charges,
    3) the departments/institutions of all authors have no funds, bursaries, or other means to pay for open access charges.

    In order to consider an application for a fee waiver, we require in writing from each coauthor a written declaration that they have explored all avenues of potential funding. We need these declarations from each co-author, each counter-signed by the head of the department or university mentioned in the authors’ affiliation lines.
    If an author lists multiple affiliations, we need to have the head/chair/director from each affiliation sign the form (APF Waiver Form).

    If a funding source (e.g. granting agency, foundation etc.) is named as a project sponsor in the acknowledgement section of an article, we require a written statement signed by a representative of that sponsor explicitly declining payment of the APF and explaining why (we are not aware of any major funders not covering APFs, so we need assurance that the funder has been approached by the authors). We reserve the right to publish a blacklist and our experiences with certain institutions or funders who have no open access-friendly policies, ultimately to put public pressure on these organizations.

    Requests for APF waivers are usually not granted if any coauthor is from a institution which is a signatory of the “Compact for Open Access Equity” (OACOMPACT) (http://www.oacompact.org/signatories/), as in these cases there is documented and guaranteed institutional financial help available to cover publication fees. In this case it is the responsibility of the author to contact the respective university body (OACOMPACT contacts) to request financial support for the APF. This includes for example authors from the following institutions (check http://www.oacompact.org/signatories/ for an updated list and details - do NOT contact us to inquire about details):
    • Cornell University
    • Dartmouth College
    • Harvard University
    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • University of California at Berkeley
    • University of Ottawa
    • Columbia University
    • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

    If any author has any of these organizations listed in their affiliation lines, and payment of the APF has been turned down by the OACOMPACT contact, we will require a letter from the OACOMPACT contacts addressed to the author detailing why an author-application for financial help has been rejected.

    APF waivers are usually not granted if one author is affiliated with a commercial for-profit organization, or a commercial organization being acknowledged as sponsor of the project. We will make a case-by-case decision if the CEO or another management-level officer of the company provides us with a compelling reason why payment of APF is not possible.


    If an article has been approved for a fee waiver, the following statement will be added to the “acknowledgements” of the publication: “Publication of this article was co-sponsored by the Journal of Medical Internet Research. All authors declared that they failed to identify any funding source for the project described in the paper to enable coverage of the publication costs. All department/division heads/chairs of the author institutions have declared that no institutional funding mechanisms for knowledge dissemination activities and/or coverage of open access publishing costs at their department or university level exist.”

    Note that we will treat any cases of forged signatures or false declarations as scientific misconduct.

    ', ), 9 => 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 http://jmir.org/ojs/public/journals/1/InstructionsForAuthorsOfJMIR.docx. 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.

    ', ), 10 => array ( 'title' => 'About the publisher', '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.
    Leading visionary authors, editors and societies in particular in the innovation, digital health and technology space should feel that JMIR Publications is their natural home. We will be pleased to respond to new journal proposals, or take over existing journals from other publishers. We believe in open access publishing and openess in review and publishing process, and are determined to publish only high-quality work.

    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 2014 or 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 (http://www.medicine20congress.com), is curator of the Medicine 2.0(R) Social Network (http://medicine20.net), and owns several other trademarks in the health field [e.g. Healthbook(R), http://healthbook.com] and altmetrics area [Twimpact Factor(TM), WebCite(R), http://www.webcitation.org].

    ', ), 11 => array ( 'title' => 'New Journal / Editor-in-Chief Proposals', 'content' => '

    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. We are the leading open access publisher focussing on technology and bioengineering in health, and are expanding into other areas. 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.

    Recent successful journal launches include JMIR Research Protocols and interactive Journal of Medical Research (i-JMR). To expand our journal portfolio we are continuously looking for gaps in the journal market, societies interested in creating new journals or looking for new publishers, and 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. Building on the JMIR brand, possible new titles could include JMIR mHealth, JMIR Serious Games, JMIR Bioinformatics, JMIR Biomedical Engineering, or individual titles without the JMIR branding in the title.

