Vitality, Medicine & Engineering Journal

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About the journal

Vitality, Medicine & Engineering—or VME is a combined peer-reviewed journal that address gaps in conceptual linkages and knowledge medicine, life/physical sciences, public health, and engineering.  VME seeks the publication of content that can be understood by diverse international academic, professional, and general audiences.  VME will publish multi-disciplinary peer-reviewed original research manuscripts, reviews, perspectives, and meeting reports as well as consumer-oriented content including news, policy reviews, and opinions.  Thematic topic will include (and not be limited to) neuroscience, geriatrics,  behavior , psychological, cardio-pulmonary science, sports medicine, medical/nursing care, nutrition, electrical/mechanical engineering, computer science/informatics, industrial/financial engineering/reimbursement, design, architecture and care, aging in place/assistive technologies, promotion of care interventions to sustain independence, development of instruments/tools to assess and monitor, and global health economics and policy.


Open access

All articles published by the Vitality, Medicine & Engineering Journal are made permanently accessible online immediately upon open access publication.

As authors of articles published in the Vitality, Medicine & Engineering Journal you are the copyright holders of your article and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate your article, according to the Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 4.0.

Article-processing charges

Open access publishing is not without costs. The Vitality, Medicine & Engineering Journal article-processing charge are of $1800.00/€1500.00 for each article accepted for publication, plus VAT or local taxes where applicable.

Peer Review process 

Manuscripts received for review are treated as confidential documents. The Editorial Office verifies whether the manuscript meets the journal requirements on animals and human rights, adherences to ethical guidelines, conflict of interest disclosure. If so, the manuscript is evaluated by  the Editor in Chief for the validity, importance, originality and the coverage of the field. If positively judged, the peer-review of the manuscript is proposed to up to  four researchers with expertise in the area (single blind). Anonymous comments made by 2-4 peer-reviewers are sent to the Corresponding Author. The manuscript can be accepted, rejected or revision might be requested. In this later case, authors have 30 days to submit the revised  paper. Internal manuscripts are handled by a member of the editorial board not involved in the paper, being responsible for the whole process, including final decision about the status of the manuscript. Editors welcome comments and dissenting opinion.

Publication decisions

The Editor-in-Chief of the Vitality, Medicine & Engineering Journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The Editor-in-Chief may be guided by the policies of the journal’s editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The Editor-in-Chief may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision. They evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors. The editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate. Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an Editor’s own research without the express written consent of the Author. The articles published by the Vitality, Medicine & Engineering Journal have been submitted, by the authors, to the editorial board committee, which paids careful attention to the quality of the information to be published. Nevertheless, Serdi Publisher is not responsible for the contents. Authors are only responsible for their opinions and their  eventual mistakes.