Information For Authors

Healthcare Transformation invites all authors to submit any new manuscripts that are to be considered for publication to: or contact the Editor at: E-mail:


The purview of Healthcare Transformation is a breakthrough new peer-reviewed, open access journalzine, delivers foremost research in re-imagining healthcare delivery, education, technology, innovation, and discovery. This world-class publication serves as a forum to present visions of the future, debate current models, and provide an invaluable source of optimism for all of us involved in healthcare and the transformation of healthcare.


Manuscripts submitted to this Journal must not be under consideration elsewhere.


Authors must include the article’s title, corresponding author’s name, address, institutional affiliation(s), a telephone and email address. The cover letter should indicate that the work has not previously been published, is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that all authors have read and agree with the contents of the submission, and that all authors have contributed substantially to the work.


Open Access and Copyright

All articles published in Healthcare Transformation are made freely and permanently accessible online upon publication without access/subscription charges, embargo periods, or user registration.


Upon submission of their manuscript, author(s) agree to publish their article open access if it is accepted for publication. Author(s) will retain copyright of their article and a Creative Commons Noncommercial license (CC BY-NC) will be applied. For more information, please read the full Creative Commons CC BY-NC license.


For authors who are United States government employees or are prevented from being copyright holders for similar reasons, Liebert Open Access can accommodate non-standard copyright. Please contact


Permissions and Reprints

Healthcare Transformation publishes articles under the CC BY-NC license which permits noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction of articles, provided the original author(s) and the source are credited. Re-use of published articles for commercial gain or private monetary gain of the user and/or their employing institution is prohibited without permission from the Publisher. Please contact for permission to use parts or an entire article in another publication and/or publications from commercial organizations.


Users must request permission or order reprints to distribute multiple print or electronic copies of an article or Journal issue to third parties on a systematic basis for commercial and/or marketing purposes. Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. offers a reprint service for those who need professionally produced copies of a CC-BY-NC licensed-article or an entire Journal issue. Contact to obtain a quote. Please include the article DOI, title, number of reprint copies, and delivery destination.


Archiving and Preservation

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., deposits and archives all publications in Portico for long-term digital preservation. Additionally, the final published version (version of record) of all articles in the Journal will be deposited upon publication, without embargo, to PubMed Central at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (Please note that PubMed Central, not the Publisher, has sole control over when the paper is made live on PMC.)  Healthcare Transformation is fully NIH-, HHMI-, and Wellcome Trust-compliant.  Your article will be free online at, and will be easily searchable on Google, Google Scholar, and other search engines





Original manuscripts submitted for peer review may not exceed 3,000 words, not including abstracts, acknowledgments, disclosures, or references. Submissions of manuscripts must be double-spaced with margins of 1 inch on each side, and ample space on top and bottom.




• Number each page of text consecutively. Number all figures and tables.


Title page must contain: 1.) the complete title of the article; 2.) the full names (including first names), full mailing addresses, full contact information (telephone, fax, and e-mail address), and affiliations of each author; 3.) a brief running title; 4.) the corresponding author’s complete contact information including full mailing and e-mail addresses.


Abstract: 250 words or less, without the use of subheadings. References are not permitted in the abstract.


Introduction: Summarize the background of the technology and its significance and novelty. Results should NOT be included in the introduction.


Materials and Methods: Specific products and materials should be specified, marked with  or ® if they are trademarked or registered. These marks need only be cited at a product’s first mention in the abstract, and then once again in text. All acronyms and their definitions should be spelled out at the first mention; use the acronym thereafter. When using specific brand names, please include the manufacturer’s name and location (including city and state) in parentheses.




Discussion: The results and discussion sections of articles may be combined for more effective presentation.



Author Disclosure Statement(s). Immediately following the Acknowledgments section, there should be a header entitled, Author Disclosure Statement. The corresponding author should prepare this statement and include the appropriate information for EACH author, thereby representing that competing financial interests of all authors have been appropriately disclosed according to the policy of the Journal. It is important that all conflicts of interest, whether they are actual or potential, be disclosed. If no conflicts exist, the authors must state “No competing financial interests exist.” Articles submitted without an “Author Disclosure Statement” will be un-submitted so that a statement may be added. Conflicts include:

1. Competing Interests. A competing interest exists when an individual (or the individual’s institution) has financial or personal relationships that may inappropriately influence his actions. These competing interests may be potential or actual, financial or other.

2. Personal Financial Interests. Stocks or shares in a company that may gain or lose financially from publication of the article; consulting fees or other remuneration from an organization that may gain or lose financially from publication of the article; patents or patent applications that are owned by or licensed to companies/institutions that may gain or lose value from publication of the article.

