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 Submission Guidelines

  • Each author will be assigned an editor. The assigned editor is the first point of contact for all questions, pitches, and submissions.
  • We recommend reviewing previous Perspectives in Primary Care articles to get a sense of the history and style of the publication.
  • Articles should be 1,300 words maximum; the majority of pieces range from 750 to 1,200 words. Subheadings are encouraged.
  • All statements of fact should be referenced, and all references should be hyperlinked within the body of the text. If you are unable to do so, please place reference links in parentheses in line with your text and our editorial team will assist. See previously published articles for examples of this style.
  • Language should be accessible to non-medical populations, as Perspectives in Primary Care was created for clinicians and medically curious community members.
  • We welcome co-authored publications and encourage a limit of four co-authors. Please contact us if you would like to request an exception.
  • When you submit your article, include a 2-4 sentence bio and photo/headshot of yourself that can be posted at the end of your piece (if accepted for publication).
  • We encourage you to submit an article in your own authentic words. However, we acknowledge that AI can be utilized in a variety of ways, including assistance to authors for whom English is a second language. If you plan to use AI, consult our AI guidelines before writing your piece.
  • Submissions may be edited for grammar, sentence structure, and clarity, though all efforts will be made to maintain the original intent of the author. Perspectives in Primary Care follows AP Style and edits may be made to your article to align it with Harvard Medical School's editorial style.
  • All submissions will be reviewed by our editors. Submissions that do not fit the mission or required format of Perspectives in Primary Care may not be accepted for publication.
  • To submit your article, fill out the form on this page. Feel free to reach out to our editorial team if you have questions or if you would like to discuss an article topic.