AuntMinnie.com Author Guidelines and e-publishing opportunities

January 18, 2011 -- AuntMinnie.com wants your editorial contributions!
If you have a story idea or a feature to contribute, feel free to send your proposal to editorial@auntminnie.com. 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
  • Rapid publication
  • Editorial review
  • Honoraria potential

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.

Editorial Opinions
Got an opinion on a hot-button issue in radiology? Let AuntMinnie.com be your digital soapbox! Just submit your idea to editorial@auntminnie.com.

White Papers
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 editorial@auntminnie.com.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 editorial@auntminnie.com.

The Fine Print

Manuscript Guidelines
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 editorial@auntminnie.com. We prefer files in Microsoft Word, but we will also accept text-only documents. We do not accept hardcopy manuscripts.

Editorial Style
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.

Images
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.

If you need help interpreting these guidelines, contact editorial@auntminnie.com.

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