3. Funding. Research support by organizations that may gain or lose financially from publication of the article. This support includes salary, equipment, supplies, honoraria, reimbursement or prepayment for attending symposia, and other expenses.

4. Employment. Recent (within the past 5 years), current, or anticipated employment by an organization that may gain or lose financially from publication of the article.

5. Other Competing Interests. Any personal relationship which may inappropriately affect the integrity of the research reported (by an author) or the objectivity of the review of the manuscript (by a reviewer or Editor), for example, competition between investigators, previous disagreements between investigators, or bias in professional judgment.


All references must be cited in the text using a superscript Arabic number. Arrange the reference list in numeric order as cited in the text.  Abbreviate journal names according to Medline. References should be presented in the following style:


            Journal citation: Li ST, Pateriti DA, Co JP, West DC.  Successful self-directed lifelong learning in medicine: a conceptual model derived from qualitative analysis of a national survey of pediatric residents.  Academic Medicine.  July 2010; 85:1229-1236.


            Book citation: Knowles M.  Self-Directed Learning -- A Guide for Learners and Teachers.  Association Press, New York:  1975.


            Websites: Author [if known]. Name of web page. Web address. (Last accessed on [date]).


            When dates from an unpublished source are given, supply the researcher’s name. If the work is in press, give the publication name in which it is to be published.




Use Arabic numerals to number tables. Do not repeat information that is given in the text, and do not make a table for data that can be given in the text in one or two sentences. Provide titles for all tables. Define all acronyms in table footnotes. All other types of table footnotes should be designated using superscript letters, not symbols.


All illustrations should be numbered and labeled with the first author’s name. A legend should be supplied for each illustration, and all legends numbered consecutively and provided (double spaced) on a separate page. All symbol definitions should be in figure legend, not as a key within the figure. If possible, please use Arial font for figure text. Figures should be numbered in the order cited in the text. Images should not show the name of the manufacturer.

A legend should be supplied for each figure, and all legends numbered consecutively and provided (double spaced) on a separate page as part of the text file. Figures should be numbered in the order cited in the text. Images should not show the name of a manufacturer or reveal patients’ name(s).


Please keep in mind that the figures will be reduced, so please do not submit large figures/graphs that contain small type, as the text within the figure will not be readable after reduction.


Please follow these instructions carefully when preparing figure files for uploading:

  • Do not include any illustrations as part of your text file.
  • Do not prepare any figures in Word.
  • Line illustrations must be submitted at 900 DPI.
  • Halftones and color photos should be submitted at a minimum of 300 DPI. (NB: 600 DPI images are more desirable for reproduction.)
  • PowerPoint files are discouraged.
  • Save art as either TIFF or EPS files. Do not submit JPEG files. (JPEG files are for screen representation-quality only and will print very poorly during the printing process.) To ensure proper print quality, please submit only TIFF or EPS files.
  • Label figures and tables inside the files in addition to naming the file with the figure or table number. (ie: When figures or table files are opened, the figure or table number should appear inside the file.) 



• The author must obtain written permission from the publisher of the journal or book concerned for the reproduction of figures, tables, etc. from copyrighted materials.


• The publication from which the figure or table is taken must be listed as a reference in the reference list.


• 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.




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Healthcare Transformation is a journal of broad interest that has been launched to overcome unnecessary barriers to the immediate availability and use of research.

Benefits of publishing in Healthcare Transformation:

  • High visibility, immediate and unrestricted online access to published articles
  • Rigorous peer review
  • Easy compliance with open access mandates
  • Authors retain copyright 
  • Highly indexed – citation tracking and inclusion in bibliographic databases
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Copyright and Licensing
Healthcare Transformation publishes articles under the liberal CC-BY license. This means that articles can be freely redistributed and reused by the author and others as long as the article is properly cited. Published articles in Healthcare Transformation can be deposited immediately into an online repository or social network without an embargo. Healthcare Transformation articles can be emailed to colleagues, printed, archived in a collection, included in course-packs, and distributed without restrictions. Please read the full Creative Commons license for further information.



The final published version (version of record) of all articles published in Healthcare Transformation are immediately deposited into PubMed Central (PMC) on behalf of the authors. Authors need not take any action. This service is provided free of charge.

*Please note that PubMed Central, not the Publisher, has sole control over when the paper is made live on PMC.

Publishing in Open Access Journals

There are no archiving restrictions for open access articles published under creative commons licenses. Author manuscripts and the final published version of any article published in Healthcare Transformation can be archived in a repository, preprint server, or shared on a research network without an embargo.

The views, opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations set forth in any Journal article are solely those of the authors of those articles and do not necessarily reflect the views, policy or position of the Journal, its Publisher, its editorial staff or any affiliated Societies and should not be attributed to any of them.