Please contact the production manager at firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate the press release.
Note that 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).
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 to send out press releases before the paper is published as we would like to see the link and citation to the original article in the press story, and our experience is that the link or citation is often omitted when the release is disseminated before the paper is available.
Ideally, we want to publish a paper first, and then have press offices (on the same day) send out press-releases, citing the just published article.
We can coordinate with the authors' press offices a specific publication date and time (usually 9am EST). See How long is the post-acceptance process? and below for typical timeliness.
Regarding the timeline for publication: As soon as the paper is accepted by the editor for publication in JMIR or any of the sister journals, and the Article Processing Fee is paid, the paper is sent for copyediting. The copyediting process should be completed within 2 weeks depending upon various factors such as number of grammatical errors, inconsistency in references and citations, poor quality figures, unformatted tables, etc. It also depends upon the timely communication between the author and the copyeditor. Once the copyediting is completed, the layout editor typesets the paper within one day and send the galley proofs to authors for proofreading. This is also a one day step. Hence, the overall post-acceptance cycle should be confirmed by the editorial assistant or the production manager so that the paper is scheduled for a date and time. The authors are welcome to coordinate their press release according to that scheduled date and time.
Cite your paper properly
- Please always link to the HTML (not PDF) version of the article on the JMIR website (not on PubMed Central or other 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 brandname 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".
- preferably, use a phrase like "the open access journal JMIR mHealth & uHealth" or "The research article is freely available on the Internet at [URL]".
- Cite the year and issue, and preferably the complete bibliographic information at the bottom of the press release (the bibliographic information is at the bottom of the PDF galleys)
Send us your press release - and images, if any, including photos of the main author(s)
We may blog about the research if we have your press release. Please send it to email@example.com at the earliest possible date.
- 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?