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

The COVID-19 pandemic put a 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. 

How to submit:

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

COVID-19 Theme Issues in Other JMIR Journals

Submit your clinical and health policy-relevant COVID-19 research. 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 February 2020, JMIR Publications 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. As with all JMIR submissions, fast-tracking is possible for faster turn-around times.

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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:

  • immediate preprint available and citable with DOI on submission
  • upon APF payment on acceptance, immediate availability and indexing on PubMed within 24 hours and linking to the author manuscript
  • on publication, special XML tagging allowing immediate availability on PubMed Central

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. 

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

 See our COVID-19 Papers

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