A letter from the editorial office of the Southern Medical Journal.
Although the Southern Medical Journal is the flagship publication of the Southern Medical Association, our sincere desire is to highlight medical facilities from all regions of the United States, not only those located within the southeastern United States and the District of Columbia. Because we receive an ever-increasing number of manuscript submissions from all parts of the United States and the world, we think it important to include all centers that excel in medical research and discovery, regardless of whether they are technically part of the Southern Medical Association.
The "Centers of Excellence" feature will not appear in every issue. Instead, its frequency will be guided by reader interest and recommendations. Anyone who would like to contribute an original manuscript describing the contributions or achievements of a particular institution is encouraged to contact us by telephone or by email. The editorial office will make all manuscript selections, and all proposals must be discussed with the editor before manuscript is submitted. Published manuscripts will be approximately 1,500 words in length, or 1,000 words if the authors choose to include an illustration. We hope that articles included in the "Centers of Excellence" feature will increase not only the knowledge of our readers but also the national and international recognition of the institution itself.
The Southern Medical Journal strives to maintain its commitment to being an accessible source of information and to providing its readership with the tools needed to ensure that patients receive state-of-the-art medical care and the quality of life they deserve. We hope that this new feature will be a trusted resource for our readers.
The Editorial Staff
Contact the SMJ Editorial Staff at email@example.com or by telephone at (423) 979-3473.