Send us your press release and images, if any, including photos of the main author(s).
JMIR will post press releases on our blog, www.digitalhealthscience.org. If authors wish request the publication of their press release, file a ticket with firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify your manuscript ID and attach your press release document and any relevant images. We will notify the authors if we deem the press release suitable to publish or if it requires any revisions. We may contact authors if we choose to blog in more detail about their research in other capacities.
We reserve the right to edit press releases to bring the article in line with house style. JMIR staff will not write any press-releases, but can liaise with authors' press offices to review a press release (mainly to make sure the article is properly cited).
Coordinating a publication date
At JMIR, we are not a fan of "embargo" times, i.e., sending out press releases before the publication is online (see also What is your embargo period?). We do not encourage sending out press releases before the paper is published as we would like to see a citation with a link to the original article in the press story, and our experience is that the link or citation is often omitted when the press release is disseminated before the paper is available. Ideally, we will publish a paper first and press offices will send out press releases on the same day, citing the recently published article.
The authors can coordinate a specific publication date with a Production Editor during typesetting (See How long is the post-acceptance process? for more information as to when typesetting occurs).
- If you have sent JMIR your press release to be posted on www.digitalhealthscience.org, inform the Production Editor during typesetting. A publication date will be coordinated with the Production Editor and the communications manager will be notified when to post the press release on the blog. Note: JMIR will publish press releases at 10:45 am EST, unless otherwise arranged.
- If you do not wish for your press release to be disseminated on www.digitalhealthscience.org but still want to coordinate a publication date for your institution’s press release, please coordinate with a Production Editor during typesetting.
Citing your paper properly
- Always link to the HTML (not PDF) version of the article on the JMIR website (not on PubMed Central or another proxy/mirror sites).
- Please mention the complete journal title (for example, "Journal of Medical Internet Research" or "JMIR Public Health & Surveillance" or "JMIR mHealth & uHealth"). Note that "JMIR" is a brand name and does not stand for "Journal of Medical Internet Research," therefore, do not expand the journal title to something like "Journal of Medical Internet Research mHealth."
- As we are an open access journal and science writers or journalists can find the article for free, we prefer if a press release makes this clear. Phrases such as, "the open access journal, JMIR mHealth & uHealth" or "The research article is freely available on the internet at [URL]" can be used.
- Cite the year and issue, and preferably the complete bibliographic information at the bottom of the press release. Authors can find the bibliographic information at the bottom of the PDF galleys.
- How long is the post-acceptance process?
- I am a reporter/news editor/blogger - are there are any reporting restrictions on the articles published on your website?