The Core Content Review of Family Medicine is always interested in adding new authors to our growing ranks of national faculty.

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Please click here to visit our Author's website.  We invite you to look at our current list of topics by choosing "Topics" on the main menu.  Topics have been divided into groups by subject category. You may choose to browse all categories or only the ones that are of interest to you. We also invite you to review our writing resources material. This section will give you more information about how to approach writing for Core Content Review. If, after viewing the site, you are interested in becoming an author, click "Register" to send us your information. We will send you more information, including a username and password to give you full access to the Author's site.

Our faculty represent the wide spectrum of clinical, research, teaching, and administrative aspects of family medicine. Some have extensive writing experience while others are new authors but all share a desire to help provide quality education to family physicians. An evidence-based approach to clinical topics is emphasized throughout the writing and editing of The Core Content Review of Family Medicine. All material is peer-reviewed prior to publication. (Read information about our production process and our Executive Board.)

Authors can write as much or as little as their personal schedules permit. Authors choose their own topics based on their areas of interest, expertise, and/or clinical experience. Often, physicians will develop question/discussion sets around "interesting cases" from their clinical practices. Authors are recognized in the issues in which their work appears and are paid an honorarium.

Our editorial staff is always available to assist our authors. Our goal is to get our authors published with material that they can take pride in! To achieve that goal, our Editorial staff works very closely with our authors.

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Writing for Core Content is a Scholarly Endeavor

We encourage all of our national faculty members to include Core Content Review in their curriculum vitae. Writing for The Core Content Review can also be submitted to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) for up to 30 prescribed continuing medical education hours annually. Published material can be documented as follows:

Smith AB. Medical topic. Core Content Review 35(4):12-13.

Complementary & Alternative Medicine Topics

The Core Content of Review is approved for prescribed CME credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). In order for CME material on complementary and alternative medicine topics to receive prescribed CME credit, AAFP requires that the material meet Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) guidelines established by AAFP. Therefore, Core Content Review requests that authors who write on complementary and alternative medicine topics follow these guidelines. The AAFP guidelines are available at

Statement on Plagiarism

The Core Content Review of Family Medicine is subject to the same ethical and professional standards of authorship as any medical journal. Medical writing requires literature searches, note taking, analysis, and interpretation followed by synthesis of medical facts, theories, research and clinical studies. This process can create a natural tendency to copy or loosely paraphrase material written by others without acknowledging their ownership. However, this is plagiarism and posses a serious concern for the National Faculty of Core Content Review.

Knowing which educational materials require citation, footnotes or quotation marks is extremely important. Copying verbatim more than two consecutive words from a medical text, journal article or on-line resource requires that the original author and source be identified and that the material be placed in quotation marks. Accepted scientific knowledge or facts that can be found in two or more medical text books do not necessarily require citation unless phrases, lines or paragraphs are used intact from the original source. However, bibliographic citations are very important for controversial concepts, new research findings or the results of clinical trials.

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