Internet Healthcare Coalition Designates the Journal of Medical Internet Research as Its Official Journal
The Internet Healthcare Coalition (IHCC) and the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) announce an agreement designating JMIR as the official journal of the Coalition. The move to adopt this high-quality scholarly journal, which stimulates research in the effectiveness of e-health applications, is consistent with the mission of the Internet Healthcare Coalition to promote quality healthcare resources on the Internet and to educate health professionals and consumers.
(PRWEB) December 14, 2002
December 6, 2002 Â The Internet Healthcare Coalition (IHCC) and the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) announced today an agreement designating JMIR as the official journal of the Coalition.
ÂThe Journal of Medical Internet Research is the leading peer-reviewed e-health journal covering all aspects of health information and communication on the Internet,Â said IHCC chairman Ahmad Risk. ÂThe move to adopt this high-quality scholarly journal, which stimulates research in the effectiveness of e-health applications, is consistent with the mission of the Internet Healthcare Coalition to promote quality healthcare resources on the Internet and to educate health professionals and consumers.Â
ÂI am very pleased about this agreement,Â says JMIR editor-in-chief and publisher Gunther Eysenbach, who is also a professor at the University of Toronto and a senior scientist at the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation. ÂThe Journal of Medical Internet Research publishes papers that help physicians and consumers to maximize the use of the Internet. This includes original research reporting the application, development and evaluation of communication and information technology, as well as proposals, reviews and opinion papers on standards, policies, legal and ethical issues of e-health. We are delighted that our journal has been chosen by this prestigious organization. The Journal of Medical Internet Research can now have an even greater role in the delivery of quality health care and health information on the Internet.Â
JMIR has been a pioneer in open access publishing, making all its articles freely available on the web, while covering the costs of publication through authorship fees. IHCC members will now have the benefit of a 20% discount on article processing fees required by JMIR to cover the costs of publication.
ÂThe Internet Healthcare Coalition has a demonstrated commitment to the development of e-health ethical guidelines based upon research into quality, privacy, and technological issues of using the Internet for health purposes,Â said John Mack, president of IHCC. ÂWith this agreement, our members have an added incentive to submit their research results and opinions for publication in a respected international journal known for its leadership in stimulating, reviewing and disseminating research in the e-health area.Â
About the Internet Healthcare Coalition
The Internet Healthcare Coalition is an international, non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to educating healthcare consumers and professionals about the evolving issues relating to the quality of Internet health resources and information. Founded in 1997 and based in Washington, D. C., the Coalition's membership represents every sector of the Internet health space. The CoalitionÂs ongoing ÂeHealth Ethics InitiativeÂ provides a forum for the development and promotion of ethical principles for health-related Web sites. More information regarding the Internet Healthcare Coalition can be found on the Web at www. ihealthcoalition. org.
About the Journal of Medical Internet Research
The Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR; Medline-abbreviation: J Med Internet Res) was founded in 1999 and is the first international scientific peer-reviewed journal on all aspects of research, information and communication in the healthcare field using Internet and Intranet-related technologies. The editorial office is located at the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation in Toronto, Canada. The international Editorial Board consists of leading experts in the field. The Journal can be accessed free of charge on the web. The Journal is indexed in Medline [Index Medicus], Information Science Abstracts, INSPEC (Institution of Electrical Engineers), and Communication Abstracts. More information about the Journal can be found on the Web at www. jmir. org.