April 13, 2020

Call for COVID-19 Research and Writing from Annals of Family Medicine and JMMR

Two academic research journals led by family medicine faculty have responded  to the need for timely information and knowledge sharing on the COVID-19 pandemic.


Caroline R Richardson, MD
Caroline Richardson M.D.

Two academic research journals, the Annals of Family Medicine, led by Editor-in-Chief Caroline Richardson M.D., the Dr. Max and Buena Lichter Research Professor, and the Journal of Mixed Methods Research, led by Co-Chief Editor Michael D. Fetters, M.D., M.P.H., M.A, professor have mounted a rapid response to fulfill the need for information sharing during the coronavirus. 

The Annals has created a COVID-19 collection of original research, open data sets, and other timely information relevant to the primary care pandemic response. The collection is a rapidly changing international index of COVID-19-related content relevant to primary care, including open access, pre-print, and pre-peer review research, essays, and reports. Recent additions to the collection of 20+ open-access publications include:

A call for papers is active.

In early March, Annals of Family Medicine also partnered with the Association of Departments of Family Medicine to create a community blog that invites first-hand contributions from the primary care workforce. The blog, Family Medicine Case Notes from the COVID-19 Frontlines, is  a platform to share personal reflections, best practices, and lessons learned, from family physicians and primary care teams. It is open to community posts, vetted by the blog’s editorial team at the two partnering organizations.



Michael D. Fetters, M.D., M.P.H., M.A.
Michael D. Fetters, M.D., M.P.H., M.A.

The Journal of Mixed Methods Research (JMMR)has put out a call for papers. The journal calls on mixed methods researchers to find “creative applied approaches for responding.” JMMR believes, “Given the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for mixed methods research across virtually all disciplines and at all level of social institutions has never been clearer.” The journal is responding with an expedited manuscript submission process. JMMR concludes, “Researchers of all

disciplines need the latest research approaches to address this catastrophe.” Articles in this COVID-19 mixed methods collection will be free to read upon publication and published in a print and online issue by the beginning of 2021.