    Proposed 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 (which can be done by a society or an individual) 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/stipend may be paid.


    Applications process:
    To apply as editor-in-chief for new journals, or as a society/community proposing a new journal, please develop and submit a journal proposal, containing for example:


    1. a short bio of the editor in chief, and a dump of the most cited publications (e.g. from Web of Science, Google Scholar, or Scopus), ranked by the number of citations, showing the h-index of the applicant (e.g. first 20 publications which are cited more than 20 times = h-index of 20).
    2. Name of the future journal ("JMIR [Discipline]" or an independent title not building on the JMIR brand)
    3. Scope and mission of the journal
    4. An estimate of the "market" size in terms of how many papers per year in this discipline are published, with projections (e.g. search PubMed). We are primarily interested in growing disciplines
    5. List competitor/similar journals and their impact factors, and how the new journal would distinguish itself from them
    6. Example titles for 10-20 articles to be published
    7. A list of future possible editorial board members
    8. A clear plan on how to solicit the first 20 papers for the new journal
    9. A list of other publishers you may have contacted or are in negotiation with (and their terms, and what you like or dislike about them, if applicable)



    Please email your application documents to jmir.editorial.office@gmal.com with the subject line "editor-in-chief [journalname]".

    ', ), ), 'enableComments' => '1', 'enableLockss' => false, 'lockssLicense' => '', 'authorGuidelines' => 'A Word-template of an article compatible with journals from JMIR Publications can be downloaded from http://jmir.org/ojs/public/journals/1/InstructionsForAuthorsOfJMIR.docx. 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 offer the possibility to have a submission considered in other journals, e.g. 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 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.

    Our requirements for submitted manuscripts are in accordance with the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals, drawn up by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (JAMA 1997;277:927-934 ). Please read these Uniform Requirements first, then read our complementing guidelines given below. The journal editor is member of the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME, www.wame.org), and the Journal of Medical Internet Research is committed to adhere to WAME's principles. The Journal of Medical Internet Research also supports and acts in line with the Editorial Policy Statements of the Council of Science Editors (http://www.cbe.org/services/draft_approved.cfm [Archived in WebCite]). Instructions for Authors of JMIR The Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) is an innovative, international, peer-reviewed medical journal that aims to contain articles relevant for medical professionals, system developers, and system users alike. Instructions for authors are subject to frequent revision. Please look them over carefully before submission. See Instructions for Authors for further details on how to format your manuscript.

    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 ORCID.org 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.

