How to get your ehealth / mhealth research published

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How to get your research published and maximize impactJMIR Publications Inc.The innovative Open Access publisher for the Internet age

Publisher & CEO: Prof Gunther Eysenbach MD MPH FACMI

Twitter: @JMedInternetRes, @eysenbachJMIR, Medicine 2.0, WebCite, Healthbook, Twimpact Factor are registered trademarks by JMIR Publications Inc.

Vision:JMIR Publications is the leading ehealth publisher, advancing progress in the health, engineering and social sciences to ultimately help people to live happier and healthier lives using technology.

MissionJMIR Publications helps innovators in the health technology space to collaborate and to disseminate their innovations, ideas, and research results to the widest possible audience, in a timely manner, adding value to the quality of the work and adhering to the highest ethical and quality standards.

We achieve this by using the Internet and the latest available technologies as well as by producing conferences and social media, and other innovative knowledge translation products.

We also innovate in the scholarly communication space itself, experimenting with new business models, new models of peer-review and dissemination, and new technologies.

All 16 JMIR journalsare open accesssupport open science / open dataonline onlyare indexed in PubMed / PubMed Centralfocus on emerging areas in eHealth, mHealth, technology in healthaspire to be the top journals in their fieldsare carefully peer-reviewed and copyedited

Flagship journal:Journal of Medical Internet Research (jmir.org), founded in 1999Leading digital health and medical informatics journal (Thomson Reuters Impact Factor: 4.5, outranks JAMIA)

mhealth.jmir.org

medinf.jmir.org

mental.jmir.org

publichealth.jmir.org

games.jmir.org

mededu.jmir.org

humanfactors.jmir.org

diabetes.jmir.org (NO APF)

biomedeng.jmir.org (NO APF)

researchprotocols.org

JMIR Challenges (Publish Competitions and Prizes for Ideas and Solutions)

Time/Research TrajectoryRigor/ImpactJMIR Research ProtocolsJMIR ChallengesIdea -> Protocol -> Proposal -> Formative Evaluation -> Usability Study -> Process Evaluation -> Randomized Trial etcJMIR Human FactorsJMIR mHealthJMIR Med informJMIR Public HealthJMIR Mental HealthJMIR CancerJ Med Internet ResSpin-Off ProjectsSecondary Outcomes

JMIR Data (in prep.)For each step during the eHealth R&D process we have an outlet to publish your idea, papers, and data

Our success strategyWe strongly believe in openness on all levelsOpen access: facilitates knowledge uptake (and citations)Open Peer-ReviewTransparent (reviewers are acknowledged)Open for everybody to comment on submissionsOpen Research Assessment: Altmetrics complementing impact factor

Impact Factor 2015: 4.5

How to decide where to send your paperImpact Factor - declining importance. Disadvantages new journals / new areas of research - use citations to individual articles instead

How to decide where to send your paperImpact Factor - declining importance. Disadvantages new journals / new areas of research - use citations to individual articles insteadAuthor feedback eg on SciRev

https://scirev.sc/journal/journal-of-medical-internet-research/

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How to decide where to send your paperImpact Factor - declining importance. Disadvantages new journals / new areas of research - use citations to individual articles insteadAuthor feedback eg on SciRevIndexing (all JMIR journals in PubMed)

How to decide where to send your paperImpact Factor - declining importance. Disadvantages new journals / new areas of research - use citations to individual articles insteadAuthor feedback eg on SciRevIndexing (all JMIR journals in PubMed)Copyediting (all JMIR articles copyedited)

How to decide where to send your paperImpact Factor - declining importance. Disadvantages new journals / new areas of research - use citations to individual articles insteadAuthor feedback eg on SciRevIndexing (all JMIR journals in PubMed)Copyediting (all JMIR articles copyedited)Altmetrics

Innovations: Altmetrics, Twimpact Factor since 2008

Maximizing impact and visibility of your researchopen access -> more visibility and citationstweetations: citations in tweets (JMIR promotes your work in social media)TrendMD: related works widget across different publisher sites (JMIR promotes your work through the TrendMD network)Create early records of your planned/ongoing work (publish proposal/protocol in JMIR Res Protoc, publish usability studies in JMIR Human Factors)

How to decide where to send your paperImpact Factor - declining importance. Disadvantages new journals / new areas of research - use citations to individual articles insteadAuthor feedback eg on SciRevIndexing (all JMIR journals in PubMed)Copyediting (all JMIR articles copyedited)AltmetricsTurnaround-time (JMIR fast-track: 3wks)

