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American Journal of Men's Health

American Journal of Men's Health

2017 Impact Factor: 2.306
2017 Ranking: 39/156 in Public, Environmental & Occupational Health (SSCI)
Source: Journal Citation Reports®, 2018 release, a Clarivate Analytics product; Indexed in PubMed: MEDLINE; Indexed in PubMed Central
Published in Association with Men's Health Network

EDITOR
Demetrius James Porche LSU Health New Orleans, School of Nursing


eISSN: 15579891 | ISSN: 15579883 | Current volume: 12 | Current issue: 5 Frequency: Bi-monthly

Journal Highlights

  • Impact Factor: 2.306
  • Indexed In: Clarivate Analytics: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), PubMed/MEDLINE, PubMed Central (PMC)
  • Publication is subject to payment of an article processing charge (APC)
  • Submit here

American Journal of Men’s Health (AJMH) is an open access, peer-reviewed journal which focuses on cutting-edge information regarding men's health and illness. Please see the Aims and Scope tab for further information.

This journal is affiliated with the Men’s Health Network.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).


 

Submission information

Submit your manuscript at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ajmh.

Please see the Submission Guidelines tab for more information on how to submit your article to the journal.

Open access article processing charge (APC) information

Publication in the journal is subject to payment of an article processing charge (APC). The APC serves to support the journal and ensures that articles are freely accessible online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons license.

The APC for this journal is currently $1500 USD.

The article processing charge (APC) is payable only if your article is accepted after peer review, before it is published. The APC is subject to taxes where applicable. Tax-exempt status can be indicated by providing appropriate registration numbers when payment is requested. Please see further details here.



 

Contact

Please direct any queries to natalie.gerson@sagepub.com.

Why Publish Open Access with AJMH

  • Visibility and Impact: Anyone anywhere in the world can read, use and cite your research
  • Rigorous Standards: Double-blind peer review policy
  • Flexibility: No page limits or page charges, and authors can publish full data sets, figures, tables, etc
  • Copyright: Authors retain copyright under a Creative Commons License

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Special Sections
American Journal of Men’s Health has the following special sections open for submission and publication:

  • HIV/AIDS/STIs
    Section Editor: Dr. Demetrius J. Porche, LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing
  • Racial and Ethnic Diversity and Disparity Issues
    Section Editor: Dr. Henrie Treadwell, Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
    Section Editor: Dr. Steve Robertson, Leeds Beckett University Center for Men's Health
  • Androgens and Obesity (Content Coming Soon)
    Section Editor: Dr. David Lopez, University of Texas-Health Science Center at Houston
  • Cancer Health Disparities (Content Coming Soon)
    Section Editor: Dr. David Lopez, University of Texas-Health Science Center at Houston

The American Journal of Men's Health (AJMH) is a core resource for cutting-edge information on a variety of men's health issues and illnesses. It publishes papers from all health, behavioral and social disciplines, including but not limited to medicine, nursing, allied health, public health, health psychology/behavioral medicine, and medical sociology and anthropology.

Target Audience
Physicians, nurses, social workers, public health professionals, mental health professionals, patient educators, anthropologists, policy analysts, health care administrators, researchers, basic scientists, pharmacists, and kinesiologists.

Article Types
Editorials; letters to the editor; original articles (research, clinical, or theoretical); research briefs; health policy/legislative updates; ethical debates; evidence-based, best practice, or clinical practice guideline original articles or summaries; case reports; book reviews; announcements of upcoming events/conferences; and commercial advertisements. Submissions for which a manuscript type is not specified will be decided by the Editor.

Topics of Interest
The Editor invites manuscripts written in a physical, social, psychological, cultural, political and/or historical context that include the following topics of interest but are not limited to:

  • Male specific diseases and health conditions
  • Male health issues related to the morbidity and mortality statistics in men
  • Biological, psychological, behavioral and sociocultural issues that impact the determinants of men's health
  • Health promotion, prevention and lifestyle
  • Sexual, reproductive and responsible male family planning
  • Health issues of special male populations such as incarcerated men, homeless men, homosexual men, and minorities
  • Health care system issues impacting men's health
  • Growth, development and socialization issues
  • Masculinity and the social constructions of masculinity
  • Healthy aging
  • Mental health

View (PDF) more details on these topics

View a selection of the latest papers published in AJMH

Manuscript Submission

Special Sections
American Journal of Men’s Health has the following special sections open for submission and publication:

If you are interested in submitting an article to one of these sections, please select the relevant manuscript type at submission.

