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Submission Preparation Checklist

All submissions must meet the following requirements.

  • 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 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 call for submissions has been reviewed and no more than two other pieces have been submitted this cycle
  • Formatting is in Microsoft Word (.docx or .doc) format; media in JPEG, PNG, or MP3/MP4 format.
  • The author’s name (s) should in no way be associated with any files submitted
  • Research submissions are in AMA format. All other submissions are in APA format.
  • Note that each submission will receive one of the following responses: 1. The submission is accepted with no edits. 2. The submission is tentatively accepted, and we request the following edits. Please see attached PDF. 3. We like the submission, but it does not meet the needs of our journal’s current edition. We encourage you to resubmit for a future edition. 4. The submission cannot be accepted at this time.
  • Your Submission Includes a Cover Letter with the Following: The author’s name(s) Institutional affiliation(s), if any Phone number Word Count Any contextual information you'd like us to know or that you'd like published alongside the piece ***Please do not include your name in the Article Text, only include it with the cover letter which should be a separate Word document***

Student Led Research

Systematic Review, Case Study, Randomized Control Trial, or Descriptive Research of the student’s choice. Submissions must be no more than 3,000 words in length (not including references) and written in AMA style. Articles should not be submitted in other journals or pending review for any other journals.

If you would like to submit a research submission, please first e-mail a 250 word abstract and five key words to so Tourniquet staff can confirm experts are available throughout the editorial process.

Medical Current Events

Submissions should describe a situation in modern medicine and the overall impact on the Texan population. This can include medically related politics, education,

technology, or business management. Submissions must be between 500 and 3,000 words in length and written in APA style.

Student Faculty Interviews

This is exactly what it sounds like! If you feel particularly inspired by a professor or faculty member of your medical school, please record an interview, and provide a transcript that both of you would be willing to submit. Submissions should be below 2,000 words and include a photograph in PNG or JPG format of you with your interviewee.

Culture and Arts in Medicine

Bring your full creative energy and submit a piece or pieces in the format of narrative medicine, Opinion piece, or Poetry. If you submit a visual piece (photography or media), submit it in PNG or JPG format with a brief written description (less than 250 words) to be published alongside your piece. If you are submitting a poem, please keep it to less than one page, typed. All other submissions should be between 500 and 3,000 words and written in APA format.

No Compression

Pieces submitted to this section of the journal will not be edited. They can be submitted without identifying information of the author.
There are no length or stylistic guidelines to content. Pieces can be submitted in written or visual art format, ensuring technical requirements are maintained. However! Pieces are subject to stringent review prior to selection. No pieces advocating violence, racism, xenophobia or other harmful context will be tolerated.

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