Focus and Scope
iProceedings papers or extended abstracts are published under an Open Acccess license in collaboration with workshops or leading conferences in the field of ehealth/mhealth and other topics (such as the Connected Health Symposium). Submission and publication is usually free for authors, but this depends on the kind of partnership JMIR/iproc has with the respective conference organizers. The usual agreement is that JMIR handles the peer-review and pubication process in exchange for exposure at the conference (being named as media sponsor, JMIR booth at conference) plus some cost reimbursement from the conference organizer. Usually, there are no costs for authors (in addition to conference registration fees).
If you are a conference organizer or conference chair running a leading medical or technology conference, and wish to outsource the submission and peer-reviewing process, or are interested in hosting a virtual poster show or wish to publish electronic proceedings, or if you are looking for a permanent and open dissemination venue for presentations at your conference, please contact us to discuss partnership options. Starting in 2017, we will also accept individual submissions from researchers who wish to disseminate their poster presented at a major peer-reviewed conference.
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Posters - Connected Health Symposium 2016Deadline: June 5, 2016. 500-750 words. Please paste your abstract into the abstracts box and submit a word file with the abstract. Editors
- Timothy Hale, Harvard Medical School
|Open Submissions||Indexed||Peer Reviewed|
Extended Abstracts - Connected Health Symposium 2015
|Open Submissions||Indexed||Peer Reviewed|
Discretionary CorrigendaFor 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. To request a correction, please submit a correction statement (text similar to http://www.jmir.org/2015/3/e76/) as new submission from your author homepage.
|Open Submissions||Indexed||Peer Reviewed|
Peer Review Process
iProc publishes (extended) abstracts and/or poster presentations or Multimedia material (presentation slide shows, audio, video) from major peer-reviewed conferences. Abstracts are usually peer-reviewed by the Scientific Program Committee (or a similar group of peers) of the respective conference(s) we are partnering with.
Starting in 2017, we will also accept individual submissions from researchers who wish to disseminate their poster or oral presentation presented at a major peer-reviewed conference.
iproc papers are "proceedings" papers, abstracts or extended abstracts from conferences that are "lightly" peer-reviewed. The level of peer-review for abstracts, posters or presentations may vary by conference. Readers are advised that these are often early-stage research abstracts for discussion, which should be used with caution.
This proceedings journal publishes articles irregularly (timed with conferences) and "continuously," i.e. articles are published online as soon as they are available (peer-reviewed and copy-edited).
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge and accelerates research.Copyright is retained by the authors and articles can be freely used and distributed by others. Articles are 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 by JMIR Publications, is properly cited. The complete bibliographic information (authors, title, journal, volume/issue, articleID), a link to the original publication (URL), as well as this copyright and license information ("Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution cc-by 2.0") must be included.
About JMIR Publications
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.
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.
JMIR Publications 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 pioneering, small independent open access project hosted at a university, which subsequently grew into the most influential journal in medical informatics (ranked in Q1 by Impact Factor by Thomson Reuters as well as Scimago) and e-health services research. 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 over 1000 articles annually in the following journals:
- JMIR (Journal of Medical Internet Research) (ISSN 1438-8871) http://www.jmir.org
- JMIR Research Protocols (ISSN 1929-0748) http://www.researchprotocols.org/
- i-JMR (interactive Journal of Medical Research) (ISSN 1929-073X) http://www.i-jmr.org)
- Medicine 2.0 (ISSN 1923-2195) http://www.medicine20.com
- JMIR mHealth & uHealth (mobile and ubiquitous health) (JMU, ISSN 2291-5222) http://mhealth.jmir.org
- JMIR Serious Games (JSG, ISSN 2291-9279) http://games.jmir.org
- JMIR Medical Informatics (JMI, ISSN 2291-9694) http://medinform.jmir.org
- JMIR Human Factors (JHF, ISSN 2292-9495) http://humanfactors.jmir.org/
- JMIR Mental Health (JMH, ISSN 2368-7959) http://mental.jmir.org/
- JMIR Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies (JRAT, ISSN 2369-2529) http://rehab.jmir.org/
- JMIR Cancer (JC, ISSN 2369-1999) http://cancer.jmir.org
- JMIR Public Health and Surveillance (JPHS, ISSN 2369-2960) http://publichealth.jmir.org
- iProceedings (iProc) http://www.iproc.org/
- JMIR Preprints http://preprints.jmir.org/ (open peer-review platform)
- JMIR Challenges http://challenges.jmir.org (a platform to connect solution-seekers with innovators, launches 2016)
Several other new journals are in development and will be launched in 2016 (the publisher also accepts new proposals by individuals and societies):
- JMIR Medical and Bioengineering
- JMIR Bioinformatics
- JMIR Healthcare Improvement
JMIR Publications 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].
