No. The policy at JMIR journals is that authors must suggest peer-reviewers, which we may or may not use.
Tip: To find potential reviewers, search pubmed for similar papers. Some of them list email addresses of the first authors (click the plus sign next to Author Information, see screenshot below). Suggest these names and email addresses.
Do not suggest reviewers which have a potential conflict of interest:
- not from the same department/unit
- no friends, relatives, spouses...
- no supervisors or thesis committee members
- no colleagues or researchers you have collaborated/published with in the past 5 years, or with whom you are currently writing a grant application or manuscript
Try to find reviewers from a different country. For example, if you are from China, and suggest 3 other reviewers from China, we will not accept this.
- How does the peer-review process look like at JMIR journals?
- How does the JMIR peer-review form look like?