JAOA Manuscript Checklist

The following checklists are provided for authors to help ensure that all necessary components are prepared and provided at the time of manuscript submission. All manuscripts must be submitted through our online manuscript tracking system. For more information on the elements listed in these checklists, see the JAOA's "Information for Authors." For a detailed list of requirements by submission type, click here.

Manuscript Checklist by Article Type

Financial Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

All authors are required to disclose all financial and nonfinancial relationships related to the submission's subject matter. All disclosures should be included in the manuscript's title page. Those authors who have no financial or other relationship to disclose must indicate that on the manuscript's title page (eg, "Dr Jones has no conflict of interest or financial disclosure relevant to the topic of the submitted manuscript").

The following items are examples of relationships and affiliations that must be disclosed:

Financial Disclosure

  • grants or funding received for the current study or related studies

  • royalties received or patents owned on a product that was used in the study

  • employment by an institution or other entity whose product is used in the study

  • honoraria received from that institution

  • stock ownership or options in that institution

  • involvement in that institution's speakers' bureau

Conflict of Interest

  • leadership position in a group directly or indirectly related to the current study

  • any nonfinancial affiliation (eg, board member or adviser) with an institution or other entity that may benefit from the opinions or data in the current study

  • service on a formulary committee that determines whether to select the product in a study or similar products

[Updated January 2017]

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