AMAA Journal

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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 news.  The AMAA Journal is published three times per year: fall/winter, spring, and summer.



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Message from Kathleen Russo, MD, AMAA Journal Editor-in-Chief

Serendipity...happenstance...a pleasant surprise describes my discovery of AMAA.

I had just started running in the winter of 2007 and completed a 10k race in April, the day before Patriot’s Day. The next day the Boston Marathon was being televised. It was then that I decided to set a goal to run that race. As I moved forward with this plan, I came to realize the need to find an alternate way to qualify for and enter the event. A colleague at my hometown hospital in Salisbury, North Carolina, mentioned there was a medical organization affiliated with the Boston Marathon. Following this lead, I found the American Medical Athletic Association.

I attended the AMAA’s annual symposium at the Boston Marathon in 2008, which become the start of many relationships with colleagues and runners of every ilk. Additionally, the honor of participating in the Boston Marathon and the quality of the AMAA symposium and its attendees and staff made a deep and memorable impression on me. I have since attended every Boston Marathon and AMAA symposium; it’s been eight consecutive years.

It is now, with a humble and great amount of appreciation, that I look forward to this new opportunity to contribute and share in the success of the AMAA as a Board Member and Editor-in- Chief of the AMAA Journal. I know a can bring passion for the assignment, some compassion for the journal’s mission, perhaps some humor and style, but most certainly, a team effort to our work together.

AMAA Journal, 2015; (28)2: 4

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. The journal also speaks directly to the physician and health care professional, who may benefit themselves from the information provided.

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 (and these files should be submitted separately from the Word document).

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

References 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

Talking About Training: This column is a contemporary forum covering training issues ranging from philosophies to methodologies, psychology to physiology and nutrition, and sports medicine to electronic tools while incorporating concepts of life long fitness and wellness for a broad range of sport (800-1,600 words). To submit an article for this section, contact Talking About Training Editor Douglas Munch, PhD.

Experience Tells Us: Educational articles based on clinical or training experience (800-1,600 words). To submit an article for this section, contact Barbara Baldwin.

AMAA Member Profile: Written by Running & FitNews Editor Jeff Venables, this feature focuses on an AMAA member's contribution to sports medicine, as well as their personal history (800-1,600 words). If you would like to nominate an AMAA member to be profiled for this section, please contact Jeff Venables.

Book Reviews: Short articles reviewing new books or books that may be of particular interest to the AMAA audience (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. If you have a letter to submit to the Editor-in-Chief, please contact Barbara Baldwin.

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