About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Participatory Medicine is the official journal of the Society for Participatory Medicine. The journal's mission is to transform the culture of medicine by providing an evidence base for participatory health and medicine. It aims to advance both science and practice across a variety of participatory medicine areas of focus, including: patient and caregiver empowerment; patient-clinician partnership; use of technology to improve patients’ health and health care; participatory design and citizen science. Papers are published in six areas: research articles, editorials, narratives, case reports, reviews, and updates on related research in other media. It will explore how participation affects outcomes, resources, and relationships in healthcare; which interventions increase participation; and the types of evidence that provide the most reliable answers.

The Journal of Participatory Medicine features a rapid and thorough peer-review process, professional copyediting, professional production of PDF, XHTML, and XML proofs (deposited in PubMed Central/PubMed). The Journal of Participatory Medicine adheres to the same quality standards as JMIR and all articles published here are also cross-listed in the Table of Contents of JMIR, the world's leading medical journal in health sciences / health services research and health informatics.