Journal of Medical Internet Research

  in Journal   Posted on August 27, 2017

Journal Ranking & Metrics

JCR Impact Factor: 5.175
SJR : 2.047
Scopus H-index : 92
Guide2Research Overall Ranking: 36

Journal Information

ISSN: 1438-8871
Publisher :
Periodicity : Quarterly
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Aims & Scope of the Journal

The “Journal of Medical Internet Research” (JMIR; ISSN 1438-8871, Medline-abbreviation: J Med Internet Res), founded in 1999, is a leading health informatics and health services/health policy journal (ranked first by impact factor in these disciplines) focussing on emerging technologies in health, medicine, and biomedical research. JMIR was the first open access journal covering health informatics, and the first international scientific peer-reviewed journal on all aspects of research, information and communication in the healthcare field using Internet and Internet-related technologies; a broad field, which is nowadays called “eHealth” [see also What is eHealth and What is eHealth (2)], which includes mHealth (mobile health). This field has also significant overlaps with what is called “consumer health informatics.”, health 2.0/medicine 2.0, or participatory medicine. This focus makes JMIR unique among other medical or medical informatics journals, which tend to focus on clinical informatics or clinical applications. As eHealth/mHealth is a highly interdisciplinary field we are not only inviting research papers from the medical sciences, but also from the computer, behavioral, social and communication sciences, psychology, library sciences, informatics, human-computer interaction studies, and related fields.

The term “Internet” is used in its broadest sense, so we are also interested in studies and applications of mobile technologies and social media (which often use the Internet as an underlying technology) or even the “Internet of things” (e.g. connected home appliances, domotics etc).Manuscripts are invited which deal for example with:

studies evaluating the impact of Internet/social media use or specific eHealth/mHealth interventions on individual health-related or social outcomes

evaluations and implementations of innovative mhealth (mobile health) applications, social media apps, ubiquitous computing, or innovative and emerging technologies in health

descriptions of the design and impact of Internet and mobile applications and websites or social media for consumers/patients or medical professionals

use of the Internet, social media and mhealth in the context of clinical information and communication, including telemedicine

use of the Internet, social media, and mhealth in medical research and the basic sciences such as molecular biology or chemistry (e.g. bioinformatics, online factual databases)

medical information management and librarian sciences

e-learning and knowledge translation, online-courses, social media, web-based and mobile programs for undergraduate and continuing education,

eHealth/mHealth and social media applications for public health and population health technology (disease monitoring, teleprevention, teleepidemiology)

evidence-based medicine and the Internet and mhealth (e.g. online development or dissemination of clinical guidelines, measuring agreement about management of a given clinical problem among physicians, etc.)

the impact of eHealth/mHealth/pHealth/iHealth, social media, the Internet, or health care technologies on public health, the health care system and policy

methodological aspects of doing Internet/mhealth/social media research, e.g. methodology of web-based surveys

design and validation of novel web-based instruments

ecological momentary assessment, sensors, mobile technologies for gathering and analyzing data in real-time

analysis of e-communities, social media communities, or virtual social networks

comparisons of effectiveness of health communication and information on the Internet/mHealth/social media compared with other methods of health communication,

effects of the Internet/mhealth/social media and information/communication technology on the patient-physician relationship and impact on public health, e.g. the studies investigating how the patient-physician relationship changes as a result of the new ways of getting medical information

ethical and legal problems as well as cross-border and cross-cultural issues of eHealth/mHealth

systematic studies examining the quality of medical information available in various online venues

methods of evaluation, 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:

Internet standards


security and confidentiality issues

Internet demographics

social impact of the Internet

digital imaging and multimedia

health care records

high-speed networks


electronic publishing

software development


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