Technology and Health Care
Technology and Health Care is intended to serve as a forum for the presentation of original articles and technical notes, observing rigorous scientific standards. Furthermore, upon invitation, reviews, tutorials, discussion papers and minisymposia are featured. The following types of contributions and areas are considered:
1. Original articles:
• Technology development in medicine: New concepts, procedures and devices associated with the use of technology in medical research and clinical practice are presented to a readership with a widespread background in engineering and/or medicine.
• Significance of medical technology and informatics for healthcare: The appropriateness, efficacy and usefulness deriving from the application of engineering methods, devices and informatics in medicine and with respect to public health are discussed.
2. Technical notes:
• Short communications on novel technical developments with relevance for clinical medicine.
3. Reviews and tutorials (upon invitation only):
• Tutorial and educational articles for persons with a primarily medical background on principles of engineering with particular significance for biomedical applications and vice versa are presented.
4. Minisymposia (upon invitation only):
• Under the leadership of a Special Editor, controversial issues relating to healthcare are highlighted and discussed by various authors.
Exemplary general topics within the journal’s scope are:
1. Medical and Biological Engineering:
• Bioelectronics, biomechanics, biophotonics
• Medical imaging, bio-imaging
• Surgical technology
• Diagnostic and therapeutic methods, monitoring, drug delivery systems, clinical laboratory
• Medical physics
• Artificial organs, biomaterials
• Tissue engineering, bio-inspired materials, molecular and cellular methods
• Rehabilitation technology
2. Medical Information Technology:
• Medical and hospital informatics
• Telemedicine, e-health and home care methods
• Public health
While it is recognized that the foregoing includes a broad range of topics, it is expected that the published material is of significance for the overlapping areas of medicine and engineering. The journal includes full length scientific (original) papers, survey articles, tutorials (upon invitation), technical notes and minisymposia (upon invitation). Typically, full length original contributions have a length of 4000 words, thereby taking duly into account figures and tables. Technical notes have a length of around 2000 words. Invited contributions (survey articles, tutorials, minisymposia) are treated separately.
Note: In consideration of the rapid development of IT technology, the description of computer programs, including screen shots, explicit computer code, etc. is not accepted for publication because of imminent obsoleteness. Likewise, for the same reason, computer-based image or biological signal analysis procedures without long-lasting clinical relevance are not suited for publication. Furthermore, the presentation of surveys and questionnaire projects, often with local participation only, is in general not in agreement with the aims & scope of the journal.
Prof. A.E. Engin 1999-2005
Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine
Department of Surgery
4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
Department of Pediatric Surgery
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
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369 Fulham Road
London SW10 9NH
Biomedical Flow Dynamics Lab.
Creative Flow Research Div.
Institute of Fluid Science
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Public Health, Health Information Systems
R. Bhagyalakshmi, India
S. Dendorfer, Germany
Orthopedics, Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
M. Lahner, Germany
Clinical Engineering, Health Technology Management, Human Factor Engineering
R. Miniati, Italy
Translational Surgical Research, Tissue Engineering
A.K. Saxena, UK
C. Schizas, Cyprus
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Note that the manuscript should be uploaded as one file with tables and figures included. This file can be a Word document, a PDF, or a zip file.
Required files for final submissions
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PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPTS
Organization of the paper and style of presentation
Manuscripts must be written in English. Authors whose native language is not English are advised to seek the advice of a native English speaker, before submitting their manuscripts. International Science Editing offers a language and copyediting service to all scientists who want to publish their manuscript in scientific peer-reviewed periodicals and books. Manuscripts should be prepared with wide margins and double spacing throughout, including the abstract, footnotes and references. Every page of the manuscript, including the title page, references, tables, etc., should be numbered. However, in the text no reference should be made to page numbers; if necessary, one may refer to sections. Try to avoid the excessive use of italics and bold face. Manuscripts should be organized in the following order:
Headings and subheadings should be numbered and typed on a separate line, without indentation. SI units should be used, i.e., the units based on the metre, kilogramme, second, etc.
The title page should provide the following information:
The abstract should be clear, descriptive, self-explanatory and not longer than 200 words, it should also be suitable for publication in abstracting services. The abstract for research papers should follow the “structured abstract” format. Section labels should be in bold uppercase letters followed by a colon, and each section will begin on a new line.
Number as Table 1, Table 2 etc, and refer to all of them in the text. Each table should be provided on a separate page of the manuscript. Tables should not be included in the text. Each table should have a brief and self-explanatory title. Column headings should be brief, but sufficiently explanatory. Standard abbreviations of units of measurement should be added between parentheses. Vertical lines should not be used to separate columns. Leave some extra space between the columns instead. Any explanations essential to the understanding of the table should be given in footnotes at the bottom of the table.
Authors are requested to use the Vancouver citation style. Place citations as numbers in square brackets in the text. All publications cited in the text should be presented in a list of references at the end of the manuscript. List the references in the order in which they appear in the text. Only articles published or accepted for publication should be listed in the reference list. Submitted articles can be listed as (author(s), unpublished data). If an article has a DOI, this should be provided after the page number details. The number is added after the letters 'doi'. Manuscripts will not be considered if they do not conform to the Vancouver citation guidelines. References must be listed in Vancouver style:  Rose ME, Huerbin MB, Melick J, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Regulation of interstitial excitatory amino acid concentrations after cortical contusion injury. Brain Res. 2002; 935(12): 406.  Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, Pfaller MA. Medical microbiology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2002.  Berkow R, Fletcher AJ, editors. The Merck manual of diagnosis and therapy. 16th ed. Rahway (NJ): Merck Research Laboratories; 1992.  Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGrawHill; 2002. p. 93113.  Canadian Cancer Society [homepage on the Internet]. Toronto: The Society; 2006 [updated 2006 May 12; cited 2006 Oct 17]. Available from: www.cancer.ca/.
Footnotes should only be used if absolutely essential. In most cases it is possible to incorporate the information in the text. If used, they should be numbered in the text, indicated by superscript numbers and kept as short as possible.
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