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An Applied Evidence article is a clinically oriented, evidence-based review article that summarizes the best available evidence for a broader topic, such as the diagnosis or management of a common condition. An Applied Evidence article is a 6- to 8-page review of the best and most current clinical evidence on a timely topic, supported by clear level-of-evidence and strength-of-recommendation ratings a defined by the Strength of Recommendation Taxonomy (SORT). Authors should supplement such evidence with expert commentary on how to apply the recommendations to practice.

While an Applied Evidence article is not intended to be a systematic review or a meta-analysis, it should reflect a thorough search of the highest quality sources of evidence-based information.

Preparing your aticle

Limit your manuscript to 2000 to 2200 words, and the number of art elements (charts, graphs, tables) to 3 or 4. Refer to the following outline as a guide to the article's general format.

1) Title page: Include article title, author(s) affiliations, address of corresponding author, phone, fax, and e-mail address.

2) Article title: Write a title that reflects new information, changes in patient care, or a clear clinical benefit. Readers should infer that the article will teach them something they don't already know.

3) Practice Recommendations: A bulleted list of 3 or 4 "take home" points—ie, the clinical pearls you want every reader to remember. The strength of recommendation should be noted as per the SORT system.

4) Lead paragraph(s): Please state the point of your article immediately, and explain why the information is important to clinical practice now. Avoid starting with well-known demographic information.

5) Headings: JFP uses three levels of headings within the text. Consult an article on this Web site for style.

6) Figures and tables: Figures display a brief title at top that tells the main teaching point of the figure. At bottom, a caption explains the illustration, graph, or flowchart completely and succinctly. A reader in a hurry should be able to look at each art element and thoroughly understand its meaning without having to search the text for an explanation. Likewise, tables carry a descriptive title and use footnotes, as needed, to qualify data and other entries.

7) References: Please limit references to approximately 30. If your article is accepted, you will be asked to provide, via email or Dropbox, PDFs of all references with the cited information highlighted.

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