JMIR Public Health and Surveillance accepted for PubMed Central and PubMed

Update May 27th, 2016: JMIR Public Health and Surveilllance (JPHS) is now in PubMed Central and PubMed!

(Toronto, Mar 31st, 2016) We are pleased to report that JMIR Public Health and Surveilllance (JPHS) has been accepted by the scientific evaluators at NCBI for indexing in PubMed Central and PubMed. The staff at PubMed Central is currently checking our XML files and finalizing the setup and we expect all articles published since Vol 1 / Iss 1 to be in PubMed Central and PubMed within the next couple of months. The acceptance is the result of a rigorous scientific and technical evaluation by the US National Library of Medicine's (NLM’s) Library Operations Division, which decided that the scientific and editorial character and quality of JMIR Public Health and Surveilllance merits its inclusion in PMC. In making this decision NLM has considered the suitability of the journal for the NLM collection as well as the opinions of expert consultants.

JMIR Public Health and Surveilllance is the 10th journal of JMIR Publications accepted for PMC/Pubmed. Other titles already in PMC/Pubmed include the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR), interactive Journal of Medical Research (i-JMR), JMIR Research Protocols, JMIR mHealth and uHealth; JMIR Medical Informatics, JMIR Serious Games JMIR Mental Health, JMIR Human Factors and Medicine 2.0. In addition, JMIR Medical Education, JMIR Cancer and JMIR Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies are currently under evaluation.

We are still seeking academic leaders in the field of public health, public health informatics and surveillance to apply as Editorial Board members. There will be remuneration in form of a credit system, rewarding actions such as taking on papers as submission editor. EB members will also be able to use a small discount for their own papers, or papers they invite from other authors.

Prequisites include a scholalry track-record, demonstrated by being a first author on peer-reviewed publications and having served as peer-reviewer (preferably this should include JMIR journals. Applicants can self-assign themselves to papers to be peer-reviewed at JMIR Preprints).

Please apply at