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The journal’s submission guidelines are located on the Submission Guidelines page, which is directly located in the drop down menu underneath the Authors tab.

This page contains a variety of information such as a brief description of the The Physician and Sportsmedicine publication, information on how to submit an article for review and publication in The Physician and Sportsmedicine, types of articles The Physician and Sportsmedicine accepts, how to organize your article, article submission deadlines, author fees , and other general guidelines authors should know of if they plan to publish in The Physician and Sportsmedicine.

How do I submit a manuscript?
The Physician and Sportsmedicine uses an online submission system where manuscripts can be submitted. The Submit a Manuscript page (linked in the drop down menu from Authors) contains all the guidelines for authors to submit their manuscripts to The Physician and Sportsmedicine. Manuscript submissions should include a cover letter, manuscript, figures/tables, permissions, and an author release and disclosure form.

Do you have a call for papers?
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Are reprints available?
Yes, authors published in The Physician and Sportsmedicine redeem the right to order reprints. Please see our Reprints page for more information.

If you are a co-author of a recently published article in The Physician and Sportsmedicine:
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Continuing Education

Does The Physician and Sportsmedicine offer CEUs?
Unfortunately, The Physician and Sportsmedicine does not offer continuing education units for its content.

Editorial Board

Where can I find information about the journal’s editorial board?
Should you have any questions or seek information regarding the editorial board for Physician and Sportsmedicine, the Editorial Board information page is linked in the right-hand sidebar, as well as in the footer navigation of the site.

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Practice Pearls provide clinicians with a practical, easy to apply mini review of original research that creates a crisp account of care and treatment techniques derived from the latest primary research. Online practice pearls provide helpful information written from latest clinical research to use in daily clinical practice. We encourage authors to read other Practice Pearls to get an idea of the type of information that we publish. All Pearls are pre-screened for relevance upon receipt and then reviewed by a peer review team headed by the Editor-in-Chief for acceptance or rejection.

Patient Notes are handouts that physicians provide to patients to help answer their questions about a specific disease, diagnosis, or diagnostic technique. Patient Notes are written in a language that patients easily understand. Patient Notes typically feature health care information that patients use to understand a disease's state, symptoms and treatment options. Typically submissions are between 500-800 words in length.

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