Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

JMIR Wiki Medical Reviews (JMIR Wiki Med Rev) is an innovative journal that takes submissions from the best medical Wikipedia articles and after a peer-review publishes them as a review article. The goals of the journal are to: 1) improve the visibility, indexing, and impact of high-quality Wikipedia articles (by inclusion in bibliographic databases and featuring them on JMIR); 2) support the curation of free medical knowledge on Wikipeda by providing an academic outlet for Wikipedia contributions; and 3) further improve upon existing Wikipedia articles.

 

Section Policies

Reviews (based on Wikipedia Articles)

Submit wikipedia articles - the submitting author must be a major contributor to the article and enter all other major contributors in the metadata form (minor contributors will be acknowledged in the acknowledgement section).

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Original Work (based on Wikiversity articles)

Submit wikiversity articles - the submitting author must be a major contributor to the article and enter all other major contributors in the metadata form (minor contributors will be acknowledged in the acknowledgement section).

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

While Wikipedia articles are already reviewed by the Wikipedia community, they are not necessarily peer-reviewed by medical experts. JMIR Wiki Medical Reviews enhances this process by inviting medical experts to peer-review the submitted Wikipedia articles. For each Wikipedia article to be submitted, we ask 2-4 reviewers to comment on the accuracy of the article, and to make suggestions for improvements. Reviewers can also edit the Wikipedia article directly.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

About the publisher

JMIR Publications, Inc. is a rapidly growing innovative academic publisher. It builds on the success of JMIR (Journal of Medical Internet Research), which started in 1998 as a small independent open access project hosted at a university, which subsequently grew into the most influential journal in medical informatics (ranked #1 by Impact Factor by Thomson Reuters for three years, 2011 IF: 4.4) and health services research (ranked #2 by Thomson Reuters for three years). Due to the growth in influence and submissions, and to make the operations more sustainable and professional, the journal was incorporated as company in 2011. Shortly after incorporation, several spin-off journals were launched. Currently, JMIR Publications Inc. publishes the following journals:


JMIR Publications Inc. also produces and organizes the annual Medicine 2.0(R) World Congress series (http://www.medicine20congress.com), is curator of the Medicine 2.0(R) Social Network (http://medicine20.net), and owns several other trademarks in the health field [e.g. Healthbook(R), http://healthbook.com] and altmetrics area [Twimpact Factor(TM), WebCite(R), http://www.webcitation.org].


In 2013, several new journals will be launched:
o JMIR Medical Informatics
o JMIR Human Factors
o JMIR Medical and Bioengineering
o JMIR Cancer
o JMIR Public Health
o JMIR Bioinformatics
o JMIR Wiki Medical Reviews
o JMIR Healthcare Improvement