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How to Submit an Article to The Journal of Medical Practice Management (MPM)

The Journal of Medical Practice Management®

Authors are invited 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

Articles must be submitted electronically. The electronic file should include a cover page with the title of the article, the names of the authors in the order they are to appear, the authors’ highest degrees (limited to only two advanced degrees), and academic affiliation with complete contact information for the corresponding author (address, phone, e-mail). All text, references, figure legends, and tables should be in one double-spaced electronic Word document. Consider adding subheads to organize the article and break up large amounts of text. Figures should be transmitted separately. Legends for all figures should be included in the file with the text and should not appear on the figures. Please submit an electronic file of the article via e-mail to:

Editorial Office

The Journal of Medical Practice Management
Greenbranch Publishing
PO Box 208
Phoenix, MD 21131
editor@greenbranch.com

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 and Financial Disclosure form (CTA) requiring signatures will be e-mailed from the Editorial Office. For information on Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals, please refer to www.icmje.org.

To download a copy of the Copyright Assignment Form as a MS Word Doc click here

Abstracts

Please provide an abstract of not more than 150 words.

Byline

Add each author’s full name and any advanced degree(s); limit advanced degrees to two. Include each author’s affiliation information. Do not include biographical information or detailed information on the authors’ company/organization. Be sure full contact information is given for the author who will be the corresponding author; you may include a LinkedIn address, Twitter handle, and website URL.
 

Key Words

Six to eight key words must be added to the end of the abstract; 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 should be numbered and titled, and all tables must be cited in numerical order in the manuscript. Spell out any abbreviations used in a table in the table’s footnote section, and use AMA style for any footnote symbols. Tables must be included as editable components of the manuscript file and placed at the end of the manuscript.
 

Figures

All figures must be numbered and have figure legends. All figures must be cited in numerical order in the manuscript. Figures (e.g., charts, graphs, screenshots) must be submitted as files that are separate from the manuscript text file and should be submitted in their editable native format when that is available (e.g., PowerPoint, Excel). Also include a JPG or PDF version of each figure.

Footnotes

Do not use footnotes for text. All text must appear in the body of the manuscript.

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

References in the text must be footnoted numerically in order as cited in the manuscript, preferably at the end of the sentence. The reference list must appear at the end of the text. Do not use automatic footnote or endnote programs or embedded footnotes. References should follow AMA style as much as possible. The following are samples:

Journal Article. Woodcock E. Managing your appointment “no-shows.” J Med Pract Manage. 2000;15:284-288.

Book Chapter

Alpers D: Nutrition. In: Yamada T. Textbook of Gastroenterology. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 1999:269.

Book

Hulley SB, Cummings SR. Designing Clinical Research. 2nd ed. Baltimore, MD: Williams & Wilkins; 2001:25-30.

Newspaper Article

Johannes L. Cystic fibrosis gave up its gene 12 years ago; so where’s the cure? Wall Street Journal. June 11, 2001.

Web Site

Progress and problems in treating AIDS around the world. Economist.com; www.economist.com/science/displayStory.cfm?story_id=4127195. Accessed July 17, 2005. (Note that simply supplying a URL is not a full reference. The name of the Web page along with the name(s) of the author(s) if available and the name of the organization must be provided.)

Legal Citations

Legal citations can be placed parenthetically in the text; do not use footnotes or list them as references. These should conform to the style adopted by The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, published by the Harvard Law Review Association.

Proofs and Reprints

Authors will receive page proofs via e-mail from the copy editor before publication. Order forms for reprints will accompany page proofs. Upon publication, authors will receive a complimentary copy of the issue in which their article appears.

Further Information

Please contact the Editorial Office at 800-933-3711 or info@greenbranch.com.