Editor-in-Chief
Demetrius J. Porche, DNS, PhD, APRN, FACHE, FAANP, FAAN LSU Health New Orleans, School of Nursing
Section Editor - Androgens and Obesity | Cancer Health and Disparities
David S. Lopez, MS, MPH, Dr.PH University of Texas-Health Science Center at Houston, USA
Section Editor - Mental Health and Wellbeing
Steve Robertson, PhD Leeds Beckett University, Center for Men's Health, UK
Section Editor - Racial and Ethnic Diversity and Disparity Issues
Henrie M. Treadwell PhD Morehouse School of Medicine, USA
Editorial Board
David Bell, MD, MPH Columbia University Medical Center, USA
Jean Bonhomme, MD, MPH National Black Men's Health Network, USA
Phillip Brantley, PhD Pennington Biomedical Research Center, USA
Shaun M. Burns, PhD University of Toronto, Canada
Ekta Choudhary, PhD, MPH, MS National Center for Environmental Health, USA
James Cummings, MD University of Missouri, School of Medicine, USA
Kenneth Goldberg, MD The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Derrick M. Gordon, Ph.D Yale University, School of Medicine
Jonathan D. Green, PhD VA Boston Healthcare System – Research Service, USA
Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPH Rutgers University School of Public Health, USA
Joel J. Heidelbaugh, MD University of Michigan Medical School, Ypsilanti Health Center, USA
T. Hugh Jones, MD Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK
Jason Kovac, MD, PhD, FRCSC Men's Health Center, Urology of Indiana, USA
Dimitri P. Mikhailidis, BSc, MSc, MD, FACB, FFPM, FRCP, FRCPath Royal Free and University College Medical School, UK
Judd W. Moul, MD, FACS Duke University Medical Center, USA
S. Lee Ridner, PhD, ARNP East Tennessee State University, College of Nursing, USA
Robert Tan, MD, MBA, CPE, CMD University of Texas Health Science Center, USA
Joel Kevin Thompson, PhD University of South Florida, USA
Roland J. Thorpe, Jr., PhD The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
Scott W. Yates, MD, MBA, MS North Texas Medical Research, Center for Executive Medicine, USA
Advisory Board - Racial and Ethnic Diversity and Disparity Issues
Louis F. Graham, DrPH, MPH University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Derek M. Griffith, PhD Vanderbilt University, USA
MHN Representative
Ana Fadich, MPH, CHES Men's Health Network, USA
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  • This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics.

    This Journal recommends that authors follow the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing,
    and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals
    formulated by the International Committee of
    Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the journal’s submission site
    https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ajmh to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not
    conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of American Journal of Men’s Health
    will be reviewed.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original
    work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the
    Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published
    elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of
    any copyright works not owned by you.

    Please read the Manuscript Submission Guidelines below before submitting your manuscript here: 

    SUBMIT MANUSCRIPT

     

    1. Open Access
    2. Article processing charge (APC)
    3. What do we publish?
      3.1 Aims & scope
      3.2 Article types
      3.3 Writing your paper
      3.3.1 Making your article discoverable 
    4. Editorial policies
      4.1 Peer Review Policy
      4.2 Authorship
      4.3 Acknowledgements
      4.3.1 Writing assistance
      4.4 Funding
      4.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
      4.6 Research ethics and patient consent
      4.7 Clinical Trials
      4.8 Reporting guidelines
    5. Publishing policies
      5.1 Publication ethics
      5.1.1 Plagiarism
      5.1.2 Prior publication
      5.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
    6. Preparing your manuscript
      6.1 Word processing formats
      6.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
      6.3 Supplementary material
      6.4 Reference style
      6.5 English language editing services
    7. Submitting your manuscript
      7.1 How to submit your manuscript
      7.2 Title, keywords and abstracts
      7.3 Information required for completing your submission
      7.4 ORCID
      7.5 Permissions
    8. On acceptance and publication
      8.1 SAGE Production
      8.2 Continuous publication
      8.3 Promoting your article
    9. Further information

