Submission Preparation ChecklistAs part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
- The submission file does not include any spaces in the file name (i.e., My_Article_Name.doc instead of My Article Name.doc).
- The author's name has been removed from the document's “Properties,” which in Microsoft Word is found in the “File” menu.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
- The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
- Use of terms specific to a brand or company product or term is not allowed unless first cleared with the Editor in Chief. This is to avoid confusion and perception that the Journal is promoting a specific brand or product.
- Please refer to the AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors for the format and style of reporting for your manuscript submission.
Medical Humanities submissions must in some way relate to disease reversal and prevention, however, this can be broadly interpreted. Our Medical Humanities editorial staff will review all submissions and select 1-3 submissions to publish per edition. We look forward to reviewing your work. We seek original, previously unpublished, creative submissions of all kinds, including:
Length limit: 50 lines
- Personal vignettes: Personal vignettes are essays that typically describe some aspect of the practitioner-patient relationship or clinical encounter. These vignettes may also relay a personal story of the practitioner’s own experiences working in the field or the evolution of their practice. If a patient is described in the manuscript, they must be unidentifiable. If they are in any way personally identifiable, you must complete a Patient Permission form, which provides consent for publication.
Length limit: 1500 words
- Reflective essays: Examples of reflective essays may include reflections on the intersection between art and medicine, the history of medicine, the philosophy of medicine, medical ethics, the intersection of psychology and disease reversal and prevention, or other topics.
Length limit: 1800 words
- Book reviews: We accept reviews on popular books that focus on disease reversal and prevention and that were published within 1 year of the submission deadline. Please email the IJDRP’s Medical Humanities Section Editor (firstname.lastname@example.org) for approval of book prior to submission of book review.
Length limit: 1500 words
- Visual art of any medium, including graphic design, painting, drawings, and photography.