Journal Article Requirements
- Articles may be edited for length and clarity.
- Acceptance for print applies to the journal, all supplements, and online.
- Each non-CE article should include text of approximately 2,500 words, including references and tables. Articles should also include an abstract of approximately 100 words. Sidebars and case studies are acceptable.
- MS Word format is required. Double-spaced text is preferred. Order as follows: title page, body text, sidebars, references, tables, and figure captions.
- Follow AMA Style (AMA Manual of Style, 10th ed.).
- Include a title page with all author contact information (names, titles, affiliations, city/state, phone/fax numbers, and e-mail addresses). Indicate corresponding author.
- Include graphics (e.g., charts, graphs, figures, tables, photos, diagnostic images). Supply captions. Images should be high-resolution (300 dpi or higher; EPS, JPEG, PDF, TIFF). Attach each image separately (do not embed in the Word document).
- All tables and figures should be cited in the text of the article. Tables should be created using tabs for columns or in table format.
- Authors must have no conflict of interest that reasonably could be expected to prejudice or compromise their presentation of the subject matter.
- Patient information, such as a name or other identifying information (including a patient's initials or hospital number) should not be included in the text of articles or in photographs unless it is essential for scientific purposes and the patient gives written informed consent for publication.
- Articles should contain no more than 50 references.
- All references should be cited in the text in numerical sequence.
- At the end of the article, on a separate page, references should be numbered consecutively in the order they are cited in the text. Do not use auto numbering or Endnotes.
- References should follow AMA Style (AMA Manual of Style, 10th ed.). For example: 1. Svetkey LP, Stevens VJ, Brantley PJ, et al; for the Weight Loss Maintenance Collaborative Research Group. Comparison of strategies for sustaining weight loss: the Weight Loss Maintenance randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2008;299(10):1139-1148. 2. Ramphal R. Infections due to Pseudomonas species and related organisms. In: Fauci AS, Braunwald E, Kasper DL, et al, eds. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. 17th ed. New York, NY: McGraw Hill Medical; 2008:949-956.
- Faculty members are responsible for the accuracy and completeness of references as well as for obtaining permission to reproduce any copyrighted materials. Copies of the correspondence granting permission should be included in your submission.
SPJ evaluates the following when reviewing the article for appropriateness:
- Is the material presented current and clinically relevant to the targeted audience?
- Is the article balanced and unbiased?
- Are the appropriate agents presented?
- Is the title reflective of the content?
- Are clinical studies cited and supported with references?
- Are the safety profiles and adverse effects addressed for all agents presented?
- Are unlabeled uses of drugs/products disclosed?
SPJ will notify authors of the manuscript deadline. The article must be received on or before the date given as per agreement.
- As previously discussed, the text file should be saved in MS Word.
- For graphics, 300 dpi or higher resolution at 100% is necessary. We accept the following types of files: EPS, JPEG, PDF, TIFF. Attach each image separately (do not embed in the Word document).
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