- Discussion of an article or study that was recently published or that is soon to be published (including in JPAFM), and that is interesting enough to warrant further comment or explanation. This type of commentary discusses specific issues within a subject area rather than the whole field, explains the implications of the article, and puts it in context. Opinions are welcome as long as they are factually based.
- A commentary that is more editorial in nature and covers an aspect of an issue that is relevant to the journal's scope, for example, discussion of the impact of new technology on research and treatment.
- Brief Reports: These are not simply descriptions of something but also explore the potential impacts for evolution business and outreach, such as Online business, Software, Reports of major conferences/society activity/working groups, Case reports from business projects that are not ready for a full article.
Commentaries should not exceed 6000 words.