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Focus and Scope

The International Journal of Digital Health (Online ISSN: 2634-4580) is a new open-access journal in the IJS Publishing Group’s portfolio of forward-looking journals which promote advances in healthcare. This rigorously peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal aims to attract and disseminate world-leading research and commentary regarding digital health innovations and their implementation. The International Journal of Digital Health will provide the future-thinking community with a platform to propel the transformation of healthcare and stimulate practice-changing research. 

The International Journal of Digital Health holds internationality at its core and will foster an ethos which promotes the work conducted in the field of digital health all over the globe, both within individual settings and organisational structures. The journal aims to be a forum accessible to clinicians, researchers, industry and government. It’s high-impact content will take the form of editorials, original research reports, study protocols, review articles, commentary and opinion pieces, and brief communications. 

The scope of such works will fall within the broad remits of, but not restricted to: mobile health, health information technology, wearable devices, telehealth and telemedicine, and personalised medicine. Within these headings lie specific topics of interest, such as: 

  • eHealth, ePharmacy, virtual healthcare and telemedicine:

  • Big data and health data analytics

  • Artificial intelligence, robotics and machine learning

  • Digital, mobile and wearable technologies

  • Medical device, monitoring and sensor development

  • Virtual and augmented reality

  • Image, scan and video processing

  • Modelling, simulation and prediction

  • Health technopreneurship

  • 3D-printing and bio-design

  • Health monitoring, wellness, prevention

  • Digital intervention for public health

  • Connectivity and telecommunications for health care transformation and digitalisation

  • Gamification and serious games for health

  • Health informatics and public health informatics

  • Health information management

  • Health systems integration and implementation

  • Digital education in health

  • Policy and regulation

Publication Frequency

The journal is published online as a continuous volume and issue throughout the year. Articles are made available as soon as they are ready to ensure that there are no unnecessary delays in getting content publically available.

Special collections of articles are welcomed and will be published as part of the normal issue, but also within a separate collection page.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. There is no embargo on the journal’s publications. Submission and acceptance dates, along with publication dates, are made available on the PDF format for each paper.

Authors of articles published remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons license agreement.

Authors are encouraged to publish their data in recommended repositories. For a list of generic and subject-specific repositories that meet our peer review criteria, visit the Open Access Directory or

Archiving Policy

The journal’s publisher focuses on making content discoverable and accessible through indexing services. Content is also archived around the world to ensure long-term availability.

This journal is indexed by the following services:

In addition, the journal is available for harvesting via OAI-PMH.

To ensure permanency of all publications, this journal also utilises CLOCKSS, and LOCKSS archiving systems to create permanent archives for the purposes of preservation and restoration.

If the journal is not indexed by your preferred service, please contact us or alternatively by making an indexing request directly with the service.

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