Days (avg.) from submission to initial decision

History1999 Journal of Medical Internet Research publishes first papers2002 Editorial office moved to Toronto (UHN)2003 WebCite launched (webcitation.org) for free (self)archiving2008 Medicine 2.0 conference series and social network launched (medicine20.net)2008 Started Altmetrics/Tweets collection2009 Open Peer Review (optional) started2009 Co-founder & Board Member OASPA (Open Access Scholarly Publisher Association), together with PloS, BMC and others2011 incorporated as company (JMIR Publications Inc.)2011 Twimpact Factor invented (now used by TrendMD)2012 First sister journals published (JMIR Res Protoc, i-JMR interact J Med Res)2013 TrendMD startup co-founded (27% owned by JMIR Publications Inc.)2013 JMU, JMI, JSG launched2014 JMH, JRAT, JHF launched. Redesign of website (front-end)2015 JME, JC, iProceedings launched. Open Peer-Review rebranded as JMIR Preprints2016 (planned) Crowdfunding, JMIR Challenges, JD, WebCite relaunch

Submissions

Year-over-year submission growth

Growth assumption 32%

First open access journal in health informatics/health services research (1999)First electronic-only journal in health informatics/health services researchAmong of the first OA journals in medicine (before BMC, PLoS etc), cofounder of OASPA (OA Publisher Assoc)No commercial publisher involved, created by scientists for scientistsFirst to systematically collect and analyze altmetrics / social impact metrics (tweets) (since 2008)First ehealth journal publishing daily (since 2013)Ranked #1 journal in its field for many years (by impact factor [JIF 2013: 4.7], number of articles published, and social media impact). In 2015, down to #3 (JIF: 3.4)13 new sister journals (JMIR Res Protoc, JMIR Mhealth, )

Innovations: Open Peer Review since 2009 (preprints.jmir.org)

Innovations: Karma credits for reviewers, editors

Innovations: Business model based on OA fees and membership

Fee ScheduleJournalFirst issueSubmission FeeArticle Processing FeeJ Med Internet Res1999$90$2500JMIR Res Protoc2012-$950 / $1900JMIR mHealth & uHealth2013-$1900JMIR Medical Informatics2013-$1500JMIR Serious Games2013-$1500i-JMR2012-$1500Medicine 2.02012-FreeJMIR Human Factors2014-$1500JMIR Mental Health2014-$1500JMIR Public Health2015$1500JMIR ChallengesJMIR DiabetesJMIR ChallengesJMIR Challenges2016Free*

* Introductory offer until pubmed-indexed, then $1500

Knowledge Transfer InnovationsJust publishing and wait for readers to find it is not enough

Business Innovations: Add-on Knowledge Transfer / Dissemination items

Promotion through the TrendMD network e.g. on BMJ, JAMA, and other journals

Business Innovations: Add-on Knowledge Transfer / Dissemination items

JMIR sends organic and promoted tweets for each article

Business Innovations: Add-on Knowledge Transfer / Dissemination items

Lifelong Author Ad in article

Business Innovations: Add-on Knowledge Transfer / Dissemination items

Crowdfunding Widget

Published Articles(2016 Projection based on 32% growth)

Editors wantedPreferably reviewed before for JMIR journals (pick one from preprints.jmir.org)Preferably h-index>8Primary member of one editorial board, but can also be section editor of multiple other JMIR journalsApply at http://tinyurl.com/jmir-eb

Authors - jmir.org/authorSubmit Word documentAny format, but preferably style the headings with Word styles (Heading1, Heading2, etc)No numbering of headingsIn-text citations numbered [1]References numbered at the end, in AMA style or any other format if PMID is includedWeb documents (URLs) cited as references and archived with webcitation.org

Questions?support@jmir.orgeditorial-office@jmir.orgtech-support@jmir.orged-support@jmir.org

Prepaid Credits

Past revenue (journal publishing only)

Revenue from publishing: 83% APFs(no conferences)

Annual Revenue Potential35% growth assumptionPublishing revenue only, does not include conferences (add $400k)

We are here

Lean PublishingStaff: Publisher (GE) + 5 employeesBilling and payment processes fully integrated in manuscript management system (no staff required)Copyediting outsourced, about $350 per manuscriptFully automated inhouse XML production process (including proprietary OrangeX software to check and markup references), minimal staff requiredAutomated submission processes to PMC, Medline and other content partnersSocial media marketing

OrangeX Refcheck/doc2xmlAutomated checking of references and XML markup

Growth Strategy

Several new journals are in