American Journal of Law & Medicine
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American Journal of Law & Medicine

2016 Impact Factor: 0.732
2016 Ranking: 85/147 in Law
Source: 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)

eISSN: 2375835X | ISSN: 00988588 | Current volume: 42 | Current issue: 4 Frequency: Quarterly
The American Journal of Law & Medicine (AJLM) is the country's leading health law journal devoted exclusively to the analysis of issues at the nexus of law and medicine. Its broad editorial scope includes health law and policy; updates on significant legal decisions and developments affecting health care; legal, ethical and economic aspects of medical practice, research and education; book reviews and much more.

The American Journal of Law & Medicine (AJLM) encourages the submission of manuscripts on a wide range of medico-legal topics. Acceptable subjects include health law and policy; legal, ethical, social and economic aspects of medical practice, education and research; health insurance; and other issues involving the relationship of the life sciences to the social sciences and humanities. AJLM is interdisciplinary.

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Board of Editors
Gail B. Agrawal University of Iowa, USA
Michael Baram Boston University, USA
Charles Baron Boston College, USA
Jay A. Gold MetaStar, Inc
Ernest M. Haddad Boston University, USA
Clark C. Havighurst Duke University, USA
Nathan Hershey University of Pittsburgh, USA
David A. Hyman University of Illinois, USA
Sheila Jasanoff Harvard University, USA
Timothy S. Jost Washington and Lee University, USA
Stephen R. Latham Yale University, USA
Silvia A. Law New York University, USA
David T. Morris AbbVie
Joseph P. Newhouse Harvard Medical School , USA
Irwin N. Perr University of Washington, USA
Harvey E. Pies Blue Cross and Blue Shield, USA
Arti K. Rai Duke University, USA
Philip R. Reilly Third Rock Venture Capital
Marc A. Rodwin Suffolk University, USA
Mark A. Rothstein University of Louisville, USA
David S. Szabo Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
Linda V. Tiano Epstein Becker Green
Sidney D. Watson Saint Louis University, USA
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    Submission Guidelines

    EDITORIAL SCOPE: The editors of the AMERICAN JOURNAL OF LAW & MEDICINE (AJLM) encourage the submission of manuscripts on a wide range of medico-legal topics. Acceptable subjects include health law and policy; legal, ethical, social and economic aspects of medical practice, education and research; health insurance; and other issues involving the relationship of the life sciences to the social sciences and humanities. AJLM is interdisciplinary. Submissions from specialists in all healthcare-related disciplines are welcomed.

    EDITORIAL ADDRESS: Editor-in-Chief, AMERICAN JOURNAL OF LAW & MEDICINE, 765 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston University School of Law, Suite 1672, Boston, Massachusetts 02215.

    GENERAL SUBMISSION FORMAT: Manuscripts must be submitted in MS Word format to the Editor-in-Chief at ajlm@bu.edu. Manuscripts should be a minimum of forty pages in length. Additionally, the manuscript must be submitted with:

    1. 1. An abstract
    2. 2. Author's cirriculum vitae

    ABSTRACTS: An abstract (of no more than 200 words), succinctly summarizing the content of the manuscript, should accompany the manuscript on a separate page.

    REFERENCES: Authors must use footnotes. Footnotes must be numbered consecutively and double-spaced. All footnotes should conform to A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed.), available at http://www.legalbluebook.com. Those unfamiliar with this system should follow the citation form accepted in their discipline. When a paper is accepted, the editors will work with the author to convert the footnotes into the proper form.

    ILLUSTRATIONS: All illustrations, tables, graphs, and charts must be numbered and given suitable legends. Authors must indicate in the manuscript the appropriate positions of such graphics. Authors will be expected to provide either suitable electronic graphics files or a camera-ready copy.

    SELECTION & EDITING TIMETABLE: On receipt of a manuscript, the editors will send a letter of acknowledgment. Authors will be notified of manuscript decisions within one to three months of receipt, depending on the length of the manuscript. Accepted manuscripts are usually published within three months of acceptance.

    PROOF PAGES & AUTHOR REPRINTS: Authors will be given one set of proof pages prior to publication. Proof pages will incorporate textual revisions discussed between the editors and the author. Reprint order forms for perfect-bound reprints will accompany the proof pages. All orders must be pre-paid.

    RETURN OF MANUSCRIPTS: AJLM retains one copy of all manuscripts submitted for consideration. Copies are not returned unless the author so requests in writing and supplies AJLM with a return self-addressed envelope and adequate postage.

    PUBLICATION TIMETABLE: AJLM is published quarterly: Spring; Summer &
    Fall (double issue); and Winter. The journal goes to press in February, June, and November, respectively.

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