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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • Submission adheres to the ICMJE guidelines for medical manuscripts.
  • References are numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text, and indicated by brackets; ie,
    "Salvage procedures after failed ankle replacement may include revision, arthrodesis, and even amputation [1]."

Author Guidelines

Read the ICMJE guidelines for information on preparing the Manuscript.

Manuscripts should be submitted with the following:

  • Title
  • Author(s)
  • Author Affiliations
  • Funding declaration
  • Conflict of interest declaration
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • Figures and Tables with captions


All visual media is included in the body of the manuscript with a minimum resolution of 300dpi. If the figures/graphics/tables/images have been taken from sources not copyrighted by the author, it is the author’s sole responsibility to secure the rights from the copyright holder to reproduce the works for both worldwide print and web publication.

When images are reproduced, a parenthesis should be added to the figure legend thus: (Reproduced with permission from . . .)


Should follow the standard biomedical format. In the manuscript, number the references consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. Identify references in the text by brackets [] at the end of the sentence, ie:

Salvage procedures after failed ankle replacement may include revision, arthrodesis, and even amputation [1].

The references should be listed numerically at the end of the manuscript, and follow biomedical format. All references should be linked to its corresponding URL or PubMed link. Do not send any manuscript without confirming reference links, ie:

Leurs R, Church MK, Taglialatela M. H1-antihistamines: inverse agonism, anti-inflammatory actions and cardiac effects. Clin Exp Allergy 2002 Apr;32(4):489-98. (

For additional information and key of how to abbreviate medical journal names, please consult the List of Journals Indexed in Index Medicus.



Article content can include the following:

  • Case presentations, case reports, or case studies including; surgical, dermatological, trauma, surgical complications, vascular, diabetes, or any other topic relevant to foot & ankle medicine and surgery.
  • Literary review style articles.
  • Surgical techniques.
  • Surgical product and instrumentation presentations as they relate to procedures.
  • Office procedures of interest.
  • Retrospective & prospective hospital or institutional studies.
  • Topics in podiatry and foot and ankle orthopedics.

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