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Author Resource Center

These resources and guides are designed to assist researchers who are interested or engaged in scholarly activity. For additional assistance, please contact JAOA staff at jaoa@osteopathic.org or visit the Information for Authors page.

Conducting Research

Scholarly activity is essential to advancing health care. Here are several resources to help you get started.

Manuscript Preparation and Submission

When submitting scientific research manuscripts, it is important to adhere to a journal’s submission requirements. These helpful links provide assistance in writing and structuring your manuscript.

Understanding Peer Review

Peer reviewers ensure the importance and quality of a particular manuscript. Researchers are encouraged to become familiar with the peer review process and guidelines to strengthen their manuscripts.

Existing Guidelines and Checklists for Writing a Scientific Paper

Grammar Guidelines

To reduce manuscript review time and ensure a quality submission, authors are encouraged to brush up on basic grammar rules.

Promotion

The JAOA encourages authors to actively promote their articles through press releases, social media, or other outlets.

Multimedia

Audio and video content can take your manuscript to the next level.

Quality HD videos can be filmed at home with a webcam or on a smartphone, and JAOA staff can help. Authors are encouraged to submit videos displaying the action of the study, whether the video shows how the study was conducted, patient examination, and/or before & after successes.

Please direct any questions or concerns regarding multimedia submissions to jaoa@osteopathic.org.

Five Tips for Video Quality:

1. Wide Shots

All cell phone videos should be filmed horizontally

2. Natural Light

For the best quality and to help colors pop, shoot with natural light, but without direct sunlight. Light should shine from behind the camera to your focal point. Windows are a great source of natural light!

3. Watch Your Fingers

Keep your fingers away from the lens and mic

4. Steady Shot

Be sure your camera is in a still spot where it won’t be jolted around

5. Background

Pay attention to the sights and sounds in the background

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