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Editorial

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Editorials*

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Editorials are submitted by invitation only. *Article processing fees are waived.



Guest Editorial

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Original Paper

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General Original Articles (Editor: G. Eysenbach)*

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Submit all original papers here, unless they fall under another section category.



Review

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Short Paper

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Special Case Report

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Commentary

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These are usually invited commentaries published alongside other articles. They may or may not be peer-reviewed.



Opinion

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Overview

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Green Paper

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Recommendation

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Draft

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Policy Paper

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Policy and Policy Proposals

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Policy proposals should be based on a thorough review of the literature and stakeholder consultations, workshops or consensus building processes etc. If it is just the opinion of an individual (or small group of individuals), submit as viewpoint.



Viewpoints and Perspectives

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Opinion articles or perspectives papers which would not otherwise qualify as "original papers", because they do not have much original data, but would also not qualify as reviews, because they are based on personal experiences, workshop results, system descriptions etc.



Tutorial

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A"how-to" paper on an important practical or research issue. We recommend to contact the editor to discuss suitability of a topic before submitting it.Submission of slides or audio/video files as supplementary files is strongly recommended.



Web-based and Mobile Health Interventions

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Mobile Health (mhealth)

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Medicine 2.0: Social Media, Open, Participatory, Collaborative Medicine

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e-Mental Health and Cyberpsychology

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Infodemiology and Infoveillance

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Infodemiology (Eysenbach 2002, Eysenbach 2006, Eysenbach 2009) has been defined as "the science of distribution and determinants of information in an electronic medium, specifically the Internet, or in a population, with the ultimate aim to inform public health and public policy. Infodemiology data can be collected and analyzed in near real time. Examples for infodemiology applications include: the analysis of queries from Internet search engines to predict disease outbreaks (eg. influenza); monitoring peoples' status updates on microblogs such as Twitter for syndromic surveillance; detecting and quantifying disparities in health information availability; identifying, defining, assessing and monitoring the "quality" of public health relevant publications on the Internet (eg. anti-vaccination sites, but also news articles or expert-curated outbreak reports); automated tools to measure information diffusion and knowledge translation, and tracking the effectiveness of health marketing campaigns e.g. by measuring how they resonate in social media or mass media outlets. Moreover, analyzing how people search and navigate the Internet for health-related information, as well as how they communicate and share this information, can provide valuable insights into health-related behavior of populations. " (Eysenbach 2009)

See also related E-Collections: 

Infoveillance, Infodemiology and Digital Disease Surveillance  and Pharmacovigilance



Participatory Medicine & E-Patients

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Telehealth and Telemonitoring

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Electronic/Mobile Data Capture, Internet-based Survey & Research Methodology

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Demographics of Users, Social & Digital Divide

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New Methods

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Consumer & Patient Education and Shared-Decision Making

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Personal Health Records, Patient-Accessible Electronic Health Records, Patient Portals

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Research Instruments, Questionnaires, and Tools

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e-Learning and Medical Education

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Games and Gamification for Health

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Peer-to-Peer Support and Online Communities

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Clinical Information and Decision Making

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Human Factors and Usability Case Studies

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Recruitment of Research Participants

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Quality/Credibility of eHealth Information and Trust Issues

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Ethics, Privacy, and Legal Issues

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We welcome high-impact original research, well-researched reviews, viewpoints and tutorials on emerging privacy and confidentiality issues in the age of personal health records, Google Health, Patient-Accessible Health Records, and Web-based behavior change interventions.



Public (e)Health

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Knowledge Translation and Implementation Science

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Engagement with and Adherence to Digital Health Interventions, Law of Attrition

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Long-term adherence to digital health interventions is one of the fundamental problems in digital health - how can we make digital health interventions engaging to prevent people/participants to cease use or drop out from studies? This research priority and paradigm was first posited by Eysenbach in the classic highly cited paper "The Law of Attrition", and is also known as "Eysenbach's Law".



