How to Submit an Article to The Journal of Medical Practice Management (MPM)
THE JOURNAL OF MEDICAL PRACTICE MANAGEMENT invites authors to submit scholarly and practical articles on topics related to medical practice management including office procedures and management, computer technology, marketing of medical services, legislation and health policy, legal aspects of medicine, taxation, malpractice considerations, medical manpower and education, and organizational development in medical groupings. Articles are accepted with the understanding that they are not being considered for publication elsewhere and have not been published previously. The articles are subject to editorial review and revision.
Manuscript Submission. Please provide a hard copy of the article printed with ample margins. The cover page should include the title of the article, the names of the authors in the order they are to appear, the authors’ highest degrees and academic affiliation with complete contact information for all authors (address, phone, fax, email). All text, references, figure legends, and tables should be in one double-spaced electronic document (WORD doc). You may either insert figures in the text file or transmit figures separately. Legends for all figures should be included in the file with the text and should not appear on the figures. Format your documents for U.S. letter (8 ½ x 11 in or 21.8 x 28.2cm). Please submit an electronic file of the article via e-mail to the Editor below:
Nancy Collins, Publisher
The Journal of Medical Practice Management
PO Box 208
Phoenix, MD 21131
410-329-9788 v 410-329-1510 f
Copyright Assignment. If and when manuscripts are accepted for publication, it will be necessary for Greenbranch Publishing to receive in writing the assignment of copyright from all authors of all manuscripts. Published manuscripts become the property of The Journal of Medical Practice Management and may not be reprinted without permission of the Publisher. The Copyright Assignment form requiring signatures will be mailed from the Editorial Office. Sample CTA available at www.mpmnetwork.com. For information on (URM) Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals, please refer to www.icmje.org.
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Abstracts. Please provide on a separate page an abstract of not more than 150 words.
Key Words. Three to five key words should be added to the bottom of the abstract page; these will help us index the article and will be published with the abstract.
Call-Outs. List separately six to eight direct quotes or concise salient points that merit emphasis. These will be used throughout the text as "call outs".
Tables. Tables will be processed in the traditional way. Please submit tables double spaced on separate sheets, titled and numbered.
Permission. Obtain written permission from the copyright holder (usually the Publisher) to reproduce previously published material. All letters of permission must accompany the manuscript upon submission.
References. Reference in the text should be superior numbers, preferably at the end of the sentence. Please type them double-spaced and place at the end of the text on separate pages, using the style of Index Medicus. The following are samples:
1. Journal article. Woodcock, E. Managing Your Appointment "No-Shows". The Journal of Medical Practice Management 2000; Vol.15#6: 284-288.
2. Book Chapter. Alpers, D: Nutrition. In Yamada, T: Textbook of Gastroenterology (ed.3). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1999, p. 269
3. Book. Hulley SB, Cummings SR: Designing Clinical Research (ed.2). Baltimore, Williams & Wilkins, 2001, p. 25-30.
4. Article. Johannes L. Cystic Fibrosis Gave Up Its Gene 12 Years Ago; So Where’s the Cure? Wall Street Journal 2001 June 11: 1 (col 1), 14 (col. 1).
Legal Citations should conform to the style adopted by The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, published by the Harvard Law Review Association.
Abbreviations. These should conform to those found in Scientific Style and Format: The CBE Manual for Authors, Editors and Publishers, 6th edition, Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Proofs & Reprints. Authors will receive page proofs before publication. Order forms for reprints will accompany proof. Upon publication, authors will receive a complimentary copy of the issue in which their article appears.
Letters to the Editor. Letters to the editor are welcome and will be published at the discretion of the editor as space allows and subject to editorial review, editing, and abridgment. Such a letter must relate to an article appearing in the most recent issue of the Journal and not surpass 500 words. It must be typewritten, double-spaced with 1-in margins, and submitted in duplicate. Only those letters selected for publication will be acknowledged, at which time an assignment of copyright will be requested as a requirement for publication.
Further information. Please contact the Managing Editor, Jennifer LaGreca at firstname.lastname@example.org