AFP Web Site Offers Readers Variety of Features
Am Fam Physician. 2006 Apr 15;73(8):1311.
The full editorial content of each issue of AFP from 1998 to the present is available online athttp://www.aafp.org/afp (see accompanying figure). While many readers know about and visit the AFP Web site, fewer are familiar with the special features that can be accessed from the list of options on the left side of this main web page.
Down the Left Side
By clicking on “AFP Search/Past Issues,” you can perform an advanced search by topic or author. The full text archive is also divided by year (1998 through 2006) if you know the issue you are seeking.
We recently added a “Department Collections” option to the Web page that gives you access to all articles that have appeared in that department. For more information on this new feature, please see the March 15, 2006, issue of “Inside AFP” (http://www.aafp.org/afp/20060315/inside.html).
You can access the Clinical Quiz directly from the main page by clicking the “CME Quiz” link. This takes you to a page containing a list of all clinical quizzes that are still eligible to be submitted for CME credit (which expires one year from the date of publication). All readers can take the quiz online, and American Academy of Family Physician (AAFP) members can submit their responses for CME credit directly from this site. (If you are not an AAFP member, you’ll need to return the quiz card from your issue of AFP to earn credit for the issue.)
Your thoughts regarding AFP and its contents are always welcome. An easy way to give us your comments, suggestions, or requests is to click on “Reader Feedback” and submit an e-mail directly to us.
If you would like advance notification of what is coming up in AFP, you can receive an e-mail of the Table of Contents the same day each new issue goes online. You can sign up for this feature by clicking on “AFP by E-mail.” The “Receive the AFP Table of Contents by e-mail” link elsewhere on the page can also take you to the sign-up screen.
The “Contact AFP” link takes you to a directory of staff members who can help you with a wide variety of questions you may have related to AFP.
Additional Online Features
Many of the clinical review articles contain a Strength of Recommendation Taxonomy (SORT) table that labels key recommendations related to the article and provides references to support the labels. A detailed explanation of the SORT grades and the system used for rating the quality of evidence published in each issue is available online athttp://www.aafp.org/afpsort.xml.
A glossary of evidence-based medicine and statistical terms and abbreviations that commonly are used in AFP is available athttp://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/authors/ebm-toolkit/glossary.html.
A glossary of terms related to the AFP article series on genomics is available athttp://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/genomics-glossary.html.
We are continually looking for ways to improve the AFP Web site. If you have any suggestions, feel free to send them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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