Virtual Reality and Virtual Worlds

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Information Retrieval

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eHealth Literacy / Digital Literacy

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eHealth Literacy (nowadays also sometimes referred to as "digtial health literacy" was introduced and defined as "the ability to seek, find, understand, and appraise health information from electronic sources and apply the knowledge gained to addressing or solving a health problem" by Camron Norman and colleagues in their seminal 2006 paper "eHealth Literacy: Essential Skills for Consumer Health in a Networked World". 



Clinical Informatics

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Physician and Health Services Rating by Consumers

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Innovations and Technology for Physical Activity Education

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Cost-Effectiveness and Economics

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Theoretical Frameworks and Concepts

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Crowdsourcing and Mechanical Turks

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Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs)

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A patient-reported outcome (PRO) is a health outcome directly reported by the patient who experienced it. It stands in contrast to an outcome reported by someone else, such as a physician-reported outcome, a nurse-reported outcome, and so on. PRO methods, such as questionnaires, are used in clinical trials or other clinical settings, to help better understand a treatment's efficacy. The use of digitized PROs, or electronic patient-reported outcomes (ePROs), is on the rise in today's health research industry and a frequent focus of JMIR papers.



Email Communication, Web-Based Communication, Secure Messaging

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Artificial Intelligence

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Artificial intelligence (AI), sometimes called machine intelligence, is intelligence demonstrated by machines, in contrast to the natural intelligence displayed by humans and other animals. Computer science defines AI research as the study of "intelligent agents": any device that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chance of successfully achieving its goals. More specifically, Kaplan and Haenlein define AI as “a system’s ability to correctly interpret external data, to learn from such data, and to use those learnings to achieve specific goals and tasks through flexible adaptation”. Colloquially, the term "artificial intelligence" is applied when a machine mimics "cognitive" functions that humans associate with other human minds, such as "learning" and "problem solving" (Wikipedia).

This JMIR e-collection focuses on methods and approaches using artificial intelligence in health and medicine. 

For clinical decision making see Decision Support for Health Professionals and Clinical Information and Decision Making; for decision support for consumers see also Consumer & Patient Education and Shared-Decision Making.

See also JMIR e-collections on Robotics in RehabilitationChatbots and Conversational Agents, Robots in HealthcareMachine Learning, and Natural Language Processing for related concepts and methods. 



Chatbots and Conversational Agents

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Chatbots are Artificial Intelligence  programs (web-based or using smartphone app/messaging), which are increasingly used in particular for mental health applications (e.g. Depression and Mood Disorders), prevention and Behavior Change applications (such as Smoking Cessation or physical activity interventions). They are based on text-only exchanges between the client and a intelligent software which mimics a coach or therapist.

Related/see also: Mobile Health in PsychiatrymHealth for Wellness, Behavior Change and PreventionText-messaging (SMS)-Based Interventions



Innovations and Technology for Healthy Eating Education

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Canada Health Infoway e-Collection Benefits Evaluation

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Invited authors only



Robots in Healthcare

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Epublishing and Open Access

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Commentaries, opinion pieces, and original research related to Open Access to the research literature.



Internet of Things

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Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Apps for Health and Medicine

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Blockchain technology and decentralized applications (DApps) have the potential to alleviate the traditionally high dependency on centralized, trusted parties for certification of information integrity and data ownership. These distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) mediate transactions and exchanges of digital assets in a decentralized and consensus-driven nature, which allows agreements (ie, smart contracts) to be directly made between interacting parties while guaranteeing their execution. Key properties of blockchain technology, including immutability, decentralization, distribution, replicated storage, and transparency, provide a unique position for this technology to serve as a potential infrastructure to address pressing issues in health care, such as incomplete records at point of care and difficult access to patients’ own health information. 

See also special 2019 theme issue on Blockchain and the call for papers.



