vHealth Communications

The vHealth visual approach does not aspire to replace normal-length articles, but aims at facilitating communication to the wider set of stakeholders involved in research today, i.e. government offices, decision-makers, funding agencies, diseases programme managers as well as the very people who live and work in the endemic areas. To make visualization an integral part of the scientific communication, the journal welcomes the combination of short text and visual effects, e.g. a complementing video clip that presents objectives, concepts, methodologies and complex spatial associations in a manner that is entertaining and easily understandable, yet coherent and scientifically sound. Each vHealth communication should consist of an abstract not exceeding 100 words (that will be indexed in PubMed and other databases), 3-5 keywords and a Background section (maximum 1,400 words) followed by a paragraph called "Outlook" (100 words) conferring the key message and a forward-looking statement. If needed, one figure may be included plus two boxes, one presenting the overall aim (50-100 words) and one describing any special software used (100-150 words). An Internet link to an instructive video clip forms the innovative part of the communication. The vHealth communications are limited to 12 references.

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