Manuscripts that are original and have not been previously published elsewhere will be considered. Submissions must relate to spine surgery and may include: editorials, research papers, case studies, case reports, case presentations, photo vignettes, reviews, and original articles.
· All work must be in English
· All manuscripts must be formatted as follows:
o Microsoft Word document with Times New Roman 12-point font
o Double spaced
o Title included at the top of the page
o Does not include names of authors or institution where the study was performed.
o If images are included, they must be referenced.
o If tables are included, they must have titles for all the columns.
o References must be listed in the order that they appear in the text
o Must follow Citation Guide of the American Medical Association: http://www.lib.jmu.edu/citation/amaguide.pdf
o Include reference numbers in Arabic numerals as a superscript after the period
· What to include as a manuscript submission:
o Title page, abstract, main text, references
§ Optional: Images, figures, tables, and graphs
o Title page must include names of all authors and with their respective titles, institutions and departments.
o If images containing a patient’s face are included, must also submit a waiver signed by the patient accepting potential publication and internet exposure.
· There is no charge for submission or publication.