Healthcare technology is a rapidly advancing, inherently interdisciplinary field and this new 'e-first' journal has been designed to meet the needs of researchers working in this context. HTL focuses on the most recent advances within a wide scope of disciplines, encompassing biomedical engineering, and computer and information science for healthcare.
HTL’s first Editor-in-Chief, Professor Christopher James of the University of Warwick, said: “This new initiative from the IET comes at an exciting time within healthcare technology, which has never before seen so many new developments in basic research as well as in the varied fields of application. HTL will provide a one-stop shop for researchers wanting to be kept abreast of the latest developments in this fast-changing field.”
You can see a more in-depth interview with Professor James on the IET's YouTube channel.
The publication's letters format allows for quick turnaround of succinct papers reporting novel technologies, applications and studies. That, coupled with peer-review, constructive feedback to authors, and rapid publication, should help to keep HTL at the cutting edge of high-quality research in its field. Open access options that meet the requirements of all funding bodies are also available.
Professor James is supported by an international editorial board with expertise covering a wide range of healthcare technologies, including members with clinical backgrounds.
HTL will have four issues in its first year. The editorial team welcomes submissions from prospective authors. Details of how to submit to HTL can be found on the IET Digital Library website.
The IET has also announced the appointment of two new Editors-in-Chief to its journal IET Computers & Digital Techniques. Professor Andy Tyrrell has been named Editor-in-Chief, and Prabhat Mishra Deputy Editor-in-Chief. Their combined expertise and standing in the scientific community bring a renewed impetus to this prestigious journal going forward.