Note: GHS Proceedings only accepts original, unpublished articles.
All manuscripts submitted to GHS Proceedings undergo the same peer-review/editorial board and associate editor review process. Article types include:
An opinion article is a brief, intriguing article written by an expert on a relevant medical or health care-related issue. These articles provide valuable insight on significant and often times controversial topics. These manuscripts may have up to 10 references and should not exceed 1,500 words.
- Teachable Moment
A teachable moment article connects a real world event with a relevant content area in the medical or healthcare community. There is a 1,500-word limit and the article structure includes a Title page, Story From the Front Line (real-world scenario) and Teachable Moment. Click here for an example.
- Value Vignette
A value vignette is a brief article that presents a clinical vignette surrounding cost-conscious care, as well as a proposed intervention. There is a 1,500-word limit and the article format must adhere to the following structure:
- Title page
- Clinical Scenario
- Treatment Options (two options)
- Discussion Questions
- Teaching Moment
- Click here for an example.
- Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor provides readers with an opportunity to comment on articles previously published in GHS Proceedings. These letters must not exceed 300 words, five references or three authors. Please include a title page (see below) and the brief letter.
Original research articles present an original study on a particular research topic. These articles should not exceed 2,000 words. We ask that you limit your paper to a max of 25 references and a combined eight figures and tables. Each submission should follow the guidelines and instructions listed below and include the following sections:
- Title page
- Abstract (<250 words)
A review article should focus on a specific and relevant topic or question. These articles should not exceed 3,000 words. We ask that you limit your review to a max of 50 references and a combined eight figures and tables. Consent is required for the reproduction of any previously published materials, including tables and figures.
Case Report or Case Series
A case report is a descriptive study of one individual (case report) or a small group of patients (case series) that aims to deliver relevant and valuable cases that will enhance healthcare professionals’ knowledge of common and rare conditions. These manuscripts may have up to 10 references, a combined four figures and tables and should not exceed 1,500 words. Case reports or series must include:
- Title page
- Case Description
A special article is an article that may not fit the typical original research or review article category, but offers valuable information or insight on relevant medical-related topics, including but not limited to politics, ethics, law, business, quality improvement, population health, leadership development and more.
GHS Proceedings follows the 10th edition of the American Medical Association (AMA) Manual of Style.
- 12-point font
- Times New Roman
- Number all pages after Title Page
The title page should include the following information:
- Article Type (original, review, case report, etc.)
- Title of the manuscript: Capitalize all major words
- Running Header: Shortened title of no more than 45 characters (with spaces): IN ALL CAPS
- Complete list of authors, including their full names and highest credentials
- Institution affiliations
- Corresponding author, including name, address, email and phone number
- Conflicts of Interest
- List of abbreviations and acronyms used in manuscript
- (e.g., US = United States; UNOS = United Network for Organ Sharing; DSA = Donor Service Area; OPO = organ procurement organization; etc.)
The abstract should not exceed 250 words and must be structured according to the following format:
- Adhere to current AMA guidelines.
- Reference order should be numbered and follow the order of mention in the paper.
- In-text citations should be indicated by superscript numbers outside of the period and include commas when more than two (eg, Catheter-associated urinary tract infections are the leading hospital-associated infection in the world.1,2,3,4)
- When there are fewer than six authors, list all six. Only use et al. when there are seven or more authors.
Taylor SM, Kalbaugh CA, Gray BH, Mackrell PJ, Langan EM, Cull DL, et al. The LEGS score: a proposed grading system to direct treatment of chronic lower extremity ischemia. Ann Surg. 2003;237:812-9.
Schoen C, Hayes SL, Collins SR, Lippa JA, and Radley DC. America’s underinsured: a state-by-state look at health insurance affordability prior to the new coverage expansions. The Commonwealth Fund. https://commonwealthfund.org/publications/fund-reports/2014/mar/americas-underinsured. Published March 25, 2014. Accessed July 22, 2016
American Psychiatric Association. Outline for cultural formulation and glossary of culture-bound syndromes. In: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. 4th ed. Washington, DC; American Psychiatric Association; 2000:843-850.
Tables and Figures
Tables and figures should be numbered according to their order in the manuscript and placed at the end of the article. Any abbreviations used in the table that has not been previously described in the manuscript should be referenced in the table’s foot note. Tables and figures should be placed on their own page following the references section. Figures may be attached as a JPEG file and/or embedded in the Word document, along with the title and legend, after the tables section.
All authors should meet the four criteria for authorship in accordance with the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). Moreover, we ask that each author listed have read and approved the manuscript prior to submission.
All patient data must be de-identified. Furthermore, we ask that you refrain from using any physical descriptions, personal details or photographs that may lead to the identification of a specific patient. Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval should be stated in all manuscripts that involve a case series of two or more patients and any project that involves original research.
Conflict of Interest
A statement regarding conflicts of interest or potential conflicts of interest is required on the submitted title page.
Proof of consent from the publisher is required for the reproduction of any materials, including tables and figures. Please provide the approved request from the publisher with your manuscript submission.