Call for Papers 2023–24

Osteopathic Family Physician is the ACOFP’s official peer-reviewed journal. The quarterly publication features review articles, clinical images, and patient education handouts about preventive medicine, managed care, osteopathic principles and practices, pain management, public health, medical education, practice management, and more.

OFP is seeking review articles, brief reports, and clinical images of general interest as well as related to our upcoming issue themes (below). Submit an article at, or view information about article categories.

Reserve a Topic

If you are interested in writing on one of the suggested article topics below, or if you have another topic related to one of the issue themes, you can reserve the topic by emailing the OFP Editorial Office. Please provide your name and the review title you would like to reserve. Once you reserve a review article topic, you will receive an email confirmation from ACOFP. This will initiate a 3-month deadline for submission. If the paper is not received within 3 months, the system will release the review article topic for other authors to reserve. Articles submitted for publication must be original in nature and may not be published in any other periodical. Material for publication should be of clinical or didactic interest to osteopathic family physicians. Any reference to statistics and/or studies must be footnoted. Material by another author must be in quotations and receive appropriate attribution. OFP reserves the right to edit all submissions. Visit to view author guidelines, policies, and manuscript checklist.

Upcoming Themes

Winter 2023-2024: Domestic and Workplace Violence

Complete articles must be submitted no later than 12/15/2023 to be considered for the Winter 2023-2024 issue.

  • Intimate partner violence / domestic abuse
  • Child abuse
  • Elder abuse
  • Gun violence
  • Violence against health care workers
  • PTSD diagnosis and treatment
  • Patient communication strategies
  • Human trafficking

Spring 2024: Oncology

Screening and detection guidelines.

Up-to-date treatments.

Guidelines for cancer surveillance.

  • Lung
  • Breast
  • Colon
  • Leukemia/lymphoma
  • Thyroid
  • Ovarian
  • Prostate
  • Renal cell carcinoma
  • Childhood cancers

Summer 2024: Pulmonary

  • Pneumonia
  • Sleep apnea
  • COPD
  • Asthma
  • Pulmonary artery hypertension
  • Solitary pulmonary nodule
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Osteopathic treatment of pulmonary disease

OFP editors are accepting original articles from clinicians who write succinct, evidence-based, authoritative review articles with an osteopathic component that will assist osteopathic family physicians in patient care.