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Submission Preparation Checklist

  1. Sponsors (solution-seekers): The documents uses the Word-template of a challenge document (for sponsors), which can be downloaded from .

    Entrants (solution-providers): Please follow instructions in the challenge / contest document. 

  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word (.doc/.docx), or RTF document file format.

  3. There are no URLs in the body of the manuscript. All URLs are cited as references.

  4. I understand that all author names and their affiliations for the final publication will be taken from the database (metadata form), not the submitted manuscript, thus all author names must be entered in the metadata form during submission. Authors may remove author names from the manuscript if they prefer blind review.

  5. Authors agree that the manuscript and peer-review reports may be transferred to a JMIR sister/partner journal (e.g. i-JMRJMIR Res Protoc, and others), if the paper is not found suitable for publication in JMIR, but is publishable in another journal. The submission fee for that partner journal (if any) will be waived, and transfer of the peer-review reports may mean that the paper does not have to be re-reviewed. Authors will receive a notification when the manuscript is transferred, and at that time can decide if they want to pursue publication in a sister/partner journal. If authors do NOT wish an automatic transfer to an alternative journal after rejection for JMIR, this should be noted in the cover letter.

  6. While not applicable for many JMIR Challenges entries, I reviewed and agree with the Fee Schedule prior to submission