Narrative articles expressing an evidence-based opinion or argument. Abstract can be non-structured.
Systematic reviews and meta-analyses should follow the QUORUM checklist.
Peer-reviewed Medical Apps
We peer-review your medical app and publish an evaluation! Please submit data about your medical app at http://tinyurl.com/appsform. Before you click submit, save a PDF version of the filled form and submit it using the manuscript management system. Also, supply supplementary material (Multimedia Appendices, like screencasts, videos) and figures (screenshots) using the manuscript management system. A short narrative abstract should describe the app (no marketing language).
Ubiquitous Health (uHealth)
mHealth for Data Collection and Research
Usability of Apps and User Perceptions of mHealth
mHealth in the Developing World/LMICs, Underserved Communities, and for Global Health
LMIC = low and middle income countries. As the issues regarding digital health penetration and digital divide is also evident in underserved communities such as aboriginal/indiginous communities in industrialized countries, these studies will be in this section as well.
mHealth in a Clinical Setting
mHealth for Symptom and Disease Monitoring, Chronic Disease Management
mHealth for Wellness, Behavior Change and Prevention
mHealth for Screening
Text-messaging (SMS, WeChat etc)-Based Interventions
Design and Formative Evaluation of Mobile Apps
Security and Privacy of mHealth and uHealth
Quality Evaluation and Descriptive Analysis/Reviews of Multiple Existing Mobile Apps
mHealth for Treatment Adherence
Use and User Demographics of mHealth
mHealth for Telemedicine and Homecare
mHealth for Patient Education
mHealth in Medical Education and Training
mHealth for Health Administration
mHealth for Rehabilitation
Evaluation and Research Methodology for mHealth
Wearable Devices and Sensors
Fitness Trackers and Smart Pedometers/Accelerometers
Augmented Reality (incl. Google Glass) Applications
Product Reviews and Tutorials in mHealth
Economic Evaluations of mHealth Programs and Infrastructures
Corrigenda and Addenda
Letter to the Editor (mHealth)
A letter to the editor must cite and critique or substantially comment on a recent paper published in JMIR mHealth. 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. There is no publication fee (APF).
Digital Biomarkers and Digital Phenotyping
Digital phenotyping was defined by Jukka-Pekka Onnela as the “moment-by-moment quantification of the individual-level human phenotype in situ using data from personal digital devices,” in particular smartphones (https://mental.jmir.org/2016/2/e16/). (Wikipedia).
Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA)
Ecological momentary assessment (EMA; also called experience sampling or daily diary method) involves repeated sampling of people’s current experiences (e.g. pain or other symptoms) in real time in their natural environments, which offers a granular perspective on patients’ experience. EMA studies now often use smartphone apps as a way to sample experiences via surveys, diary apps or text messaging.
Theme Issue 2020-2021: Apps for COVID-19 (#Apps4Covid)
The outbreak of the novel coronavirus in China (Covid-19, formerly known as 2019-nCoV) represents a significant and urgent threat to global health.
For this theme issue we rapidly review and publish COVID-19 relevant original papers, systematic reviews, scoping reviews, viewpoint papers and systematic searches in app stores. See Call for Papers for more information on how to submit.
mHealth for Diagnosis
(section added Sept 2020, prior articles may not be tagged with this section heading)
Implantable Wearable Devices and Body Extensions; Smart Prostheses
Prescribable Digital Interventions (#RxApps)
Textile Sensors and Smart Textiles
Research letters are short communications that can comment on any topic within mhealth and uhealth and can comment directly on publications outside of JMIR mhealth and uhealth (in contrast to the Letter to the Editor article type).