Editorial Board Policy
The Editorial Board of iproc consist of the scientific chair and scientific committee members of the conferences who work with JMIR Publications to have their proceedings published in iProc.
Instructions for Authors
For iproc, an abstract/paper can either be submitted in response to a call for abstract / papers for a specific conference, which is posted under Announcements or can be an individual submission from researchers who wish to disseminate their poster or oral presentation presented at a major peer-reviewed conference.
For details see Author Guidelines.
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. JMIR, Medicine 2.0, Healthbook, and WebCite are registered trademarks owned by JMIR Publications.
Please note that an optional fast track fee is available for all journals for $450 USD.
|Journal||Submission Fee||Article Processing Fee **||Notes|
|Journal of Medical Internet Research||$90||$2500 1||-|
|JMIR Research Protocols||-||$1900 or $950||
Since Nov 2014, JMIR Research Protocols no longer charges a submission fee - papers can currently be submitted free of charge. In case of acceptance, an Article Processing Fee (APF) will be charged to cover peer-review, copyediting and typesetting costs:
|JMIR mHealth and uHealth||-||$2500 2||JMIR mHealth and uHealth does not charge any submission fee, but there is a US$1900 Article Processing Fee (APF) in case of acceptance, to cover the costs for professional copyediting, typesetting, and deposit in various databases (PubMed Central, PubMed etc.).|
|JMIR Medical Informatics||-||$1500||JMIR Med Inform currently charges no submission fee. For submissions after August 2014 there is an Article Processing fee of US$1500 in case of acceptance.|
|Interactive Journal of Medical Research||-||$1500||i-JMR no longer charges a submission fee (after Dec 6, 2015). In case of acceptance, an Article Processing Fee of $1500 will be charged to cover copyediting and typesetting costs.|
|JMIR Public Health and Surveillance||-||$1750 3||-|
|JMIR Mental Health||-||$1750 4||There is no submission fee. For papers accepted after March 1st, 2015, JMIR Mental Health charges an Article Processing Fee of US $1500 in case of acceptance (papers submitted to JMH before March 1st 2015 are exempt).|
|Iproceedings||-||Free*||There is currently no Submission fee or other costs involved for the abstract/extended abstract submission.|
|JMIR Human Factors||-||$1500 5||-|
|JMIR Serious Games||-||$1500||There is currently no Submission fee. There is an optional fast-track fee of US$450 if the author requires a decision within 3 weeks. Since 2015, as the journal is now PubMed-indexed, there is an Article Processing Fee of US$1500 payable only in case of acceptance, to cover copyediting and publishing costs.|
|JMIR Medical Education||-||$1500 6||-|
|JMIR Cancer||-||$1500 7||There is no Submission fee, but for submissions after Oct 15th, 2015, there is an Article Processing Fee of $1500.|
|JMIR Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies||-||$1500 8||There is no Submission fee, but for submissions after Oct 22nd, 2015, there is an Article Processing Fee of $1500.|
|Medicine 2.0||-||$450||We currently charge no submission fee, but submission is only open to authors and works presented at the Medicine 2.0 congress (http://www.medicine20congress.org). There is no Article Processing Fee for papers submitted, starting 2013. If authors opt to have their manuscript copyedited by a professional copyeditor (this is the default and highly recommended!), a charge of $450 will be billed (up to 20 manuscript pages).|
|JMIR Diabetes||-||Free*||There is currently no Submission or Article Processing fee for this journal.|
|JMIR Preprints||-||$50||There is currently no Submission or Article Processing fee for this journal. After peer-review, the author can decide whether he wants to publish the paper in a partner journal (provided that the editor offers publication), which may or may not have its own Article Processing Fees, or can "publish" it on JMIR Preprints, which involves assignment of a DOI, and requires a nominal fee of $50.|
|JMIR Challenges||-||Free*||There is currently no Submission or Article Processing fee for this journal.|
|JMIR Biomedical Engineering||-||Free*||There is currently no Submission or Article Processing fee for this journal.|
For submissions in JMU between Jun 01, 2015 and Feb 05, 2017, the price of the Article Processing Fee (APF) is US$ 1900
For submissions in JPH between Jun 01, 2015 and Feb 06, 2017, the price of the Article Processing Fee (APF) is US$ 1500
