PubMed-indexed overlay journal for preprints with post-review manuscript marketplace (What is JMIRx?)


Edward Meinert, MA (Oxon), MSc, MBA, MPA, PhD, CEng, FBCS, EUR ING

JMIRx Med (ISSN 2563-6316), which has been accepted for indexing in PubMed and PubMed Central, is an innovative overlay journal to  MedRxiv and JMIR Preprints (other preprint servers are invited to join). JMIRx peer-reviews preprints and publishes their revised "version of record" with peer-review reports across a broad range of medical, clinical and related health sciences. Unlike the majority of JMIR journals, papers published in this journal do not require a digital health focus - in fact, most papers we published in the first months of the journal were related to COVID19, but we publish all research that qualifies for preprinting on MedRxiv

Conceived to address the urgent need to make highly relevant scientific information available as early as possible without losing the quality of the peer-reviewed process, this innovative new journal is the first in a new series of “superjournals”. Superjournals (a type of "overlay" journal) sit on top of preprint servers (JMIRx-Med serves MedRxiv and JMIR Preprints), offering peer-review and everything else a traditional scholarly journal does. Our goal is to rapidly peer review and publish a paper. All JMIRx Med papers must have originated as a preprint. 

All JMIRx Med papers are rigorously peer-reviewed, copyedited and XML-tagged. Accepted papers are published along with the related Peer Review Reports and Author Responses to Peer Review Reports, providing an additional layer of transparency to the scholarly publishing process. 

There is no Article Processing Fee for this journal. We are selling institutional memberships to funders, libraries and library consortia under the name Plan P (Subscribe to Peer Review / Transform to Open Science). Individual or Department/Lab-based memberships will be available. 

To submit a preprint to JMIRx, either submit a Preprint directly to JMIRx (and opt-in when you are asked to expose the submission on JMIR Preprints) or upload a Preprint to MedRxiv and then user the M2J (or here called M2JMIR) functionality at MedRxiv to submit the paper to the Journal of Medical Internet Research - you will then receive an email with a link to the JMIR submission form, where you must change the target journal to JMIRx.

For more information please consult our Knowledge Base article "What is JMIRx?".  



Recent Articles

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During the COVID-19 crisis, protests against restrictions emerged and rule violations increased, provoking peaks in new positive cases, forcing authorities in France to impose fines to slow down the spread of the disease. Due to these challenges, subsequent implementations of preventive measures in response to COVID-19 recurrences or other pandemics could present difficulties for decision makers. A better understanding of the factors underlying the public acceptance of COVID-19 nonpharmaceutical preventive measures may therefore contribute greatly to the design of more effective public communication during future pandemics.

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The availability of pharmacogenomic (PGx) methods to determine the right drug and dosage for individualized patient treatment has increased over the past decade. Adoption of the resulting PGx reports in a clinical setting and monitoring of clinical outcomes is a challenging and long-term commitment.

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University students are at risk of losing their focus on maintaining healthy levels of physical activity because of their engagements with curricular and cocurricular activities. In India, the physical activity levels of the adult population have been reported to be declining in the recent years. However, studies focusing on university students pertaining to their physical activity are lacking in the Indian context. Moreover, a question that has not been properly addressed is the following: “do the curricula in higher education promote physical activity?”


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