Manuscript Style and Format
Manuscripts should conform to the "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts (www.icmje.org/index.html) Submitted to Biomedical Journals" (N Engl J Med 1997; 336:309-15). For questions about style, consult the American Medical Association Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors. 9th ed. Baltimore, Md.: Williams & Wilkins, 1998. Keep abbreviations and acronyms to a minimum and spell out on first reference, e.g., American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Regarding medications, generic drug names should generally be used. When proprietary brands are used in research, include the brand name in parentheses in the Methods section.
The title page should include from top to bottom: article title; name, degree, and institutional affiliation of each author; previous presentation of the work, if any; name, address/fax/E-mail of the author to whom reprint requests should be addressed; and manuscript word count, excluding tables, figures, and abstract. Pages should be numbered consecutively in the upper right corner beginning with the title page.
Please see the Applied Evidence, InfoPOEMs®, and Clinical Inquiries sections above for detailed information on those features. Unsolicited manuscripts are not considered for InfoPOEMs® or Clinical Inquiries.
This section is optional and may be used to acknowledge substantial contributions to the research or preparation of the manuscript made by persons other than the authors.
Conflict of Interest:
Each article should have a statement acknowledging any potential conflict of interest. If there is none, please state "No conflict of interest".
Contributors to JFP should obtain permission from the author and publisher for the use of quotes, illustrations, tables, and other materials taken from previously published works not in the public domain. The letters of permission should accompany the manuscript. The original source should be mentioned in the figure legend or table footnote.