Maintenance Notice

Due to necessary scheduled maintenance, the JMIR Publications website will be unavailable from Wednesday, July 01, 2020 at 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Who will be affected?

Back to Announcements Index

Call for Papers: COVID-19 research rapidly peer-reviewed and published in JMIR journals


The COVID-19 pandemic has put a sudden spotlight on the work JMIR Publications has been doing over the past 20 years. Our focus on telemedicine/digital health and internet interventions has been highlighting the tools that are now CRITICAL during the COVID-19 pandemic and will remain important in the post-COVID-19 era. This, combined with our ability for rapid review and publication, means JMIR journals are now a prime outlet for COVID-19 clinical and public health/policy-relevant research.

The Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) is accepting submissions for a dedicated COVID-19 theme issue. Dr. Guy Fagherazzi, Research Leader in Digital Epidemiology E-Health, Department of Population Health at the Luxembourg Institute of Health has been invited to serve as Guest Editor for this theme issue. His article, Digital Health Strategies to Fight COVID-19 Worldwide, just published in the journal. 

How to submit: 

Please submit to JMIR by selecting "JMIR Theme Issue 2020: COVID-19 Special Issueā€¯ in the "Section" drop-down list. 


COVID-19 Theme Issues in Other JMIR Journals

Submit your clinical and health policy-relevant COVID-19 research. Papers will prioritized and shared with the World Health Organization (WHO) immediately on submission. Please submit your field reports, surveillance reports, technologies, apps, protocols and reports on isolation, suppression, treatment protocols, models, case studies, policy recommendations, rapid reviews, telework/telemedicine reports, etc.

As an innovative publisher (well known for fast turnaround times even in non-pandemic situations), JMIR Publications is proud of the role we play in sharing critical research rapidly and openly to inform the public health response and help save lives.

As early as on February 8th, 2020, we created a special COVID19 e-collection and a special call for papers in JMIR Public Health and Surveillance to prioritize COVID-19 research papers. Other journals such as Journal of Medical Internet Research, JMIR Pediatrics and Parenting, JMIR Mental Health have also issued calls for papers. Other JMIR journals will also prioritize COVID-19 submissions to prioritize peer-review and publication. As with all JMIR submissions, fast-tracking is also possible for even faster turn-around times.  

See also: 


We accept original papers including rapid surveillance reports, field reports, case studies, and raw datasets related to COVID-19. We are particularly interested in surveillance systems, surveillance data, and public health informatics / population health technologies

For all JMIR journals, we are using our entire "open science" toolset to disseminate your research immediately and widely. 

This includes:

We hope you choose JMIR or another JMIR journal to disseminate your work. We work closely with WHO, NCBI, and other partners to maximize the impact of your work. Speaking of impact, we are pleased to share that Clarivate is fast-tracking the evaluation of JMIR Public Health & Surveillance for indexing/impact factor, to encourage researchers to publish openly and rapidly.

If you are just beginning data collection, please submit your data collection and analysis protocol to JMIR Research Protocols.


 See our COVID-19 Papers


Submit Now