Aims and Scope

  • Editorial Mission
  • Editorial Focus
  • Submission Categories
  • Authorship
  • Open Access Policy and DOI use
  • Audience
  • Governing Body
  • Fees (APC) and Publishing Model 
  • What APC covers
  • Waiver policy
  • Archiving and Scholarly Practices
  • Indexing and impact factor
  • Author Self-Archiving
  • Memberships and Affiliations
  • Revenue Sources
  • Copyright and License Notice
  • Diversity Commitment
  • Journal History
  • Publisher
  • Management and Ownership

 

Editorial Mission

Telehealth and Medicine Today (THMT) is the open access international peer reviewed journal examining the value of telehealth and clinical automation, its use and scalable developments, business process guidance, market research and the economic impact of digital health innovations in an evolving health technology sector. Articles feature original research, pilot studies, case use, best practices and perspectives from medical, technical, allied health, policy, safety, economic, strategic, education and social impact disciplines. Authors are encouraged to submit outcomes data for cost efficiencies realized in health system(s), patient populations or clinical practices that demonstrate affordable, accessible, quality care by delivering virtual care in a value based system. A world-class review board includes constructive commentary through rapid and rigorous peer review to strengthen work. 

THMT Editorial Focus

Manuscripts of interest will present local and global innovations fostering ecosystem efficiencies in virtual care in the following areas:

  • New Business Models, Provider strategies, incentive models, future society transformation strategies, hardware, software and technology selection, financial Impact to health systems and patient out-of-pocket cost, scalability, sustainability
  • Technology: Artificial intelligence, robotics, voice interface tech, Blockchain and DLT, augmented reality, machine learning, identity management, smart contracts, security, interoperability, standards, scalability, business continuity
  • Use Cases: use case discovery frameworks, use case roadmaps, key learnings from successful and unsuccessful experiences
  • Legal and Regulatory: Reimbursement, reduced hospital readmissions, interoperability, mobile health, devices, EMR, health and wellness consumer protection, health policy, patient privacy (GDPR and HIPAA)
  • Health IT: Electronic health records (EHR), health information exchange (HIE), interoperability, claim adjudication, clinical trials, medical devices, Internet of Things (IoT), wearables, sensors, smart health cities and medically fit homes
  • Home Care: Long-term care, care giver strategies, remote health, smart cities, sensors, workforce
  • Security and Governance: Oversight, workflow, staffing solutions, recruitment, scaling, monitoring, and maintaining of security systems
  • Trending Specialties: Population health, chronic condition management, behavioral health, Tele-dermatology, Tele-radiology, Tele-pathology, smart cities and ecosystems for mid-life and beyond
  • User Experience: market and user segmentation, generational demographics, consumerization of healthcare, behavioral considerations, user centered design, adoption drivers and barriers, Return-on-Adoption
  • Education: Training tools & tips - the fundamentals, innovation management, managing digital transformation, future workforce, medical education 

Submission categories

Authors around the globe are invited to submit manuscripts in the submission categories below. For further details and descriptions, please visit Information for Authors & Editorial Policies here. Categories include:

  • Original Research
  • Proof of Concept
  • Use Cases/Pilots/Methodologies
  • Production/Deployment/Scaled Use
  • Narrative/Systematic Reviews/Meta-Analysis
  • Technical Briefs and Reports
  • Market Research Report
  • Opinion/Perspective/Point of View

In addition, THMT publishes a BLOG, where authors can share experiences and reflections including commentary, discussion and debate on any aspect of healthcare, policy, and technology around the globe. The submission should be approximately 1000 words and referenced in the Vancouver style.

Upload your manuscript on https://telehealthandmedicinetoday.com/index.php/journal/about/submissions

Authorship

THMT follows guidelines for authorship recommended by the ICMJE. Please click this link to review and determine authorship criteria for your submission. Authors must meet all four criteria to be listed as authors. We ask you to familiarize yourself with the recommended guidelines.

THMT urges researchers to consider researcher contributions and authorship criteria in multi-region collaborations in effort to promote greater equity and transparency in research collaborations.  Researchers should follow the recommendations set out in the Global Code of Conduct for Research in Resource-Poor Settings when designing, executing and reporting their research and provide a disclosure statement in their manuscript regarding the global ethics code.

