Instructions for Authors
Manuscript Preparation – Manuscripts should be submitted online via submit button on tnmed.org/e-journal. Manuscripts, as well as legends, tables, and references, must be typed, double-spaced on 8-1/2 x 11 in. white paper/Word document. If there are photos, you will be asked to upload them separately in TIF, JPG or PDF format; photos and illustrations must be high resolution files, at least 300 dpi.
Responsibility – The author is responsible for all statements made in his work. Accepted manuscripts become the permanent property of Tennessee Medicine.
Copyright – Authors submitting manuscripts or other material for publication, as a condition of acceptance, shall execute a conveyance transferring copyright ownership of such material to Tennessee Medicine. Upon submission it is understood that the author transfers copyright ownership of material to Tennessee Medicine.
References – References should be limited to 15 for all papers. All references must be cited in the text in numerically consecutive order, not alphabetically. Personal communications and unpublished data should be included only within the text. The following data should be typed on a separate sheet at the end of the paper: names of first three authors (last name first initial[s] with no commas or periods) followed by et al., complete title of article cited, name of journal abbreviated according to Index Medicus, volume number, first and last pages, and year of publication. Example: Olsen JH, Boice JE, Seersholm N, et al.: Cancer in parents of children with cancer. N Engl J Med 333:1594-1599, 1995.
Illustrated Material – Illustrations should accompany the emailed article in a JPG, TIF, JPG or PDF format; files must be high resolution, at least 300 dpi. Photos must be identified with the author's name, the figure number, and the word "top," and must be accompanied by descriptive legends typed at the end of the paper. Tables should be typed on separate sheets, be numbered, and have adequately descriptive titles. Each illustration and table must be cited in numerically consecutive order in the text. Materials taken from other sources must be accompanied by a written statement from both the author and publisher giving Tennessee Medicine permission to reproduce them. Photos of identifiable patients should be accompanied by a signed release.
Consideration – Please be aware that due to the volume of submissions, article consideration by the Editor and/or Editorial Board may take three months or more at this time. Publication – Publication of accepted submissions could take two months; only TMA members enjoy this publication benefit. Physicians must be a member for publication to be considered. All research articles and abstracts will be published in a future online forum and open for peer review on our website, and online database for journals, articles, and resources available to TMA members only.