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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.  If it has been considered or submitted elsewhere an explanation will need to be provided in "Comments to the Editor" upon submission.

  • Reviewed AEJ's Conflict of Interest statement (CI) and discloses any CI on the manuscript cover page or alternatively submits an ICJME's pdf...see below

    AEJ complies with ICJME's Conflict of Interest guidelines. Authors can download ICJME's "Conflict of Interest" pdf and submit it to AEJ as an alternative to disclosing them on the cover page.

  • The submission file adheres to AEJs Author Guidelines and is in Word file format. Examples being: text is single-spaced; uses Times New Roman, 12-point font.
  • Reviewed AEJ's Patient Informed Consent and if applicable submits informed consent forms as a supllemental file.  Any disclosures and informed consents must be stated in the manuscript: ie. pictures.. "Informed consent from the patient was obtained"
  • Reviewed AEJ's Human and Animal Rights and any disclosures (if appropriate) are stated on the cover page.

  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the AEJ AMA Style Guidelines
  • The instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  • If submitting video or audio - give a brief description (3-5 sentences), and who is in it.  AEJ takes onwership of editing to ensure prior indexing
  • If submitting images - the images need to be 180dpi at the print size.
  • Any tables that are too large to fit in the body of the paper need to be submitted as supplements (word or pdf)
  • Author agrees to pay an Article Processing Fee of $420, after the article has been accepted and prior to publication

Author Guidelines

Authors agree to the statements in submission checklist and to  AEJ's Author Guidelines by voluntarily submitting manuscripts or other multimedia information.  AEJ does reguire an Article Processing Charge (APC) to cover operational costs (ie, copyediting,  and journal layout design). This fee will be incurred by the author upon notice that the manuscript or other multimedia submission is ready for publication.  No one at AEJ is paid for peer review services.  We are a volunary organization. 

The APC  must be paid after acceptance of the article, just prior to final publication.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

M. Roseann Diehl editor (713.806.9224) or roseann.cannon@tcu.edu


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