    1. Open Access

    American Journal of Men’s Health is an open access, peer-reviewed journal. Each article accepted by
    peer review is made freely available online immediately upon publication, is published under a Creative
    Commons license and will be hosted online in perpetuity. Publication costs of the journal are covered by
    the collection of article processing charges which are paid by the funder, institution or author of each
    manuscript upon acceptance. There is no charge for submitting a paper to the journal.

    For general information on open access at SAGE please visit the Open Access page or view our Open
    Access FAQs
    .

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    2. Article processing charge (APC)

    If, after peer review, your manuscript is accepted for publication, a one-time article processing charge
    (APC) is payable. This APC covers the cost of publication and ensures that your article will be freely
    available online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons license.

    An article processing charge (APC) of $1500 USD is payable upon acceptance. Members of the Men's Health Network will receive a discount of 25% off the current APC. 

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    3. What do we publish?

    3.1 Aims & scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to American Journal of Men’s Health, please ensure you have
    read the Aims & Scope.

    3.2 Article types

    Manuscript types are: editorial; letter to editor; original articles (research or theoretical);
    research briefs; health policy/legislative updates; ethical debates; evidence-based, best practice,
    or clinical practice guideline original articles or summaries; case reports; book reviews;
    announcements of upcoming events/conferences; and commercial advertisements. Authors
    must specify a manuscript type for each submission, depending on its content and focus.
    Submissions for which a manuscript type is not specified will be decided by the Editor.

    Every manuscript must comply with word and table/figure limits for its specified manuscript
    type, unless otherwise approved by the Editor. Submissions which exceed the word or
    table/figure limits for the specified manuscript type will be returned to the author for revision.
    Submissions should adhere to recommended page limits unless approved by the Editor. Every
    manuscript submitted to the journal should contain a title, author name, credentials, affiliations,
    and contact information.

    • Editorial: Editorials will be written by the Editor or a member of the Editorial Board as
      approved by the Editor. Authors interested in writing an editorial must receive approval
      by the Editor. Letters to the Editor are encouraged.
    • Original Articles: Research or theoretical articles must comply with APA guidelines. Text,
      tables, figures, and illustrations must comply with APA recommended guidelines. Each
      original article must include a title page (article title, name, credentials, affiliations, and
      contact information for primary author), abstract, manuscript text, and reference list.
      The abstract must be 250 words or less. The length of original articles should not exceed
      30 pages.
    • Research Briefs: The purpose of a research brief is to provide an expedited
      dissemination of current research findings or a brief overview of current and recently
      published research articles. Research briefs provide a narrative summary of current
      research findings, specifically detailing the research question(s), design, data collection,
      findings, and recommendations. The length of a research brief should not exceed 3
      pages.
    • Health Policy/Legislative Updates: Health policy and legislative updates should provide
      a general overview and supporting background information regarding the policy and
      legislation. Health policy and legislative manuscripts concerned with the social,
      economic, political, environmental, and other factors impact on men's health are
      encouraged. Health policy or legislative evaluations must provide supportive data
      regarding the effectiveness of the policy or legislation. Health policy or legislative
      analysis must analyze the positive and negative contextual factors influencing the
      development, implementation or modification of the respective health policy or
      legislation. Discussion of court/legislative decisions affecting men's health may be
      submitted. The length of health policy and legislative updates should not exceed 25
      pages.
    • Ethical Debates: Ethical debates will present an ethical or moral issue, discuss ethical
      principles or decision making processes, or present ethical cases for debate. Authors are
      encouraged to present the pros and cons of the ethical debates to generate a scholarly
      dialogue in AJMH or stimulate letters to the editor for discussion. Readers can provide a
      response to the ethical debate/discussion and the original author of the ethical
      issue/debate will be permitted to respond as deemed appropriate by the editor. The
      length of ethical debate should not exceed 4 pages. 
    • Evidence-based, Best Practice, or Clinical Practice Guideline Original Articles or
      Summaries:
      Original literature synthesis articles or best practice guidelines with
      recommendations for evidence-based practice on men's health issues are encouraged.
      Evidence-based practice or clinical practice guidelines that are published through
      another medium can be summarized in AJMH provided appropriate approvals are
      obtained from the primary copyright holder. The length of original articles should not
      exceed 20 pages and the length of summary articles should not exceed 30 pages.
    • Case Reports: Case reports describe individual clinical situations or events that have
      broader implications for men's health and exemplary practice. Authors are must
      maintain individual privacy and confidentiality in presenting clinical situations. Case
      report manuscripts must comply with APA format. A maximum of 6 pages will be
      accepted. Illustrations and photographs must be accompanied by written permission for
      utilization with distinguishing individual features eliminated.
    • Book Reviews: Descriptive book reviews on men's health issues are encouraged to
      provide an awareness of the professional and lay publications regarding men's health.
      Book summaries should provide a descriptive overview/outline of the book, a content
      summary, critique, and recommendations regarding reading. The length of book reviews
      should be limited to 4 pages.
    • Announcements of Upcoming Events/Conferences: Announcements of upcoming
      events and conferences on men's health issues will be published with the appropriate
      information regarding, title, place/location, time, and contact information. 

