Focus and Scope
The program target of “Medical Informatics and Engineering” scientific-practical journal is to inform the workers of health care industry of Ukraine, scientists, teachers of medical higher educational institutions, employees of medical and biological research institutes and the public about the results of fundamental and applied studies on Medical Informatics and Engineering, about current trends and informatization processes occurring in the medical field.
“Medical Informatics and Engineering” journal accepts for publication articles, short messages, letters to Editors, containing the original research material on the following topics:
1. Informatization of healthcare system.
2. Medical information, experts and intellectual systems.
3. Information technology of system studies in medicine and biology.
4. Control issues in medical and biological systems.
5. Hospital information systems.
6. Target optimization control by processes of prevention, diagnostics, treatment and rehabilitation of patients.
7. Telemedicine technology.
8. Mathematical modeling in medicine, pharmacology and biology.
9. Evidence-based medicine.
10. Medical engineering and electronics.
11. Informational technology of receipt, storage, transmission and analysis of medical and biological information.
12. Receipt and analysis of medical and biological images and signals.
13. Computer-assisted diagnosis of diseases and computer-assisted prediction of the curse and sequences of pathological process.
14. Development and use of biometric methods.
15. Structuring of knowledge, knowledge base, organizing of the knowledge search and processing, knowledge dissemination.
16. Modern IT in medical and biological education. Means of self-education.
17. Theory and practice of distance education.
18. Problems of “knowledge society” construction.
19. Informatics, society and national security.
20. Development trends in medical and biological informatics and engineering.
By decision of the Editorial Board we can also take for publication reviews on actual issues of medical informatics and engineering, descriptions of promising research studies, opinions, reference and information materials, learning and teaching materials, announcements of scientific events and messages of advertising content.
Peer Review Process
The decision to publish is taken by the Editorial Board on the basis of results of articles reviewing. Editorial staff assumes no obligation to explain the reasons of refusal of the article publishing. Materials send to editorial office are not returned to authors. Manuscripts should provide material that has not been published before and submitted to other publications.
Corrections are published upon request and after editorial review. Retractions are published upon request of authors or their institutions and may also be published by the Journal following a determination of scientific misconduct. Notes of Concern are published in response to editorial concerns relating to scientific or publishing misconduct by authors or reviewers or to alert the scientific community of an ongoing investigation.
Procedures for Ensuring the Originality of Papers Published in the Journal
The journal’s policy supports international high standards of the peer review process transparency. Journal follows a double-blinded process of peer review: authors and reviewers do not know each other's names. The submitted manuscripts suitable for publication in journal are reviewed by two independent reviewers in the corresponding field within two-four weeks.
All submitted articles must be accompanied by the authors' declaration that the work has not been submitted to any other journal and has not previously been published.
By submitting an article to this journal the authors accept that it will be screened for plagiarism by using special software. All detected cases of scientific misconduct will be disclosed, including notification of the appropriate institutions.
Ukrainian-, Russian- and English-language editors examine both the correctness and the originality of the wording. Any verbatim quotes from other articles must be enclosed in quotation marks and explicitly attributed to the original sources.
The editorial board’s final evaluation of each article is based in part on criteria developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE: www.publicationethics.org/resources/flowcharts).
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.
All articles published open access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download. The articles for the CC BY license after your manuscript is accepted for publication.
Authorship and Bioethics
The information about the contributions of each person named as author/co-author of the paper the cover letter (see above: 3.0) must include. The guidelines published by International Committee of Medical Journal Editors in the document “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals” (website: www.icmje.org/sop_1about.html) in order to avoid ambiguity surrounding contributions the corresponding author should follow. A statement to the effect that the study protocol was approved by a pertinent ethics committee, research Reports on the results of human or animal studies should include, in the section ‘Methods’. The name of the committee and the decision number should follow the statement.
All articles submitted to the journal for plagiarizm using special software by independent experts by Journal of Medical Informatics and Engineering screens. The journal reserves the right to reject the article for plagiarizm without futher explanations.
Medical Informatics and Engineering is an open access journal with no subscription charges.
If the manuscript is accepted, you will be informed about the preferred method of payment, billing information and value payment. Prices are ranging from 300-1500 UAH. Payment can be made by credit card or bank transfer and should be done immediately to speed up the production and publication processes.
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"Medical Informatics and Engineering" journal is concluded to the list of scientific specialized publications of HAC of Ukraine:
Resolution of the Presidium of HAC of 27.05.2009 No.1-05/2; Bulletin of HAC No.8, 2009, P.12. (medical sciences);
Resolution of the Presidium of HAC of 10.11.2010 No.3-05/7; (biological sciences)
Periodicity: 4 times per year
Language: Ukrainian, Russian, English