Information technologies applications in healthcare sector in COVID-19 landscape: New strategies for disruptive scenarios

Call for papers for: Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management

Special Issue -Call for Papers
“Information technologies applications in healthcare sector in COVID-19 landscape: New strategies for disruptive scenarios”

Guest editors

Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos (The University of Oviedo, Spain)
 Miltiadis D. Lytras (The American College of Greece, Greece; Effat University, Saudi Arabia).

About the Journal

The Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management provides a platform for researchers, academics, professionals, practitioners, and students. It discusses the role of science and technology in the knowledge-based economy and explores how different economic agents can foster these activities. The journal is interested in attracting submissions that debate issues in the areas of science, technology, and innovation, as well as their impact on economic growth and social well-being. JSTPM has a special focus on countries with emerging economies.

JSTPM has an Impact Factor (2018) of 2.02 and a Scopus CiteScore of 3.70

Special issue overview

It is important to explore how science, technology and innovation can provide advances and solutions to new global health challenges like the current health emergency of COVID-19 and help to find swift actions to curb the negative impact of this health outbreak and others. The European Commission has supported research and innovation on coronavirus. In 2020, it has launched several actions that address “epidemiology, preparedness and response to outbreaks, the development of diagnostics, treatments and vaccines, as well as the infrastructures and resources that enable this research” (European Commission, 2020).

The special issue will focus on the role of advances in information technologies (digital and collaborative technologies) to offer rapid and effective tools for better health solutions for new and emerging health problems. Specially it will pay attention to how information technologies help us in the current global health emerging and the coronavirus epidemic response, gaining more understanding of this new coronavirus and helping to contain the outbreak.

Topics of interest

The application of information technologies to healthcare sector and especially the use of IT to tackle the pandemic challenges is the main focus of the special issue. The following topics are of interest for the special issue: 

•    Big data in public health and healthcare 
•    Coronavirus-related challenges 
•    COVID-19 landscape 
•    Data sharing and public health emergency 
•    Digital healthcare 
•    Digital tools for citizen empowerment 
•    Digital transformation of health services 
•    Disinformation and healthcare 
•    Health policy and information technologies 
•    Infrastructure and resources for research 
•    Innovations solutions 
•    Interoperability of e-health 
•    IT and monitoring in healthcare 
•    Preparedness for outbreaks 
•    Research data platform 
•    Secure access to healthcare data 
•    Smart healthcare 
•    Well-being

Important dates

•    Manuscript submission deadline:  December 1, 2020
•    Notification of decision: February 1, 2021
•    Submission of final revised paper: March 15, 2021
•    Publication of special issue (tentative):  Mid/Late 2021

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Guest editors

Prof. Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos
The University of Oviedo, Spain
[email protected]

Prof. Miltiadis D. Lytras
American College of Greece, Greece
Effat University, Saudi Arabia
[email protected]