Upload your manuscript on https://telehealthandmedicinetoday.com/index.php/journal/about/submissions

Open Access Policy

Articles are published immediately upon the final correction(s) of the master proof. There are no open access availability, time limits, or paywalls.

All articles are assigned a DOI number (Digital Object Identifier). Authors retain full copyright (see below for copyright policy below).

All THMT articles are open access and at no charge to readers. There are no paywalls.

Audience

The Telehealth and Medicine Today audience includes leadership from enterprise, hospitals and medical research centers, payer organizations including researchers, medical directors, IT/IS, healthcare providers, universities, consultants, entrepreneurs/startups, biopharma/device/pharmacy, NGO, government, and policy.

Governing Body

THMT editorial leadership is comprised of world-renowned experts bringing depth and breadth of knowledge to the journal. For a complete list of board members and financial disclosures, please click this link. 

  • Lyle Berkowitz, MD, FACP, FHIMSS, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, USA
  • Amar Gupta, PhD, Institute of Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), MIT, USA
  • John D. Halamka, MD, MS, President, Mayo Clinic Platform, USA

Journal Staff 

  • John Russo Jr., PharmD, Managing Editor, Telehealth and Medicine Today, USA

The Managing Editor conducts plagiarism checks, ensures editorial and research writing standards, desk rejections due to format or language, timely ethical peer review, scholarly guidelines and practices are adhered as ascribed by ICMJE, COPE and WAME. Editors-in-Chief, Regional, and Associate Editors assess manuscript submission quality, technical, innovation, education and market merits, while all editorial board members and reviewers assess and provide rigorous double blind peer review and constructive feedback for authors. All members abide by publishing ethics guidelines ascribed by COPE to ensure the highest ethics standards are adhered to.

All submissions are reviewed by a minimum of two editors.

Publishing Schedule

THMT is published quarterly, January, April, July, and November. Accordingly, the deadlines for submission are Dec 1, March 1, June 1, and October 1 respectively. 

All THMT articles and content is open access and no charge to readers.

  • In 2021, THMT manuscript Acceptance Rate in regular issue was 56%.
  • The number of Days to Accept a final manuscript in 2021 was 54.

Fees (APC) and Publishing Model

THMT’s Article Processing Charge (APC) is $650.00 USD. The APC applies to original research published in THMT. APC for students currently enrolled at an academic institution is $450.00 USD. Please plan accordingly. There is no fee for editorials or BLOG posts.

What does the article-processing charge (APC) cover?
Costs are involved in every stage of the publication process, including software, platform hosting, copyediting, production, proofs, graphics, archiving on dedicated servers, time stamping article provenance on the distributed ledger and providing custom dashboards to authors, membership to appropriate scholarly publishing organizations such as STM, COPE, Altmetric, ScienceOpen and many others, management of database and lists, social media dissemination and writing, market research and journal amplification, coding for journal plugins and new features, and compensation for work performed and commissioned (this does not include peer review or board members).

We ask authors to pay an APC if their original research article is accepted for publication. Once published, authors can immediately post their article on non-commercial web sites, institutional repositories, or other free public servers. 

Waiver policy

THMT has an active waiver policy for authors from lower-middle income countries as per the World Bank (click here for details). We give fair consideration to all submissions, and believe this should not be linked to the ability to pay.

Where limited funding is available to authors, THMT can provide a complete or partial waiver to authors on request, AFTER, an article is accepted. We review papers based strictly on MERIT. The quality and contribution it makes to the sector supersedes the APC. We believe this is paramount for fair and open exchange. 

Archiving and Scholarly Practices

THMT uses LOCKSS preservation, Portico, CrossRef and CrossMark and PKP|PS Indexing service.  We adhere and are members of ICMJE, COPE, and WAME guidelines and practices. 

