General Information for Authors

Editorial Focus

Editorial Categories

Publishing Schedule

Peer Review Turn-around

Production Time

Audience

Authorship and related information

Criterion for publication

Fees and Publishing Model

Waiver policy

Refund policy

Copyright

Competing interests

Open access policy

Embargo policy

 

Editorial Focus

Telehealth and Medicine Today (TMT), is an open access online, international peer review journal where multidisciplinary thought leaders, practitioners, and future society stakeholders converge to address strategic, medical, technical, legal, policy, economic, and social aspects of a new health and technology sector.  TMT assists building knowledge and consensus for deploying and scaling delivery services to achieve sustainable outcomes for affordable, accessible, and quality care for health consumers around the world, by implementing pragmatic approaches addressing issues such as interoperability, quality and safety of evolving technologies, business processes, and economic systems, to drive the global telehealth and remote care revolution in value based care. A world-class peer-review board endeavors to offer rapid, peer-review (14 days), and includes constructive commentary to strengthen work. The online only journal is published quarterly, in order to accelerate sharing of rigorously vetted theoretical and experiential knowledge required for a growth sector.

Editorial Categories:

Manuscripts of interest will present local and global innovations fostering ecosystem efficiencies in virtual care, telecare, and telehealth utilizing evidence-based outcomes for:

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, machine learning, robotics, voice interface tech, augmented reality, identity management, smart contract, security, identiry, data mangement, interoperability, standards, scalability, business continuity, DLT

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), interoperatbility, 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 

Drug Discovery: Protocol development, clinical study management, devices, sensors, data aggregation,

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 

Authors around the globe are invited to submit original papers (meaning have not been previously published or have not appeared in print or online prior to submission to TMT), under the categories below.  There are no word counts or limitations. TMT wants you to contribute and share your research, innovation, and voice, in as many words as you need to communicate effectively.

  • Proof of Concept
  • Use Cases, Pilots
  • Methodologies
  • Production, Deployment
  • Original Clinical Research
  • Original Market Research
  • Narrative/Systematic Reviews/Meta-Analysis
  • Opinions, Perspectives, and Commentary on a current trend or issue impacting the sector
  • Training and Tool Kits

Authors can include relevant software code and data in the peer review process by uploading it to TMT’s Code Ocean computational reproducibility workflow; and strengthen the validity, attribution, and trust-based reputation of their work with TMT’s ARTiFACTS.ai service option, a purpose built blockchain-enabled platform for academic and scientific research and development.

Publishing Schedule

TMT is published quarterly to reflect a dynamic marketplace to ensure accurate reflection of developments, trends, and the most current knowledge available, while providing a forum for developing shared work and consensus. 2020 issues will be published in January, April, July and December. 

DEADLINE for manuscript submissions:  January 10, March 30, June 30, and November 30. 

All TMT articles and content are FREE.

 

Peer Review Turn-around

A world-class peer-review board endeavors to offer rapid, peer-review (14 days per reveiw round), and includes constructive commentary to strengthen work. Note: Authors are given up to three weeks to make changes/revisions to a paper once peer reviewed. Authors are required to send a letter explaining why revisions may take longer to resubmit, to the managing editor.

Article Production Time

If your paper is accepted, it typically takes up to two weeks to approve and finalize galley proofs, stylistic changes, and minor edits before uploading the article site for live publication.

TMT Audience

The audience for Telehealth and Medicine Today includes leadership hospitals and medical research centers, payer organizations, researchers, innovators, medical directors, IT/IS, healthcare providers, and academicians. In addition, biopharm and device companies are represented. Anyone with an interest in can freely access Telehealth and Medicine Today for information on the implementation and advances on the horizon in the specialty. 

Authorship and related information

Manuscripts are exclusively submitted to TMT, with the understanding they have not been published elsewhere, in any form, and will not be submitted elsewhere, unless declined by TMT.

If a manuscripts was submitted to another journal and declined, the author should disclose why and what attempts have been made to revise the manuscript for resubmission. Authors are responsible for all statements made in the article and references cited.

TMT endeavors to follow, the ICMJE recommendations for scholarly work in medical journals, as it aspires to adhere to the highest standards of scholarly publication practices. Details may be obtained here. TMT requires these guidelines and recommendations are met for authors submitting papers to TMT for review and publication.

Below you will find the "Role of Authors and Contributors" as outlined by ICMJE. Should you wish for a more detailed explanation, please click here. All authors must meet all four criteria below.

  • Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND
  • Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND
  • Final approval of the version to be published; AND
  • Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

Contributors who do not meet the criteria above can be listed in the Acknowledgments section of your manuscript. See the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) guidelines for "Non-Author Contributors" here." Obtaining funding, collecting of data, or overall supervision of a research group does not qualify authorship.

Criteria for Publication

Your manuscript submission should represent the following:

  • Originality and practicality in the global advancement of blockchain and intersecting technologies in healthcare
  • Importance to research, practice, or changes in the field
  • Interest and relevance for the TMTaudience and those with an interest in blockchain technology and innovations in healthcare
  • Rigorous methodology, with conclusions justified by the evidence presented
  • Adherence to the highest ethical standards

Fees and Publishing Model

TMT has no Article Processing Charge (APC) at this time. 

Revenue sources revenue consists of advertising support for the journal, reprints, special editions, supplements, summits, roundtables, and custom projects.  The portfolio also curates the annual Converge2Xcelerate (#ConV2X) conference. Under no circumstance does commercial support impact the editorial decisions for journal manuscript review or acceptance.

Copyright

Authors contributing to TMT 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. TMT makes all open access articles freely available from the date of publication on TMT.  Open access enables the free publication to everyone, of research, sharing of information, and reuse with minimal restrictions, and are identified by the Creative Commons copyright statement that appears at the end of articles published.

Competing interests

TMT editors are not paid a fixed salary. Editors, editorial board members, and peer reviewers are required to declare all relevant financial and competing interests which are published here. Reviewers do not participate in the submission process should they have a competing interest.

Likewise, authors are required to disclose financial support from the industry or other conflicts of interest that might bias the interpretation of results. All submitted manuscripts include a ‘Conflict of Interests’ section listing all competing interests (financial and non-financial). 

Open access policy

TMT publishes articles under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license, that allows non-commercial reuse, and fully attribution from the date of publication. See: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0

Journalists, PIOs and bloggers must credit TMT as Source when quoting articles, and provide a link to the journal and/or the original article with the DOI number cited.

Open access articles are owned by the author and can be identified by the Creative Commons copyright statement that appears at the end of the article.

Embargo Policy 

The content of accepted articles cannot appear in print, on media outlets, or electronic form (including blogs and discussion groups), prior to publication on the TMT website. Abstracts of work may be presented at scientific conferences.