Chronic Pain Perspectives (CHPP) encourages submission of original articles. We
strongly prefer electronic submission of manuscripts.
Please submit manuscript and tables as one or more Microsoft Word files attached
to an email message. (If possible, please click "File, Save As" and save the file
in a Word 4.0-6.0/95 or Word 97/2004 format.) You can include your cover letter
in the body of the email, or as a separate Word attachment. The message should be
sent to email@example.com. We will confirm
successful receipt of your manuscript by email, or ask for the file in a different
format if needed.
The cover letter should include the name, address, affiliation, telephone numbers,
and email address of the corresponding author. The letter should make it clear that
the manuscript is not under consideration by another journal, and that the final
manuscript has been seen and approved by all authors.
Conflict of Interest:
The authors should describe in the cover letter any affiliations or financial arrangements
with any company whose product appears prominently in the manuscript or with any
company making a competing product. Such information will be kept in confidence
while the paper is under review. If the article is accepted for publication, the
editor will discuss with the author the manner in which this information will be
communicated to the reader.
CHPP does not accept articles that have been developed or written with financial
support by a commercial entity (eg, pharmaceutical company, medical device manufacturer).
We also do not accept articles whose authors have received writing assistance from
a commercially sponsored third party, such as a medical education company or a publication
planner. Authors who have received such support or funding (and entities that have
supported such articles) should contact
Elaine.firstname.lastname@example.org to explore supplement opportunities with
All articles are peer reviewed by the editor and physician editor-in-chief of the
Journal of Family Practice as well as the physician advisory board of CHPP to determine
whether original article submissions and original research submission meet the needs
of readers and are suitable for publication.
Questions about this policy should be directed to
Immediately following submission of a manuscript accepted for review, the corresponding
author will receive a notification of receipt that will include the assigned manuscript
identification number and a copyright transfer form. The copyright form must be
signed by each of the authors and returned to the CHPP office prior to review of
We welcome the submission of original cases that relate to the diagnosis and treatment
of patients with chronic pain. Cases should be 500 words or less and may include
diagnostic images or photographs. The case page should include from top to bottom:
article title; name, degree, and institutional affiliation of author(s); name, address/fax/Email
of the author to whom reprint requests should be addressed; and case word count.
If images or photos accompany the case, include a caption on the case page. Photos
should be composed in such a way that the patient in question cannot be identified.
Email the case page with images and photos attached as jpgs or tifs to
We welcome proposals for supplements to CHPP. However, supplements must meet the
same high standards for editorial independence, peer review, and relevance to the
physician readers as any original work submitted to CHPP.
- The supplement should address a topic that will be of interest to physicians who
treat patients with chronic pain and should contribute to improved care for their
- The purpose of a supplement is to educate and inform readers, not promote a sponsor's
product. Where the sponsor has a specific product related to the clinical topic,
extraordinary effort is required to assure that the editorial content is in no way
influenced by the sponsor's commercial interest. The mere appearance of imbalance
must be avoided at all costs.
- Supplements may be CME or nonCME. All CME supplements must adhere to the policies
of the designated CME credentialing agency and ACCME.
- The supplement may report papers presented at an invited symposium, although it
is expected that a physician who works in the field of pain will be involved in
organizing the symposium, and that some of the papers will be presented by physicians
with similar interests.
- Single or multiple organizations may sponsor supplements.
- Manuscripts are subject to the same editorial planning, peer review, and editorial
oversight processes involved in the development of original articles to promote
balance, objectivity, and credibility.
- The editor-in-chief of the Journal of Family Practice, along with the chair of the
CHPP advisory board, will have ultimate responsibility for decisions related to
publishing the supplement.
to explore supplement opportunities with the CHPP.
Manuscript Style and Format
Manuscripts should conform to the "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts (www.icmje.org/index.html) Submitted to Biomedical Journals"
(N Engl J Med. 1997; 336:309-315). For questions about style, consult the American
Medical Association Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors. 9th ed. Baltimore,
Md.: Williams & Wilkins, 1998. Keep abbreviations and acronyms to a minimum and
spell out on first reference, e.g., American Society of Pain Educators (ASPE). Regarding
medications, generic drug names should generally be used. When proprietary brands
are used in research, include the brand name in parentheses in the Methods section.
The title page should include from top to bottom: article title; name, degree, and
institutional affiliation of each author; previous presentation of the work, if
any; name, address/fax/Email of the author to whom reprint requests should be addressed;
and manuscript word count, excluding tables, figures, and abstract. Pages should
be numbered consecutively in the upper right corner beginning with the title page.
Please see the "Cases" section above for detailed information about submission.
This section is optional and may be used to acknowledge substantial contributions
to the research or preparation of the manuscript made by persons other than the
Conflict of Interest:
Each article should have a statement acknowledging any potential conflict of interest.
If there is none, please state "No conflict of interest".
Contributors to CHPP should obtain permission from the author and publisher for
the use of quotes, illustrations, tables, and other materials taken from previously
published works not in the public domain. The letters of permission should accompany
the manuscript. The original source should be mentioned in the figure legend or