    3.3 Writing your paper

    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to
    further resources.

    3.3.1 Making your article discoverable 

    When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title,
    keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search
    engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article,
    write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway:
    How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online

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    4. Editorial policies

    4.1 Peer review policy

    The journal’s policy is to have manuscripts reviewed by two expert reviewers. American Journal of Men’s
    Health
    utilizes a double-blind peer review process in which the reviewer and author’s names and
    information are withheld from the other. All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible, while
    maintaining rigor. Reviewers make comments to the author and recommendations to the who then
    makes the final decision.

    As part of the submission process you will be asked to provide the names of 2-4 peers who could be called
    upon to review your manuscript. Recommended reviewers should be experts in their fields and should be
    able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. Please be aware of any conflicts of interest
    when recommending reviewers. Examples of conflicts of interest include (but are not limited to) the
    below: 

    • The reviewer should have no prior knowledge of your submission
    • The reviewer should not have recently collaborated with any of the authors
    • Reviewer nominees from the same institution as any of the authors are not permitted

    You will also be asked to nominate peers who you do not wish to review your manuscript (opposed
    reviewers).

    Please note that the Editors are not obliged to invite any recommended/opposed reviewers to assess your
    manuscript.

    The Editor or members of the Editorial Board may occasionally submit their own manuscripts for possible
    publication in the journal. In these cases, the peer review process will be managed by alternative
    members of the Board and the submitting Editor / Board member will have no involvement in the
    decision-making process.

    American Journal of Men’s Health is committed to delivering high quality, fast peer-review for your paper,
    and as such has partnered with Publons. Publons is a third party service that seeks to track, verify and give
    credit for peer review. Reviewers for American Journal of Men’s Health can opt in to Publons in order to
    claim their reviews or have them automatically verified and added to their reviewer profile. Reviewers
    claiming credit for their review will be associated with the relevant journal, but the article name,
    reviewer’s decision and the content of their review is not published on the site. For more information visit
    the Publons website.

    The Editor or members of the Editorial Board may occasionally submit their own manuscripts for possible
    publication in the journal. In these cases, the peer review process will be managed by alternative
    members of the Board and the submitting Editor/Board member will have no involvement in the decisionmaking
    process.

    4.2 Authorship

    Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing
    authors. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed
    to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors.
    The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all
    those who:

    (i) Made a substantial contribution to the concept or design of the work; or acquisition,
    analysis or interpretation of data,
    (ii) Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,
    (iii) Approved the version to be published,
    (iv) Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public
    responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.

    Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. Each author should have
    participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the
    content.

    When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the
    individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully
    meet the criteria for authorship. 

    Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone
    does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for
    authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section. Please refer to the International
    Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) authorship guidelines
    for more information on
    authorship.

