February 16, 2021
American Family Physician is sharing this Call for Papers to recruit experienced authors for several topics listed below. We continue to encourage experienced authors to mentor a less experienced coauthor from a racial or ethnic group underrepresented in medicine. Authors who can engage in this invaluable mentoring process will still be expected to serve as first and corresponding author. Please note our policy/preference for 3 authors or less per article https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/authors.html.
If interested, and to expedite correspondence, lead authors should email their top 3 ranked preferences to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, March 5.
PLEASE NOTE: When expressing interest in a topic, lead authors should provide a list of a few representative publications in the peer-reviewed literature, using our Author Credentialing form (available on our website at http://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/authors/guide.html).
We will try to match authors with topics within the next few weeks, and then send formal solicit letters out at intervals over the next few months (May through the summer), with due dates roughly 3 months from receipt of the solicit letter. If an interested author does not see a suitable topic listed, but would like to write for AFP, please have them email email@example.com and let us know which topics they’d like to write about. We may invite them to write on other topics as they become available.
Preference will be given to authors who have previously published in a peer-reviewed journal, provided high-quality reviews for AFP, who have experience with an evidence-based approach to writing, and who have clinical experience on the topic being discussed. Less experienced authors must have an experienced coauthor who will serve both as lead (first and corresponding) and mentor author.
Manuscripts typically run 1,500—1,800 words with no more than 3 authors. More information for authors is available at:
Thanks for your help with this Call for Papers and all your previous contributions in making AFP the best-read journal in primary care.
Sumi Sexton, MD
Editor in Chief, American Family Physician
Department of Family Medicine
Georgetown University Medical Center
Acute diarrhea in adults
Acute headache in adults, diagnostic approach
Antibiotic use in URIs
Anxiety disorders in children (GAD and panic)
Constipation in adults, evaluation/management
Immunizations in adults
Peptic ulcer disease and H. pylori
Polymyalgia rheumatica / temporal arteritis
Scrotal masses, evaluation
Speech and language delay in children
The limping child, evaluation
The spiritual assessment
Trigger point injections