According to impact factor/citations, author feedback, and expert surveys, JMIR journals are consistently top-ranked.
Impact Factors: Six of our journals have impact factors ranging from 3.23 to 14.56. Out of the top 8 journals listed by Clarivate in their Journal Citation Reports™ (JCR), 4 are published by JMIR Publications. The flagship journal of JMIR Publications, the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR), is consistently, year after year, ranked Q1 (Clarivate) by impact factor in the Medical Informatics category, including the latest version released in June 2022 (current JCR impact factor 2021: 7.08). After receiving its inaugural impact factor of 4.11 in 2021, the 2022 JCR recognized JMIR Public Health and Surveillance's contribution to the field with an impact factor of 14.56. JMIR mHealth and uHealth is also ranked Q1 by impact factor in the health care sciences and services subject category, with a current impact factor of 4.95 (5-year IF: 5.65). JMIR Mental Health (JMH) received an impact factor of 6.33, recognizing the important work that has been published since the journal first launched in 2014. JMIR Serious Games remains an important games-related journal of those ranked in SCIE with an impact factor of 3.36. JMIR Medical Informatics saw an increase in its journal impact factor to 3.23.
Other sister journals are on a similar trajectory.
h-index (h5) / Google Scholar: Google Scholar ranks journals by a 5-year h-index (h5), and according to that metric, the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) is ranked #1. JMIR mHealth is #3, JMIR Research Protocols #20, and JMIR Med Inform is #14 (6/2022).
Speed/Turnaround times: JMIR Publications has one of the fastest turnaround times in the scholarly publishing industry (see What is your turnaround time?), while maintaining rigorous review practices, as well as meticulous copyediting and proofreading after acceptance. We achieve this with a high degree of automation, in-house production, as well as incentives for reviewers and editors to make timely decisions within deadlines.
Author Feedback on journal rating sites: JMIR is also ranked "leading" on journal rating sites such as scirev (https://scirev.sc/journal/journal-of-medical-internet-research/) - with a manuscript handling rating of 4.7 (out of 5), reflecting a high degree of satisfaction with the quality of peer-reviews and speed.
Leadership in best practices. JMIR is one of the cofounders of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), and is committed to industry-leading quality and ethical publication practices.
Innovation: JMIR Publications has invented and implemented several industry-leading products and practices, see What are JMIR's innovations?
Expert journal rankings: According to a survey among 398 health informatics experts by Dohan et al (The Expert Survey-Based Global Ranking of Management- and Clinical-Centered Health Informatics and IT Journals, Transactions of the International Conference on Health Information Technology Advancement. Paper 45. http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/ichita_transactions/45), JMIR and it's (then) 2 sister journals JMIR Medical Informatics and JMIR mHealth were all ranked in the top tier, namely in the A+ (top 5%) and A (top 20%) tiers. JMIR Publications is the only publisher with 3 journals in the top 9 journals rated A or A+.
Volume: Last not least, no other publisher handles more ehealth-related articles than JMIR Publications. Our submission growth across all JMIR journals is shown below - we now receive over 7000 submissions a year.
Business Excellence: To create a sustainable business, the business needs to be successful - and we are. We were named as one of the top 500 companies in Canada, based on growth, by Business Insider and McLeans' Magazine, in 2019.
- How to become an author at JMIR
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- What is your turnaround time?
- What is an Impact Factor?
- What is the vision and mission of JMIR Publications?
- Which journals is JMIR Publications currently publishing?
- What are JMIR's innovations?
- Which journal titles is JMIR Publications currently publishing? (Journal Portfolio)