Online Dating, Sexual Health Behavior

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E-Health Policy and Health Systems Innovation

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Cyberpharmacies

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E-Health / Health Services Research and New Models of Care

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Digital Health Reporting Standards, Quality and Transparency in e-Research

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Virtual Communities and Communities of Practice for Healthcare Providers

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Wikis

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Business and Entrepreneurship in eHealth

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Scientometrics, Infometrics, and Altmetrics

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Data Science

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Data science is a multi-disciplinary field that uses scientific methods, processes, algorithms and systems to extract knowledge and insights from structured and unstructured data. Data science is a similar concept as data mining and big data.


Related E-Collections:

Big Data

Machine Learning



Brain-Machine Interfaces

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Implantable Drug Delivery Systems, Ingestible Sensors and Digital Pills

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3D Printing

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eHealth Service, Product, Resource Reviews

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Guidelines for Electronic Resources Reviews Revised December 2009 The purpose of the new electronic resources reviews section in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) is to provide critical appraisals of electronic products and services that assist health care consumers and health professionals to select resources to manage or improve health. The focus is on consumer health informatics products, i.e. applications that have a direct interface to the consumer (although many of these products also have interfaces to health professionals, EMRs etc.). We have two different pathways of soliciting/getting reviews: developer/company-sponsored vs author sponsored. First, for "developer/company sponsored" reviews, the manufacturer, developer, or distributor of a service or product submits a description of a product/service (with access codes, if required) to JMIR, and the journal editor will try to find a reviewer. Whether or not a product/service/ressource is being reviewed is at the discretion of the editor. SUBMISSION AND (in case of review + publication) PUBLICATION FEES ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE SPONSORING DEVELOPER/COMPANY. The sponsor has no influence on the content of the review. Second, author- or journal-sponsored reviews, publication fees are the responsibility of the submitting author (or are subsidized by the journal). We require that the author has no conflicts of interests, in particular no relationships (financial or otherwise) to the developer, manufacturer, or distributor of the product/service. Reviewers will evaluate many types of resources such as websites, databases, research and reference tools, educational instruments, online behavior change programs, iphone/mobile phone applications, personal health record (PHR) systems and PHR platforms. Web-based and mobile phone resources are the primary focus of reviews, though innovative hardware and consumer devices are included as appropriate. To be reviewed, resources must be readily accessible for use by consumers, preferably in multiple locations and jurisdictions. We prefer to have reviews of products which have a potentially large impact, and are not only used locally, e.g. products which are launched by influential corporations. We also prefer to focus on new products (launched within the last 12 months or so). Some comparative information (competitor products and services) is useful and appreciated, although the focus should be on a single product or service. (Major comparative evaluation studies should be submitted as JMIR articles rather than reviews). The following guidelines are adapted from JMLA’s Electronic Resource Review guidelines http://www.webcitation.org/5mMZX6v7D. As with book reviews, electronic resources reviews should include a general description of the resource, the intended audience, and its good and bad points. The reviewer should include sufficient description to give others a clear idea of the purpose of the resource (include 1-2 screenshots), its major features, the accessibility and usability of the resource, the quality of the accompanying documentation and/or the effectiveness of the resource if tested in evaluation/research studies. Below is a list of some of the items to consider when writing reviews; not all items may be appropriate for all resources. • purpose • general description (also mention the reviewed version here) • contents (with screenshot) • intended audience • major features • accessibility (costs?) • usability • advantages / strong points • deficiencies and disadvantages, weak points • technological administration issues • review and critical appraisal of any effectiveness studies or other research published about the specific resource (if any); discuss possible impact on health services, health policy, public health, if any • timeliness • brief comparison to other similar products • rate the application on a Medicine 2.0 rating scale as defined below If the reviewed resource is web-accessible, then please create snapshots using webcitation.org. Reviews should be double-spaced and typed and normally should not exceed two to three pages in length (four pages is the maximum). Reviews exceeding four pages, double-spaced, eleven-point type may be edited for length. The number of photos, figures, illustrations, and tables is limited to one per review. The following elements (when available or applicable) should be included in the bibliographic information at the beginning of the review: * title (including version number) * date of publication * ISBN, ISSN, and/or URL * author or editor (last name, first name, and/or initials) * publisher with electronic and postal contact information * price (or pricing structure) * technical requirements Examples: Turning Research Into Practice (TRIP). Jon Brassey, TRIP Database, 12 Llansannor Drive, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF10 4AW. jon@tripdatabase.com; http://www.tripdatabase.com/index.html; free Website. Evidence Matters. Evidence Matters, 78 St-Joseph West #209, Montreal, QC, H2T 2P4, Canada; 866.843.0756; ContactUs@EvidenceMatters.com; http://www.evidencematters.com; institutional subscriptions only, contact for pricing. At the end of the review, include: * reviewer's full name * abbreviations of any advanced academic degrees, professional degrees, or certifications (e.g., MLS, PhD, MD, RN, AHIP) * email address * institutional affiliation, city, and state (do not abbreviate) Examples: Richard Nollan, email@ut.edu, University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee Carolyn M. Brown, brown@emory.edu, Health Sciences Center Library, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia Conflicts of Interest. State any actual or perceived conflicts of interest here. For electronic resource reviews we require that author add the following statement: “The author(s) of this review certify that they have no relationship (financial, spousal, or otherwise) to the developer or sales agents of the product/service reviewed.” References. For electronic resource reviews there is a strict reference limit of 5. References in electronic resources reviews including cited URLs (which should be webcited) should conform to JMIR/AMA style. See Reference Style in the Information for Authors and References on the JMIR site for further information. The editors reserve the right to make editorial changes if these changes do not affect the overall content of the review. Substantive changes will be discussed with reviewers. The editors reserve the right to reject reviews that are deemed unsatisfactory in quality. The JMIR requires authors to sign the copyright license agreement and disclosure form in case of acceptance; it is the responsibility of the first author to ensure that coauthors sign and submit the forms.



