Researchers are interested in maximizing the impact and dissemination of their research. While "salami publication" (redundant publication) is discouraged, a multi-year research project will (and has to) produce multiple publications (some of which are required to get larger grants such as R01s), which may form the basis of a PhD project or constitute the output of a research group.
JMIR journals cater to the entire "lifecycle" of research and development in this area.
The following is an example of a publication roadmap showing possible research outputs and various stages, and illustrating how a researcher can maximize impact and dissemination of his research program, using a fictional mHealth app MobiDiab as an example.
|Research Status||Journal||Sample Title|
|Ideation||JMIR Challenges||"A $5000 Award for the Best Ideas in Innovating Diabetes Self-Management"|
|Needs assessment||JMIR Formative Res or specialty journals such as JMIR Diabetes [JMIR Mental Health, JMIR Cardio, JMIR Rehab...]||"What do Young People Want from an Diabetes [Depression, Hypertension] App? Focus Group and Stakeholder Interviews|
|Funding Proposal (R21)||JMIR Res Protoc||"Development and Evaluation of an App for Adolescents with Type II Diabetes: Research Proposal"|
|Formative Evaluation||JMIR Formative Res||"Maximizing Sustained Use of an App for Diabetes: Cohort Study"|
|Usability Evaluation||JMIR Human Factors||"Design Principles to Avoid Data Entry and Interpretation Errors when Self-Tracking Blood Glucose: Observational Usability Study"|
|Patient Involvement||J Participat Med||"A Roadmap for Patient Involvement in Diabetes Management: Focus Groups with Patient and Health Professionals"|
|Software Development||JMIR Med Inform||"Linking Cloud-based Data to an Electronic Health Record"|
|Hardware Development||JMIR Biomed Eng||"A Glucometer Add-On for the Apple IPhone: Development and Pilot Validation"|
|Full Protocol e.g. of an RCT (R01)||JMIR Res Protoc||"An App for Adolescents with Type II Diabetes: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial"|
|Primary Results (Interim)||JMIR mHealth and uHealth||"An App for Adolescents with Type II Diabetes: Usage Data and Clinical Outcomes after 6 Months"|
|Primary Results (e.g. RCT)||"An App for Adolescents with Type II Diabetes: Long-Term Clinical Outcomes after 12 months"|
|Secondary Results||Specialty journals such as JMIR Diabetes, JMIR Mental Health, JMIR Cardio, JMIR Rehab.||"An App for Adolescents with Type II Diabetes: Improvement in Adherence and Perceived Quality of Life"|
|Methodological Issues||JMIR Serious Games etc||"Maximizing Engagement Through Gamification of a Virtual Reality Diabetes App"|
|Failed RCT||JMIR Human Factors||"Why Doctors Did Not Look at Personal Health Records Data: Lessons Learned from a Failed RCT"|
|Public Health/Policy Implications||JMIR Public Health||"Home-Monitoring by Diabetes Patients: Public Health Impact, Policy Implications and Remuneration Considerations for Health Care Professionals"|
|Data||JMIR Data||"Primary De-Identified Data from the MobiDiab Trial"|