Sonoma County Medical Association
Sonoma Medicine, the quarterly magazine of the Sonoma County Medical Association (SCMA), provides a forum for local physicians and medical professionals to share their knowledge about medicine and to express their views on topics of general interest. The magazine promotes the history, art, and science of medicine, along with the care and well-being of patients. The articles in Sonoma Medicine are approved by the Editorial Board, an SCMA committee open to all members through the standard appointment process.
Types of ArticlesSonoma Medicine publishes both solicited and unsolicited articles.
Solicited articles are defined as articles suggested by board members or SCMA staff and approved by the board at its regular quarterly meetings. The managing editor is responsible for soliciting approved articles from potential authors.
Unsolicited articles are defined as articles sent to the magazine without the prior approval of the Editorial Board. The publication of any such articles must be approved by the board.
Unsolicited articles or article proposals must be submitted to the managing editor at the address listed below. Article proposals should explain the purpose of the proposed article and include a brief outline.
The managing editor distributes unsolicited articles and proposals to the Editorial Board for its consideration. Approval of a proposal does not imply approval of the article itself.
Authorship RequirementsBy submitting a manuscript for publication, authors warrant that they take public responsibility for the manuscript and can attest to the validity of any data contained therein. Authors must also disclose any financial interests they may have in products or services described in the manuscript.
Original manuscripts published in Sonoma Medicine become the property of the Sonoma County Medical Association and are copyrighted by SCMA. Any requests to reprint Sonoma Medicine articles must be approved by the managing editor. Reprints cannot be used for commercial purposes.
All submitted manuscripts are edited for grammar, style, and usage by the managing editor. Manuscripts are also subject to peer review. The identities of peer reviewers are kept confidential.
Edited manuscripts are returned to the authors for final approval. Authors are responsible for all statements made in the final article, including any changes made during the editorial process.
Manuscript RequirementsE-mail is the preferred format for manuscript submission. If articles are sent as e-mail attachments, they should also be copied into the email letter, in case the attachment can't be opened. Manuscripts can also be faxed or mailed to the address below. Authors who cite studies or other types of publications must provide references for those publications.
Authors may also be asked to provide additional references as needed. References should be identified in the text with bracketed numbers and listed at the end of the manuscript.
References to articles should include the reference number, the lead author's name, the title of the article, the name of the journal, the volume and page numbers, and the year (in parentheses), as follows:
1. Moore S, et al, "Epidemiology of Failed Tobacco Control Legislation," JAMA, 272:1171-75 (1994).
References to books should include the reference number, the author's name, the title of the book, the publisher, and the year (in parentheses), as follows:
2. Keats J, The Complete Poems, Penguin (1973).
Magazine AddressAll manuscripts, correspondence, and telephone calls should be directed to:
Steve Osborn, editor
2901 Cleveland Ave. #202
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Revised July 20, 2011book
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