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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word or RTF document file format.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses a 11-point font; italics are used rather than underlining (except with URL addresses) to accentuate sub-headings; and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • The qualifications of authors are given after their names on the title page.
  • The ORCID numbers of the authors are listed on the title page.
  • Where available, DOI numbers, PMID, PMCID or URLs for the references have been provided.
  • You have your co-authors' email addresses, affiliations, and ORCID numbers ready for entry into the METADA.

Author Guidelines

JISfTeH accepts original research papers, critical reviews and preliminary reports on all aspects of eHealth including informatics. Authors must confirm via the submission process, that the contribution has not been previously published nor simultaneously submitted to another journal.

Only online submissions will be accepted. To submit a paper, you must be logged in. If you are not registered, please complete the registration page. Be sure to register as author (default is reader). Once you are registered as an author and logged in, go to your User Home, select Author, and follow the instructions for submission.

For publication, the Journal requires the ORCID number of every author. If you do not have one, go to https://orcid.org/register .

Original Research Papers:

Papers should not exceed 3500 words. The title page should include the title of the manuscript, the authors with their affiliation, the name and full address and contact details of the corresponding author and a list of up to 5 keywords which should ideally be from the list of MESH terms published by the US National Library of Medicine. The keywords will be used for subject indexing in this Journal and in other databases. A structured abstract of no more than 250 words that accurately and concisely describes the purpose, the methods, the results and conclusions of the study in the paper. References are not to be used in the abstract. Abstracts for perspective papers should not have these separate sections. Papers should follow the IMRAD format of introduction, methods, results and discussion, followed by acknowledgements, references and appendices if included.


An abstract of no more than 250 words should summarise the importance of the review, the review methodology used and the most important points of the review. References are not to be used in the abstract. The manuscript should give the background rationale for the review, the methodology used, and the findings under relevant headings (eg policy issues, regulatory frameworks, economic assessment) and should not exceed 3500 words.


Each bibliographic reference should be identified in the text by a superscript Arabic number  in order of appearance and be listed in numerical order at the end of the typescript. The reference should be placed after punctuation.1,3-6

The reference style is as follows:

New (2019): Please note the requirement for the paper's DOI number, PubMed ID or PubMed Central ID if the paper does not have a DOI. If the paper has not of these, then supply a url link to the paper.

Journals: Khoja S, Scott RE, Casebeer AL, Mohsin M. e-Health readiness assessment tools for healthcare institutions in developing countries. Telemed EHealth 2007;13(4):425-431. DOI: https://doi.org/10.29086/JISfTeH.7.e1 (If there is no DOI then use the PMID or PMCID. Failing this, a url to the paper.)

If six authors or more, list the first three authors followed by et al.

Abbreviations for journals are those published by the US National Library of Medicine. References to electronic documents that can be found on the internet should be accompanied by their URL, and the date of the last visit.

Book: Bashur RL, Shannon GW. History of telemedicine: Evolution, content and transformation. New Rochelle New York, Mary Anne Liebert, 2009.

Book Chapter: Le Rohelle  CJ, Brettel H, Vienot F. Contribution of achromatic and chromatic contrast signals to Fechner-Benham subjective colours. In: Mellon JD, Pokorny J, Knoblauch K, editors. Normal and defective colour vision. New York: Oxford University Press; 2003;145-153.

Web sites: International Telecommunication Union (ITU). (2004). Telemedicine and eHealth directory 2004. Available at: http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/cyb/publications/2004/180ANN1E.pdf accessed 12 November 2012


Format of submissions

Manuscripts must be word-processed (in Microsoft Word or RTF format), written in English and double spaced with about 3 cm margins all around. All pages should be numbered.

  • Measurements and units should be expressed with their exact abbreviations in SI.
  • All figures and tables, including charts, graphs, photographs, computer printouts and the like must be included in the manuscript at their appropriate place.
  • Tables are consecutively numbered with Arabic numerals as are figures.
  • Each figure and table should be accompanied by a legend that provides sufficient details to understand the figure or table. Any abbreviations in the figure or table should be explained in the legend.

Figures submitted must be of sufficient quality for direct reproduction.

  • Computer printouts must be completely legible.


The author must obtain permission to reproduce figures, tables, and text from previously published material, even if that is the author's own work. Written permission must be obtained from the original copyright holder (generally the publisher, not the author or editor) of the journal or book concerned. An appropriate credit line should be included in the figure legend or table footnote, and full publication information should be included in the reference list. Written permission must be obtained from the author of any unpublished material cited from other institutions and should accompany the manuscript.


All authors must disclose any associations that pose real or perceived conflicts of interest in connection with the manuscript. Authors must acknowledge all funding sources supporting the work. Authors should also disclose any financial interests that they may have in the company supporting the work.


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