Digital enabled health and medicine is a relatively new element of healthcare, with applications across the care continuum. While the field is moving quickly, evidence for benefit is often lacking.  For digital health and related technologies and solutions to progress, rigorous academic study is required.  The journals below include those with a focus on digital health and medicine.  Many other digital health and medicine publications can be found on PubMed and related clinical trials on ClinicalTrials.org.

We’ve included some recommended reading in selected articles below.

Digital Health (Sage Journals) This new interdisciplinary journal provides a unique and dynamic forum to facilitate dialogue between key players in the rapidly emerging field of Digital Health bridging the evolution of advances in informatics and technology in medicine, health and all aspects of health care with the application of these developments in clinical practice, the patient experience, and their social, political and economic implications. 

Digital Health covers themes including, but not limited to - e-health, healthcare IT, health informatics, biomedical engineering, connected health, internet health care, social media and online social networks, telemedicine, telehealth, telecare, medical imaging, mobile health, mobile technologies, wearable devices, genomics and personal genetic information, personalised medicine, Big Data and data management, wellness and prevention, gerontology and social care services, simulation and gamification, patient accessibility, acceptability and behaviour, policy and regulation, and the social, political, cultural and ethical implications of advances in the field.

Publishing frequency: Continuous  Topic Category: Digital Health. Author Fee:  No.  Open Access:  FullFormat: 

Website:  http://journals.sagepub.com/home/dhj              Introductory Video


npj Digital Medicine  (Nature Partner Journals) is an online open-access journal dedicated to publishing high quality peer-reviewed research in all aspects of digital medicine including the clinical implementation of digital and mobile technologies, virtual healthcare, data analytic methodologies and innovative sensor development to provide the necessary data and longitudinal monitoring to best inform the broadest medical community. The journal aims to guide innovation and the transformation of health and healthcare through the incorporation of novel digital and mobile technologies.

npj Digital Medicine is led by Joint Editors-in-Chief, Dr. Eric Topol and Dr. Steven Steinhubl.

Website: https://www.nature.com/npjdigitalmed/


Digital Medicine, a publication of International Society of Digital Medicine, is a peer-reviewed print + online Quarterly journal. The journal’s full text is available online at http://www.digitmedicine.com. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository. The journal does not charge for submission, processing or publication of manuscripts and even for color reproduction of photographs. 

Website: http://DigitalMedicine.com


Journal of Medical Internet Research: The Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR), now in its' 20th year, is the pioneering open access eHealth journal, and is the flagship journal of JMIR Publications. It is a leading digital health journal globally, in terms of quality/visibility (Impact Factor 2016: 5.175, ranked #1 out of 22 journals) and in terms of size (number of papers published). The journal focuses on emerging technologies, medical devices, apps, engineering, and informatics applications for patient education, prevention, population health and clinical care

Website: https://www.jmir.org

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International Journal of Digital Healthcare (IJDH) is an international peer reviewed; open access journal devoted towards digital healthcare. All the articles published under IJDH, include high quality papers, which covers all major field of digital healthcare. IJDH keeps updating day-to-day research & development to the scientific niche around the world. The journal publishes original articles, commentary, editorials, letters to the editor, review articles and case report describing original research in the fields of digital healthcare.

Website: https://www.graphyonline.com/journal/journal_home.php?journalid=IJDH

SELECTED ACADEMIC ARTICLES

Using wearable technology to predict health outcomes: a literature review. Jason P Burnham et al Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, Volume 25, Issue 9, 1 September 2018, Pages 1221–1227,