Using the online submission form, authors must submit questions by September 30 to be considered for inclusion in the following year’s survey. It is strongly encouraged to review past surveys and publications to ascertain if a topic or set of questions has been included. If an author’s section is selected for inclusion, the author agrees to have his or her section edited by the APDIM Survey Committee and APDIM Council.
After the APDIM survey is closed and the raw data are distributed, section authors have three months to draft a manuscript for publication. In addition, it is expected that co-authors from the APDIM Survey Committee will assist with manuscript preparation based on their interest and involvement in the particular section on the survey.
If after six month’s time, the author has not prepared an initial draft manuscript, the Survey Committee reserves the right to assume the lead on manuscript preparation. The author is still included on the authorship list, but may not appear as first author if someone else writes the manuscript.
Section authors have the opportunity to meet with members of the APDIM Survey Committee at APDIM/AAIM meetings to discuss and receive help to outline a manuscript.