Journal Information

Instructions for Authors

Our Instructions for Authors are subject to frequent revision. They provide important details on how to format your manuscript. Please review them carefully before submission.

To submit your paper, create a user account as an author and submit the paper in the author section of your user homepage.

A Word-template of an article compatible with journals for JMIR Publications can be downloaded here. Note that the references can be in any format, as long as the in-text citations are sequentially numbered in the manuscript with square brackets and as long as the reference at the end has a PMID in the format PMID:123456.

As a service for our authors, we offer the possibility of having a submission considered in other journals. The manuscript and peer-review reports may be transferred to a JMIR sister/partner journal in the event the paper is not found suitable for publication in the journal to which the manuscript was submitted but is considered suitable for another journal. These journals include, for example, Journal of Medical Internet Research, Interactive Journal of Medical Research, JMIR Research Protocols, JMIR mHealth and uHealth, JMIR Medical Informatics, JMIR Human Factors, JMIR Mental Health, JMIR Public Health, JMIR Cancer as well as others. The transfer of the peer-review reports may mean that the paper does not have to be re-reviewed. Authors will receive a notification when the manuscript is transferred, and at that time can decide if they want to pursue publication in a sister/partner journal.If authors do NOT wish an automatic transfer to an alternative journal if rejected for the original journal, this should be noted in the cover letter.

Our requirements for submitted manuscripts are in accordance with the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals drawn up by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (JAMA 1997;277:927-934). Please read these Uniform Requirements first, then read our Instructions for Authors and Submission Checklist. The Editorial Director of JMIR Publications is a member of the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME, and all journals are committed to adhere to WAME's principles. The Journal of Medical Internet Research and JMIR sister journals also support and act in accordance with the Editorial Policy Statements of the Council of Science Editors.

JMIR Publications requires all authors / coauthors to have an ORCID (a unique researcher identifier) at the time of publication. Application for an ORCID is free of charge and only takes a few minutes. Please go to to apply for one. We also recommend that the corresponding author contacts all of the coauthors and encourages them to obtain an ORCID during the manuscript preparation process. While they can be added after submission, ORCIDs are required in case of acceptance.

Please review our Fee Schedule prior to submission. While some of our journals do not charge any fees, some others do charge.