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:

As of the spring 2024 issue, AQ will be moving to a digital only format. An updated submission deadline and publication schedule will be posted when available. 
Questions / suggestions about article topics or content submission?
Email the ACOEM Quarterly editorial staff at