Journal of Medical Internet Research

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Journal of Medical Internet Research  
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
J. Med. Internet Res.
Discipline Medicine, eHealth
Language English
Edited by Gunther Eysenbach
Publication details
JMIR Publications
Publication history
Frequency Upon acceptance (issues aggregated monthly)
License Creative Commons Attribution 2.0
ISSN 1438-8871
LCCN 00252482
OCLC no. 42705591

The Journal of Medical Internet Research is a peer-reviewed open-access medical journal established in 1999 covering eHealth and "healthcare in the Internet age". The editor-in-chief is Gunther Eysenbach. According to the Journal Citation Reports the journal has a 2015 impact factor of 4.532, ranking it second out of 20 journals in the category "Medical Informatics"[1] and fifth out of 87 journals in the category "Health Care Sciences & Services".[2] The journal was incorporated as JMIR Publications in 2011 and was a cofounder of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association.

Shortly after incorporation, several spin-off journals were launched, focusing on specific subtopics within eHealth, such as mHealth, serious games, mental health, and cancer.

JMIR Publications has faced criticism for initially using the same editorial board of its main journal for its spin-off journals and for offering a fast-track review pathway for a surcharge.[3] Eysenbach commented that the spin-off journals would eventually have their own boards and that the fast-track option does not affect the quality or integrity of its peer-review processes.[4][5] As of the end of 2016, all journals had their own editorial boards.


  1. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Medical Informatics". 2015 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2016. 
  2. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Health Care Sciences & Services". 2015 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2016. 
  3. ^ Beall, Jeffrey. "JMIR Publications: A Model for Open-Access Health Sciences Publishers?". Scholarly Open Access. Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  4. ^ Eysenbach, Gunther. "Response by JMIR Publications to Jeffrey Beall's Blog Post". Retrieved 2015-12-23. 
  5. ^ Eysenbach, Gunther. "Gunther Eysenbach's random research rants: JMIR's Fast-Track Experiment (Innovations in Scholarly Publishing: Part 1)". Gunther Eysenbach. 

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