Digital Science, Open Science

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New methods, frameworks, collaborations to conduct science and clinical trials in the digital age and age of open data



Registered Report

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Registered reports adhere to the highest ethical standards in research and require a protocol to be published (e.g. in JMIR Research Protocols), ideally before data collection. Publishing a protocol (Registered Report Stage 1, or RR1) prevents bias and JMIR's "acceptance in principle" policy for projects with published protocol facilitates publication of study results even if they are negative. 

This category/journal section/e-collection is for papers reporting the results (Registered Report Stage 2, or RR2). The IRRID in the abstract links back to the DOI of the protocol.



Precision Medicine

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Precision medicine uses "big data" and data science to personalize diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for patients, based on their personal genetic and behavioral background. 

Related E-Collections:

Big Data



CATCH-IT Report

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An evidence-based critical appraisal of a paper published in another journal. Could be used to point out key papers in other journals, or to discuss methodological flaws. See separate guidelines on how to write a CATCH-IT paper.Will usually be forwarded to the original author for a rebuttal.



Randomized trials (Editor: G. Eysenbach)*

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Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are highly welcome. RCTs must be reported in accordance with the CONSORT statement. A diagram illustrating the flow of participants through the trial is required. Please fill in and enclose a CONSORT checklist with your submission (upload as "supplementary file"). In addition, application for and report of a International Standard Randomized Controlled Trial Number (ISRCTN) is highly recommended. The ISRCTN should be mentioned in the Acknowledgements section next to funding information.

 

Meta-analyses and/or systematic reviews are also highly welcome and should be reported in accordance with the QUORUM statement.



