Submitting a manuscript

Publication Schedule

Number 13 (1) 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Spring (Mar/Apr)
Number 13 (2) 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Summer (Jun/Jul)
Number 13 (3) 2020 Jun 30,  2020 Fall (Sep/Oct)
Number 13 (4) 2020 Sep 30, 2020 Winter (Dec/Jan)

Preparing for submission

The submission criteria for the Foot and Ankle Online Journal has been updated as of March 2016. These changes were made to help simplify and standardize the submission, review, and editing process. Please review the Submission Criteria (below) prior to your submission. Submissions that don’t meet these requirements will be returned. Submissions are to be sent via e-mail, here.

Submission Criteria Checklist

  • Manuscript adheres to formatting guidelines (see below)
  • Manuscript has not previously been published, and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • Manuscript is written in English

Manuscript Formatting Guidelines

Submit format in .doc, .docx, or via link to Google Docs. Submissions must include the following items. Read the ICMJE guidelines for information on preparing the Manuscript.

Manuscripts should be submitted with the following:

  • Title
  • Author(s)
  • Author Affiliations
  • Funding declaration
  • Conflict of interest declaration
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • Figures and Tables with captions


All visual media is included pasted into the end of the manuscript with a minimum of 300dpi. If the figures/graphics/tables/images have been taken from sources not copyrighted by the author, it is the author’s sole responsibility to secure the rights from the copyright holder to reproduce the works for both worldwide print and web publication.

When images are reproduced, a parenthesis should be added to the figure legend thus: (Reproduced with permission from . . .)


Tables should be included at the end of the document.


Should follow the standard biomedical format. In the manuscript, number the references consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. Identify references in the text by brackets [] at the end of the sentence, ie:

Salvage procedures after failed ankle replacement may include revision, arthrodesis, and even amputation [1].

The references should be listed numerically at the end of the manuscript, and follow biomedical format. All references should be linked to its corresponding URL or PubMed link. Do not send any manuscript without confirming reference links, ie:

Leurs R, Church MK, Taglialatela M. H1-antihistamines: inverse agonism, anti-inflammatory actions and cardiac effects. Clin Exp Allergy 2002 Apr;32(4):489-98. (

For additional information and key of how to abbreviate medical journal names, please consult the List of Journals Indexed in Index Medicus.

Submissions are to be sent via e-mail, here.