    ', 'submissionChecklist' => array ( 0 => array ( 'order' => '1', 'content' => 'The submission has not been previously published nor is it before another journal for consideration; or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor.', ), 1 => array ( 'order' => '2', 'content' => 'The submission file is in Microsoft Word (.doc/.docx), or RTF document file format.', ), 2 => array ( 'order' => '3', 'content' => 'The text meets this journal's formatting requirements, in particular those summarizedin the Author Checklist found in Instructions for Authors. The text employs italics, rather than underlining or bold as emphasis; with figures and tables (portrait only, no landscape format) placed within the text, rather than at the end. Additional information has been put in separate files to be uploaded as Multimedia Appendix.', ), 3 => array ( 'order' => '5', 'content' => 'I have read and understood the fee schedule. In particular, I understand and agree that unless my department/organization is a institutional member BEFORE submission (see dropdown-list in step 1 of the submission process), I/my department will be billed for the article processing fee (see Instructions for authors) in case of acceptance. PLEASE MENTION IN THE COVER LETTER ON SUBMISSION THAT YOU 1) AGREE TO PAY THE APF, OR 2) IF YOU THINK THAT THE APF SHOULD BE WAIVED DUE TO MEMBERSHIP OR FOR ANY OTHER REASONS. Journal sections marked with * may be eligible for a fee waiver or reduction under certain circumstances (must be justified in the comments field for the editor on submission).
    APFs may not apply for article categories marked with * (check instructions for authors). ** Special fees (in particular a submission fee) apply for research protocols and grant proposals.
    Note that the APF will also be billed if the author retracts the manuscript after acceptance, or if a case of scientific misconduct prevents us from publishing a manuscript after acceptance.
    PLEASE NOTE THAT THE APF IS CURRENTLY US$1900 PER ACCEPTED ARTICLE (new price since April 21st, 2010).', ), 4 => array ( 'order' => '6', 'content' => 'All cited webreferences (webpages, online available PDF reports) which are NOT journal articles or which do not have a DOI have been cached using WebCite (www.webcitation.org) . Instead of citing the "live" webpage/website, the author should cite the WebCite archived webpage. No URLs in the body of the manuscript are allowed - all URLs are cited as references.', ), 5 => array ( 'order' => '7', 'content' => 'References are up-to-date - note that it raises red flags if the last cited reference is more than 2 years old. It also raises questions about the papers\' suitability for this particular journal if no related papers from this journal are discussed (Tip: Prior to submission search for related papers looking for title keywords).', ), 6 => array ( 'order' => '8', 'content' => '(please check this checkbox even if you do not wish to fast-track as an indication that you read this). I understand that if I wish to fast-track the paper, I will pay the Fast-Track-Fee immediately after submission (a payment link will be provided after submission) or at a later stage. The FTF guarantees an editorial decision within 15 working days (see website for further instructions)', ), 7 => array ( 'order' => '9', 'content' => 'I understand that all author names and their affiliations for the final publication will be taken from the database (metadata form), not the submitted manuscript, thus all author names must be entered in the metadata form during submission. Authors may remove author names from the manuscript if they prefer blind review. All coauthors have been/will be entered in the metadata form, and all coauthors fulfill ICMJE criteria in that they made 1) substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; 2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and 3) final approval of the version to be published. Authors should meet conditions 1, 2, and 3.', ), 8 => array ( 'order' => '10', 'content' => 'P-values are reported in accordance with our instructions for authors.', ), 9 => array ( 'order' => '11', 'content' => 'Since 26 Oct 2006, we now require payment of a US$ 90 submission fee for ALL articles EXCEPT letters or invited articles. Paypal or credit card immediately after submission. Authors will not be able to complete the submission process without payment. This fee cannot be waived (only exception: invited articles), needs to be paid also by institutional members, and is non-refundable. This fee is in addition to other potential fees such as the optional fast-track fee (FTF) and the article processing fee (APF) for non-members. Authors should understand that the submission fee is non-refundable, even if the manuscript is quickly rejected without peer-review (we do send out the majority of papers for peer-review, but we reserve the right to reject papers without peer-review for any reason, including the topic not being deemed interesting enough, which is a subjective decision by the editor).', ), 10 => array ( 'order' => '12', 'content' => 'Authors agree that the manuscript and peer-review reports may be transferred to a JMIR sister/partner journal (e.g. i-JMR, JMIR Res Protoc, and others), if the paper is not found suitable for publication in JMIR, but is publishable in another journal. 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 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.', ), ), 'copyrightNotice' => 'Unless stated otherwise, all articles are open-access distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work ("first published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research...") is properly cited with original URL and bibliographic citation information. 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The Journal collates them into archival "issues" (1999-2011: 4 issues per year, 2012: 6 issues per year; since 2013: issues per year) and "volumes" (one per year).', 'useCopyeditors' => true, 'copyeditInstructions' => 'Copyediting Instructions and Style Guide are now on our wiki at http://dev.jmir.org/convert/wiki/index.php/Copyediting/Style_Guide_guide (available to our copyeditors only)

    The copyediting stage is intended to improve the flow, clarity, grammar, wording, and formatting of the article. It represents the last chance for the author to make changes to the text. The file to be copyedited is in Word or .rtf format and therefore can be easily edited as a word processing document. Microsoft Word's Track Changes and the comments feature should be used. Microsoft Word's Track Changes Under Tools in the menu bar, the feature Track Changes enables the copyeditor to make insertions (text appears in color) and deletions (text appears crossed out in color or in the margins as deleted).

    The copyeditor should post queries to the author (Author Queries) and to the editor (Editor Queries - only in exceptional cases) by inserting these queries in square brackets. The copyedited version is then uploaded and the author is notified to address the queries.

