Methods Inf Med 2016; 55(06): 478-480
DOI: 10.3414/ME16-14-0001
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Methods Open – A New Journal Track Starting in 2017

Sabine Koch
1   Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, Health Informatics Centre, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Reinhold Haux
2   Peter L. Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics, University of Braunschweig and Hannover Medical School, Braunschweig, Germany
Olaf Gefeller
3   Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany
Indra N. Sarkar
4   Center for Biomedical Informatics, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
Dieter Bergemann
5   Schattauer Verlag, Stuttgart, Germany
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Publication History

21 November 2016

Publication Date:
15 November 2017 (online)


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.