Absolutely not. JMIR Publications or its journals was never on Beall's controversial list of "potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access publishers" (it is no longer available since 2017, but here is a cached version of the list). JMIR does not fulfill a single criterion of a predatory publisher.
In the Bohannon / Science "sting operation", where a fake low-quality paper was sent to OA journals to identify "predatory" publishers who bypass peer-review, JMIR - of course - did not accept or even consider the paper. It didn't even enter the peer-review stage because it was deemed out of scope.
On the contrary, there is sound evidence and metrics to show that JMIR Publications is a leading publisher in the eHealth domain.
eHealth is the intersection between technology and medicine, and JMIR Publications is a mission-driven (rather than profit driven) publisher, which has been publishing many high-quality pioneer journals and seminal articles in that space.
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