    4.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an
    Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person
    who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support. 

    4.3.1 Writing assistance

    Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do
    not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors
    must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of
    input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance”).
    It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

    Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate
    anonymous peer review.

    4.4 Funding

    American Journal of Men’s Health requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a
    consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page
    on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the
    event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency
    in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

    4.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    It is the policy of American Journal of Men’s Health to require a declaration of conflicting
    interests from all authors enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated pages of all
    published articles.

    Please ensure that a ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ statement is included at the end of
    your manuscript, after any acknowledgements and prior to the references. If no conflict exists,
    please state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’.

    For guidance on conflict of interest statements, please see the ICMJE recommendations.

    4.6 Research ethics and patient consent

    Medical research involving human subjects must be conducted according to the World Medical
    Association Declaration of Helsinki
    .

    Submitted manuscripts should conform to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Conduct,
    Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals
    , and all papers
    reporting animal and/or human studies must state in the methods section that the relevant
    Ethics Committee or Institutional Review Board provided (or waived) approval. Please ensure
    that you have provided the full name and institution of the review committee, in addition to the
    approval number.

    For research articles, authors are also required to state in the methods section whether
    participants provided informed consent and whether the consent was written or verbal.

    Information on informed consent to report individual cases or case series should be included in
    the manuscript text. A statement is required regarding whether written informed consent for
    patient information and images to be published was provided by the patient(s) or a legally
    authorized representative.

    Please also refer to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Protection of Research Participants

    All research involving animals submitted for publication must be approved by an ethics
    committee with oversight of the facility in which the studies were conducted. The journal has
    adopted the Consensus Author Guidelines on Animal Ethics and Welfare for Veterinary Journals
    published by the International Association of Veterinary Editors.

    4.7 Clinical trials

    American Journal of Men’s Health conforms to the ICMJE requirement that clinical trials are
    registered in a WHO-approved public trials registry at or before the time of first patient
    enrolment as a condition of consideration for publication. The trial registry name and URL, and
    registration number must be included at the end of the abstract.

    4.8 Reporting guidelines

    The relevant EQUATOR Network reporting guidelines should be followed depending on the type
    of study. For example, all randomized controlled trials submitted for publication should include
    a completed CONSORT flow chart as a cited figure and the completed CONSORT checklist should
    be uploaded with your submission as a supplementary file. Systematic reviews and metaanalyses
    should include the completed PRISMA flow chart as a cited figure and the completed
    PRISMA checklist should be uploaded with your submission as a supplementary file. The
    EQUATOR wizard can help you identify the appropriate guideline.

    Other resources can be found at NLM’s Research Reporting Guidelines and Initiatives.

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    5. Publishing policies

    5.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to
    refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the
    Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

    5.1.1 Plagiarism

    American Journal of Men’s Health and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or
    other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our
    authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally,
    we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be
    checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have
    plagiarized other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with
    insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve
    the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum
    (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of
    the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal
    action.

    5.1.2 Prior publication

    Manuscripts that contain original material will be considered for publication. Submission of an
    article implies that it is unpublished work and that the essential content of the article, including
    tables and figures, has not been and will not be submitted for publication elsewhere before a
    publication decision is made by this journal.

    Secondary publication may be considered when a paper, in the judgment of the Editors, is
    intended for a different group of readers. Authors will be required to obtain approval from the
    editors of both journals before manuscripts are reviewed and published. Authors should make
    complete disclosures to the Editors of any previous submissions and reports of the material or
    electronic dissemination of the findings that might be considered redundant or duplicate
    publication. If redundant or duplicate publication is attempted or occurs without such
    notification, immediate manuscript rejection may occur or, if the article has been published, the
    Editor will print a notice of redundant or duplicate publication in the first issue of AJMH
    published following verification of the failure to notify.

    AJMH encourages international submissions. International articles submitted for publication
    must be written in English with appropriate utilization of grammar and syntactical presentation.

    Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at
    the address given below.

