Information For Authors





Population Health Management (PHM) is an international, peer-reviewed publication that offers a comprehensive, integrated approach to the most current clinical and business developments transforming healthcare in the field of population health management.  PHM covers a broad spectrum including: clinical reports and case studies; practical aspects of developing and implementing population health management initiatives; perspectives and insights from all stakeholders; and interviews with leading experts in population health management. 

Manuscripts submitted to PHM should meet the following criteria: the material is original, the writing is clear, the study methods are appropriate, the data are valid, the conclusions are reasonable and supported by the data, the information is important, and the topic has general disease management interest. We will assess an article's eligibility for publication based on these basic criteria.


Please upload your manuscript to the following hyperlink 
Include the required information for all authors of the manuscript, not just the corresponding author. Please read all the instructions to authors before submitting.

Manuscripts are considered with the understanding that they have not been published previously in print or electronic format, and are not under consideration by another publication or electronic medium, except in the form of an abstract of not more than 400 words. Prior abstract presentations should be described in a footnote to the title. Submissions should be accompanied by a letter requesting evaluation for publication.




Submitted manuscripts must conform to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals. All manuscripts that involve animal and/or human studies must specify that the relevant Ethics Committee or Institutional Review Board provided or waived approval (including the full name and institution of the review committee and the approval number). All research manuscripts must specify whether study participants provided informed consent and the nature of the consent (written, verbal).


Visit the ICMJE website for further guidance and information. 




Manuscripts should be submitted (in AMA style) in Microsoft Word, 8-1/2“ x 11” format, with ample margins on all sides. Word count limitations. Original manuscript: maximum 4500 words, excluding abstract, tables/figures, and references. The manuscript may include up to 6 tables and/or figures (total), and a maximum of 40 references. Commentary, Point of View, or Editorial: maximum 2000 words or 1200 words with 1 small table or figure, excluding references, and a maximum of 10 references.

The manuscript must contain a title page (page 1), a conflict of interest and funding declaration page (page 2), and an abstract (page 3).

The title page should include the authors' names, advanced degree/certification information and affiliations, the source of a work or study (if any), and a running title of approximately 45 characters. We require the full mailing address and contact information (telephone, fax, and email address) for EACH author listed on your article. Please include the address(es) either on the title page of your article, or on a separate sheet. Please also indicate the corresponding author. The second page should consist of an abstract of not more than 250 words, which should be self-explanatory without reference to the text. Number pages consecutively. At the end of the article, give the name and address of the individual to whom correspondence should be directed.



Prepare each table including its title as a separate Word file. Use Arabic numerals to number tables. Each table must stand alone, i.e., contain all necessary information in the caption, and the table itself must be understood independently of the text. Details of experimental conditions should be included in table footnotes.  Information that appears in the text should not be repeated in tables, and tables should not contain data that can be given in the text in one or two sentences.


Please submit figures according to the following guidelines:

  • Each figure must be in a separate file (ie, not part of the manuscript file).
  • Figures must be in either TIFF or EPS format.
  • Do not include the title/legend in the figure file. All figure titles/legends should be contained in a single Word document, which should be categorized as a figure legend file when it is uploaded to the manuscript system.
  • Line illustrations must be submitted at 1200 DPI.
  • Halftones/photos must be submitted at 300 DPI.
  • The journal prints in black and white; there will be a charge for color figures.
  • Color figures, if submitted, must be saved as CMYK.

You will be given directions on how to correct any files which do not pass.

Converting Word or Excel files:  Perhaps the best and easiest way to convert Word or Excel files into a format which is suitable for print is to scan them using the guidelines below:


  • All files should be scanned at 100% size.
  • 300 dpi
  • Final color mode: cmyk
  • save file as: .tif or .eps

If you need directions on how to convert a Power Point slide to acceptable format go to


All authors are expected to disclose any institutional or commercial affiliations that might pose a conflict of interest regarding the publication of a manuscript. Institutional affiliations, as indicated on the title page, should include all corporate affiliations and any funding sources that support the work. Other types of affiliation, including consultantships, honoraria, stock ownership, equity interests, arrangements regarding patents, or other vested interests should be disclosed in the Acknowledgments section.



References must be typed double spaced and numbered consecutively as they are cited in the text (using superscript numbers). References appearing for the first time in tables and figures must be numbered in sequence with those cited in the text where the table or figure is mentioned. Use journal abbreviations as provided by Medline. List all authors when there are six or less. When there are more than six authors, list the first three, followed by et al. If references to personal communications or unpublished data are used, they are not to be in the list of references. They should be referred to in the text in parentheses (C.O. Tucker, personal communication).  Among the references, include articles accepted but not yet published; designate the journal, and add "In Press."
Sample references are:
Journal article with up to six authors: 1.  Sahai AV, Pineault R. An assessment of the use of costs and quality of life as outcomes in endoscopic research. Gastrointest Endosc 1997;46:113-118
Journal article with more than six authors: 2. Lopez MJ, Cooley JS, Petros JG, et al. Complete intraoperative small-bowel endoscopy in the in the evaluation of occult gastrointestinal bleeding using the Sonde enteroscope. Arch Surg 1996;131:272-277
Book: 3. Pritchard JA, MacDonald PC, Grant NF. Williams obstetrics, 17th edition. Norwalk, CT: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1985:457.
Edited book: 4. Baggish MS, Barbot J, Balle RF, eds. Diagnostic and operative hysteroscopy. Chicago: Year Book Medical Publishers, 1989.
Chapter in a book: 5. Occhipinti KA. Magnetic resonance imaging of abnormal pelvic anatomy. In: Jaffe R, Pierson RA, Abramowicz JS, eds. Imaging in infertility and reproductive endocrinology. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1994:249.


The author must obtain permission to reproduce figures, tables, and text from previously published material. Written permission must be obtained from the original copyright holder (generally the publisher, not the author or editor) of the journal or book concerned. An appropriate credit line should be included in the figure legend or table footnote, and full publication information should be included in the reference list. Written permission must be obtained from the author of any unpublished material cited from other laboratories, and should accompany the manuscript.

Reprints may be ordered by following the special instructions that will accompany page proofs, and should be ordered at the time the corresponding author returns the corrected page proofs to the Publisher. Reprints ordered after an issue is printed will be charged at a substantially higher rate.


Letters discussing a recent PHM article are welcome and must be received within 6 weeks of the article's publication. Letters should not exceed 500 words and a maximum of 4 references.    .


The Journal is published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers, 140 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801-5215.  Telephone: (914) 740–2100; fax: (914) 740–2101; E-mail:


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