Most of AFP's past issues are open to all; however, access to the most recent 12 months of content is restricted to AAFP members and paid subscribers. Most studies found similar or at least coherent conclusions (coherence means that differences are explainable). American Family Physician (AFP) is a semimonthly, peer-reviewed journal of the American Academy of Family Physicians. It uses case-based teaching to illustrate and educate on a common clinical topic. To accommodate blinded peer review, place the names of authors only in the biographical sketch for each author. Most of these are point-of-care clinical information and decision support tools. Only the following file formats are acceptable; others will be returned to the author for reformatting and resubmission. The editorial staff may inquire further about financial disclosure after the manuscript is submitted. First person is preferred when referring to yourself, but third person may be acceptable in certain cases, such as when referring to the patient. Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other figure. Failure to do so will disqualify an author from future publication in AFP. Journal of General and Family Medicine is an international open access journal of the Japan Primary Care Association. Emphasize recent references (within the past 10 years); in general, avoid letters to the editor, editorials, and references that are older than 10 years or of historic interest only. Diagnostic puzzles that can be addressed adequately in the space provided (perhaps with their Eureka! Try to identify a range of recommendations, for example, one each about screening, prevention, diagnosis, and two about treatment. Use the following guidelines in choosing references: Begin the writing process by identifying key clinical questions and controversies related to your topic, and then answer them with the best available evidence. Do not cite abstracts, unpublished observations, manuscripts in preparation or submitted for publication, or personal communications. Photo Quiz is not a case report. 9. Avoid writing about clinical scenarios that would require a lot of explanation or details about the evaluation and treatment because those scenarios are often too progress-note like and too long to fit in the provided space. In: Taylor RB, ed. Submission of a letter will be construed as granting the American Academy of Family Physicians permission to publish the letter in any of its publications in any form. AFP will seek permission from the copyright owner to publish the material in print and other formats. Publishing evidence-based secondary work that translates the results of the most relevant, valid search into a form most useful for practicing family physicians. Acceptable manuscripts are reviewed by at least one family physician and one expert in the subject discussed. If high quality and up-to-date systematic reviews or meta-analyses exist; they support the recommendation. See Author Statements Form. Exceptions to this policy are FPIN’s Clinical Inquiries and Help Desk Answers, Photo Quiz, where students can be coauthors, and Letters to the Editor. AFP does not publish original research articles. The literature search includes at least four sources of pre-appraised evidence from the list of recommended sources of evidence-based medicine (see, The literature search includes the Evidence Summary sent by, A Table of Key Clinical Recommendations is included, and the quality of evidence supporting key recommendations on diagnosis and treatment is rated using the SORT evidence rating system (see. We use Healthcare Bluebook as the source for pricing when possible: It is required that resident physicians, if involved with the manuscript, work with an experienced attending physician who should generally serve as first and corresponding author. 2. Meeting the information needs of family physicians. Considerable variation among study findings and lack of coherence. Reviews of the use of natural medicines in the treatment of various diseases. We must keep this evidence-based: when relevant, please provide references to support any "here's what I did" practices. ++ An all-or-none study is one where the treatment causes a dramatic change in outcomes, such as antibiotics for meningitis or surgery for appendicitis, which precludes study in a controlled trial. The text of your Photo Quiz should include the following elements: 1) title, 2) introduction paragraph presenting the clinical scenario, 3) a question with one correct and three or four incorrect answers, 4) discussion of correct answer, 5) brief explanation of incorrect answers, and 6) a differential diagnosis table. By "data sources," we mean sources such as Cochrane, Clinical Evidence, and the National Guideline Clearinghouse. The length should be 100 to 200 (maximum) words per. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health More. Note that tables and figures that were previously published, and for which we obtain reprint or adaptation permission, must be removed from AFP articles sent to content aggregators, such as EBSCO and MDConsult. The latter may be a family physician or a subspecialist in another discipline. More about us Second special issue on primary care of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities Complete citations and scanned photocopies of any tables or figures taken from other sources are included. A decision about acceptance, revision, or rejection is sent to the corresponding author, generally within eight to 12 weeks of receipt of the manuscript. Thus, we prefer images that show typical pathology or common variants rather than “once-in-a-lifetime” cases. Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care, the official publication of Family Medicine and Primary Care Trust, seeks to foster academic communication and interdisciplinary research among primary care providers engaged in various forms. Although NCCIH has been criticized for political interference and questionable science, we include it in this list because there are few freely available comprehensive sources of information in this field. Materials are edited to retain confidentiality. Each author must sign the Conflict of Interest Form, with any financial interest or arrangement disclosed in a separate attachment. Topic proposals should be submitted via email to with the words “Article Proposal for AFP Editor” in the subject heading. Use clear, directive language as this is a recommendation that should be applied to most patients, such as “Patients age 50 to 74 years should receive screening for colorectal cancer. This is to facilitate blinded peer review of the manuscript in the Editorial Manager system. The Cochrane database contains systematic reviews of narrowly focused clinical questions (e.g., “Colchicine for treating acute gout attacks”) as opposed to broad, general reviews of topics (e.g., “Management of an acute gout attack”). Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, November 25, 2020 . For all tables that are borrowed or adapted from other sources, include scanned photocopies of the tables as they appeared in the original source, making sure that complete reference data are included for the original source. Please submit the manuscript via AFP's Editorial Manager system. Do not obtain images from textbooks, journals, the Internet, etc. Tell a story that speaks for itself. The complete review requires a subscription. A prospective clinical and virologic study. Include an abstract of 150 to 250 words, depending on the length of the text. At a minimum, you should create a summary table with recommendations and references for each recommendation. Keep it concrete rather than abstract. Authors may submit a case scenario and clinical question to Caroline Wellbery, MD, Associate Deputy Editor of AFP ( Christiansen S, Iverson C, Flanagin A, et al. An action plan for increasing physical activity in patients with COPD. These anatomic abnorm… THE JOURNAL OF FAMILY PRACTICE (JFP) is committed to: 1. More about the journal >> Submit your manuscripts. UpToDate This table will help readers understand the main points of your article, and the strength of evidence that supports its recommendations. Keep it short, simple, and personal. However, it is possible that the rightsholder will not grant permission for use of copyrighted materials, and AFP reserves the right to withhold tables or figures from print and other formats based on the rightsholder’s terms. The first/corresponding author must be an experienced physician. 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