    The copyeditor then revises the text and notifies the editor. Please point out any issues that require editorial attention in your cover letter.

     

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    Proofreading Instructions

    The proofreading stage is intended to catch any errors in the galley's spelling, grammar, and formatting. See JMIR wiki at http://dev.jmir.org/convert/wiki/index.php/Main_Page for copyediting style guide and XML-tagging/layout guidelines.More substantial changes cannot be made at this stage, unless discussed with the editor. Proofread the galley version in HTML, PDF or other file format. The text needs to be read closely in only one version for spelling and grammatical errors, while checked for formatting in each version.

    Please be particularly diligent when checking the tables, figures (including table and figure captions and footnotes) and the references, as this is where most typesetting errors are typically being made.

    We strive to have a weblink in as many references as possible, including links to webdocuments such as “grey” reports available as PDF on the Internet etc. If you have references citing reports which can be found as full text on the Internet, please provide us with the URL (which we will archive using WebCite).

    Please also check and flag layout issues, such as excessive white space, figures that do not come out well or are too large/small etc.

    Using the web version, please also check internal and external links by clicking at them (at least a random sample). Are they leading to the correct pages? Is the cited  webdocument still the  one you meant to cite or has it changed? Also check the multimedia appendices - are these files (listed under "supplementary files) the correct files? Do submission date, revised version received date etc. look correct?

    Also check and correct the metadata (View Metadata link), such as author names, title, final abstract, keywords etc. These metadata will be used to generate the entry in the table of contents, and will be submitted to various databases and indices, so it is important that this information is correct and complete.

    Please do not share the attached pdf with anybody, or make the link to the article above public, as the paper is not yet considered "published". Please also note that the URL and citation information may still change and the publication may be incorrect.

    We aim to publish your paper within 8-24 hours after getting your response, so the earlier we get your reply, the earlier we can “release” the paper.

    ', 'enableSubscriptions' => true, 'subscriptionName' => 'Gunther Eysenbach MD MPH', 'subscriptionEmail' => 'geysenba@gmail.com', 'subscriptionPhone' => '(+1) 416 340 4800 x 6427', 'subscriptionFax' => '(+1) 416 340 3595', 'subscriptionMailingAddress' => 'Senior Scientist, Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, 190 Elizabeth Street, Toronto M5G 2C4, Canada', 'homeHeaderTitleType' => 1, 'homeHeaderTitle' => 'Journal of Medical Internet Research', 'pageHeaderTitleType' => 1, 'pageHeaderTitle' => 'Journal of Medical Internet Research', 'homeHeaderTitleImage' => array ( 'name' => 'banner-404red.gif', 'uploadName' => 'homeHeaderTitleImage.gif', 'width' => 592, 'height' => 98, 'dateUploaded' => '2008-01-17 23:17:24', ), 'pageHeaderTitleImage' => array ( 'name' => 'JMIR-Banner-2014-07-30-v2.0.png', 'uploadName' => 'pageHeaderTitleImage.jpg', 'width' => 799, 'height' => 90, 'dateUploaded' => '2014-07-30 10:37:13', ), 'homepageImage' => NULL, 'readerInformation' => 'We encourage readers to sign up for the publishing notification service for this journal. Please create a login account to register for email alerts.', 'enableDelayedOpenAccess' => false, 'authorInformation' => 'Interested in submitting to this journal? We recommend that you review the About the Journal page for the journal's section policies, as well as the Author Guidelines. Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting, or if already registered can simply log in and begin the 5 step process.', 'librarianInformation' => 'We encourage research librarians to list this journal among their library's electronic journal holdings. An EL membership (access to PDF files for institutions, with automatic IP recognition) is available for a small fee, as are various other forms of institutional membership.', 'subscriptionAdditionalInformation' => '

    Individual and Institutional Memberships provide value-added services and information, such as PDF files of issues and articles. Information on different membership models is available under "Support & Membership". To view a list of current membership institutions, please log in and click membership in your profile.

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