General Articles on Innovation and Technology in Public Health
Viewpoint and Opinions on Technology and Innovation in Public Health
Reviews on Public Health Technology and Innovation
Equity and Digital Divide
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.
Development and description of surveillance systems
Public Health Informatics
Development and evaluation of public health informatics systems
Prevention and Health Promotion
Infoveillance, Infodemiology, Digital Disease Surveillance, Infodemic Management
Infodemiology (Eysenbach 2006, Eysenbach 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:
Mass Media/Social Media Communication and Campaigns
HIV/AIDS/STI Prevention and Care
Behavioural Surveillance for Public Health
Protocols for Public Health Research and Surveillance
Cross-Sectional Studies in Public Health
Longitudinal and Cohort Studies in Public Health
GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Applications in Public Health and Spatial Epidemiology
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.
Environmentally Sustainable Health Care and Climate Change Initiatives
Obesity and Nutrition as Public Health Problem
Participatory Epidemiology and Surveillance
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
Instruments and Questionnaires for Physical Activity and Lifestyle
Rapid Surveillance Report
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
Descriptive Epidemiology and Population Size Estimates
Health Services in Resource-Poor Settings and LMICs
Notes from the Field
Some more subjective reports and "case studies" from public health organizations or individuals, with a focus on technology in Public Health.
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
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.
Letters to the Editor
A "how-to" paper on an important practical or research issue. We recommend contacting the editor to discuss the suitability of a topic before submitting it. Submission of slides or audio/video files as supplementary files is strongly recommended.
Open Source and Data for Public Health
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.
Statistical Methods for Surveillance and Population Health
Innovative Methods in Public Health and Surveillance
Public Health Training, Education and Capacity Building
Infectious Diseases (non-STD/STI)
Vaccination and Immunization in the Digital Age
Accident and Injury Prevention
Automobile and Road Safety
Mass Casualty Incidents and Preparedness
Violence including Domestic Violence/Abuse
Connected Health Conference 2018
Disaster Medicine and Mass Casualty Management
Migrants and Refugees Health
Food Safety and Foodborne Diseases
Opioid and Related Substance Abuse Crisis
Influenza and Influenza-Like-Illness (ILI) Surveillance
Theme Issue: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak Rapid Reports
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 technologies. See JMIR Public Health & Surveillance COVID-19 Theme Issue Call for Papers.
- JMIR Theme Issue 2020-2021: COVID-19 Special Issue (Articles submitted in response to the J Med Internet Res Call for Papers)
- JMH Theme Issue COVID-19 and Mental Health: Impact and Interventions (JMIR Mental Health)
Other related themes:
Hygiene and Infection Prevention
Outbreak and Pandemic Preparedness and Management
Digital Contact Tracing, Digital Proximity Tracing, Precision Public Health
Systemic Racism and Racial Bias in Health Care and Society
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
Malaria Surveillance and Prevention
Public Health Policy
Impact of War and Conflict on Public Health
See also: Migrants and Refugees Health
Collateral Damage of the Pandemic: Excess deaths due to disruptions in healthcare and lockdowns
Theme Issue: Mpox Outbreak Rapid Reports
We have created a new theme issue to enable rapid publication and dissemination of research related to the 2022 mpox (monkeypox) outbreak. We accept original papers, including rapid surveillance reports, field reports, case studies, and raw datasets related to mpox. We are particularly interested in surveillance systems, surveillance data, and public health informatics.
Theme Issue 2022: TB and HIV/AIDS Studies in Jordan
Invited papers focused on studies related to TB and HIV/AIDS in Jordan.