    5.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

    Before publication SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s
    Publishing Agreement. American Journal of Men’s Health publishes manuscripts under Creative
    Commons licenses
    . The standard license for the journal is Creative Commons by Attribution
    Non-Commercial (CC BY-NC), which allows others to re-use the work without permission as long
    as the work is properly referenced and the use is non-commercial. For more information, you
    are advised to visit SAGE's OA licenses page.

    Alternative license arrangements are available, for example, to meet particular funder
    mandates, made at the author’s request. 

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    6. Preparing your manuscript

    6.1 Word processing formats

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and
    (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author
    Gateway.

    6.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please
    visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.

    Figures supplied in color will appear in color online

    6.3 Reference style
    American Journal of Men’s Health adheres to the APA reference style. Please review the
    guidelines on APA to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    If you use EndNote to manage references, you can download the APA output file here.

    6.4 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript
    formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit
    SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information. 

    6.5 Article

    The manuscript should include four major sections (in this order): Title Page, Abstract, Main
    Body, and References.

    Sections in a manuscript may include the following (in this order): (1) Title page, (2) Abstract, (3)
    Keywords, (4) Text, (5) Notes, (6) References, (7) Tables, (8) Figures, and (9) Appendices.

    Title Page
    Please include the following:

    • Full article title
    • Acknowledgments and credits
    • Each author’s complete name and institutional affiliation(s)
    • Grant numbers and/or funding information
    • Corresponding author (name, address, phone/fax, e-mail)

    Abstract
    Print the abstract (250 words) on a separate page headed by the full article title. Omit
    author(s)’s names.

    Text
    Begin article text on a new page headed by the full article title.

    1. Headings and subheadings. Subheadings should indicate the organization of the content
      of the manuscript. Generally, three heading levels are sufficient to organize text. Level 1
      heading should be Centered, Boldface, Upper & Lowercase, Level 2 heading should be
      Flush Left, Boldface, Upper & Lowercase, Level 3 heading should be Indented, boldface,
      lowercase paragraph heading that ends with a period, Level 4 heading should be
      Indented, boldface, italicized, lowercase paragraph heading that ends with a period, and
      Level 5 heading should be Indented, italicized, lowercase paragraph heading that ends
      with a period
    2. Citations. For each text citation there must be a corresponding citation in the reference
      list and for each reference list citation there must be a corresponding text citation. Each
      corresponding citation must have identical spelling and year. Each text citation must
      include at least two pieces of information, author(s) and year of publication. Following
      are some examples of text citations:

      1. Unknown Author: To cite works that do not have an author, cite the source by
        its title in the signal phrase or use the first word or two in the parentheses. Eg.
        The findings are based on the study was done of students learning to format
        research papers ("Using XXX," 2001)
      2. Authors with the Same Last Name: use first initials with the last names to
        prevent confusion. Eg.(L. Hughes, 2001; P. Hughes, 1998)
      3. Two or More Works by the Same Author in the Same Year: For two sources by
        the same author in the same year, use lower-case letters (a, b, c) with the year
        to order the entries in the reference list. The lower-case letters should follow
        the year in the in-text citation. Eg. Research by Freud (1981a) illustrated that[…]
      4. Personal Communication: For letters, e-mails, interviews, and other person-toperson
        communication, citation should include the communicator's name, the
        fact that it was personal communication, and the date of the communication.
        Do not include personal communication in the reference list. Eg. (E. Clark,
        personal communication, January 4, 2009)
      5. Unknown Author and Unknown Date: For citations with no author or date, use
        the title in the signal phrase or the first word or two of the title in the
        parentheses and use the abbreviation "n.d." (for "no date"). Eg. The study
        conducted by of students and research division discovered that students
        succeeded with tutoring ("Tutoring and APA," n.d.)

    Notes
    If explanatory notes are required for your manuscript, insert a number formatted in superscript
    following almost any punctuation mark. Footnote numbers should not follow dashes ( — ), and
    if they appear in a sentence in parentheses, the footnote number should be inserted within the
    parentheses. The Footnotes should be added at the bottom of the page after the references.
    The word “Footnotes” should be centered at the top of the page.

