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Submitting Your Manuscript

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.

ORCID IDs

The submitting author is required to complete the submission using an ORCID identifier. Please visit the ORCID website for more information, or to register.  You must have an account in ScholarOne for Population Health Management before logging in with an ORCID identifier.

Manuscript Submission Site

Create an Account in ScholarOne

If you do not already have an account in ScholarOne for Population Health Management, you will need to create one.  Once you create your account, you may log in to the system to begin your submission.  Each listed author on a submission must either have an account, or have one created, in the submission system.

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Manuscript Preparation
Determining Authorship

(See AUTHORSHIP DEFINITION AND RESPONSIBILITIES)

All authors, including the co-authors, should be responsible for a significant part of the manuscript. All authors and co-authors should have taken part in writing the manuscript, reviewing it, and revising its intellectual and technical content. Any author whose name appears on a manuscript assumes responsibility and accountability for the results.

Submission Process

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All Original submissions must contain:

  • An Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval (or waiver) statement in the Methods section
  • Acknowledgments section (if applicable) after the Conclusion of the manuscript, followed by
  • An Author Contribution statement for each listed author, followed by
  • An Author Disclosure Statement for each author listed on a submission, even if there are no conflicts to disclose, followed by,
  • Funding statement(s), even if there is no funding information to declare.

See IRB APPROVALS, PATIENT CONSENT, & ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS

See AUTHOR CONFIRMATION AND DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS

See FUNDING INFORMATION: COMPLIANCE AND STATEMENTS

All manuscripts must be prepared in accordance with the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals.

When submitting your manuscript for peer review, be prepared to:

  • Enter the full title of the manuscript
  • Enter the full names and institutional affiliations of ALL listed authors
  • Enter ALL listed authors' institutional email addresses
  • Identify the corresponding author
  • Enter a running (abbreviated) title of no more than 45 characters (including spaces).
  • Enter 3–6 keywords or phrases
  • Provide an unstructured abstract of no more than 250 words, which should be self-explanatory without reference to the text.
  • Provide the names and email addresses of at least five potential preferred reviewers familiar with the field.  Please make sure preferred reviewers are not from your university or institution or with whom you have collaborated.  Anyone whom the author does not want to be considered should also be named as a non-preferred reviewer. Ultimate reviewer selection is at the Editor’s discretion.
  • Confirm that the material has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.
  • Submissions should be accompanied by a letter requesting evaluation for publication.

Create an Effective Title

  • Manuscript titles should be brief, contain key terms, and clearly identify the purpose of the work conducted
  • Manuscript titles should not exceed 15 -18 words. Exceptions can be made with the Editor’s approval
  • Manuscript titles should be direct and to the point. Remember that the journal has a global readership, so clear and concise non-vernacular language is most effective
  • Avoid the use of specific locations in the title
  • Do not use proprietary/trademarked names in the title
  • Do not use acronyms in the title unless they are universally recognized and accepted
  • NOTE: The title page of your submission must be included as part of your main text document (not as a separate file). 

File Naming

All file names should be in English and contain only alphanumeric characters.  Do not include spaces, symbols, special characters, dashes, dots, or underscores.  Label each file with the first author's last name, followed by the content of the file (i.e.: SmithText; SmithTables; SmithFigureLegends; SmithFig1, etc.)

Important:  Please upload individual files of all manuscript material as described herein — please do NOT upload a combined PDF file containing all material in your submission.  

Preparation of Manuscript

Prepare text of manuscripts, figure legends, and tables in Microsoft Word, double spaced. The order of elements in each manuscript should be:

  • Title page (with full manuscript title, all contributing authors, advanced degree/certification information and affiliations, the source of a work or study, if any, a short running title, a denotation of the corresponding author, and a list of 3-6 keywords)
  • Abstract
  • Main text (do not embed figures or tables)
  • Conclusion (as a separate paragraph, not as part of the Discussion section)
  • Acknowledgments (if applicable)
  • Authorship confirmation statement (see below)
  • Author(s’) disclosure statement(s) (see below)
  • Funding statement (see below)
  • References
  • Figure legends
  • Tables
  • Supplemental files (if applicable; NOTE:  Supplemental Information, if provided, will not be copyedited or typeset; it will be posted online as supplied.)
     

Note: 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.