Protocols/Grant Proposals (JMIR Res Protoc)

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The Journal of Medical Internet Research is no longer offering to peer-review and publish protocols and grant proposals, but we are happy to consider submissions in this section for a new spin-off journal to be launched in 2012 - JMIR Research Protocols.If your protocol is already peer-reviewed (e.g. as part of a grant proposal), please upload the peer-review report as supplementary file (we may decide to review the protocol only internally if the protocol is already reviewed). Please note that there is a limit of 15 manuscript pages.



Journal Club CATCH-IT Reports*

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CATCH-IT reports are "Critically Appraised Topics in Communication, Health Informatics, and Technology" and are typically short evidence-based critical summaries of a topic or a paper published in another journal. They are typically 1000-1500 words in length. Papers to be discussed in CATCH-IT reports should be selected from the current body of literature, and should not be older than 6 months (in exceptional cases up to 12 months). Selection criteria for papers discussed in a CATCH-IT report include one or more of the following: High quality papers with great potential impact on one or more groups of decision-makers in the health system; Papers illustrating methodological flaws worth discussing (seeking to prevent them in future studies) Papers providing an elegant solution to a (methodological) problem or otherwise addressing timely methodological issues or problems; Illustration of new ideas or concepts that could represent food for reflection and discussion; Direct impact on ongoing research CATCH-IT reports cannot be submitted by authors of the original paper. They should be an unbiased, balanced third-party appraisal of research published elsewhere. CATCH-IT reports may contain questions for the original author and may be peer-reviewed by the author of the original research. The author of the original research will have the opportuniy to publish a response.



Fast-track articles

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This is not really a "section", but a novel peer-review model, where peer-reviewers are paid to deliver high-quality and speedy peer-review reports. Authors are guaranteed to have a editorial decision with 10 working days after submission.



JMIR Med Inform

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Articles to be transferred to the new JMIR Med Inform journal



ISRII-JMIR Mental and Behavioural Health journal

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JMIR Mental and Behavioural Health is a new journal focussing on interventions in mental and behavioural health.



Theme issue 2019: 20th Anniversary Issue

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See Call for Papers for more details.



Theme Issue 2019: Blockchain in Healthcare and Biomedical Research (Guest Editors: Kevin Clausson, Peng Zhang)

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Blockchain technology and decentralized applications (DApps) have the potential to alleviate the traditionally high dependency on centralized, trusted parties for certification of information integrity and data ownership. These distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) mediate transactions and exchanges of digital assets in a decentralized and consensus-driven nature, which allows agreements (ie, smart contracts) to be directly made between interacting parties while guaranteeing their execution. Key properties of blockchain technology, including immutability, decentralization, distribution, replicated storage, and transparency, provide a unique position for this technology to serve as a potential infrastructure to address pressing issues in health care, such as incomplete records at point of care and difficult access to patients’ own health information. See call for papers.

See also JMIR e-collection on Blockchain (non-theme issue papers).



Theme issue 2019: European Perspective in Connected Health

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Theme issue 2019: Using Technology to Detect, Combat, and Prevent Research Misconduct

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Theme Issue: Bayesian Methods In Medical Research

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This is an ecollection of papers submitted as a result of our standing Call for Papers to reanalyze trials using a Bayesian Method. Submissions are still accepted!



Theme Issue on Robotics in Medicine, Psychology, and Psychotherapy (Theme Issue Guest Editor: Eichenberg)

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See Call for Papers for more details



Theme issue 2018: Health professions digital education: what works best, when, for whom and at what cost?

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Key challenges currently facing the ambitions for greater adoption of ever-changing, complex and context-driven digital education, include assuring that new digital education solutions have a secure evidence-base and evaluative mechanisms in place to ensure that their impact can be assessed in relation to both quality and impact on learners. The question today is not anymore whether to use digital education, but rather how, when and which? In other words, what works best, when and for whom—at what cost?



