Journal articles can be submitted via email to info@HDIAC.org. Please take a moment to review the details of the HDIAC’s Article Submission Policy presented below.
Author Bios and Contact Information
When you submit your article to the HDIAC, you also need to submit a brief bio (100-150 words) with a photo, which is printed at the end of your article. Optionally, you may provide contact information (email, phone and/or web address), which is also published with your article so that readers may follow up with you. You also need to provide your preferred mailing address for receipt of the Journal in printed format. All authors receive a complementary copy of the Journal issue in which their article appears.
Submittal of an original and previously unpublished article constitutes a transfer of ownership for First Publication Rights for a period of ninety days following publication. After this ninety day period, full copyright ownership returns to the author. The HDIAC always grants permission to reprint or distribute the article once published, as long as attribution is provided for the HDIAC as the publisher and the Journal issue in which the article appeared is cited. The primary reason for the HDIAC holding the copyright is to insure that the same article is not published simultaneously in other trade journals. The Journal enjoys a reputation of outstanding quality and value. We distribute the Journal to more than 7,000 HDIAC patrons free of charge and we publish it on our website where viewers read the articles each week.
For Invited Authors
The HDIAC typically allocates the author three months to prepare an initial draft. Then, upon receipt of an initial draft, the HDIAC reviews the article and works with the author to create a final draft; we allow 2 to 3 weeks for this process. The HDIAC expects to have a final draft of the article ready for publication no later than 2 months after the author accepts our initial invitation. For some issues, the HDIAC has a Guest Editor (because of their expertise) who conducts most of the communication with other authors. If you have been invited by a Guest Editor, you should submit your article to them per the email address they provide and follow their instructions. Otherwise, articles should be emailed to the Managing Editor for the Journal. See contact information below.
- Articles must be submitted electronically.
- MS-Word, or Open Office equivalent (something that can be edited by the HDIAC)
- Minimum of 1,500 – 2,000 words (3-4 typed pages using Times New Roman 12 pt font) Maximum of 12 pages
- Authors have latitude to adjust the size as necessary to communicate their message
- Graphics and Images are encouraged.
- Print quality, 300 or better DPI. JPG or PNG format preferred
Note: Please embed the graphic images into your article to clarify where they should go but send the graphics as separate files when you submit the final draft of the article. This makes it easier should the graphics need to be changed or resized.
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