Federal Practitioner welcomes submission of manuscripts on subjects pertinent to physicians, clinical pharmacists, physician
assistants, advanced practice nurses, and medical center administrators currently working within the VA, the DoD, IHS, and the
PHS. Manuscript submissions will be considered for publication only if the author has certified that the work is original, has not
been published previously, and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
¨ Only Word (.doc or .docx) documents are acceptable, with the exception of figures
¨ Write a title and caption for each figure and table and
make sure that each is mentioned in the article
¨ Figures and tables should be attached separately
as high-resolution files with a minimum resolution
of 300 dpi
¨ Provide a signed statement of financial disclosure
from each author
¨ Include cover letter with contact information
for the corresponding author (address, telephone,
¨ Make sure that each reference is cited in order
in the text; check each citation for accuracy,
completeness, and conformity with AMA style
¨ Format the article as specified
¨ Call out the meaning of all abbreviations and
All manuscripts submitted to Federal Practitioner for consideration
as feature articles, case reports, or columns are reviewed by at
least 3 members of our peer-review committee. Peer reviews are
conducted in a double-blind fashion, and the reviewers are asked
to comment on the manuscript’s importance, accuracy, relevance,
clarity, timeliness, balance, and reference citation.
Manuscripts that are accepted for publication in Federal Practitioner undergo editing for length, clarity, and journal style. Some
material may be reworded or reordered to improve readability
and eliminate redundancy, but we make every effort to retain the
authors’ voice and meaning. Edited manuscripts are returned to
the corresponding author for approval prior to publication.
Federal Practitioner uses a straightforward style that is based
on the 10th edition of the AMA Manual of Style (2007). Before
submission, review your manuscript for grammar, readability, and
accuracy. The manuscript word count should not exceed 4,000
words, excluding references. Tables and figures may be moved to
the website if the manuscript's layout is longer than 6 pages.
The manuscript should contain no author names anywhere
in the document, including headers. Authors should be listed on
a separate cover page. The manuscript document should begin
with the title, followed by the introduction, body of the manuscript,
acknowledgements (if applicable), references, figure legends
(if applicable), and tables (if applicable). Only Word documents are
Figures and tables should be attached separately as high-resolution files with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. Do
not embed figure and table files into a word document. Tables
and figures (photographs, line drawings, and graphs) should
be cited parenthetically in the manuscript text, using Arabic
numerals. Provide descriptive headers and legends or captions for each table and figure.
If any elements have been adapted or reproduced from
a copyrighted source, the authors must acknowledge this
fact upon submission and within the manuscript. Authors are
responsible for providing Federal Practitioner with written permission for usage.
Use references to document and acknowledge source information. Citations in the text should be numbered consecutively with superscript Arabic numerals. Source documents
should be listed at the end of the manuscript in accordance
with AMA style for references. They should be numbered to
correspond with the order in which they are cited in the text.
If a reference is cited more than once in the text, it should appear in the reference list only once, numbered in accordance
with its first citation. Please do not use your word processing
program’s footnote or endnote functions for references.
To submit a manuscript, go to the Federal Practitioner Editorial Manager website ( http://www.editorialmanager.com/fedprac). The
submission process requires you to enter a title, enter key words,
select classifications (subject areas discussed in the manuscript),
and answer several questions about the submission.
The cover page should include the title of the manuscript, a
byline listing all individuals who have served in authorship roles for
the manuscript, and brief biographical information on the authors
(professional and academic titles and affiliations). In the byline,
include each author’s full name, highest relevant degrees and certifications, and military rank (when applicable). Do not include U.S.
You may check on the manuscript status at any time by logging
into Editorial Manager as an author.
If you have any questions about the preparation or submission
of your manuscript, wish to propose a specific topic, or have any
other feedback, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The
complete submission guidelines can be found at http://www.fedprac