About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Participatory Medicine is the leading peer-reviewed journal dedicated to advancing and disseminating science on the meaningful participation of individuals in research and care delivery, and the use of technology for patient and citizen empowerment.

Articles focus on co-production and participatory design in research and healthcare, developing and deploying technology for patient self-care, fostering patient-clinician partnerships, improving patient and caregiver experience, and citizen science.

The journal is fully open access, supporting a global community of scientists, educators, clinicians, advocates, and the public. We publish original research, reviews, viewpoints, case studies, and essays including those written by patients and caregivers. Extraordinary Lives articles highlight individuals the world has lost who served as exemplars of participatory medicine.

The journal is also the official journal of the Society for Participatory Medicine.

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/PubMed Central). The Journal adheres to the same quality standards as all JMIR publications.

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. 

The journal is indexed in Sherpa Romeo, DOAJ, PubMed, PubMed Central, Scopus, and EBSCO.