DeLoss Brubaker, EdD, ATC Student Writing Contest Requirements

DeLoss Brubaker, EdD, ATC Student Writing Contest Submission Format Guidelines

General

  • 12 point font
  • Arial font
  • 1” margins on all four sides
  • Double space the entire manuscript
  • Do not right justify the pages
  • Begin page numbering on the abstract page with page 1 and number each page thereafter consecutively
  • Do not include author(s) names or manuscript title in manuscript headers or footers
  • Follow the AMA Manual of Style for the entire manuscript, references, tables, and figures
  • If including tables, figures, or pictures, each must be on a separate page and follow the references
  • No headers or footers are allowed on any page of the submission

 Cover Sheet

The cover sheet must include:

  • Student’s Name and NATA member number
  • Student’s contact information (including mailing address, e-mail address and phone number
  • Name of school the student is attending
  • Year in school (e.g. sophomore, junior)

 Cover Page

The manuscript’s cover page must contain the following information:

  • A title (brief and to the point) of no more than 16 words
  • Contest category that the paper is being submitted to:
    • Original Research
    • Case Report
    • Literature Review
  • Author name and contact information
  • Name of the school
  • Athletic training program director’s name and contact information.
  • An additional title page with NO author information

Abstract Page

  • 300 word maximum
  • First line is the title
  • Skip 2 lines and begin the abstract
  • Following the abstract, skip 2 lines and list 3 key words.

Manuscript

  • The manuscript follows on a new page. There is NO title on this page or any page that follows.

 If the paper is ORIGINAL RESEARCH, it must have the following sections:

  1. Introduction
  2. Methods
  3. Results
  4. Discussion
  5. References
    • Utilize the AMA Manual of Style for the format of the references and Index Medicus for the journal abbreviations

If the paper is a CASE REPORT, it must have the following sections:

  1. Personal data of the subject
    • Age
    • Gender
    • Race
    • Marital status
    • Chief complaint
    • History of present complaint, including symptoms
    • Results of physical examination
    • Medical history
    • Diagnosis, treatment, and clinical course
    • Criteria for return to competition
    • Deviation from expectations (what makes this case unique)
    • References (utilize the AMA Manual of Style for the format of the references and Index Medicus for the journal abbreviations)

If the paper is a LITERATURE REVIEW, it must have the following sections:

  1. Introduction
    • Overview of the issue/topic and why it is being examined
    • Objectives of the literature review
  1. Body
    • Divide the literature review into the various categories that relate to the topic, making sure that subheadings are used to separate the categories of articles that are similar or different
    • The four primary literature reviews are:
      • Chronological
      • Thematic
      • Methodological
      • Qualitative
  1. Conclusions
    • Bring the literature review to a close with a conclusions section that synthesizes the paper
    • References
      • Number the references consecutively
      • Utilize the AMA Manual of Style for the format of the references and Index Medicus for the journal abbreviations
      • Use ampersands posthumously