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PREPRINTS CAN BE UPLOADED IN ANY FORMAT. You can even take a snapshot of an already "published" article on the web (e.g. a blog) using WebCite (http://www.webcitation.org) - simply upload a document with the link to the WebCite snapshot.If you write an article intended for a JMIR journal, a Word-template of an article compatible with journals from JMIR Publications can be downloaded from http://jmir.org/ojs/public/journals/1/InstructionsForAuthorsOfJMIR.docx. Note that the references can be in any format, but if you write an article intended for a JMIR journal, we recommend to number the in-text citations sequentially numbered in the manuscript with square brackets, and add the Pubmed Identifier (found on pubmed.gov) PMID:123456. See Instructions for Authors for details. .
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
Authors understand that preprints are intended for community review. There is no editor assigning peer-reviewers, so if you want the preprint to be reviewed, please set the setting to "open peer-review" and point potential peer-reviewers (who should be arms-length) to your paper, e.g. by tweeting about it or posting it on your homepage.
Authors agree that the manuscript and peer-review reports may be transferred to a partner journal (e.g. JMIR, i-JMR, JMIR Res Protoc, and others), whose editor may offer formal publication if the peer-review reports are addressed. The submission fee for that partner journal (if any) will be waived, and transfer of the peer-review reports may mean that the paper does not have to be re-reviewed. Authors will receive a notification when the manuscript has enough reviewers, and at that time can decide if they want to pursue publication in a partner journal. If authors do NOT wish to have the preprint considered in a partner journal (or a specific journal), this should be noted in the cover letter. Also, note if you want to have the paper only considered/forwarded to specific journals, e.g. JMIR, PLOS, PEERJ, BMJ Open, Nature Communications etc), please specify this in the cover letter.
Manuscripts can be in any format. However, an abstract is required in all cases.
Unless stated otherwise, all articles are open-access distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work ("first published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research...") is properly cited with original URL and bibliographic citation information. The complete bibliographic information, a link to the original publication on http://www.jmir.org/, as well as this copyright and license information must be included.
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