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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 currently under consideration by another journal.  That being said, we publish within a Creative Commons Attribution- Non-Commercial License and, as such, allow authors to republish pieces of their work once published in The Free Clinic Research Collective, provided they attribute original publication to The Free Clinic Research Collective.
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • The submission type is clearly indicated (i.e. primary research article, brief communication, reflective/narrative essay, viewpoint article, or correspondence). 
  • The submission is formatted according to the American Medical Association Manual of Style.  Consult the MSPress AMA citation guide for bibliography support.
  • The text is single-spaced, uses a 12-point font and employs italics rather than underlining (except with URL addresses).  All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • All data sets are included in a raw version, enabling The MSPress graphic design team to create suitable graphs/tables/charts if accepted for publication.
  • The file does not include the author's name, ensuring a blind peer review.

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