Author Instructions and Policies


Who Can Submit?

Submissions are accepted generally. Submission pre-assumes that the submitter owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. There are no charges required to submit, nor are there any fees should a submission be accepted.

{ top }

Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Clinical Research in Practice: The Journal of Team Hippocrates, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Clinical Research in Practice: The Journal of Team Hippocrates. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Clinical Research in Practice: The Journal of Team Hippocrates, please contact the editors.

All editorial decisions are final. Editors reserve the right to copyedit accepted submissions.

Clinical Research in Practice: The Journal of Team Hippocrates is designed to further our understanding of education, clinical research and clinical practice. Physicians learn the art and science of medicine through role modelling, experiential learning, reflection and original investigation. These learning techniques are mirrored in the types of submissions the journal accepts. These include the following categories:

{ top }

Guidelines for Critical Appraisal with Clinical Application Articles

These manuscripts follow a different format than typical research papers. The intent is to replicate the clinical process of care. The section headings should include: Clinical Context, Clinical Question, Research Article Citation, Description of Related Literature, Critical Appraisal, Clinical Application, and References.

Detailed instructions can be found at the following link: Guidelines for Writing and Reviewing a Critical Appraisal. These instructions are mandatory for all Critical Appraisal submissions.

{ top }

Guidelines for Brief Reports and Original Research

Clinical Research in Practice: The Journal of Team Hippocrates is interested in manuscripts that respond to the Aims and Scope of the journal. We are particularly interested in papers that inform our readers about how evidence is actually used, misused, or not used in clinical practice. We hope to expand our understanding of current clinical practice and discover methods to facilitate changes responsive to the Translational Medicine paradigm from the NIH. The practice of medicine is rapidly evolving and we aim to preserve and enhance the scientific basis of clinical practice.

All submissions to Clinical Research in Practice: The Journal of Team Hippocrates should be composed in Microsoft Word in a manner consistent with the uniform instructions for authors as published in the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: www.icmje.org. This includes ICMJE qualifications for authorship. Quantitative and qualitative work is encouraged.

Brief reports are appropriate for pilot studies or data collected for conference abstracts. The word limit is 1000 words, not including the title page, abstract, or references.

Original research manuscripts are for completed research protocols. The word limit is 2000 words, not including the title page, abstract, or references.

Brief Reports and Original Research manuscript submissions should include:

  1. Title page with
    1. authors’ names, titles, and institutions
    2. contact information for corresponding author
    3. financial support
    4. prior presentations of manuscript content
    5. conflicts of interest
  2. Abstract using the headings Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion. Abstract word limit is 250 words.
  3. Introduction: Summarize current knowledge, supported by references. Describe why this contextual information helped formulate the project. A clear statement of research goal or hypothesis should be stated explicitly.
  4. Methods: Describe the methods of the research in sufficient detail to allow replication of the study. This section must include a statement regarding IRB approval or exemption status. Guidelines for critical appraisal manuscripts can serve as a template for a well written research manuscript.
  5. Results: Results of the study should be presented in a complete, but succinct manner. Measures of precision and statistical adequacy should be included. A limit of five tables and figures are allowed and should be uploaded through the supplemental material section of the manuscript submission page.
  6. Discussion: This section should describe how the results of the study relate to the research question or hypothesis described in the introduction. The section must also include a statement of how the research pertains to the Aims and Scope of the journal.
  7. References: Please use AMA Manual of Style

{ top }

Guidelines for Informed Consent Manuscripts

These manuscripts summarize a body of clinical research and explain it in language a patient can understand.

Detailed instructions can be found at the following link: Guidelines for Writing and Reviewing an "Informed Consent Manuscript". These instructions are mandatory for all Informed Consent submissions.

{ top }

Guidelines for Reflections on Critical Inquiry in Medicine

The intent of this journal is to practice and learn how to use clinical research while caring for patients. Personal reflections about experiences that made you realize the impact on the life of your patient when using clinical research in practice are stories that are worth sharing. Of particular interest are reflections that described transformation in practice style as emphasized in this journal. Highlight the humanistic aspects of being a doctor or being a patient. (500 words)

{ top }

Guidelines for Letters to the Editor

This category is for short comments that will add to the conversation about issues discussed in this journal. This includes comments about regular articles or comments related to the overall intent of the journal. (250 words)

{ top }

Peer Review Procedures

Submissions to Critical Appraisal with Clinical Application, Brief Reports, and Original Research undergo double blind review by at minimum two peers. Submissions to Reflections on Critical Inquiry in Medicine, Informed Consent, and Letters to the Editor generally undergo editorial review.

{ top }

Formatting Requirements

  1. Submit manuscripts using the Submit Article link in the sidebar.
  2. Complete the Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement while submitting; include it as supplemental material in the submission.
  3. Please double space the manuscript.
  4. Use 1 inch margins.
  5. Indent the first sentence of each paragraph.
  6. Use only generic names for pharmaceuticals.
  7. Word count limit for regular article manuscripts is 1500 words. Reflections word count limit is 500 words, and Letters to the Editor is limited to 250 words.

{ top }

Rights for Authors and Clinical Research in Practice: The Journal of Team Hippocrates

Authors retain all copyright to articles published in Clinical Research in Practice: The Journal of Team Hippocrates, but assign a limited license to the Wayne State University Library System as described under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0), requiring credit to the author and Clinical Research in Practice: The Journal of Team Hippocrates as the copyright holder and original publisher, respectively, for any post-publication reuse of the material.

Authors and other stakeholders are encouraged to link to material published in the journal, and to deposit or archive the article as part of a non-commercial open access institutional repository or other non-commercial open access publication site affiliated with the author(s)'s scholarly institution of record, under the terms of the CC BY-NC 4.0 license.

{ top }

General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the DigitalCommons@WayneState website and/or software agree not to misuse the DigitalCommons@WayneState service or software in any way.

The failure of DigitalCommons@WayneState to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between DigitalCommons@WayneState and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

{ top }