Submit a Manuscript
Manuscripts are considered for publication in the Kansas Journal of Medicine with the understanding that neither the manuscript nor any part of its text, figures, or tables have been published in, accepted for publication in, or submitted at the same time to another journal. This does not preclude consideration of a complete report that follows publication of preliminary findings elsewhere.
When submitting a paper, the author should make a full statement to the Editor about all submissions and previous reports that might be regarded as prior or duplicate publication of the same or very similar work. Copies of such material should be included with the submitted paper to help the Editor decide how to deal with the matter.
Each manuscript will be peer reviewed by members of the Editorial Board or assigned specialty reviewers.
Peer review: All submitted manuscripts are reviewed initially by a Kansas Journal of Medicine editor. Manuscripts are evaluated according to the following criteria: material is original and timely, writing is clear, study methods are appropriate, data are valid, conclusions are reasonable and supported by the data, information is important, and topic has general medical interest. From these basic criteria, the editor assesses a paperís eligibility for publication. Manuscripts with insufficient priority for publication are rejected. Other manuscripts are sent to expert consultants for peer review. Peer reviewer identities are kept confidential, but author identities are made known to reviewers. The existence of a manuscript under review is not revealed to anyone other than peer reviewers and editorial staff. Peer reviewers are required to maintain confidentiality about the manuscripts they review and must not divulge any information about a specific manuscript or its content to any third party without prior permission from the journal editors. If necessary, the manuscript will be returned to the author(s) for revision(s) prior to a final decision. All attempts are made to obtain prompt reviews and a decision regarding need for revision, acceptance, or rejection.
Revisions: After receiving a decision from the Editor and revising the manuscript as instructed, the final revision should include: a cover letter explaining revisions based on reviewers' comments, the final/revised manuscript and accompanying files.
Proofs: Once your article is accepted for publication, galley proofs will be sent via e-mail to the corresponding author for correction prior to publication.
To submit a manuscript to the Kansas Journal of Medicine, simply send it electronically in Microsoft Word by e-mail or on a CD via mail to:
K. James Kallail, PhD
Managing Editor/Collection Administrator
Kansas Journal of Medicine
1010 N. Kansas
Wichita, KS 67214
Please include the following files
- Cover letter to the Editor providing corresponding author's information (name, address, telephone and fax numbers, and email address) and stating the category of article the manuscript represents.
- The full text includes: title page, abstract (for original research manuscripts), key words, article, references, and acknowledgments; tables and figures in separate files. Include a legend for tables and figures.
- If appropriate, a copy of the permission to reproduce previously published materials from the publisher or owner of the material; permission to use photographs of identifiable subjects; and permission for the use of personal communications.
Submitted manuscripts will not be returned. Once accepted for publication, all manuscripts are subject to editorial changes. The Editor reserves the right to edit manuscripts to comply with the Kansas Journal of Medicineís format, remove redundancies, and improve clarity without altering the meaning. Copyright of the material will be retained by the authors.