General Information for Authors

Editorial Focus

Editorial Categories

Publishing Schedule

Peer Review Turn-around

Production Time

Audience

Authorship and related information

Criterion for publication

Language editing

Fees and Publishing Model

Waiver policy

Refund policy

Copyright

Competing interests

Open access policy

Embargo policy

 

Editorial Focus

Telehealth and Medicine Today (TMT) is a leading international peer review journal where multidisciplinary thought leaders, practitioners, and stakeholders converge to address strategic, medical, technical, economic, legal, regulatory and societal aspects of this growing health technology sector. The journal assists building knowledge and consensus to deploy and scale delivery services to achieve sustainable outcomes for affordable, accessible, and quality care for health consumers around the globe, implementing pragmatic approaches to issues such as interoperability, quality and safety of evolving technologies, business processes, and economic systems driving remote care in a value based system. A world-class review board endeavors to offer rapid peer-review (14 days per review round), and includes constructive commentary to strengthen work. TMT is published quarterly. The journal registers original research article provenance on the blockchain for authors to have a permanent and immutable public record of their work to share with the scientific research community at TMT+ARTiFACTS RESEARCH PORTAL. 

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
  • Technical Report (1500 words)
  • 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

In addiion, TMT 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 approximately1000 words.

Time Stamped Ledger of Record for Researchers 

BHTY is pleased to offer the first life science research portal for authors and global communities. The portal registers each original research article’s provenance on the blockchain for every author to create a permanent and immutable public record of their work on the blockchain for the scientific community.
 
The TMT+ARTiFACTS portal provides custom dashboards so authors and research teams can:

  1. Transact smart contracts on the blockchain to secure the provenance of their research files and receive citations in real time
  2. Control access to their research materials
  3. Synchronize with their ORCID ID’s and works and many other capabilities and features

In addition, authors can include relevant software code and data in the peer review workflow by uploading it to TMT’s Code Ocean computational reproducibility workflow. 

Publishing Schedule

TMT is published quarterly to reflect a dynamic marketplace to ensure accurate reflection of developments, trends, and the most current knowledge The joural is published in January, April, July and December. 

DEADLINE for manuscript submissions:  December 1, March 1, June 1, and October 1. 

All TMT articles and content are open access and no charge to readers.

 

Peer Review Turn-around

A world-class peer-review board endeavors to offer rapid, peer-review (14 days per review 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 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.

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  follows 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

Language Editing (https://pdh.editage.com/)

All manuscripts must be submitted in English and meet the high-quality standards set by the journal. Writing should be clear and concise with the correct use of grammar and spelling. If you are unsure whether your manuscript meets TMT’s requirements, we recommend asking a native English-speaking colleague to review it prior to submission. There are also agencies that can help; for example, we partner with Editage to offer a Language Editing Service. This includes a Premium Editing Service which ensures your manuscript meets TMT’s formatting requirements and supports you in the preparation of your cover letter.

Fees and Publishing Model

TMT’s Article Processing Charge (APC) is $350.00 USD, for original research articles,

 There is NO APC for students currently enrolled at an academic institution or for BLOG posts 

What does the article-processing charge (APC) cover?
 Costs are involved in every stage of the publication process, including software, hosting, copy editing, production, proofs, archiving on dedicated servers, time stamping article provanance on the distributed ledger, and providing custom dashboards to authors.  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: Contact the publisher if your article is accepted to request a waiver at t.cenaj@partnersindigitalhealth.com

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.