Article Guidelines


The AAMA Executive publishes articles dealing with management practices and administrative direction that advance the knowledge and understanding of the healthcare executive. We invite authors to submit manuscripts that address current issues in healthcare administration that will provide insight and stimulate discussion among executives and policymakers in the management or clinical fields in healthcare. Articles are peer-reviewed prior to publication. Letters to the editor are also welcome.

Manuscripts: Manuscripts are accepted with the understanding that they have not been published previously. Manuscripts not accepted for publication in the AAMA Executive may be considered for publication in other AAMA journals or periodicals. Such alternate publication will not be made without the prior consent of the author. The AAMA Executive is distributed to over 3,000 healthcare executives and every effort will be made to accommodate authors wishing to reach this target audience with information of current interest and importance.

Author Responsibility: The author is responsible for all statements in the submitted work, including changes done in the editing process (see “Editing” below).

Specifications: Manuscripts should be submitted in duplicate, typed double-spaced on 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper with margins of at least 1 1/2 inches. Two pages of double-spaced type approximately equals one journal page. Legends, case reports, tables, and reference should be clearly identified. Subheads should be included where appropriate. Manuscripts may also be submitted via email [email protected] as Word documents. The name of the author, with degrees, academic or professional titles, affiliations, and any institutional or other credits should go under the title of the manuscript. If an author’s present affiliation is different from that under which the work was done, both should be submitted.

Illustrations/Tables: Each illustration should have complete identification and should be properly numbered or lettered in accordance with the accompanying legend. Color or black/white illustrations and tables are acceptable as well as drawn artwork. Illustrations and tables that have been published elsewhere must be accompanied by a statement that permission for reproduction has been obtained from the author and publisher (full credit must be given to that author and publisher). Slides and original illustrations will be returned after they have been reproduced for publication. Whenever possible, tables should be typed double-spaced on separate sheets of paper, properly identified with headings and subheads. All tables should be self explanatory and numbered consecutively.

References: All references, when used, should be identified as noted in the text, following the style used in the AMA style book. References should be typed double-spaced and numbered as they appear consecutively in the text. Authors are responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the references cited.

Abbreviations: When used, they should be inserted in parentheses after they have been defined. Once defined, the abbreviations can later be used alone.

Editing: Manuscripts may be modified editorially so as to bring them into conformity with the requirements and style of the AAMA Executive. Editorial changes are made to enhance readability or to correct grammatical or spelling errors as determined by the journal editor. Inappropriate ethnic or gender specific references may be deleted at the discretion of the editor. Statements of fact will not be altered without the explicit permission of the author, and editorial changes will be sent to authors for approval prior to publication.

Manuscripts and direct correspondence regarding the AAMA Executive should be addressed to: American Academy of Medical Administrators, 701 Lee Street, Suite 600, Des Plaines, IL 60016.

The Editorial Advisory Board is Chaired by Daniel J. West, Jr., PhD, FAAMA