JUCM, The Journal of Urgent Care Medicine, encourages you to submit articles in support of our goal to provide practical, up-to-date clinical and practice-management information to our readers—U.S. urgent care clinicians and business professionals. Manuscripts submitted for publication in JUCM should provide either original research or practical advice, dealing with clinical and practice-management problems commonly encountered in the day-to-day practice of Urgent Care.

Journal Ethics

JUCM® expects the highest ethical standards from its authors, reviewers, and editors when conducting research, submitting papers, and throughout the peer-review process. JUCM® has applied to be a member of the Committee on Publishing Ethics (COPE) and follows its recommendations on publication ethics and standards. For additional information on COPE, please visit http://publicationethics.org/.

Allegations of Editorial Misconduct, Complaints, or Appeals

To report any allegations of editorial misconduct or complaints, or to appeal any article, email the publisher, Stuart Williams, directly at [email protected].

Submitting Your Final Manuscript for Review

JUCM utilizes the content management platform Scholastica for manuscript submissions and peer review.  When ready to submit, please use the blue button below.  There is no cost to authors in order to submit a manuscript, however you will have to create a free account on Scholastica.

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Submitted Manuscripts Guidelines

Manuscripts on clinical or practice-management topics should be 2600–3200 words in length, plus tables, figures, pictures, and references. Articles that are longer than this will, in most cases, need to be cut during editing. The information you provide should be of practical use to our readers, who have come to practice in an urgent care setting from a variety of clinical backgrounds. Your article should take their perspective into account by considering several key issues, such as

  • What immediate management is indicated?
  • What laboratory tests or diagnostics are required?
  • What are the next steps—with whom should the patient follow up?
  • Who should be admitted or referred to the emergency department?

Imagine yourself in the reader’s shoes and ensure that your article includes the answers to questions you’d be asking.

Please send tables, graphs, sidebars (boxes) and digital or film pictures whenever possible. Digital images should be a minimum of 300 dpi. Our readers appreciate well-chosen graphics that add practical value to an article. We prefer that you submit graphics that are original to you, such as x-rays taken as part of your practice. If you wish to use graphics that have previously appeared elsewhere—in print or on the Internet—you must let the editor know. We can write the previous publisher for permission to reuse the material in JUCM. There is no guarantee, however, that the permission will be granted, and if it is not, we cannot reprint the graphics.

Helpful Resources

Download these files to help you write your article:

 JUCM Instructions for Authors
 JUCM Outline for Clinical Review Articles

 JUCM Topic Suggestions for Clinical Reviews

 JUCM Outline for Practice Management Articles

 JUCM Topic Suggestions for Practice Management Articles

 JUCM Outline for Case Reports

 JUCM Sample Case Report – Back pain

For specific questions about writing an article, please send your inquiry to [email protected]. You can also write to request samples of recent articles of the type you are writing (clinical review, practice management, case report), to use as guides to article organization and depth of topic coverage.

Article Ideas:  Submit ideas for clinical review articles, case reports, original research, or practice management articles to [email protected].  To see topic suggestions, please visit our Author Instructions Page.