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ROBERT S. SEINER – PUBLISHER

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Please follow these guidelines when submitting articles to The Data Administration Newsletter (TDAN.com). All submissions should be directed to Robert S. Seiner.

Article Subjects and Acceptance
Articles must be based on the work of the author(s) and must deal with Data Administration process design, development, and strategies.

In addition to traditional subjects, Articles dealing with new areas of Data Administration and technology that fit the broad scope and objectives of the newsletter are encouraged.

Articles are accepted on the basis of judgment of their quality and probable lasting value. Clarity and conciseness of presentation are key considerations in the selection of Articles.

Article Preparation
>Articles or Columns based on "How To" and "Have You Considered The Benefits Of" should be no longer than 1250-1500 words in length. Feature Articles can be longer than 1500 words but should be as concise as possible with regards to the other items noted in the Article Preparation and Article Content sections of this guide.

Authors’ abstracts are required separate from each Article. They should be a clear, concise (100-150 words) summary - informative rather than descriptive - giving the scope and purpose, methods or procedures, and significant conclusions.

Titles of Articles should be specific and informative. They should be as brief as possible, consistent with the need of defining the subject area covered by the Article.

Authors’ names should be stated as first name, second initial, and surname of each author. Give a brief biography of all authors’ as well as the email address and a phone number as to where they can be reached. Most all interaction will take place electronically.

Article Content
Assume that the reader is not a novice in the field. Include only as much history as is needed to provide background for the particular material covered in your Article.

Separate the article into sections and insert appropriate headings.

The quality of the illustrations used in the Article depends on the quality of the electronic original that is submitted. The author is responsible for submitting illustrations in a format accepted by the publisher.

Article Acknowledgments and References
Include in an acknowledgment section at the end of the text only such credits as are essential. The publisher will not be held liable for claims of fraud, non-disclosure, intellectual property violation, and plagiarism against the content of submitted material.

References should be listed in alphabetical order according to author or equivalent. References should be cited in the text by the last name of the author (both authors when only two; first author et al. when more than two). The accuracy of the references is the responsibility of the author.

Submission and Revision of Original Articles
Articles should be submitted in "Text-Only" (ASCII) format. Articles can be inserted into electronic mail contents, forwarded as an electronic mail attachment, or delivered by mail to a post office box specified by the publisher.

Text files should be left justified and automatic end of line hyphenation should be turned off. Use carriage returns only to end headings and paragraphs; not to break lines of text. Do not insert spaces before punctuation.

After the review of the original Article by the newsletter editor has been completed, Articles may be returned to the author for revision. The revised Article must be returned to the editor within two weeks; otherwise it will be considered withdrawn.

A detailed account of how the author responded to the reviewers’ comments should accompany the revised Article. In the event of major revisions, revised Articles may be re-reviewed by the original reviewer.

Final Article Submission
The final accepted version of the Article should be submitted in an electronic format similar to that of the original Article (specified above). Final submissions not in an electronic form will not be considered for publication.

Check the final copy carefully for consistent notation and correct spelling. Check the file or diskette with a virus detection program. Files and diskettes containing viruses will not be processed.