    References
    Basic rules for the reference list:

    • The reference list should be arranged in alphabetical order according to the authors’
      last names
    • If there is more than one work by the same author, order them according to their
      publication date – oldest to newest (therefore a 2008 publication would appear
      before a 2009 publication)
    • When listing multiple authors of a source use “&” instead of “and”
    • Capitalize only the first word of the title and of the subtitle, if there are one, and any
      proper names – i.e. only those words that are normally capitalized
    • Italicize the title of the book, the title of the journal/serial and the title of the web
      document
    • Manuscripts submitted to XXX [journal acronym] should strictly follow the XXX
      manual (xth edition) [style manual title with ed]
    • Every citation in text must have the detailed reference in the Reference section
    • Every reference listed in the Reference section must be cited in text
    • Do not use “et al.” in the Reference list at the end; names of all authors of a
      publication should be listed there

    Here are a few examples of commonly found references. For more examples please check APA
    (6th Ed).

    Books:

    • Book with place of publication--Airey, D. (2010). Logo design love: A guide to
      creating iconic brand identities. Berkeley, CA: New Riders.
    • Book with editors & edition-- Collins, C., & Jackson, S. (Eds.). (2007). Sport in
      Aotearoa/New Zealand society. South Melbourne, Australia: Thomson.
    • Book with author & publisher are the same-- MidCentral District Health Board.
      (2008). District annual plan 2008/09. Palmerston North, New Zealand: Author.
    • Chapter in an edited book--Dear, J., & Underwood, M. (2007). What is the role of
      exercise in the prevention of back pain? In D. MacAuley & T. Best (Eds.), Evidencebased
      sports medicine (2nd ed., pp. 257-280). Malden, MA: Blackwell.

    Periodicals:

    • Journal article with more than one author (print)--Gabbett, T., Jenkins, D., &
      Abernethy, B. (2010). Physical collisions and injury during professional rugby league
      skills training. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 13(6), 578-583.
    • Journal article – 8 or more authors-- Crooks, C., Ameratunga, R., Brewerton, M.,
      Torok, M., Buetow, S., Brothers, S., … Jorgensen, P. (2010). Adverse reactions to
      food in New Zealand children aged 0-5 years. New Zealand Medical Journal,
      123(1327). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal/123-1327/4469/

    Internet Sources:

    Examples of various types of information sources:

    • Act (statute / legislation)--Copyright Act 1994. (2011, October 7). Retrieved from
      http://www.legislation.govt.nz
    • Blog post-- Liz and Ellory. (2011, January 19). The day of dread(s) [Web log post].
      Retrieved from
      http://www.travelblog.org/Oceania/Australia/Victoria/Melbourne/St-Kilda/...
    • Brochure / pamphlet (no author)--Ageing well: How to be the best you can be
      [Brochure]. (2009). Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry of Health.
    • Conference Paper--Williams, J., & Seary, K. (2010). Bridging the divide: Scaffolding
      the learning experiences of the mature age student. In J. Terrell (Ed.), Making the
      links: Learning, teaching and high quality student outcomes. Proceedings of the 9th
      Conference of the New Zealand Association of Bridging Educators (pp. 104-116).
      Wellington, New Zealand.
    • DVD / Video / Motion Picture (including Clickview & YouTube)--Gardiner, A., Curtis,
      C., & Michael, E. (Producers), &Waititi, T. (Director). (2010). Boy: Welcome to my
      interesting world [DVD]. New Zealand: Transmission.
    • Magazine--Ng, A. (2011, October-December). Brush with history. Habitus, 13, 83-87.
    • Newspaper article (no author)--Little blue penguins homeward bound. (2011,
      November 23). Manawatu Standard, p. 5
    • Podcast (audio or video)--Rozaieski, B. (2011). Logan cabinet shoppe: Episode 37:
      Entertainment center molding [Video podcast]. Retrieved fromhttp://blip.tv/xxx
    • Software (including apps--UBM Medica. (2010). iMIMS (Version1.2.0) [Mobile
      application software].Retrieved from http://itunes.apple.com
    • Television programme--Flanagan, A., &Philipson, A. (Series producers & directors).
      (2011). 24 hours in A & E [Television series]. Belfast, Ireland: Channel 4.
    • Thesis (print)--Smith, T. L. (2008). Change, choice and difference: The case of RN to
      BN degree programmes for registered nurses (Master’s thesis). Victoria University of
      Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand.
    • Thesis (online)--Mann, D. L. (2010). Vision and expertise for interceptive actions in
      sport (Doctoral dissertation, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia).
      Retrieved from http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/44704
    • Non-English reference book, title translated in English
    • Real Academia Espanola. (2001). Diccionario de la lengua espanola [Dictionary of the
      Spanish Language] (22nded.). Madrid, Spain: Author

