Publishing Policies

Record Keeping and Research Policy

For record keeping, accountability, and research purposes, JMIR Publications reserves the right to retain all communications and manuscripts (including rejected manuscripts) in its manuscript management system, unless submitting authors explicitly ask for removal of the records. Although authors retain the copyright to their work, when submitting a manuscript, they agree that JMIR Publications has the right to (but is not obliged to) internally store and retain manuscripts and communications indefinitely. Submitting authors also acknowledge that the JMIR publisher, editor, or their designates have the right to analyze communications and statistics, for example, for peer-review research, education, marketing, and other purposes. Excerpts from communications may be quoted in research and educational or marketing publications if the author remains anonymous.