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Position Papers

Official statements from professional organizations on issues related to clinical practice, health care delivery, and public health. [peer reviewed]

Abstract

≤ 275 words, unstructured

Title

Include the name of the responsible organization in the title and identify the article as a position paper.

Text

≤ 4000 words (excludes abstract and references). Papers >4000 words may be considered at the discretion of the editors, but will generally require an Executive Summary document of ≤ 1500 words with the full document published as a digital-only appendix. In such cases, the total word count (executive summary plus digital-only appendix) may not exceed 6000 and material in the Executive Summary should not be repeated in the appendix.

Position papers should include the following sections: Introduction, Methods, Recommendations/Position Statements, Conclusion

Authors

The name of at least one specific author should be listed on the byline even when the article is identified as coming from a group. If groups members should be identified as authors or non-author contributors. All individuals named as authors should meet authorship criteria (see section V. A. Authorship) and must complete author forms and conflict disclosures.

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