    IMPORTANT NOTE: To encourage a faster production process of your article, you are requested
    to closely adhere to the points above for references. Otherwise, it will entail a long process of
    solving copyeditor’s queries and may directly affect the publication time of your article. In case
    of any question, please contact the journal editor at DPorch@lsuhsc.edu

    Tables
    Tables should be structured properly. Each table must have a clear and concise title. When
    appropriate, use the title to explain an abbreviation parenthetically. Eg. Comparison of Median
    Income of Adopted Children (AC) v. Foster Children (FC). Headings should be clear and brief.

    Figures
    Figures should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they appear in the text and
    must include figure captions. Figures will appear in the published article in the order in which
    they are numbered initially. The figure resolution should be 300dpi at the time of submission.

    IMPORTANT: PERMISSION - The author(s) are responsible for securing permission to reproduce
    all copyrighted figures or materials before they are published in (journal acronym). A copy of the
    written permission must be included with the manuscript submission.

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please
    visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines

    Figures supplied in color will appear in color online.

    Appendices
    Appendices should be lettered to distinguish from numbered tables and figures. Include a
    descriptive title for each appendix (e.g., “Appendix A. Variable Names and Definitions”). Crosscheck
    text for accuracy against appendices.

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    7. Submitting your manuscript

    7.1 How to submit your manuscript

    American Journal of Men’s Health is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and
    peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit
    https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ajmh to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to
    create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely
    that you will have had an account created. For further guidance on submitting your manuscript
    online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

    7.2 Title, keywords and abstracts

    Please supply a title, short title, an abstract and keywords to accompany your article. The title,
    keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search
    engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your
    article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting the SAGE Journal Author
    Gateway for guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online

    7.3 Information required for completing your submission

    Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and
    telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should
    be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.
    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the
    submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must
    match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the
    required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files
    (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    7.4 ORCID

    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a
    supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a unique
    and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even
    those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as
    manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their
    professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized.

    The collection of ORCID iDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this
    journal. If you already have an ORCID iD you will be asked to associate that to your submission
    during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID
    ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when
    prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID iD
    will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and
    only you. Your ORCID iD is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work
    can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.

    If you do not already have an ORCID iD please follow this link to create one or visit our ORCID
    homepage
    to learn more.

    7.5 Permissions

    Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any
    illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further
    information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please visit our
    Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    8. On acceptance and publication

    If your paper is accepted for publication after peer review, you will first be asked to complete the
    contributor’s publishing agreement. Once your manuscript files have been check for SAGE Production,
    the corresponding author will be asked to pay the article processing charge (APC) via a payment link.
    Once the APC has been processed, your article will be prepared for publication and can appear online
    within an average of 30 days. Please note that no production work will occur on your paper until the
    APC has been received.

    8.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the
    production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be
    returned promptly. Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all
    author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and
    that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there
    are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign
    a form authorizing the change.

    8.2 Online publication

    One of the many benefits of publishing your research in an open access journal is the speed to
    publication. With no page count constraints, your article will be published online in a fully
    citable form with a DOI number as soon as it has completed the production process. At this time
    it will be completely free to view and download for all. 

    8.3 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is
    as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help
    you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice.
    In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich,
    share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximize your article’s impact
    with Kudos

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    9. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the Manuscript Submission
    process should be sent to the American Journal of Men’s Health editorial office as follows:

    Demetrius Porche, DNS, PhD, FACHE, FAANP, FAAN : dporch@lsuhsc.edu

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