Article Submissions

Common Sense Article Submission Deadlines

Issue Month Copy Deadline
29-1 January/February 2022 December 1, 2021
29-2 March/April 2022 February 3, 2022
29-3 May/June 2022 April 1, 2022
29-4 July/August 2022 June 1, 2022
29-5 September/October 2022 August 1, 2022
29-6 November/December 2022 October 1, 2022


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Articles for consideration should be submitted at the link below. Authors should also complete the Common Sense copyright form.

Questions? Contact Stephanie Burmeister, Managing Editor.



Most Common Sense articles are between 500-1,000 words in length. Articles should not exceed 2,000 words. If a topic requires a lengthier word count, a multiple-article series may be discussed with the Editor-in-Chief.


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Andy Walker MD FAAEM

Common Sense Editor-in-Chief
Andy Mayer, MD FAAEM

Andy grew up in New Orleans and attended Loyola University and the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed his emergency medicine residency as a chief resident in 1990 from the Charity/LSU program in New Orleans. Since residency he has been a member of the West Jefferson Emergency Physicians Group, a single hospital democratic group in Marrero, Louisiana. Currently, he is serving as the President and Medical Director of this group.

Andy has served many roles with AAEM including in all leadership roles in Louisiana’s state chapter of AAEM. He has served three terms as a member at large of the national board of directors and been the chair of the State Chapter and Membership committees. He is currently an ex-officio member of the national AAEM board of directors.

He has been married to his wife, Georgia since 1984 and is the proud father of three wonderful now grown children. He enjoys international travel, fishing, genealogy and all things New Orleans. 


Andy Walker MD FAAEM

Common Sense Assistant Editor
Mehruba Anwar Parris, MD FAAEM

Common Sense would like to welcome Dr. Mehruba Anwar Parris as our new assistant editor. She is currently the Associate Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Jackson South Medical Center in Miami, Florida. She completed medical school at Stony Brook University and her emergency medicine residency in 2014 at the New York Presbyterian-Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. She has also completed a toxicology fellowship at Emory University. The editor and staff of Common Sense are excited about Dr. Anwar Parris joining our team.


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