Theme Issue (2018): Cybersecurity in Healthcare and Biomedical Research (Guest Editors: Perakslis and Stanley)

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Call for papers: http://www.jmir.org/announcement/view/153



Special Issue on Computing and Mental Health (2018)

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Special Issue Guest Editors: Saeed Abdullah, Pennsylvania State University;  Jakob E. Bardram, Technical University of Denmark; Rafael Calvo, University of Sydney; Tanzeem Choudhury, Cornell University; Mary Czerwinski, Microsoft Research; Elizabeth Murnane, Stanford University; Mirco Musolesi, University College London; John Torous, Harvard Medical School; Greg Wadley, University of Melbourne

Call for papers: http://www.jmir.org/announcement/view/157



Special Issue (2017) "Mining Online Health Reports" (Guest Editor: Collier, Cox, Limsopatham, Lampos, Culotta, Conway)

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JHU Theme Issue (2017): Use of mobile technologies for national-scale population surveys (Guest Editors: Rosskam, Hyder)

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Special Issue Computing and Mental Health 2016/17 (Guest Editors: Calvo, Dinakar, Torous, Picard, Christensen)

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See call for papers - http://www.positivecomputing.org/2016/08/special-issue-of-jmir-on-computing-and.html?spref=tw



Theme Issue (2014) "mHealth for Improving QoL & Enhancing Cancer Supportive Care" (Guest Editors: Nasi, Tarricone)

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Special Theme Issue (2013): "REHAB 2013" (Guest editors:Lange, Fardoun, and Mashat)

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Special Theme Issue (2013) Peter Wall Workshop on Social Media

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Special Theme Issue (2013) "Medical Education Informatics" (Guest Editors: Bamidis, Giordano, Zary, Pattichis et al.)

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Special Theme Issue (2013) "Internet of Things" (Guest Editors: Jara, Koch, Ray et al.)

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The evolution of the Internet towards the Future Internet with IPv6, Wireless Personal and Local Area Networks (e.g. 6LoWPAN, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi), mobile computing (e.g. smart phones, tablets), as well as the capabilities for global and uniqueness identification of objects (e.g. RFID, NFC), are making it feasible to identify, sense, locate, and connect people, machines, devices and everyday equipment. These new capabilities to link Internet with everyday devices, forms of identification and communication among people and things, and exploitation of data capture, define the so-called Internet of things. This is opening an opportunity not only to extend the current e-Health approaches to a more pervasive and mobile healthcare prevention, by connecting citizens’/patients’ clinical and everyday devices to the Internet, but also to interconnect them with clinical platforms through the advantages from technologies such as smart clinical devices and wireless technologies. Furthermore, new identification and tracking solutions are being defined for hospital equipment, and smart knowledge-based algorithms are developed to support personalized decision-making in the health and home care sector, in addition to supplementary sectors such as pharmaceutical, in order to improve drug compliance and avoid adverse drugs reactions. The objective of this issue is to report high quality research on recent advances developed in various aspects of e-health, more specifically the state-of-the-art approaches, methodologies, and systems in the design, development, deployment, and innovative use of the technologies, tools, and applications from the Future Internet of Things, People and Services for healthcare and prevention. We invite authors to submit their original papers and contributions addressing (but not limited to) the following topics: Medical communications, protocols, standards and interoperability Personal healthcare informatics solutions Wireless Sensor Networks technologies for e-Health (e.g. 6LoWPAN/Bluetooth/WiFi) Sensor technologies for e-Health and personal healthcare (e.g. ISO/IEEE 11073) Identification technologies for e-Health, surgical and medical systems (e.g. QR/RFID/NFC) Wearable and continuous health monitoring e-Health service management (e.g. Web of Things) Elderly homecare, Tele-health, and Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) Usability and HCI interfaces based on mobile computing and the Internet of Things Personal Health Record, Information Systems, and Knowledge-Based Solutions Global Healthcare and Citizens’ Prevention Medication adherence, clinical guideline compliance and pharmaceutical applications Tools and techniques to design, implement, and deploy IoT solutions Mobile computing and Ubiquitous Healthcare applications Living labs and field trials with the Internet of Things technologies



Theme Issue Media Tablets & Apps (Guest editors: Pinciroli & Pagliari)

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Special Theme Issue (2008): Web-Assisted Tobacco Interventions

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== CLOSED == This is a special theme issue on web-assisted tobacco interventions, slated to be published end of 2008, sponsored by the WATI group. Articles will be a mix of invited and unsolicited articles.



