Submission Guidelines

ACOEM is seeking member-authored content. Submissions can cover any topic or issue relating to OEM (such as the environment’s impact on worker health, racial equity in healthcare, screening for LEOs, etc.). Articles can be educational or editorial and may be edited for clarity and length. 
Submission Guidelines:
  • Individual articles should be submitted in Microsoft Word and should not exceed 900 words.
    • There are no spacing or font requirements. Articles will be formatted to AQ specifications by the editing team.
    • Please submit proposals for recurring article topics / themes to  
    • Educational content should not be written in first person.
  • Identify author(s) in the byline, including credentials (degrees, etc).
    • Include brief biographical information for the primary author, such as current involvement in ACOEM committees/work groups/task forces, employer, title, etc.  This will not count against article word limits.
  • Include one or two visual elements, if possible, (graphs, infographics, tables, photographs, etc.) with a 1-2 sentence caption.
    • Authors should secure proper ownership / rights before submitting visual elements. Source should be cited, if applicable.
    • Any image that features a patient must be approved in writing by the patient and submitted to ACOEM.
  • Avoid, if possible, text that requires extensive references, footnotes, and/or endnotes.
  • All submissions must be emailed as an attachment to by the stated content deadline (see below). 
AQ editorial calendar:
Issue Content Deadline Target Print Date Target Mail Date
Q2 / Spring 2023 May 5, 2023 May 20, 2023 May 27, 2023
Q3 / Summer 2023 July 7, 2023 July 21, 2023 July 29, 2023
Q4 / Fall 2023 October 6, 2023 October 20, 2023 October 27, 2023
Q1 / Winter 2024 February 16, 2024 March 1, 2024 March 8, 2024
Questions / suggestions about article topics or content submission?
Email the ACOEM Quarterly editorial staff at