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Section Policies

Editorial

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Guest Editorial

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Wearables and MHealth Viewpoints

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



Wearables and MHealth Reviews

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Literature reviews, preferably systematic reviews and meta-analyses (authors are asked to follow the QUORUM checklist when submitting reviews), on the impact of mobile health, mHealth, wearables, and apps for medicine on health outcomes and health policy.

Note that app and product reviews, where authors systematically searched app stores and review apps, are collected in the section Quality Evaluation and Descriptive Analysis/Reviews of Multiple Existing Mobile Apps. 

Related: Digital Health Reviews



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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This section lists all substantive corrections, additions or changes made to articles and reviews subsequent to their first publication in the journal. Corrigenda are usually submitted by the corresponding author of the original article, or the section editor. Published papers are considered "final", thus JMIR makes corrections to published papers only in exceptional circumstances. Note that while we do not charge to correct errata that are the responsibility of the publisher, we charge a $190 fee for discretionary corrigenda and addenda (please submit a correction under that section, if it is the authors' responsibility/decision to correct or add information to a already published article).



Letters to the Editor

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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: 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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Research Letter

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Research Letters present new, early, or preliminary research findings. The text should use standard research headings of Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion and should be no longer than 750 words, with a maximum of 10 references and 2 tables or figures. The APF for Research Letters accepted after peer review is lower than the standard APF.



Commentary

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A commentary is published alongside other articles published in JMIR Publications journals. Commentaries are typically invited. Unsolicited commentaries may be considered at the discretion of the editor. They may or may not be peer-reviewed. Articles submitted as a commentary should offer thoughtful criticism of published work, drawing from evidence, expertise, and/or additional perspectives.