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Authorship/Disclosure Forms - All manuscript authors must complete one forms in order to be considered for acceptance and eventual publication.

Manuscript Central - All manuscripts and corresponding materials/documents must be submitted through our web-based manuscript submission and peer-review system. Log on to and follow the step-by-step instructions.

Prior to Submission Checklist - Before submitting your manuscript, please review the following items to make sure your submission is accurate and complete.

  • Include the complete mailing address, telephone, fax, and e-mail information of the corresponding author
  • Provide the names, degree(s), affiliations, and e-mail address for each coauthor
  • Clearly indicate source(s) of funding in the cover letter and on the title pages
  • Prepare a prcis (concise summary of the article; no more than 25 words) for use in the table of contents
  • Provide "Practical Implications" that summarize the real-world implications of your research to managed care decision makers (<100 words)
  • Include a structured abstract (<250 words)
  • Select 3 to 5 key words
  • Obtain permission to reproduce material from other sources
  • Include an appropriate and timely list of references (formatted per AMA style), cited in numerical order as they appear in the text.
  • Authors should also include a statement in the body of the paper that indicates whether the study was approved by an institutional review board.
  • For all papers (when appropriate), a statement confirming that the informed consent of study subjects was obtained should be included in the manuscript.
  • Submit copies of "in press" and related publications
  • Upload a completed Authorship Form signed by each author (please be sure that Section D has been completed)
  • Upload a completed Author Disclosure Form signed by each author