Manuscript Text

Maximum word count for original articles should not exceed 4,500 words.  In general, the text should be organized under the headings: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusions. Number pages consecutively. Use only standard abbreviations, which can be found in the AMA’s Manual of Style for Authors & Editors or the Council of Biology Editors Style Manual, 10/e.  At first usage, spell out terms and provide abbreviations in parentheses. Thereafter, use only the abbreviations. It is not necessary to spell out standard units of measure. Use generic names for drugs if possible. If you wish to use a proprietary drug name the first time it appears, use the generic name followed by the proprietary name, manufacturer, and location in parentheses.

References  

References must be prepared in Word, double spaced, and numbered consecutively as they are cited in the text (using superscript numbers).  Include the reference section as part of the main text file, not as a separate file. 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 PubMed/Medline. List all authors when there are six or fewer. 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: (AB Jones, personal communication). Written permission must be obtained from the author of any unpublished material cited from other laboratories, and should accompany the manuscript. Include among the references any articles that have been accepted but have not yet published; identify the name of publication and add "In Press." If the reference has been published online, provide the DOI number in place of the page range.

Sample style for references:

    Journal article with up to six authors:

Dankwa-Mullan I, Rivo M, Sepulveda M, Park Y, Snowdon J, Rhee Y. Transforming diabetes care through artificial intelligence: The future is here. Popul Health Manag 2019;22:229-242.  

    Journal article with more than six authors:

Percac-Lima S, Ashburner JM, Zai AH, et al. Patient navigation for comprehensive cancer screening in high-risk patients using a population-based health information technology system: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Intern Med 2016;176:930–937.

    Book:

Nash DB, Fabius RJ, Skoufalos A, Clarke JL, Horowitz MR, eds. Population health: creating a culture of wellness, 2nd edition. Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning, 2016:2.

    Chapter in a book:  

Rahim SS, Palade V, Shuttleworth J, Jayne C. Automatic screening and classification of diabetic retinopathy fundus images. In: Mladenov V, Jayne C, Iliadis L, eds. Engineering applications of neural networks. Communications in computer and information science. Vol 459. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, 2014:113–122.

Figure Legends

Figure legends should be uploaded as a separate Word file and double spaced. In the legend, provide explanations for any abbreviations, arrows, etc. that appear in the figure. If the illustration is taken from a copyrighted publication, permission must be secured, appropriate credit must be given in the legend, and a corresponding reference must appear in the reference section.

Tables

All tables should be prepared in one single Word file. Provide a title for each table. Cite tables in sequence in the text. Explain abbreviations used in the body of the table in footnotes. Details of experimental conditions should be included in table footnotes. If the table is taken from a copyrighted publication, permission must be secured, appropriate credit must be given in the legend, and a corresponding reference must appear in the reference section.  

Figures

  • Submission of high resolution .TIFF or .EPS figure files is strongly recommended.
  • Figures should not be embedded within the manuscript file.
  • Cite figures consecutively in text within parentheses.
  • A legend should be supplied for each figure and all legends numbered consecutively.
  • Images should not show the name of a patient or a manufacturer.  
  • Do not include any illustrations as part of your text file.

Correspondence Address

Following the references, provide the name, complete affiliation and address, and institutional email address of the person to whom correspondence should be sent.

Manuscript Revisions

To upload a revision of a manuscript, the submitting author should log in to their Author Center and click on “Revised Manuscripts in Draft.”  All revised submissions will be required to meet all formatting conditions described herein.  Submissions that do not satisfy these requirements will be un-submitted and returned to the submitting author for proper configuration.

Letters to the Editor

Population Health Management will consider Letters to the Editor commenting on the scientific content of an article published in the Journal. Letters should not exceed 500 words of text and 5 references. Letters submitted for publication must be original and must not be submitted to any other publication simultaneously.

Journal Policies on:

Licensing Information: OPEN ACCESS and Copyright
Data Sharing and Preprint Policies
Post-Acceptance and Post-Publication Policies
Correction Statements / Retractions
Reprints, Permissions, & Social Media Use
Plagiarism Detection Software
Definitions of Scientific Misconduct
Responding to Allegations of Scientific Misconduct
Press Embargo Policy
Publication Costs
Archiving and Preservation
Publisher Information

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