Editorial Guidelines

The Group Practice Journal has been meeting the business information needs of the medical industry for over 60 years with practical, timely articles about everything from negotiating successful managed care contracts to building integrated healthcare delivery systems, to implementing system-wide change. The publication goes to every medical group in the country, with a circulation of over 80,000. The Journal is the flagship publication of AMGA-the national organization dedicated to addressing all issues affecting medical groups, health systems, and other organized systems of care.

The Group Practice Journal focuses on the socioeconomic, political, business, operational, and legal aspects of medical care provided by medical groups and other organized systems of care. Appropriate articles cover current issues and trends regarding healthcare legislation, management, medical liability, marketing, physician recruitment, compensation and productivity, legal aspects of delivery systems, tax/financial issues, quality management and outcomes, population health, benchmarking and data analysis, recruitment and retention, communication, integration and care coordination, and value-based care.

Our readers are physician executives of all medical disciplines and senior-level administrators who lead medical groups ranging in size from three to over three-thousand physicians. Our readers are looking for practical information from their peers that they can apply to their own organizations-information that will help their organizations compete successfully in the business of healthcare delivery.

Articles should be original, exclusive to the Group Practice Journal, and keyed to current industry trends that are newsworthy. We do not accept product-oriented pieces. The publication is not peer-reviewed, so feature articles should be engaging and reader-friendly. Other guidelines:

  • Article length ranges from 1,500 to 2,000 words.
  • Use active sentences. Write as if for a national commercial publication.
  • Do not imbed references in the text. Place the appropriate number in the text and then list the references at the end of the article. Provide a "Suggested Reading List" and sidebars as appropriate.
  • Please include Excel file for figures based on data.
  • The Group Practice Journal acquires all rights and pays with two copies of the issue in which the author's article appears.

Submit a queries, outlines, drafts, or completed manuscripts to the editor:

Tom Flatt, Editor
Group Practice Journal
One Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-3318
Phone: 703.838.0033, ext 328
Fax: 703.548.1890