Maintenance Notice

Due to necessary scheduled maintenance, the JMIR Publications website will be unavailable from Monday, March 11, 2019 at 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM EST. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Who will be affected?

Back to Announcements Index

Call for papers: Apps for COVID-19 (#Apps4Covid)

Covid19 Call for Papers

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus in China (Covid-19, formerly known as 2019-nCoV) represents a significant and urgent threat to global health.  

We have created a new Theme Issue on Apps for COVID-19 (#Apps4Covid) for JMIR MHealth, for which we will accept COVID-19 relevant original papers, systematic reviews, scoping reviews, viewpoint papers and systematic searches in app stores. 

Example topics include (but are not limited to): 


Submissions will be reviewed and published within 2-3 weeks (when submitting, just choose a target journal that fits best).

JMIR Publications is one of the signatories of a statement that calls on researchers, journals, and funders to ensure that research findings and data relevant to this outbreak are shared rapidly and openly to inform the public health response and help save lives.

We affirm our commitment to these principles, and submissions to this theme issue will ensure that results are published in a rapid manner and that the WHO has rapid access to emerging findings that could aid the global response. Researchers are encouraged to use the JPHS Theme Issue to share interim and final research data related to the outbreak, together with protocols and standards used to collect the data, as rapidly and widely as possible. To further the public health response to this global threat, JPHS can also use new mechanisms for sharing datasets in combination with publication of the methods used to produce them. 

All COVID-19 related articles submitted to this theme issue (and in fact also all other JMIR journals) will be shared and published rapidly through the following mechanisms:



How to submit

Please submit to JMIR MHealth by selecting "Theme Issue 2020: #Apps4COVID" in the "Section" drop-down list.  See also How do I submit to a theme issue? in our KB.

Or submit to any other JMIR journal - we will automatically fast-track papers with "COVID-19" in the title, abstract or keywords.