Author Statements

Manuscripts submitted for publication must be accompanied by an Author Statements Form(1 page PDF) signed by all authors. This form includes an authorship statement, a copyright transfer statement or a statement of federal employment, and an acknowledgment statement. The signed form should be scanned and submitted in Editorial Manager(www.editorialmanager.com) or should be faxed to 913-906-6086.

Copyright Transfer

Each author who was not an employee of the U.S. federal government during preparation of the manuscript must sign the copyright assignment statement in the Author Statements Form(1 page PDF) which assigns, transfers, and conveys all rights, title, and interest in the work and its accompanying original tables and figures (photographs, radiographs, scans, sonograms, diagrams, graphs, flowcharts, algorithms), including copyright ownership, to the AAFP in the event that the work is published by the AAFP. All accepted manuscripts become the permanent property of the AAFP and may not be published elsewhere without written permission from the AAFP.

Federal Employment

Each author who was an employee of the U.S. federal government during preparation of the manuscript must sign the statement of federal employment in the Author Statements Form(1 page PDF) which indicates that the work is not protected by the Copyright Act and that there is no copyright ownership that can be transferred.

Acknowledgment

The corresponding author must sign the acknowledgment statement in the Author Statements Form(1 page PDF) which affirms that all persons who have made substantial contributions to the work but who are not authors have been named in the acknowledgment and have given their written permission to be named.