DATIA focus - Author Guidelines
The goal of DATIA focus is to offer guidance, education, and insight for providers of drug and alcohol testing services to work more efficiently and effectively, as well as to provide employers implementing drug and alcohol testing programs with education on best practices, industry standards, and lessons learned. DATIA Focus will offer readers innovation, solutions, and opportunities for growth.
DATIA focus is the quarterly publication of the Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association. DATIA’s readership includes over 1,500 industry professionals including collection facilities, laboratories, consortia/third party administrators, medical review officers, substance abuse professionals, hospitals, physician offices, treatment facilities, testing supply distributors and manufacturers, employers, government offices, and members of Congress. Our members provide services to over 1,000,000 employers and perform over 65,000,000 drug tests per year.
|Appropriate Article Types|
Departmental articles, unless otherwise noted, should be approximately 600-1500 words in length. Headline articles should be at least 1500-2500 words.
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Upon receipt of your outline or article, you will be contacted within 14 days to discuss its appropriateness. You will be provided with information as to whether your outline is accepted as is or if any adjustments need to be made. Once an outline is approved, your complete article will be requested and a deadline for receipt will be provided. Any articles not received by the deadline will not in the assigned addition, and will be reviewed again for future issues. In addition, all selected authors are required to complete and submit a signed Copyright Agreement.
DATIA focus reserves the right to edit all submissions, however, we will work closely with authors and strive to produce a final article that satisfies both the author and the editorial team.
General Author Guidelines
Please adhere to the following guidelines for the best chance of your article being accepted for submission.
Article Submission Formats
Articles should be submitted electronically in MS Word format or in another word processing format that can be converted to Word. When submitting your article, please also include a short biography (2-5 lines). Your biography should include your title, organization name, organization location, and information supporting your experience in the article’s topic. If your article includes a sidebar, this information should be sent along with the article itself.
Any graphics to be included with articles should be submitted in JPG or EPS format in at least 300 DPI.
DATIA focus does not offer compensation to authors due to the promotion that authors receive in the magazine. In the rare case that DATIA commissions professional freelance authors, fees will be negotiated in advance.
Contacting DATIA Focus
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