Instructions for Authors
The American Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health is an International Peer Reviewed medical journal that publishes original articles, reviews and case reports on all aspects of American Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health in English. These instructions follow the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals.
Manuscripts are accepted for consideration with the understanding that they have been submitted solely to American Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health and that they have not been previously published, either in whole or in part. American Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health is a fully peer-reviewed Journal. The editors reserve the right to make editorial changes in all matter published in the journal and cannot enter into correspondence about papers not accepted for publication.
Submit manuscript at www.scholarscentral.org/submissions/preventive-medicine-public-health.html
Copyright of all material is held by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health. The editors, editorial board, sponsoring organizations, and publisher do not accept responsibility for the statements expressed by authors in their contributions.
The basic article processing fee or manuscript handling cost is 919 Euros, on the other hand it may vary based on the extensive editing, colored effects, complex equations, extra elongation of number of pages of the article, etc.
Manuscripts should be formatted for a 210 mm x 297 mm page with 25 mm margins on all four sides. Times New Roman 12-point is recommended for text, tables and figures. All text should be written in the third person and double-spaced flush left; avoid using tabs. Assemble sections in the following order: title page, abstract, text, acknowledgments, references, tables, list of titles for all figures (typed on 1 page), and figures. Number pages consecutively, beginning with the title page.
The manuscript should contain NO automatic formatting (except page numbers in the bottom right corner of each page).
An Abstract of 200-250 words should be included with each article, beginning on a separate page.
Abstracts for research manuscripts may be prepared in a structured format, using aim, methods, results, and conclusions.
Text should begin on a separate page and follow these word-count parameters: 2700-3000 for research articles and 4000 for review articles.
Text for original research and short communication type articles should contain: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion and if necessary Conclusion and Acknowledments. The number of figures and tables should be in proportion to the amount of text. All research manuscripts must include (in both abstract and methods section) the year in which the data were collected and when the study/analysis was conducted.
It should be added line numbers to document.
The Journal also accepts and publishes Brief Reports based on smaller studies, but still of interest to our readers. Brief Reports should contain all the same sections as a full research paper, but be limited to 1200 words, with no more than 1-2 short tables or figures.
Acknowledgments and any necessary disclaimers should begin on a separate page, numbered in sequence following the text but before references. List sources of support in the form of grants, equipment , or drugs. Acknowledge only people who have made substantive contributions to the study.
References follow the style of Index Medicus and should be identified by number in the order in which they are mentioned in the text; references that apply only to tables and figures should be numbered in sequence where the text first refers to the table or figure. Titles of journals must be abbreviated according to Index Medicus style, which can be found at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=journals.
References to personal communications should be noted in the text, not in the reference list, as: (first initial, last name, affiliation, ‘personal communication,’ date).
References to software should also be noted in the text as: name of software (company, city/state, year of release).
Include among the references manuscripts accepted but not yet published; designate the journal followed by ‘In press.’ Information from manuscripts submitted but not accepted should be cited in the text as unpublished observations (in parentheses). All reference numbers in the text must be entered in ordered that they first used in squared parentheses.
• Sample for book references:
Last JM. International Health. Eds.: Maxcy KF, Rosenau MJ, Last JM, Wallace RB. In: Maxcy-Rosenau-Last Public Health & Preventive Medicine. 14th edition. Connecticut: Appleton & Lange; 1998. p. 1139-1146.
• Sample for journal articles:
Greenberg P, Cox C, Le Beau MM, Fenaux P, Morel P, Sanz G, et al. International scoring system for evaluating prognosis in myelodysplastic syndromes. Blood. 1997; 89(4): 2079-91.
• Sample for Internet resources:
National Bioethics Advisory Commission (NBAC). 2001. Ethical and Policy Issues in International Research: Clinical Trials in Developing Countries. Bethesada, MD. http://www.georgetown.edu/research/nrcbl/nbac/clinical/Vol1.pdf [Acces date: 12.01.2008].
Tables should use Times New Roman, each on a separate page. Use Arabic numerals to identify tables, and limit table heading to no more than 15 words. Footnotes in tables should be lettered (lower case a, b, c) except for statistical notes, which should be noted with an asterisk (*, **, ***). All abbreviations used in a table must be expanded in a legend under the table.
Figures should be submitted in a form suitable for reproduction. Typewritten (or dot matrix) figures are not acceptable. Typeface should be nonserif (e.g., Arial). Use only black on white background, with bold patterns rather than variations of gray shading. A list of all figure titles should be typed on one page and placed after the references.