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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines


Research Articles present the results of experimental or descriptive studies with suitable statistical analysis of the results. They should contain the following sections: Introduction, Aim, Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion.


Review Articles are scholarly reviews of the literature on an aspect of aerospace medicine. They should contain an introduction that provides perspective of the issue, followed by an orderly review of the literature and a clear statement of conclusion or a list of recommendations.


This article type provides a summary of a topic or describes a clinical skill, aimed at education for students of junior healthcare professionals. 


Letters to the Editor should provide commentary or criticism of articles that have been published in the Journal within the past year.

Case Studies

Case Reports describe interesting or unusual clinical cases or aeromedical events. They should include a brief introduction of the case, the presenting features, and a discussion of the case that includes reference to pertinent literature or other similar cases.

You're the Aeromedical Examiner

You’re the Aeromedical Examiner articles describe an interesting aeromedical case in a manner that provides a structured approach to the diagnostic and aeromedical decision-making processes of the case, including current guidelines for its management where relevant.

Aircrew Health Briefs

Aircrew Health Briefs describe preventive health issues important to aircrew in a manner that delivers current aeromedical and health literature in a brief, easy-to-digest format. Aircrew Health Briefs should provide aeromedical examiners with a useful educational resource to use with aircrew.


Editorials are for submission by invitation only.

Other Original Articles

JASAM welcomes contributions on any aspect of aerospace medicine. If your article does not fit under any of the other article types, please submit here. 

Original Articles cover topics of interest to the aeromedical community, but which do not easily meet the definition of the other types of article. All manuscripts and contributions are subject to peer review and editing.

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