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Author Guidelines

Submissions to the Journal of Athletic Medicine are expected to be scholarly and professional. If you have little experience in writing this type of paper, we suggest that you refer to the following:

Knight KL. & Ingersoll CD. (1996) Structure of a Scholarly Manuscript: 66 Tips for What Goes Where. Journal of Athletic Training. Jul-Sep; 31(3): 201–206.



Knight KL. & Ingersoll CD. (1996) Optimizing Scholarly Communication: 30 Tips for Writing Clearly. Journal of Athletic Training. Jul-Sep; 31(3): 209–213.



The Purdue Online Writing Lab: APA Guidelines



Submission Preparation Checklist

As 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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the above Author's Guidelines. This journal uses the current APA style guide.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  7. All required forms have been downloaded and completed (You will upload these as supplementary materials in the last stage of manuscript submission process).

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