Yes, please keep in mind the following:
- JMIR Research Protocols publishes research protocols and proposals only - i.e. these papers usually have no substantial results to report yet, and this should obviously not be held against the authors. Publishing protocols before data collection increases accountability*.
- While no substantive results are expected, a results section is still necessary to report the current status and expected timeline, even if it is just 1-2 sentences (see What should I put into the results section of a protocol or proposal?). Please remind authors of that, if necessary linking to that Knowledge Base article
- Note that JMIR Research Protocols publishes protocols from all areas of biomedical research, not just Internet or digital health research. Thus, do not recommend a rejection only because you think it is not in scope for J Med Internet Res - you are not reviewing for that journal! "JMIR" in the title of JRP does indicate the brand name of the publisher, not J Med Internet Res
Thanks for reviewing for JRP!
* For more information on why researchers increasingly publish protocols please read Why should I publish my protocol or grant proposal?