Frequently Asked Questions AuntMinnie.com Author Guidelines and e-publishing opportunities January 18, 2011
your editorial contributions!
If you have a story idea or a feature to contribute, feel free to send your proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org. It will be carefully reviewed by our editorial staff for relevance and/or appropriateness.
Why contribute to AuntMinnie.com?
AuntMinnie.com is the leading radiology Web site, with over 145,000 members. We provide the medical imaging community with a
forum to gather information, educate themselves, transact
business, and collaborate with other professionals.
Our registered users include radiologists, radiology administrators, technologists, members of academia, and industry representatives. If you want your message to be seen, AuntMinnie.com is the place to put it. With AuntMinnie.com you get:
Exposure in the medical imaging community
Feedback opportunities from your peers
What can I publish on AuntMinnie.com?
While we encourage submissions in the categories noted below, we know we haven't thought of everything. Part of developing an online community is listening to what its members have to say. If you don't see an interesting category, be sure to check out our site map for more possibilities.
Got an opinion on a hot-button issue in radiology? Let AuntMinnie.com be your digital soapbox! Just submit your idea to email@example.com.
An AuntMinnie.com White Paper is a non-peer reviewed "paper" on an important topic in medical imaging. "Paper" is in quotes because e-publishing allows you to include items such as forms, software programs, links to URLs with more relevant information, etc., not possible in traditional publishing.
Try to keep your core submissions to a manageable size (between 1,000 and 2,000 words). Submissions that are promotional in nature will not be considered for this section: we do not accept submissions that promote a particular vendor, product, or customer site.
Editorials can be about a variety of topics, including:
Political developments that affect radiology
Important clinical, socioeconomic, or technology trends
A persistent or unmet need that affects radiologists and allied professionals.
Tips for how to use equipment or perform new clinical applications.
Editorials should be accompanied by a brief "About the Author" biography that includes affiliation. You can also include an e-mail or Web site address in this section, as well as a head-shot photograph to run with the story. We prefer images in JPEG format, under 1 MB in file size.
Submissions should be turned in as Microsoft Word files to firstname.lastname@example.org.Content will be edited by our editorial staff for grammar and punctuation. On request, edited files can be returned to contributor prior to publication for review.
Case of the Day
AuntMinnie.com is always looking for interesting material for our popular Case of the Day feature. If you've got images and text for what you think would be an interesting case study, please contact email@example.com.
The Fine Print
AuntMinnie.com accepts unsolicited manuscripts for
publication. AuntMinnie.com reserves the right to accept
or reject such manuscripts based on review by our editorial
staff. Manuscripts will not be returned, and authors should
retain a copy for their reference. AuntMinnie.com reserves
the right to edit manuscripts for grammar and to fit our
editorial style. A copy of the edited document will be
returned to the editor for review prior to publication.
Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to e-mail sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. We prefer files in Microsoft Word, but we will also accept text-only documents. We do not accept hardcopy manuscripts.
AuntMinnie.com will not publish articles promoting a
particular product or service. All manuscripts should be
written in third-person style. All symbols, acronyms, and
abbreviations should be defined on first use. Reference
format should follow APA style.
All images accompanying manuscripts should be sent as
attachments, rather than embedded in the text of the
document. We prefer images in JPEG, TIFF, or GIF formats.
Images can also be sent on removable media (floppy disk or CD, or DVD). Authors should indicate whether they wish images to be returned to them.