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 whether a topic or set of questions has been included. If an author’s section is selected for inclusion, the author agrees to have their section edited by the APDIM Survey Committee and APDIM Council.
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Once the APDIM survey is closed you will receive a complete, de-identified dataset including raw demographic data on responding and non-responding programs. Section authors have six months to draft a manuscript for publication. In addition, it is expected that several APDIM Survey Committee members will serve as co-authors and assist with manuscript preparation based on their interest and involvement in the particular section on the survey. The preparation of a manuscript will likely require statistical support, and the Committee would encourage you to try and identify local expertise, but will work with you to obtain statistical support, if possible.
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.