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BHTY 2023 Call for Manuscripts
BHTY is delighted to announce the new 2023 Call for Manuscripts, focused on blockchain for healthcare and data science. BHTY editors seek high quality and novel research, including failed experiments, to share with a global ecosystem. Visit the editorial board here.
BHTY invites scholars, graduate students, post docs, researchers, professors and market experts to develop and submit a manuscript addressing the opportunities, challenges, and real world case use in healthcare, which may be addressed by leveraging data science tools and techniques, and blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLT).
Submitted manuscripts are expected to provide new conceptual, theoretical, and practical insights based on empirical data emerging from recent market or research activities. Use cases from demonstrably successful existing distributed ledger communities across a range of sectors are also welcome, as the learnings may be applicable in healthcare scenarios today or in the future.
Manuscripts may focus on, but are not limited to, the leverage of data, blockchain or digital ledger technology for healthcare, data science tools and techniques, and failed experiments including the following topics:
Journal statistics (2022)
Note: BHTY maintains high editorial review standards reflected by acceptance in leading indexes. Author revisions add days to turnaround, acceptance, and publication timeframes. Journal staff is happy to streamline papers for authors requiring fast turnaround. There is no extra charge.
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How to Participate
Authors must follow guidelines published on the Blockchain and Healthcare Today (BHTY) Submission Portal.
Use the original research article below to model your manuscript:
BHTY is published on a no-deadline continuous basis to reflect a rapid, evolving field.
Audience: Viewership includes leadership from research, business, universities, consultants, entrepreneurs/startups, biopharma/device/pharmacy, government, policy, NGO, engineers, health information technologists, cybersecurity, auditors, computational engineers, computer scientists, data scientists, healthcare network users, public health, hospitals and innovation labs, and payor organizations across the globe - and invites all those with an interest in the latest knowledge on blockchain technology and DLT to join the community.
Note: APC applies unless your university or organization has a Publish and Read Agreement on file.
Waivers will be granted UPON REQUEST to lower-middle income countries as per the World Bank (details here).
Call for Papers
Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY), is pleased to announce a new, annual, Call for Manuscripts, specifically aimed for identifying and learning from Negative, Unconventional, Null, Neutral, and Failed Research.
Progress in science is not only made based on positive data, but also on negative results. Scientists have become too accustomed to celebrating only success, and have forgotten that most technological advances stem from failure. When negative results aren’t published in high-impact journals, other scientists can’t learn from them and end up repeating failed experiments, leading to a waste of public funds and a delay in genuine progress.
Negative results are results that do not support a research hypothesis and nullify the aim of the research. Negative, or null results, are also important because they contribute to our knowledge of the topic as much as positive results do. This is critically important in new research fields and markets that are evolving in real world applications and scaled implementations.
Understandably, researchers are particularly challenged to disclose negative results that are not consistent with previously published positive data. In addition, positive findings are more likely to generate citations and funding for additional research, but NEGATIVE DATA saves institutions funding wasteful projects and puts the ecosystem on the right track for faster solutions and outcomes that benefit the entire ecosystem.
Partners in Digital Health would like to facilitate these critical efforts to accelerate research success, augment true innovation, and create a trusted repository where research, public, and private communities can find unconventional answers to streamline meaningful solutions.
The publisher will WAIVE THE APC for these manuscripts.
We know such papers are not typically cited, and discouraged in academia, however, negative results are essential to advancing knowledge in the field, and may even contribute to changing reward systems in academia in the future.
Topic areas will include but are not limited to the following:
This list is not comprehensive. We welcome the opportunity to consider papers on related and complementary topics.
The APC for these papers will be waived
To submit a paper, please click the journal link below and follow instructions.
All papers will be peer reviewed and follow the journal’s peer review process and workflow.
There is no deadline for these manuscripts.
If you have questions about the suitability of a particular paper prior to submitting, please contact the managing editor, John Russo, PharmD, at
Submission Portal: https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/about/submissions
Posted September 5, 2022
Special Theme Issue: Blockchain Tracking and Tracing for the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Device Industry
Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY) is delighted to announce the theme issue entitled “Blockchain Tracking and Tracing for the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Device Industry."
Blockchain technology offers reliable end-to-end tracking, monitoring and verification of drugs, including vaccines, across the supply chain. It enables faster manufacturing and resiliency including essential detection and correction for processes that improve productivity, efficiency, compliance and patient safety for the development, testing, packaging, and distribution of drug products in the pharmaceutical and healthcare device industry.
In the USA, the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) will require full traceability of drugs by 2023. In developing countries, The Health Research Funding organization reports 10–30% of available drugs are fake, while the WHO has reported approximately 30% of medicines sold in Africa, Asia, and Latin America is counterfeit. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime reports counterfeit drugs pose a serious risk to public health and safety, while the OECD has reported the counterfeit pharmaceutical industry is worth $200 billion annually.
Technological solutions that provide track and trace capabilities to manufacturers, distributors, and others in the healthcare supply chain can keep global health citizens safer and more confident about the integrity of their prescription drugs and online pharmacy purchases. Distributed ledger technology can be used ensure the integrity and efficacy of pharmaceuticals by monitoring suppliers, verifying quality and authenticity of the supply chain while enhancing quality control, auditing and standards in tandem with NFC, RFID, QR Codes, GPS, metal tags — technologies that are based on the contactless transmission of data.
Blockchain technology can be a solution that also increases trust toward a brand ensuring product authenticity throughout the supply chain. BHTY is pleased to issue this critical Call for Papers to examine blockchain technology applications and use in the pharmaceutical and device supply chain in healthcare. Topics of interest may include but are not limited to:
Key Dates for Submissions
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2022
Initial Decisions: June 15, 2022
Revisions Submitted and Decisions Made: August 15, 2022
Publication: October 30, 2022
To submit a manuscript to this BHTY theme issue, please visit https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/about/submissions. Be sure you have first registered. Include your ORCID ID if you have one. Click the selection “Special Issue” for your submission.
The theme issue article processing charge (APC) is discounted 30% and will be $1,015. (the APC for the open access specialty journal is regularly $1,450, a discount of US $435.00). Waivers are available as per the BHTY Waiver Policy.
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