Please read the entire Instructions for Authors carefully, and comply with all of the guidelines. In order for your manuscript to be considered for publication, the following elements must be completed appropriately:
- All submissions must be accompanied by a cover letter containing the following sentence: “In consideration of WMJ’s taking action in reviewing and editing this submission, the author(s) hereby transfer(s), assign(s), or otherwise convey(s) all copyright ownership to WMJ in the event that this work is published in WMJ.” All co-authors must sign the letter.
- An Author Disclosure Declaration (potential conflict of interest) form must be completed for each named author and included with the initial submission.
- The title page must designate a corresponding author and provide a complete address, telephone number, fax number and e-mail address. Institutional affiliations are needed for each co-author.
- Use 1-inch margins and double-space throughout. Please use 12 pt. font, preferably Times New Roman.
- Pages must be numbered.
- All articles for peer-review must have a structured abstract. (An abstract is also preferred for non-peer reviewed manuscripts.) For an example of a structured abstract, go to: http://jama.ama-assn.org/misc/ifora.dtl#Abstracts.
- References must follow AMA style and abbreviations of journal names must follow those in Index Medicus. Consult the WMJ for examples of proper form.
- Figure legends must be typed double spaced on pages separate from the main manuscript text. Abbreviations used in the figure must be listed in the legend and all symbols must be explained. All lettering and symbols must be of a readable size—12 pt. is recommended.
- Submit figures separately from the manuscript in their native image file format (e.g., JPG, TIFF, EPS, XLS), not embedded in the document. Tables may be included within the manuscript in word processing format.
- WMJ uses PeerTrack, an online manuscript managing system. To submit a manuscript, click here.
Manuscripts will be checked for these items before being sent out for peer review. Non-compliant manuscripts will be returned for modification before being reviewed.