Focus and Scope
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 directly paid by authors for this journal. JMIRx Med is envisioned as a diamond open access and Plan-P compliant journal, which enables Plan P member universities/institutions and funders to subsidize peer review of preprints and publishing in JMIRx Med.
If you are not affiliated with a Plan P member organization, we encourage you to provide Plan P membership details to your administrator/librarian/funder or sign up for a Principal Investigator (PI) level membership. Further details provided here.
For a limited time only, authors who opt-in during submission to receive PREreview or PeerRef community peer review for their preprint or refer us to their librarian will receive a membership-waiver and may publish the preprint in JMIRx Med at no cost to the author. Referral form provided here.
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.