In preparation for an anticipated shift to a new peer review platform, we are pausing the beta Karma Credit program as we work on a new blockchain-based method to acknowledge and reward our collaborators.
In the meantime, please note these dates:
- July 31, 2022: Last date to accrue Karma Credits or Karma Points (accrual sunset date)
- October 31, 2022: Deadline for using Karma Credit balances toward the payment of fast-track or article processing fees for any JMIR Publications (redemption sunset date)
- Nov 1, 2022: All remaining Karma Credits will be frozen; stakeholders will be prioritized to receive an early invitation to the JMIR blockchain cryptocurrency (R-Coin) rewards program currently under development
We recommend spending your remaining Karma Credits balance before the redemption sunset date by submitting an article. Karma Credits can be used to fast-track a submission, or to pay an article processing fee. In our new PePR pilot (submissions with pre-existing peer-reviews), you can also submit a paper with pre-existing peer-review reports that may come from another journal that has previously rejected the manuscript, which will reduce the time from submission to acceptance if the paper does not have to go through additional peer-review (see our KB article on submissions with existing peer-reviews).
With our new stellar Impact Factors (JMIR Public Health >14, J Med Internet Res >7) and over 30 emerging sister journals, including new titles such as JMIR AI and JMIR Neurotech, as well as our new preprint overlay title JMIRx-Med, there is no better time to submit to a JMIR journal than now!
Please note, the Karma Credit sunset does not apply to prepaid credits.