Global Theme Issue (2007) on Poverty and Human Development

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== CLOSED == This is a special Theme Issue to be published in October 2007 - see Call for Papers at http://www.jmir.org/wiki/index.php/Global_Theme_Issue_on_Poverty_and_Human_Development



Special Theme Issue (2010) on E-Mental Health (CLOSED)

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The organizers of the First International E-Mental Health Summit 2009 [http://www.ementalhealthsummit.com] (the Trimbos-institute, VU University and University of Amsterdam and the ISRII board) in collaboration with Gunther Eysenbach, chief editor of the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR), are pleased to invite summit presenters to submit their paper for a special issue on e-mental health in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR, www.jmir.org). Guest editors of this special issue will be Heleen Riper, Pim Cuijpers, Helen Christensen and Gerhard Andersson. The deadline for submission is 31 October 2009. Publication of the special issue is estimated to be around April 2010. The usual norms of the JMIR are in place, including a fee for Manuscript submission and the JMIR requirements and quality standards.



Connected Health Conference 2018

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$250 discount on the APF for presenters at the Boston Connected Health Conference



Connected Health Conference 2017

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20% discount on the APF for presenters at the Boston Connected Health Conference



Connected Health Symposium 2016

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20% discount on the APF for presenters at the Boston Connected Health conference



Medicine 2.0'14 Maui/Malaga (Full Paper of Conference Presentation)

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Medicine 2.0'13 London (Full Paper of Conference Presentation)

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Medicine 2.0'12 Boston (Full Paper of Conference Presentation)

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For Medicine 2.0'12 presenters only. To be eligible for a 20% discount, the corresponding author must be fully registered for the med2 congress in Boston (no discounted/student registrations), the title/abstract must match the med2 presentation, and the paper must be submitted before Nov 15th, 2012. Late papers can still be considered for publication, but are not eligible for a discount.



Medicine 2.0'11 (Full Paper of Conference Presentation)

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This section is ONLY for presenters at Medicine 2.0'11 in Stanford. Special, discounted APF apply if the paper is submitted within 2 months after the conference (use the generic "Medicine 2.0" section if this timeframe has expired).



Medicine 2.0'10 (Full Paper of Conference Presentation)

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Contains the best papers from the Medicine 2.0'10 Maastricht Conference



Special Theme Issue (2008): Medicine 2.0

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== CLOSED == This is a special theme issue planned for 2008 on Web 2.0 applications in medicine. See <a href="http://www.jmir.org/announcement/view/12">call for papers</a>.



ISRII Theme Issue 2013

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JMIR Publications and the International Society for Research in Internet Interventions invite you to publish your presentation from the ISRII Conference (May 16-18, Chicago) as full paper in a special JMIR-ISRII Theme Issue (e-collection). 20% off regular Article Processing Fees To be eligible for the APF discount, the full paper must be submitted between May 16th and Aug 16th, 2013 in the ISRII 2013 section of any JMIR Publications journal (http://www.jmir.org/about/editorialPolicies#custom10). The e-collection may include papers published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR), JMIR Research Protocols (ongoing/planned/formative work welcome), JMIR mHealth and uHealth, and interactive Journal of Medical Research (i-JMR). For pre-submission inquiries, please contact gerhard.andersson@liu.se (email subject: JMIR-ISRII theme issue)



ISRII Theme Issue 2012

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This issue aims to capture new intervention research using the internet and related technologies to improve health. The focus will be on new empirical research rather than theoretical contributions. Trials examining the effectiveness of new and improved interventions for physical and mental disorders; the use of smart phones, internet support groups and social media; and implementation and ethical issues associated with new e health services are very welcome. Empirical papers addressing issues to do with engagement, adherence, level of support and translation also strongly encouraged. Full papers in JMIR style should be emailed to robert.tait@anu.edu.au. A panel of Editors including Professors and Drs Andersson, Christensen, Cuijpers, Mohr, Monoz, Riper, and Ritterband will review full papers and invite 10-12 of these to submit to the special issue by April 2011.



