Journal of Medical Internet Research

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Journal of Medical Internet Research
Abbreviated title JMIR
Discipline Medicine, eHealth
Language English
Publication details
Publisher Gunther Eysenbach (online)
Publication history 1999-
Frequency continuously
Open access yes
ISSN 1438-8871}}

The Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) is a peer-reviewed open access journal founded in 1999 with a content focus on eHealth and "healthcare in the Internet age", edited and published by Gunther Eysenbach. The journal is widely regarded as one of the pioneers in open access publishing [1] , being one of the first open access journals in biomedicine (created before PLoS and BioMed Central entered the scene).

According to the 2006 ISI/SCI Journal Reports, which reports Journal Impact Factors, the journal has an impact factor of 2.9, and is thus ranked second in the medical informatics category, beating 18 other longer established journals within that category. The journal is also ranked 6th in the "Health Care Sciences & Services" journal category, which includes 56 other leading journals [2].


  • Jennifer Kuo. Set My Research Free. Foreign Policy, March/Apr 2004. [3] Quote: Openaccess journals have existed for several years; the Journal of Medical Internet Research (jmir) (, for instance, was a pioneer in the late 1990s.
  • Joy H. P. Harriman. Review of the "Journal of Medical Internet Research". J Med Libr Assoc. 2004 October; 92(4): 510-511 "A reliable, current, and well-maintained scientific publication"

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