For submissions in JMH between Mar 01, 2015 and Feb 05, 2017, the price of the Article Processing Fee (APF) is US$ 1500
**Article Processing Fees (APFs) are only charged in case of acceptance, at the time of acceptance. In case of price increases, the submission date determines the price of the APF
Submission and publication in iProc is usually free, but depends on the kind of partnership JMIR/iproc has with the respective conference organizers. The usual agreement is that JMIR handles the peer-review and pubication process in exchange for exposure at the conference (being named as media sponsor, JMIR booth at conference) plus some cost reimbursement from the conference organizer. Usually, there are no costs for authors (in addition to conference registration fees).
iProc authors are highly encouraged to submit a full paper to a JMIR journal once the abstract has been accepted for a conference and in iProc. We usually offer a 20% discount on the APF if the paper is submitted within 3 months before/after the conference (contact us for the promo code).
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.
Publication Ethics and Malpractice
A Conflict of Interests section is mandatory for all manuscripts. Conflict of interest exists when an author (or the author's institution), reviewer, or editor has financial or personal relationships that inappropriately influence (bias) his or her actions (such relationships are also known as dual commitments, competing interests, or competing loyalties). These relationships vary from those with negligible potential to those with great potential to influence judgment, and not all relationships represent true conflict of interest. The potential for conflict of interest can exist whether or not an individual believes that the relationship affects his or her scientific judgment. Financial relationships (such as employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony) are the most easily identifiable conflicts of interest and the most likely to undermine the credibility of the journal, the authors, and of science itself. However, conflicts can occur for other reasons, such as personal relationships, academic competition, and intellectual passion. Conflicts of interest include (but are not limited to) employment at and/or ownership of stocks or stock options in companies whose products/apps/software were evaluated. If no conflicts exist, please write "Conflict of Interests - None declared" (place after "Acknowledgements", before the References section).
When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate IRB (Institutional Reserch Board, also known as REB) approval/exemption and whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000 (5). If doubt exists whether the research was conducted in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration, the authors must explain the rationale for their approach, and demonstrate that the institutional review body explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study. When reporting experiments on animals, authors should be asked to indicate whether the institutional and national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.
Patients have a right to privacy that should not be infringed without informed consent. Identifying information, including patients' names, initials, or hospital numbers, should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, and pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication. Informed consent for this purpose requires that a patient who is identifiable be shown the manuscript to be published.
Identifying details should be omitted if they are not essential. Complete anonymity is difficult to achieve, however, and informed consent should be obtained if there is any doubt. For example, masking the eye region in photographs of patients is inadequate protection of anonymity. If identifying characteristics are altered to protect anonymity, such as in genetic pedigrees, authors should provide assurance that alterations do not distort scientific meaning and editors should so note.
When informed consent has been obtained it should be indicated in the published article.
Authors should identify individuals who provide writing assistance and disclose the funding source for this assistance.
JMIR Publications is a member of COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics). The entire publication process from submission, review, to publication, adheres to the COPE guidelines, and suspected cases of misconduct will be investigated using COPE Flowcharts.