General Information for Authors

 

  • Editorial emphasis
  • Publishing model
  • Copyright
  • Article types
  • Authorship and related information
  • Criterion for publication
  • Article Processing Charge
  • Waiver policy
  • Refund policy
  • Competing interests
  • Open access
  • Embargo policy

Editorial emphasis

Manuscripts of interest will present local and global innovations that foster ecosystem efficiencies in telehealth and telemedicine utilizing evidence-based outcomes which include:

Transformation Strategies |  Business Models  |  Workflow  |  Governance  |  Recruitment  |  Training Tools & Tips  |  Hardware and Software Selection  |  Oversight  |  Care Giver Strategies  |  Provider Strategies  |  Reimbursement  |  Population Health |  Clinical Study Management & Data Aggregation | Chronic Condition Management  |  Connected Health  |  Long-term Care  |  Remote Health  |  Behavior Modification |  Interoperability  |  Home – based Care  |  Staffing Solutions  |  Reduced Hospital Readmissions  |  Artificial Intelligence | EMR and PHR  |  New Technologies & Innovation  |  Training  |  Blockchain Technology

Publishing model

TMT revenue model consists primarily of commercial support and related initiatives conducted under the auspices of the journal, such as conferences, summits, and roundtables.

TMT is published on a continuous basis, to keep up with an ever evolving and dynamic marketplace. This way, we can ensure an accurate reflection of developments, trends and information while providing a forum for developing shared work and consensus. As an open access journal, all research articles are freely available immediately on publication -  citation is retroactive once TMT is indexed. 

Copyright

Authors contributing to TMT agree to publish their articles under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 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 on TMT website from the date of publication. Authors retain copyright of their work.

Article types

Please note, there are no word counts for submissions. TMT wants you to contribute and share in as many words as you need.

Original research: These are detailed studies reporting original research in which telehealth technology has played a significant role. They include hypothesis, background study, methods, results, interpretation of findings, and a discussion of possible implications. Randomized, controlled trials, case series, cohort studies, pilot studies, and meta-analysis are also examples of original research that TMT accepts for this category. A major emphasis of our editorial mission is the financial impact of telehealth to healthcare systems and patient care. We encourage you to explore and include, where possible, financial and quality of care implications.

Proof of Concept: Demonstrate feasibility to verify real world application, potential value and learnings. Examples such as interoperability, system integration and deployment may be topics. Use cases may also be submitted under this category. Where possible, TMT asks the author(s) to include examination of the financial impact the product or service may have on the marketplace.

Review article: Review articles give an overview of existing literature, with emphasis on telehealth technology, often identifying specific problems or issues and analyzing information from available published work on the topic with a balanced perspective. Review articles can be of three types: literature reviews, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses. The goal of this article type is to identify specific problems or issues and analyze information from available published work on the topic with a balanced perspective. Please note: meta-analyses can be submitted as original research.

Clinical case study: Clinical case studies present the details of real patient cases from medical or clinical practice in which telehealth technology played a significant role. The cases presented are usually those that contribute significantly to the existing knowledge on the field. The study is expected to discuss signs, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of a disease.

Clinical trial: Clinical trials describe the methodology, implementation, and results of controlled studies in which telehealth technology played a significant role. Please see “Format” and “Manuscript” sections below under “Journal Information.”

Technological Report: These reports focus on telehealth technology in healthcare. Priority is given to papers on the technical underpinnings of an initiative presented in a manner that informs influencers in making decisions in this space. For example, relevant pragmatic work on change management, human factors, and design thinking that accompany innovation should include actual implementation experience whenever available. Reports of metrics to measure these components is highly recommended. 

Perspective, opinion, and interview: These are scholarly reviews of fundamental concepts or prevalent ideas in a field of telehealth technology. A perspective piece can be a review of a single concept or a few related concepts. These articles may represent an expert opinion or considered point of view, alerts of potential problems, observations, comments, controversies and opinions. It can contain a single concept or several related concepts.

Book review: The aim of a book review is to provide insight and opinion on recently published scholarly books on telehealth technology or related topic.

Authorship and related information

Note: The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) has published the “Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals,” (ICMJE Recommendations, formerly “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts”). TMT is sharing, and endeavors to follow the ICMJE recommendations for scholarly  medical journals, as it aspires to adhere to the highest standards of scholarly publication practices. Details may be obtained hereTMT 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 see click here

Manuscripts should only be submitted for consideration once authorization of all contributing authors is gathered. The list of authors will include those who can legitimately claim authorship. This includes all those who:

  1. Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND
  2. Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND
  3. Final approval of the version to be published; AND
  4. 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.

Authors will meet the conditions of all of the points above. Each author will have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the submission's content.

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

Critaria for publication

TMT applies rigorous editorial and peer review by a team of independent professional expert editors in the field of telehealth and telemedicine and related field of expertise.

Within the scope of the journal's editorial mission, manuscripts should represent:

  • Originality and practicality in advancing telehealth in the value based care environment
  • Importance to research, practice, outcomes, or changes in the field
  • Interest and relevance for the TMT audience
  • Rigorous methodology, with conclusions justified by evidence based outcomes presented
  • Adherence to the highest ethical standards

Article Processing Fee

Open access (OA) journals provide unrestricted, immediate online access to peer-reviewed scholarly research. The standard article publishing charge (APC) for this journal is waived at this time.

What does the article-processing charge (APC) cover?
Open access (OA) journals provide unrestricted, immediate online access to peer-reviewed scholarly research. Costs are involved in every stage of the publication process, from peer review, to copy editing, hosting the final article on dedicated servers, use and licensing of software. 

Why do authors pay article-processing charges (APC)?
Open access journals charges publication fees for each article published. These fees cover the expenses incurred for publication, including the peer review process, journal production, publication, hosting, and archiving fees. TMT has waived all fees at this time.

Refund policy

N/A

There is no fee for non-research articles published although they too, undergo peer review.

Competing interests

The TMT editors are not paid a salary, and the role is voluntary. Editors, editorial board members, and peer reviewers are required to declare all relevant competing interests and do not participate in the review of any submission for which they have a competing interest.

TMT requires all peer reviewers, editorial board members and journal staff to disclose relevant financial relationships.  An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he/she and/or a spouse or partner had a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest (i.e., any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or service consumed by, or used on, patients. Stocks, ICO etc.) Conflict of interest statements are located on the "Editorial Team" drop down menu on the "About Us" tab on the site.

Likewise, TMT 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 must include a ‘Conflict of Interests’ section listing all competing interests (financial and non-financial). Read more on declaring conflicts of interest.

Open access

TMT publishes articles under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license that allows reuse subject only to the use being non-commercial and to the article being fully attributed (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0). TMT makes all open access articles freely available on TMTwebsite from the date of publication.

TMT research articles are published under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license. This requires journalists, PIOs and bloggers to credit TMT as the source and provide a link to the journal and/or the original article in online coverage.

Open access articles can be identified by the Creative Commons copyright statement that appears at the end of the article and takes the following form:

“This is an open access article distributed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license, which permits others to distribute, adapt, enhance this work non-commercially, and license their derivative works on different terms, provided the original work is properly cited and the use is non-commercial. See: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0.”
or
“This is an open access article distributed in accordance with the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) license, which permits others to distribute, adapt and enhance this work, for commercial use, provided the original work is properly cited. See: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0.”

Open access allows the free exchange of research, information sharing, and use of articles published with few restrictions. Open access articles can be identified by the Creative Commons copyright statement that appears at the end of TMT articles published.

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.