For Authors: How to Publish in JOMI

Thank you for your interest in publishing. 

Due to the unique nature of the journal, the publication process is also unique.  JOMI will handle most work related to video and animation.  The goal is to make the publication process as effortless as possible, while ensuring high-quality of video production for every article.

1. Request for Publication

To begin your submission, please complete the following form:

Begin Submission

Alternatively, you may also send an email to editorial@jomi.com with the following information:

  • Title
  • Abstract
  • Rationale for Publication

Your submission will be reviewed and, if it is approved, your article will be assigned a production ID, which must be used in all future correspondence.

2. Filming / Film Submission

The publishing author may either a) request that JOMI supplies a video production team to film the procedure or b) film the case yourself.

JOMI Production Team

JOMI can handle ALL ASPECTS OF VIDEO PRODUCTION. Please coordinate filming and requisite hospital permissions with the JOMI editorial team.

Self-Produced

We strongly encourage that you connect with us PRIOR to filming.  JOMI can offer guidance and training to ensure that your filming is a success.  Please note that cases that are filmed incorrectly have a high probability of being rejected.  For more details, please see jomi.com/HowToFilm.

3. Video Editing 

JOMI Editors

JOMI Video Department will then take on editing and animation production.  The JOMI team will work closely with the publishing author to create an edit of the video optimized for education.  The authors will have ample opportunity to provide guidance, feedback, and will have an opportunity to review and approve video edits and animations. 

Self-Produced

Authors are welcome to submit an edited video, subject to JOMI specifications:

  • Cameras: multiple cameras to ensure complete coverage: hands, POV, panoramic, scope, audio recorded during the procedure using a lavalier microphone (post-op narration is acceptable, but is not preferred)
  • Content: there must be an introduction and discussion (post-op) by the operating surgeon. The procedure must be filmed from incision to closure. For edited footage, the article must include not only key steps, but must cover the procedure extensively. When skipping over redundant content, the preferred method is acceleration, rather than hard cuts.
  • Technical Specifications: Edited footage must be rendered in high quality at 1080P or higher. Unedited footage should be recorded in 29.97fps.

3. Publication

The submitting author will be responsible for submitting a manuscript (guide), imaging, and any other information needed to put together the article.

Once all component are in place, the article will undergo peer review.  Upon peer review acceptance, the article will be published.

Next Step

To begin your submission, please send the title, abstract, and rationale to editorial@jomi.com or click on the button below:

Begin Submission