The editors are pleased to consider original research, reviews, case reports, essays, poetry, letters and opinion pieces related to medical practice in Minnesota that have not been published or submitted elsewhere.
Articles should arrive eight weeks prior to the date of publication. Deadlines for submissions are detailed on our editorial calendar.
Articles are reviewed by members of our advisory committee and the editors.
Receipt of manuscripts is acknowledged within 10 days, and authors are usually notified whether their manuscript is accepted within three months. Longer delays are sometimes unavoidable.
Have a question about a submission? Contact Greg Breining.
Attention medical students and residents: Minnesota Medicine wants to highlight your work. Every year, the magazine publishes abstracts of original research and clinical vignettes.
Submissions will be evaluated by a panel of reviewers from a variety of disciplines; they will select the abstracts demonstrating the highest quality for publication.
Stay tuned for information on 2023 abstract submissions.
Please email articles as Microsoft Word attachments and include references, legends, etc. We prefer tables created in Word, figures made in Microsoft Excel, and photographs that are JPEG files.
A cover letter should identify the author with whom we should correspond (include email address, mailing address, and phone number).
Submissions should include:
All authors should be involved in the drafting, revision and intellectual content of the manuscript and be sufficiently familiar with the paper to defend its findings. Authors are responsible for all statements made in their work, including changes made in editing. Manuscripts are edited for clarity and grammar and to conform to Minnesota Medicine style, which is based on JAMA style. Authors will receive an edited copy of their paper for review before it is sent to press.
All authors must sign a copyright form that conveys all copyright ownership to the Minnesota Medical Association. This form is emailed to the authors after a manuscript is accepted for publication in Minnesota Medicine.
Tables must have a title and be numbered. If the data in the tables have been previously published, appropriate reference should be given in the text, and permission should be obtained from the original publisher before submission to Minnesota Medicine. We prefer tables that are created in Microsoft Word.
Figures should be professionally drawn or computer-generated images or photographs, if possible. We prefer high-resolution photographs (300 DPI or better) in JPEG or TIF format. Each figure should have a number and a legend. Legends should be included in the text of the manuscript with numbers corresponding to the figures. If a patient in a photo is identifiable, a signed release from the subject must accompany the photo.
All references must be cited in the text and should be arranged in the order in which they are cited. Please follow JAMA style for listing references.
List all affiliations with or financial interest in organizations that may have a direct interest in the subject matter of your manuscript. This information will be held in strict confidence until publication, and then will be printed with the article as is deemed appropriate.