(Toronto, May 24, 2022) JMIR Publications is happy to announce that JMIR Infodemiology has been accepted and indexed with the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). The DOAJ applies strict criteria to review and index Open Access journals, which include licensing and copyright criteria, quality control processes, journal website technical and usability setups, and editorial evaluation.
JMIR Infodemiology (JI, ISSN 2564-1891, Editor-in-Chief: Tim Ken Mackey) is a new journal (launched in 2021) focusing on determinants and distribution of health information and misinformation on the internet, and its effect on public and individual health; a new scientific discipline that has has been called "Infodemiology" in 2002, and which has been gaining momentum in the COVID-19 related infodemic in 2020, with WHO recognizing this as an important pillar to manage public health emergencies.
JMIR Publications is proud to have been spearheading the advancement of this new scientific discipline for the past decade and is now accelerating the development of this new interdisciplinary discipline with the first and only journal devoted to this rapidly evolving field, by bringing together thought leaders in research and policy. Areas of interest include information monitoring (infoveillance, including social listening); ehealth literacy and science literacy; knowledge refinement and quality improvement processes and policies; and the influence of political and commercial interests on effective knowledge translation.
Additional JMIR Publications’ journals indexed/accepted in DOAJ include: Journal of Medical Internet Research, JMIR mHealth and uHealth, JMIR Research Protocols, JMIR Human Factors, JMIR Mental Health, JMIR Serious Games, JMIR Medical Informatics, JMIR Formative Research, JMIR Diabetes, JMIR Cancer, JMIR Pediatrics and Parenting, JMIR Medical Education, JMIR Aging, JMIR Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies, JMIR Cardio, JMIR Public Health and Surveillance and the Interactive Journal of Medical Research. Additional journals may currently be under evaluation. DOAJ is used by more than 5000 institutions worldwide, and JMIR Publications is delighted to be a part of this directory. To review all JMIR Publication journals included in the DOAJ, click here.
The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) was launched in 2003 with 300 open access journals. Today, this independent database contains over 16 500 peer-reviewed open access journals covering all areas of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts and humanities. DOAJ's mission is to increase the visibility, accessibility, reputation, usage and impact of quality, peer-reviewed, open access scholarly research journals globally, regardless of discipline, geography or language.
About JMIR Publications
JMIR Publications is a leading, born-digital, open access publisher of 30+ academic journals and other innovative scientific communication products that focus on the intersection of health, and technology. Its flagship journal, the Journal of Medical Internet Research, is the leading digital health journal globally in content breadth and visibility, and is the largest journal in the medical informatics field.