Mednet conference papers (Section Editor: Hans v.d.Slikke)*

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The Journal of Medical Internet Researchis the Official Journal of the Society for the Internet in Medicine. The Society for the Internet in Medicine (SIM) was formed in 1996 and was the first international society promoting scientific research and publications about the way the Internet is used in all fields of medicine. The purpose of the Society for the Internet in Medicine is to promote the education of the public and medical communities in the application of Internet and related technologies in the fields of medical science, healthcare practice and healthcare management. The main activities of the Society to date continue to be the organization of the yearly MEDNET World Congress on the Internet in Medicine.

*Work accepted for oral presentation at one of SIMs annual MEDNET conferences can be published for a 50% fee reduction in JMIR and must be submitted to this section.



Letters

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Letters to the editor*

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* Letters to the editor are exempt from Article Processing Fees. While some other journals publish "Research Letters" (short articles containing original data), JMIR only publishes letters responding to a previously published article. Short articles containing original data should be submitted as general article., not as letter. A letter to the editor must cite and critique or substantially comment on a recent paper published in JMIR. The letter will be forwarded to the authors of the cited or critiqued article or other reviewers, and original authors will get a chance to respond. While some new data in a letter are a allowed, a letter is NOT a short research report.



Corrigenda and Addenda

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This section lists all substantive corrections, additions or changes made to articles and reviews subsequent to their first publication in the journal. Corrigenda are usually submitted by the corresponding author of the original article, or the section editor. Published papers are considered "final", thus JMIR makes corrections to published papers only in exceptional circumstances.Note that while we do not charge to correct errata that are the responsibility of the publisher, we charge a $190 fee for discretionary corrigenda and addenda (please submit a correction under that section, if it is the authors' responsibility/decision to correct or add information to a already published article).



Discretionary Corrigenda

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For corrigenda that are discretionary and a result of author-oversight (e.g. corrections in the affiliation etc) we charge a $190 processing fee to make changes in the original paper and publish an erratum. Please submit a correction statement (text similar to http://www.jmir.org/2015/3/e76/) at http://www.jmir.org/author/submit/1 under the section "Discretionary Corrigenda".



Correction

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Corrected and Republished Paper

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Abstracts

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Connected Health Conference 2019

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20% discount on the APF for presenters at the 2019 Connected Health Conference



JMIR Theme Issue 2020/21: COVID-19 Special Issue

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The Journal of Medical Internet Research is inviting submissions for a special issue of the journal dedicated to Covid-19 research. 

All papers will be fast tracked and shared with the World Health Organization (WHO) immediately on submission. Please submit 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.

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Sensors at Home and Domotics

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Innovations in Clinical Trials and Research Data Management

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Drug Repurposing and Off-Label Use

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Digital Pain Assessment and Management

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Voice Assistants

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Voice assistants are a subset of artificial intelligence powered chatbots/conversatinal agents that can understand natural human voice and which can respond with an artificial voice.

Examples for voice assistants are Amazon Alexa. Google Assistant. Microsoft Cortana. Samsung Bixby. Apple Siri. IBM Watson. 

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Artificial Intelligence [Section Id: 797]Chatbots and Conversational Agents [Section Id: 763]



Symptom Checkers

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Symptom checkers (SCs) are tools developed to provide clinical decision support to laypersons.
See also/Related: Consumer & Patient Education and Shared-Decision Making