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The Editorial Board for the ASA MONITOR requests the cooperation of authors to submit articles that comply with the following guidelines. Any questions may be directed to the editor or the editorial staff.

Manuscripts must be submitted electronically to J.Reid@ASAhq.org. The MONITOR editor should be copied on the transmitting e-mail at noel.m.giesecke@uth.tmc.edu.  Brief, concise articles are preferred. Feature articles should be between 1,000 and 1,500 words; “Administrative Update,” “Subspecialty News,” “What’s New In …” and “Committee News” articles should be 750 to 1,000 words.

Photo to accompany article
Each author will be asked to submit a recent photograph. Clear color photographs are required. Photos should depict a head-and-shoulders portrait of the subject with sufficient uncluttered background around the head; passport photos and photos downloaded from Web sites are unacceptable.
We can accept a digital photo scan, providing the resolution is a minimum of 300 dpi. The preferred formats are: TIF or EPS. Size should be approximately 5” x 7” but no smaller than 3” x 3.” Do not crop the photo; please leave sufficient background image.

Bio (byline to accompany article)
In addition, the author(s) will be asked for a brief biographical author profile, including current position/title, hospital/institution affiliation, current ASA involvements (committee memberships, committee chairs), and city and state of practice or residence.

Deadline(s)
The deadline for articles, photographs and author bio information is the first of the month, two months prior to the month of publication; e.g., the deadline for the March issue is January 1, for the April issue is February 1, etc.

Please submit an electronic file of the manuscript should be provided by e-mail to J.Reid@asahq.org. ASA has both PC-compatible and Macintosh-compatible capabilities for most word processing programs.

ASA MONITOR
1061 American Lane
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 268-9112
J.Reid@asahq.org

N. Martin Giesecke, M.D., Editor
ASA MONITOR
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dept Anesth and Pain Management
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75390-9068
(214) 648-4821

noel.m.giesecke@uth.tmc.edu


Editorial Policies

Editorial Review: All articles, whether solicited or unsolicited, are subject to editorial review. All material will be reviewed by the editor, the editorial staff and/or the editorial board as needed. Articles will be edited to ensure clarity, good grammar and appropriate language, and to conform to ASA MONITOR style, format and space restrictions.

Authorship: Accepted material becomes the copyrighted property of the MONITOR and may not be republished or reprinted, in part or in whole, by the author or any other party without permission from the MONITOR. Requests for reprints from the MONITOR by another publication may be authorized at the discretion of the editor. ASA procedure for reprint requests is to review all written requests based on individual merit of each request and proposed use(s) of the material. If the reprint request is deemed valid, ASA may authorize the reprint request contingent on the requester’s agreement to contact the original author(s) of the material.

ASA does not publish anonymous, non-attributable, previously published or commercially produced articles. With few exceptions, the articles contributed to the MONITOR are researched and prepared by physician members or staff of the Society. Prior approval must be obtained from the Editor for nonmember-authored articles. Prior publication of a large portion of quantitative results and discussion of a paper in the ASA MONITOR, such as publication of a full scientific poster, precludes publication in Anesthesiology (and other peer-reviewed STM publications). An article submitted by an individual will carry the byline of that individual. An article prepared, reviewed and submitted by a committee will carry the byline of the chair of that committee. A committee chair may submit an article that is not necessarily based on committee review or consensus; in that instance, the author’s designation as chair of that committee may not be included in the byline.

The views expressed in the MONITOR are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views, policies or actions of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

Disclosure: The MONITOR expects authors to disclose voluntarily any institutional or commercial affiliations or associations that might pose a conflict of interest in connection with the submitted material. All funding sources supporting the work should be acknowledged in a footnote. Institutional or corporate affiliations of the authors that might constitute a conflict of interest should be brought to the attention of the editor.

Graphics, Tables and Figures: The MONITOR requests advance notification if the submission will include graphics (e.g., tables, illustrations, photographs, charts, graphs). Do not embed graphics in the electronic manuscript; please submit as separate files or scans. Please make sure you have proper permissions in place if you use outside figures, tables or graphics prior to submitting your manuscript.

Illustrative material must be identified by its reference number in the text and must be accompanied by a short caption, legend or summary statement. Tables should be self-explanatory and should supplement, not duplicate the text. Photographs should be color and should also include a suitable caption. The size of most graphics can be reduced or enlarged during production.

Abbreviations: Define all abbreviations and acronyms except those that have been approved by the International System of Units for length, mass, time, electric current, temperature, luminous intensity and amount of substance. Do not create new abbreviations for drugs, procedures or substrates.

Drug Names and Endorsements: Use generic names for all drugs, products and commercial services whenever possible. If any product or brand name(s) must be included for accuracy or clarity, notify the editor or editorial staff.

References: References and Bibliographies should be submitted with the article. References should be numbered in the order cited in the text; reference numbers in the text should be typed as superscripts. Bibliographical entries should be listed in alphabetical order by last name of the lead author. Authors are responsible for the accuracy and completeness of all references. Authors should follow guidelines as outlined in the AMA Manual of Style (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins). Abbreviations of journal names must follow those in Index Medicus.

Example References:

JOURNAL
1. Author IN, Author IN. Title title title title. J Title. year;volume(issue):page-page.
2. Boutros AR, Lee C. Value of continuous monitoring of mixed venous blood oxygen saturation in the management of critically ill patients. Crit Care Med. 1986;14(2):132-134.

JOURNAL WITH SUPPLEMENT
1. Author IN, Author IN. Title title title title. J Title. year;volume(suppl #):page-page.
2. Coleman TG, Grander HJ, Guyton AC. Whole-body circulatory autoregulation and hypertension. Circ Res. 1971;8(suppl 2):76-87.

BOOK
1. Author IN, Author IN. Editor IN, ed. Title Title Title: Title Title Title Title. Xth ed. Place: Publisher; year:page-page.
2. Vanstrum GS, ed. Anesthesia in Emergency Medicine. Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Co; 1989:111-112.

BOOK CHAPTER
1. Chapter Author IN. Chapter title. In: Editor IN, ed. Book Title. Place: Publisher; year:page-page.
2. Winnie AP. Regional anesthesia for surgery on the extremities. In: Zauder HL, ed. Anesthesia for Orthopedic Surgery. Philadelphia, PA: FA Davis Co.; 1980:89-117.

WEBPAGE
1. Author IN. Name of webpage. Name of entire website, end in “website” if nature of format is not clear. URL. Specific published date. Specific updated date. Specific date last accessed.
2. ASA sends multisociety comment letter to FDA on safety and effectiveness of epidural steroid injections. American Society of Anesthesiologists website. https://www.asahq.org/For-Members/Advocacy/Washington-Alerts/ASA-Sends-Multisociety-Comment-Letter-to-FDA.aspx. Published November 11, 2014. Accessed November 12, 2014.

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