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Submit a Blog Post

The Annals Fresh Look blog invites brief commentaries on Annals of Internal Medicine articles from residents, fellows, and faculty in general or subspecialty internal medicine, as well as medical students interested in the field of internal medicine. Persons involved in topics related to the training and experience of young physicians are also encouraged to submit pieces.

Send submissions as a Word document or other text file to Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. In general, submissions will be reviewed within 2-4 weeks of receipt. If you have questions about the submission process, contact the blog editors at

All authors must adhere to the following guidelines:

Author Information: Authors should provide full name and degree(s) (e.g., Joshua M. Liao, MD, MSc); 2- to 3-sentence biography; and complete contact information, including mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address. Contact information will not appear on the site.

Language: Nondiscriminatory language is to be used at all times. Sexist, heterosexist, or racist terms and defamatory language directed toward persons and/or institutions are unacceptable.

Length and Style: The word limit for all submissions is 500-700 words. Headings should be kept to a minimum but are left to the discretion of the authors. References should be embedded directly into the text as a hyperlink and included at the end of the post.

Title: Short, descriptive titles are preferred.

Images (Figures, Tables, Illustrations, Photographs): Most submissions should not be accompanied by figures, tables or illustrations. However, in the rare case that authors feel they would be pertinent, authors are responsible for securing reproduction rights for figures and providing appropriate credit and description before submission. Please note that submissions with photographs are generally discouraged, and that in all cases, we cannot reproduce photographs of individuals without written permission or a signed waiver form.

Declarations: By submitting to the blog, the authors declare that:
a) Each has contributed to the creation of the submission.
b) Parts or all of the submission are not under consideration by another publication and/or have not previously been published elsewhere in peer-reviewed or non-peer-reviewed literature.
c) All potential financial conflicts of interest have been disclosed.

Furthermore, authors grant Annals permission to review their work. If selected, ACP shall obtain copyright from the author for the post prior to publication.

Patient Privacy: All submissions must be sensitive to how any mentioned individuals may be affected. As such, submissions should never include content through which specific individuals could be identified. Patient names must be changed and all protected health information (PHI), as prescribed by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), must be omitted.