Publishing Policies

Section Policies

Editorial

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General Articles on Innovation and Technology in Public Health

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Viewpoint and Opinions on Technology and Innovation in Public Health

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Reviews on Public Health Technology and Innovation

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Equity and Digital Divide

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Surveillance Reports

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These are primarily data from an existing surveillance system. If a system description has been published previously in JMIR Public Health Surveill or JMIR Res Protoc, then the report does not have to be peer-reviewed again. The methods section must cite the original system description.



Surveillance Systems

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Development and description of surveillance systems



Public Health Informatics

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Development and evaluation of public health informatics systems



Prevention and Health Promotion

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Infoveillance, Infodemiology, Digital Disease Surveillance, Infodemic Management

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Infodemiology (Eysenbach 2006Eysenbach 2009) can be defined as "the science of distribution and determinants of information in an electronic medium, specifically the Internet, or in a population, with the ultimate aim to inform public health and public policy. Infodemiology data can be collected and analyzed in near real time. Examples for infodemiology applications include: the analysis of queries from Internet search engines to predict disease outbreaks (eg. influenza); monitoring peoples' status updates on microblogs such as Twitter for syndromic surveillance; detecting and quantifying disparities in health information availability; identifying and monitoring of public health relevant publications on the Internet (eg. anti-vaccination sites, but also news articles or expert-curated outbreak reports); automated tools to measure information diffusion and knowledge translation, and tracking the effectiveness of health marketing campaigns. Moreover, analyzing how people search and navigate the Internet for health-related information, as well as how they communicate and share this information, can provide valuable insights into health-related behavior of populations. " (Eysenbach 2009). This set of methods and approaches is a key pillar to manage infodemics (Eysenbach 2020).

See also related E-Collections: 

Infodemiology and Infoveillance (JMIR)  and Pharmacovigilance

See also related Journals:

JMIR Infodemiology



Mass Media/Social Media Communication and Campaigns

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HIV/AIDS/STI Prevention and Care

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Behavioural Surveillance for Public Health

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Protocols for Public Health Research and Surveillance

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Pharmacovigilance

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Cross-Sectional Studies in Public Health

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Longitudinal and Cohort Studies in Public Health

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GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Applications in Public Health and Spatial Epidemiology

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Environmental Health

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Environmental health is the branch of public health that is concerned with all aspects of the natural and built environment that may affect human health. This includes issues of air pollution, global warming, housing, food safety, toxins in the environment, waste managements etc. JMIR Public Health focuses on technology solutions to improve, visualize, or monitor the environment for public health purposes.



Obesity and Nutrition as Public Health Problem

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Participatory Epidemiology and Surveillance

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Participatory epidemiology is an emerging field that is based on the use of participatory techniques for the harvesting of qualitative and quantitative epidemiological intelligence contained within community observations and/or consumer/patient data entries.



Health Care Quality and Health Services Research

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Instruments and Questionnaires for Physical Activity and Lifestyle

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Rapid Surveillance Report

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We support rapid open data sharing and rapid open access to surveillance and outbreak data. As one of the novel features we publish rapid or even real-time surveillance reports and open data. The methods and description of the surveillance system may be peer-reviewed and published only once in detail, in a "baseline report" (in a JMIR Res Protoc or a JMIR Public Health & Surveill paper), and authors then have the possibility to publish data and reports in frequent intervals rapidly and with only minimal additional peer-review (we call this article type "Rapid Surveillance Reports"). Furthermore, during epidemics and public health emergencies, submissions with critical data will be processed with expedited peer-review to enable publication within days or even in real-time.



Instruments and Questionnaires for Nutrition and Food Intake

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Descriptive Epidemiology and Population Size Estimates

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Health Services in Resource-Poor Settings and LMICs

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Notes from the Field

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Some more subjective reports and "case studies" from public health organizations or individuals, with a focus on technology in Public Health.



Discretionary Corrigenda

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For corrigenda that are discretionary and a result of author-oversight (e.g. corrections in the affiliation etc) we charge a $190 processing fee to make changes in the original paper and publish an erratum. To request a correction, please submit a correction statement (text similar to http://www.jmir.org/2015/3/e76/) as new submission from your author homepage.



Corrigenda and Addenda

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Authors can publish corrigenda and addenda. While we publish true errata for free, authors can also submit "discretionary corrigenda and addenda", for example adding new information to published articles, for which we charge $190.



Open Source and Data for Public Health

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Descriptions of open data resources and open source software. Where possible, we can and want to publish or even host the actual software or dataset on the journal website.



LGBTQ Issues

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Statistical Methods for Surveillance and Population Health

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Innovative Methods in Public Health and Surveillance

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Public Health Training, Education and Capacity Building

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Infectious Diseases (non-STD/STI)

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Vaccination and Immunization in the Digital Age

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Letter to the Editor

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Accident and Injury Prevention

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Automobile and Road Safety

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Mass Casualty Incidents and Preparedness

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Violence including Domestic Violence/Abuse

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Connected Health Conference 2018

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Disaster Medicine and Mass Casualty Management

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Migrants and Refugees Health

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Food Safety and Foodborne Diseases

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Opioid and Related Substance Abuse Crisis

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Influenza and Influenza-Like-Illness (ILI) Surveillance

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Theme Issue 2020-2021: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak Rapid Reports

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We have created a new theme issue to enable rapid publication and dissemination of research releated to the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) Outbreak, which emerged in January 2020 in Wuhan and which reached pandemic proportions in March 2020.

We accept original papers including rapid surveillance reports, field reports, case studies, and raw datasets related to Covid-19. We are particularly interested in surveillance systems, surveillance data, and public health informatics / population health technologiesSee JMIR Public Health & Surveillance COVID-19 Theme Issue Call for Papers.

See also: 

Other related themes:



Hygiene and Infection Prevention

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Outbreak and Pandemic Preparedness and Management

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Digital Contact Tracing, Digital Proximity Tracing, Precision Public Health

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Systemic Racism and Racial Bias in Health Care and Society

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Descriptive research, analysis and interventions that address disparaties in access to health care or that create/mitigate inequalities and health care quality divides across ethnic/racial lines. 



Vulnerable Populations in Health Research

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Malaria Surveillance and Prevention

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Public Health Policy

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Theme issue 2021: Outbreaks and Public Health Surveillance research in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

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Theme Issue Guest Editors: Haitham Bashier, Global Health Development; Rami Saadeh, Jordan University of Science and Technology; Mohammad Alyahya, Jordan University of Science and Technology; Magid Al-Gunaid, sponsored by Global Health Development



COVID-19 Vaccination

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Impact of War and Conflict on Public Health

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