CMSA Today - Issue 1, 2011 - (Page 19)

CMSA Author Guidelines CMSA Today – the quarterly publication’s print and digital versions – is the magazine for case managers. We are committed to meet the information of case managers in all sectors of the field. To facilitate that mission, we accept original articles written by case managers of all health care backgrounds for consideration for publication in the magazine. We also accept for consideration expertly prepared articles from professional writers – whether medical writers or experienced generalists – on case management topics. We also accept feature articles, column material, and news about case management trends and issues, as well as about CMSA chapters and their activities. We also accept for consideration submissions of profiles on case managers and facilities. In future editions, we will also accept for consideration such personal Member-generated items considered nontraditional for a professional-association publication as poems, remembrances and similar sorts of content. These types of nontraditional editorial contributions must be: ● ● ● ● ● Original; Authored by a CMSA Member; Nonderogatory, nondiscriminatory and nonpolitical; No longer than 40 lines if poetry or other nonprose form; and No more than 1,000 words if prose. No submission to any version of CMSA Today should be viewed by the author or the submitter as an opinion piece, a promotion for a company or employer, or any purpose other than to share neutral information about case-management practices and related items of interest. All regular publication aspects of ownership, copyright, use and editing apply to nonarticle submissions to CMSA Today (see appropriate topic in these Guidelines). Include the following information: ● Submitter/author name; ● Submitter/author title; ● Author credentials such as degrees, certifications and licenses; ● Submitter/author e-mail address; ● Submitter/author mailing address; ● Submitter/author phone number; and ● Submitter/author employer’s name and location (city and state), and her or his job title. Writing must be product agnostic, or product neutral: types of medical equipment or products should be described generically, not by manufacturer, unless truly necessary, such as because only one manufacturer makes the equipment or product. The same applies to companies, except for the name of authors’ companies when those companies play an integral role in the story and, even then, the frequency with which a company name appears in an article is subject to editing. Drugs should be identified by their generic name, followed in parentheses by their branded or commercial name, for clarity, or if otherwise necessary, such as for accepted treatment protocols. AUTHOR GUIDELINES Thank you for your interest in submitting an article or article idea for consideration for publication in CMSA Today . We welcome submissions from case managers in all health fields, from professional health care writers, and from authors in fields such as law or management who examine issues relevant to case management. use that property online or in print for any purposes the Association desires. The property, once owned by CMSA Today and the Association, may be used afterward elsewhere only as specified under express permission of the Association. Any material accepted for publication may appear in the print or digital version of CMSA Today, or elsewhere, depending on CMSA Today’s or the Association’s needs, which are determined solely by CMSA Today or the Association. ARTICLE TYPES, IN BRIEF (See end for details.) We accept feature articles, column material, and news about case management trends and issues, as well as about CMSA chapters and their activities. We also accept for consideration submissions of profiles on case managers and facilities. COMPENSATION IS HELPING YOUR PROFESSION Neither CMSA Today nor the Association pays contributors for articles that CMSA Today accepted for publication, nor is a kill fee paid if an article accepted for or scheduled for publication is not published. WHAT ‘CONSIDERATION’ AND ‘REVIEW’ MEAN Acceptance of an article for review does not guarantee that a submitted article, or undeveloped article idea, will be published. Material submitted for review and consideration for publication, including articles solicited from authors and unsolicited material, must pass editorial review by the managing editor and, when necessary to ensure technical accuracy, the Editorial Advisory Board. NO GUARANTEES Acceptance for publication does not guarantee publication. CMSA Today and the Association are the final arbiters on publication of any material, whether unsolicited or solicited, that is submitted for consideration, or is accepted, for publication. WE LIKE ‘READER AIDS’ We encourage authors to submit graphics such as photographs, charts, illustrations and maps with articles for consideration. These enhance the readability and usefulness of articles. All text and illustrations must include suggested captions to explain what and who is depicted, and all submitted material must have the name of the person whose work it is and permission to use the work. Issue 1 • 2011 CMSA TODAY 19 MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION Maximum feature-article length is 2,000 words. Use Microsoft Word. Write articles in 12-point Times New Roman font. Doublespace the text. Submit articles for consideration in Word files attached to an e-mail. Address e-mails to OWNERSHIP AND RIGHTS When accepted for publication, all material becomes the copyrighted property of CMSA Today and the Case Management Society of America, either of which may

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of CMSA Today - Issue 1, 2011

CMSA Today - Issue 1, 2011
President’s Letter
Executive Director’s Message
Integrated Case Management – The Best Approach for Patients and Costs
CMs Are Legal Advocates, Too
CMSA Unveiling New Menu of Communication Options
Author Guidelines
Come and Learn

CMSA Today - Issue 1, 2011