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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 precis (concise summary of the article; no more than 25 words) for use in the table of contents
  • Provide "take-away points" 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, cited in numerical order as they appear in the text
  • Submit copies of "in press" and related publications
  • Enclose a completed Authorship Form signed by each author (please be sure that Section D has been completed)
  • Enclose a completed Author Disclosure Form signed by each author

The Journal can publish only a fraction of the papers it receives each year. Manuscripts accepted for publication usually appear in print within 3 to 4 months from the date of acceptance.

Prior Publication
Manuscripts submitted for publication in AJPB must not have been published previously (either in whole or in part) nor currently be submitted elsewhere in either identical or similar form. Authors must indicate in the cover letter whether any portion of the manuscript has been presented at meetings and are required to submit copies of related publications (either published, in preparation, or submitted), as well as any manuscripts cited as "in press" to the editors for review.

Authors must indicate in the cover letter whether any portion of the manuscript has been previously published and are required to submit copies of related publications (either published, in preparation, or submitted), as well as any manuscripts cited as "in press" to the editors for review. Duplicate, redundant, and/or fragmented publications are not permitted. (Refer to Chapter 5 of the American Medical Association Manual of Style for further information on duplicate publication.) 

Length Restrictions

Strict length requirements according to manuscript category will be upheld. See Manuscript Categories for more information.

All manuscripts must be submitted through our web-based manuscript submission and peer-review system. Log on to https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ajpblive and follow the step-by-step instructions.

Requirements for all submissions generally conform to the "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals."  Our peer review process is blinded, so all identifying information (ie, author names, affiliations, etc) must be removed from the text. To facilitate this blinding, we ask authors to provide 2 separate title pages-one that lists all identifying information (unblinded) and one blinded title page.