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.
>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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.