Journal Submission Guidelines

Information for Authors

Original manuscripts are accepted for consideration on the condition that they are contributed solely to this journal. Material appearing inThe Journal of the Arkansas Medical Society is protected by copyright and manuscripts may not be reproduced without the written permission of both author and The Journal of the Arkansas Medical Society. The publishers reserve the right to edit any material submitted and accept no responsibility for opinions expressed by the contributors.

All manuscripts should be emailed to Nicole Richards, AMS Communications Coordinator. Photos or large files that cannot be emailed, may be mailed to:

Arkansas Medical Society
Attn: Nicole Richards
P.O. Box 55088
Little Rock, Arkansas 72215-5088

A transmittal letter should accompany the article and should identify one author as the correspondent and include his/her address, telephone number and email address if available.

Manuscript Style 

Author information should include titles, degrees and any hospital or university appointments of the author(s). All scientific manuscripts must include an abstract of not more than 100 words. The abstract is a factual summary of the work and precedes the article. Manuscripts should be typewritten, double spaced and have generous margins. Subheads are strongly encouraged. Pages should be numbered. Articles should be submitted in a digital format by email or on a CD. Otherwise, the original and one copy should be submitted by mail as well as a copy on a 3¼ diskette (preferably in Microsoft Word or text file). Manuscripts are not returned; however, original photographs or drawings will be returned upon request after publication.

Manuscripts are limited to 1700 words and case reports are limited to 1400 words. No manuscript or case report that exceeds this amount will be accepted for review.


References should be limited to ten; if more than ten are listed, the author(s) may designate the ten most significant to be printed and readers will be referred to the authors(s) for the complete list. References must contain, in the order given: name of author(s), title of article, name of periodicals with volume, page, month and year. References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they appear in the text. Authors are responsible for reference accuracy.


Illustrations should be professionally drawn and/or photographed. Glossy black and white photos are preferred. They should not be mounted and should have the name of the author(s) and figure number penciled lightly on the back. An arrow should indicate the top of the illustration. In photographs in which there is any possibility of personal identification, an acceptable legal release must accompany the material. Up to three illustrations will be accepted at no charge to the author(s). If more than three are necessary, it is understood that the author(s) will be responsible for the reproduction costs. If available, please include any illustrations on the CD or diskette.


Reprints may be obtained from The Journal office and should be ordered prior to publication. Reprints will be mailed approximately four weeks from publication date. For a reprint price list, contact the Journal office (501-224-8967). Orders cannot be accepted for less than 100 copies.