AMAA Journal

The purpose of this peer-reviewed journal is to further the knowledge of medical and health professionals, to stimulate academic discussion, and to keep members abreast of association activities and member news.  The AMAA Journal is published three times per year: winter, spring/summer, and fall.

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Guidelines for Submitting Articles to the AMAA Journal

The AMAA Journal publishes original papers related to the medical aspects of sports, exercise, and fitness. Our goal is to assist physicians and other health care professionals in caring for active patients, encouraging sedentary patients to become active, and improving personal fitness/training programs for all patients. Manuscripts are considered on the condition that they are contributed solely to the AMAA Journal (at the time of submission).  Reprints are considered on a case-to-case basis.

Research articles should be between 1,500 and 2,500 words in length. Manuscripts should be submitted via e-mail as an attached Word document to Managing Editor Barbara Baldwin. If charts, figures or illustrations are excerpted from another publication, permission for use must be included.

The authors' full names, degrees, and professional affiliations should be included, as well as contact information.

There should be no more than 25 references. They should be cited in numerical order in the text in parenthesis and listed in the same order at the end of the text. Reference should be formatted as shown in the following examples:

Journal Reference: Holmes MD, et al. Physical activity and survival after breast cancer diagnosis. JAMA 2005; 293(20): 2479-2486.

Book Reference:
Bandura A. Social Foundations of Thought and Action: A Social Cognitive Theory. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1986.

Pharmaceuticals:  Generic names of drugs and other products should be used, unless use of a particular brand is relevant to patient outcome.

Review Process:  Articles that meet the editors' initial criteria are then reviewed by independent experts in the subject area of the article.  Authors are notified when we receive a manuscript, but will not hear from us again until we accept the manuscript, reject it, or request a revision.

Editing:  Articles will be edited to conform to the Journal's style and format.  An edited manuscript will be sent to the author for approval.

Contributing to Special Sections

Experience Tells Us:
Educational articles based on clinical or training experience (800-1,600 words).

Talking About Training: Regular column written by Editor-in-Chief Steven Jonas, MD, MPH; however, "guest" articles on training/coaching/facilitating motivation are accepted (800-1,600 words).

AMAA Member Profile: Articles about members' training, racing, and/or unusual clinical experiences (800-1,600 words).

Book Reviews: Short articles reviewing new books (300 to 600 words). Contact AMAA regarding books to review.

Letters to the Editor: Letters that refer to articles published in AMAA Journal or regarding AMAA events.

Articles for "Special Sections" should be submitted via e-mail as an
attached Word document to Managing Editor Barbara Baldwin.

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