Publishing Policies

Section Policies

Editorial

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Guest Editorial

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Viewpoint

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Narrative articles expressing an evidence-based opinion or argument. Abstract can be non-structured.



Reviews

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Systematic reviews and meta-analyses should follow the QUORUM checklist.



Peer-reviewed Medical Apps

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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)

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mHealth for Data Collection and Research

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Usability of Apps and User Perceptions of mHealth

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mHealth in the Developing World/LMICs, Underserved Communities, and for Global Health

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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. 

See also  Health Services in Resource-Poor Settings and LMICs.



mHealth in a Clinical Setting

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mHealth for Symptom and Disease Monitoring, Chronic Disease Management

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mHealth for Wellness, Behavior Change and Prevention

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mHealth for Screening

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Text-messaging (SMS, WeChat etc)-Based Interventions

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Design and Formative Evaluation of Mobile Apps

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Security and Privacy of mHealth and uHealth

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Quality Evaluation and Descriptive Analysis/Reviews of Multiple Existing Mobile Apps

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mHealth for Treatment Adherence

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Use and User Demographics of mHealth

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mHealth for Telemedicine and Homecare

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mHealth for Patient Education

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mHealth in Medical Education and Training

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mHealth for Health Administration

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mHealth for Rehabilitation

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Evaluation and Research Methodology for mHealth

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Wearable Devices and Sensors

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Fitness Trackers and Smart Pedometers/Accelerometers

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Augmented Reality (incl. Google Glass) Applications

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Product Reviews and Tutorials in mHealth

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Economic Evaluations of mHealth Programs and Infrastructures

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Corrigenda and Addenda

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Letter to the Editor (mHealth)

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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

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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)

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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)

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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

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(section added Sept 2020, prior articles may not be tagged with this section heading)



Implantable Wearable Devices and Body Extensions; Smart Prostheses

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Prescribable Digital Interventions (#RxApps)

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Textile Sensors and Smart Textiles

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