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October 24, 2005

Controversies: Call for Abstracts

Arch Intern Med. 2005;165(19):2220. doi:10.1001/archinte.165.19.2220

The ARCHIVES solicits abstract submissions of controversies of interest to a broad spectrum of internists. In the “Controversies in Internal Medicine” section, articles pertaining to a controversial area are paired. One article presents arguments in favor of a particular point of view and the other presents a counterpoint or arguments against that point of view. The example published in this issue of the ARCHIVES pairs an article presenting the arguments in favor of thrombolytic therapy for pulmonary embolism associated with right heart dysfunction with an article opposing such therapy.

Potential authors are invited to submit a 250-word abstract outlining a controversy facing internists today, the position taken regarding this controversy (eg, “pro” or “con”), and a brief summary of arguments supporting that position. If the abstract is selected, the author will be invited to write a full-length article expanding on the abstract. The section editor will select an author for an opposing, or counterpoint, article. After peer review, the two articles will be published as a pair in the journal.

Submissions may be made through our online submission system at http://manuscripts.archinternmed.com/.