Information For Authors

Telehealth and Medicine Today (THMT) is a gold 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. 

DEADLINE for manuscript submissions

December 1, March 1, June 1, and October 1. 

Indexing

THMT is indexed in ProQuest, Databases ScienceOpen, Index Copernicus, Unpaywall, Google Scholar, NEBIS, GFMER, and the Public Knowledge Project metadata harvester.

Impact factor

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 want their work disseminated and amplified across audiences and relevant ecosystems around the globe.

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

THMT editorial topics of interest

Manuscripts of interest will present local and global innovations fostering ecosystem efficiencies 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, robotics, voice interface tech, augmented reality, machine learning, identity management, smart contracts, security, interoperability, standards, scalability, business continuity and DLT

Use Case: 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)

Healthcare 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 

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 

Manuscripts of interest will present original research or establish advances or failures utilizing evidence-based outcomes in the following categories:

  • 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
  • Editorials and Dicussions

In addiion, 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 approximately1000 words.

Publishing Schedule

THMT is published quarterly to reflect a dynamic field and  marketplace to ensure accurate reflection of developments, trends, and the most current knowledge available, while providing a forum for developing shared work and consensus.  issues are published annually in January, April, July, and November. 

THMT’s Article Processing Charge (APC) is

$650.00 USD. The APC applies to original research.
The APC for students currently enrolled at an academic institution is $450.00 USD. Please plan accordingly. 
 

There is no fee for editorials, discussions or BLOG posts.

Waiver policy

THMT has a 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.

We encourage you to suggest your library incude THMT,  ISSN   2471-6960, in its E-journal database for uninterrupted full-text access to valued content for collaborative peers, students, and researchers to access.

Alternatively, simply send an inquiry to THMT with your name, title, and organization to t.cenaj@partnersindigitalhealth.com and we will send a request to your prefered library.

There is no subscription fee.

Many thanks for your interest.