Registered Report Identifiers
Since May 2018, JMIR assigns a Registered Report Identifier (RRID) to protocols (RR1 stage 1 papers) published in JMIR Res Protoc or other JMIR journals (What is a Registered Report?). These identifiers signify that the project is in principle accepted for publication in any other JMIR journal, and the identifier should be cited in the abstract of the subsequent results (RR2) paper.
The RRID consists of the following elements:
- A prefix "RR1-" or "RR2-", indicating if this is a stage 1 or stage 2 paper
- DOI prefix indicating the publisher of the RR1 (10.2196 is the DOI prefix for JMIR Publications, but if the registered report is published elsewhere it would be a different number)
- Internal publisher manuscript tracking number of the protocol (RR1) paper
Authors of any subsequent results paper based on a stage 1 paper (protocol) should - in addition to citing the protocol in their bibliography - add the RRID to their abstract, replacing RR1 with RR2. The identifier after RR1/RR2 remains stable.
For example, any subsequent results papers for the protocol RR1-10.2196/7425 would carry the RRID RR2-10.2196/7425.
In the future, there will be a field in our submission form for the RRID as well (for the time being, just add it to the abstract for RR2 submissions).
RRIDs greatly facilitate the crosslinking of registered reports across journals. Please also add the Registered Report Identifier to the abstract of the results paper, even if it is not submitted to a JMIR journal but to a different journal.