Archive (2016–2006)

Methods Open – A New Journal Track Starting in 2017

Journal: Methods of Information in Medicine
Subtitle: A journal stressing, for more than 50 years, the methodology and scientific fundamentals of organizing, representing and analyzing data, information and knowledge in biomedicine and health care
ISSN: 0026-1270
Issue: 2016 (Vol. 55): Issue 6 2016
Pages: 478-480
Ahead of Print: 2016-11-21

Methods Open – A New Journal Track Starting in 2017


S. Koch (1), R. Haux (2), O. Gefeller (3), I. N. Sarkar (4), D. Bergemann (5)

(1) Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, Health Informatics Centre, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden; (2) Peter L. Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics, University of Braunschweig and Hannover Medical School, Braunschweig, Germany; (3) Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany; (4) Center for Biomedical Informatics, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA; (5) Schattauer Verlag, Stuttgart, Germany


transformation, open access, subscription, Journals, double-blind review, Trans-O-MIM


From 2017 (volume 56) onwards the journal Methods of Information in Medicine will consist of two tracks. Authors can decide to submit their manuscript to either the subscription track that continues to publish its six print and electronic (non-open access) issues for journal subscribers, or the new Methods Open track that will consist of digitally published manuscripts (as gold open access). These two tracks will constitute from 2017 on the journal’s Tandem Model. Simultaneously, Methods will introduce a double-blinded review process and reviewer assessment by the submitting authors. Implications of these changes for both authors and reviewers are discussed. With these steps, Methods aims to improve the visibility of the journal and contribute to sharing research results as timely and as widely as possible and thereby to promote scientific progress.

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