Guidelines for Manuscript Preparation

Pleanry Speaker JAPPL Mini-Reviews


The recommended length for mini-reviews is 3-5 published pages (10-18 double-spaced typed manuscript pages, or 2500-4500 words). Figures and references should be limited to a maximum of 4 and 100, respectively.


Mini-reviews should conform to JAPPL style guidelines, available in the Instructions for Authors section of the American Physiological Society website.


A mini-review, by definition, is a non-exhaustive review of a selected topic area. It is appropriate to provide a discussion on future research directions, including potential applications to humans, if applicable.

Whenever appropriate, it is recommended that authors include references to past JAPPL articles, especially those published within the last two years.

Mini-reviews should include an abstract and should employ cartoons or other types of summary figures to address major issues. Questions regarding content should be directed to the Associate Editor and/or Guest Editor coordinating the Highlighted Topics series.


Mini-reviews must be submitted electronically via the Journal of Applied Physiology online submission website ( on or before the specified submission deadline for all Highlighted Topics articles.

A Mandatory Submission Form, generated automatically by the system upon completion of the submission process, must be completed online. Submission fees and page charges are waived for invited material.

Mini-Reviews, like all other manuscripts, are subject to peer-review, and though they are invited, acceptance of mini-reviews is not guaranteed.