Average time of submission to initial decision in days 2013-2016 (updated: 4/Mar/2017): 45 days
This includes all peer-reviewed submissions. For fast-tracked papers, we promise <3 weeks (21 days). (see also How to fast-track (expedite) a paper and what are the benefits?)
Average time of acceptance to publication in days 2013-2016 (updated: 4/Mar/2017): 35 days
Note that this includes the time for payment and copyediting, thus it can be influenced by delays at the author side. For fast-tracked papers, we promise <30 days (see also How to fast-track (expedite) a paper and what are the benefits?)
Are you looking for a rapid decision because you wish to cite your ongoing or pilot work in a grant proposal?
- consider fast-tracking your paper (How to fast-track (expedite) a paper and what are the benefits?)
- make your paper available as Preprint (What are JMIR Preprints?). When you submit a paper to a JMIR journal, select "Open Peer-Review" as an option (What is open peer-review?). Your paper will then get a DOI and is immediately after submission citable as Preprint, which many grant agencies such as NIH or MRC now encourage.
Note that formative work, in-progress work, pilot studies, methods and protocols should preferably be submitted to JMIR Res Protoc (Why should I publish my protocol or grant proposal?).