Indexing and impact factor

THMT is indexed in

  • Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (GFMER)
  • Google Scholar
  • Index Copernicus
  • NEBIS
  • PKP Metadata Harvester 
  • ProQuest Health & Medical Complete
  • ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Program
  • ProQuest Public Health
  • ScienceOpen
  • Unpaywall

Launched in March 2018, THMT does not have an impact factor yet. Be assured, THMT is working hard to meet this industry preference, however, trends in the industry indicate the JIF will not be the leading indicator for journal selection and articles will and are being amplified on their own merits. This is why THMT is highly active across social media. We believe authors seek fair and bibliodiverse environments where their work is disseminated and amplified across audiences and relevant scientific, public and not-for-profit ecosystems around the globe.

Author Self-Archiving

Authors are permitted and encouraged to post any version of their manuscript to personal or institutional websites, in repositories and similar, prior to and after publication (while providing the bibliographic details of that publication).

Memberships and Affiliations

Revenue sources

The revenue model consists of the journal APC, advertising support for the journal, reprints, special editions, supplements, summits, roundtables, and custom projects including podcasts and webinars.  The journal curates and hosts the annual Converge2Xcelerate (#ConV2X) conference (click here for more). Under no circumstance does commercial support impact the editorial decisions for journal manuscript review or acceptance.

Copyright and License Notice

Authors contributing to THMT agree to publish their articles under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial 4.0 International License that allows reuse, subject only to the use being non-commercial, and to the article being fully attributed. Authors hold and retain copyright of their work, with first publication rights granted to Telehealth and Medicine Today (THMT). THMT makes all articles open access and freely available from the date of publication.

Diversity Commitment

Partners in Digital Health (PDH) is committed to supporting diversity, inclusion and egalitarianism across scientific and academic communication and in publishing practices.

This belief is reflected in our internal journal practices, editorial and peer review boards, in published content, journal and community outreach and ambassador chapters to demonstrate the portfolio’s integrity, trust and values to communities far and wide in tearing down any barriers and borders relating to knowledge, economics, age, race, gender, sexual orientation, geography and political views. The founder and publisher has stated repeatedly since the journal’s inception, “All are welcome to the table.” The journal maintains an objective, unbiased and fair balanced posture at all times. Priorities and actions include:

  • Manuscript submission and authorship 
  • Peer reviewers
  • Editorial and advisory board members
  • ConV2X conference and pitch competition
  • Fees and business model
  • Ambassador chapters

We encourage all global citizens from all countries to learn, share and participate as equals. We continuously address equity and inclusion in our portfolio in these areas and others, as needed, to ensure our ongoing commitment to global equality, diversity and inclusion.

Journal History

THMT was first launched on a WordPress platform in 2016. In July 2018, the journal was relaunched on the OJS Platform to conform to guidelines and requirements for traditional peer reviewed scholarly journals. As a startup and market disruptor with limited funding, the publisher came to realize the best way to impact the ecosystem was to engender trust and acceptance for both journal mission and the emerging telehealth niche through traditional methods. Early WordPress articles are not necessarily formatted as traditional research manuscripts or feature abstracts. All WordPress articles were transferred to the OJS platform and given DOI numbers. PDF formats are available, All authors, whether pre- or post-OJS journal launch, own copyrights under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Publisher

The journal is published by Partners in Digital Health (PDH), a forward reaching communications company publishing the peer reviewed journals Blockchain in Healthcare Today and Telehealth and Medicine Today, producer of the companion ConVerge2Xcelerate (#ConV2X) conference series, and Innovation Ignition Pitch Competition. The portfolio converges leading academics, pragmatic innovators, and practitioners around the globe to accelerate healthcare transformation and consensus building for growing research fields. PDH continuously pushes the boundaries of technology innovation in scholarly publication and ecosystem practices to bring trust, transparency, and truth to its audience.

Management and Ownership

Partners in Digital Health (PDH), was founded in 2015 and is privately owned and independently operated by Tory Cenaj. Please see correspondence details below to contact the owner for inquiries.

Partners in Digital Health
241 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 21
Stamford, CT 06902, USA
Attention: Tory Cenaj, Owner and Publisher

Those with an interest in submitting a manuscript or obtaining further information are encouraged to do so. Send inquiries to the Managing Editor, John Russo, PharmD, at j.russo@partnersindigitalhealth.com or the Owner and Publisher, Tory Cenaj, at t.cenaj@partnersindigitalhealth.com