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Welcome to the Digital Health Technology Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS

Digital Health Technology

Submit to PLOS ONE to get your digital health research in front of a global, interdisciplinary audience.

Deadline January 7, 2020

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Guest Editors

Claudia Pagliari

the University of Edinburgh
UK

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Sunghoon Ivan Lee

University of massachusetts
usa

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Eun Kyoung Choe

University of maryland
usa

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Chelsea Dobbins

The university of queensland
australia

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Scope & Topics

PLOS ONE is excited to announce a Call for Papers for research on digital health technologies. Bringing together engineers, computer and information scientists, social and behavioral scientists, public health researchers, and clinicians working on mHealth technologies, we welcome research ranging from technology design to patient care and health systems management. Our Guest Editors Eun Kyoung Choe, Chelsea Dobbins, Sunghoon Ivan Lee, and Claudia Pagliari are particularly interested in papers that describe the translation of data insights into action, aiming to close the loop between stakeholders and new or existing technologies. 

Realising the potential benefits of these developments depends on many factors, not least the quality, provenance and interpretability of the data, the usability of the technologies they give rise to, their successful translation into practice and their ethical governance.”

— Dr. Claudia Pagliari, Guest Editor

From our Guest Editor, Claudia Pagliari:

Digital systems and data are now ubiquitous in the context of healthcare delivery and in the lives of consumers, driven by the rise of mobiles, wearables, Internet of Things, social media and biometrics. Emerging methods of capturing, aggregating and processing these novel data streams, alongside electronic patient records, are yielding new insights about the health of populations, groups and individuals, both in the present and, with predictive analytics, in the future.

Likewise they are seeding new tools and services to inform and guide health decisions. Realising the potential benefits of these developments depends on many factors, not least the quality, provenance and interpretability of the data, the usability of the technologies they give rise to, their successful translation into practice and their ethical governance.”

Example Topics

Wearables’ design and applications for diagnostics, sensing, and health monitoring; smart health and the Internet of Things

Digital approaches to health and disease surveillance (including ubiquitous computing research, qualitative studies of human-computer interactions and patient-centered design) as well as the measuring and monitoring of mental health outcomes (including affective computing and emotion detection)

Personal & consumer health technologies and platforms for self-management and behavior change

User experience of mHealth technology: how patients, clinicians, and the general public interact with technology and consume health data

Telemedicine and mHealth, including remote consultations and monitoring, data transmission, and patient-provider communication

Data science for health: Data architecture, continual and multimodal datasets, data sanitization and processing, and longitudinal data collection and management

Digital Health Research AT PLOS ONE

45

DAYS to First Decision on average

278

Digital health technology papers published

10+

years interdisciplinary peer review experience

16

citations per Digital health paper on average

 
“I published with PLOS ONE because I love the idea that acceptance is based on quality of the work, not whether it's trendy or "important" in the eyes of a few editors. I also support PLOS ONE's Open Access policy, so people outside of academia can access it, and the journal's support of transparency in research (i.e. making the data available)
PLOS ONE author Alison Turnbull from the USA
     
 

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disciplines Represented by authors from 61 countries & 652 Institutions

2+ Million

monthly site visitors

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PAPERs published with data availability statements 

65

editorial board members with Digital Health expertise

 
“[For] interdisciplinary research with questions that cut across several academic disciplines, the number of possible academic outlets is drastically reduced. PLOS ONE has been a great exception and publishes novel, interdisciplinary work of high quality from many different academic fields.
PLOS ONE author Charlotta Mellander from Sweden
     
 
2019
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