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SIU Today Submission Guidelines
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The magazine and its audience
SIU Today is a one-of-a-kind magazine written and edited specifically for members of the International Association of Special Investigation Units. It is a quarterly publication and reports on issues and trends relevant to deterring and uncovering insurance fraud. Circulation of the magazine is approximately 4,500.   
 
The SIU Today mission is to provide readers with information they can use to be more effective in the fight against insurance fraud. Features will generally fall into one of the following categories:

1) Trends: Articles detail how insurance fraud is being committed and indicates how to most effectively identify and build a case against it
2) Technology: Articles on how to effectively gather and process information to uncover fraud, as well as how to find and track criminal enterprises engaging in insurance fraud
3) Techniques: Articles discuss strategies, tools or services that help members fight fraud effectively
4) Legal Updates: Articles detail case law developments that directly impact IASIU members and help them insure their investigative activities fall within the law

Submitting an Article
Before writing an article for submission, we recommend you send a short summary via e-mail to Ronald.Bryant@ErieInsurance.com and we will contact you to discuss the topic. If you have a great topic but are uncomfortable writing an article, please contact us and we may be able to assign a writer for your information.

We request that your article’s word length be somewhere between 1000 and 2500 maximum.  If your article has been previously published, you must disclose this at the time of submission. SIU Today generally does NOT publish articles that have been previously published. However, exceptions have been made to this rule but the author must retain all rights, other than First North American publications rights. Also, the original publication and date must be noted in the article, should we choose your article as a re-print.

Evaluation and acceptance decisions
All submissions will be acknowledged via e-mail. Submissions are evaluated on originality of topic, relevance to our members, and soundness of content. Articles that essentially promote a particular company, product or service cannot be accepted, but articles that are written as a case study will be considered if the product and producer are included only in the author biography at the end of the article. We may accept your article outright, accept it for a staff rewrite or accept it contingent on your revision. All accepted articles are subject to editing for style, clarity, appropriate language and length. Your writing style is your own and we make every attempt to preserve it as we prepare for publication. If we conclude your article is not suitable for SIU Today, we will explain the reason in an e-mail.

Upon acceptance for publication, we tentatively assign your article to an issue, and we generally work three to six months in advance. Because each issue’s make-up depends on a number of factors, including advertising levels for the issue, the scheduling of an article is subject to change.

Any submission should be accompanied by a three to four sentence biography of the author or authors that includes full name, current employer affiliation and contact information. Also, a high resolution .jpg photograph (head and shoulders) of the author(s) should also be included. If you want to include charts, tables or art work, please submit these at the same time with appropriate captions.

We also ask that you submit two to three questions that readers should be able to answer after reading your article. We use these questions as part of a quiz that readers can take after reading the magazine.   

Note: Employees of certain companies may need to obtain company approval of the article content before submitting to us. Please check with your company regarding their preferences prior to submitting to us. 

Submit Your Article

Please provide the following when submitting your article:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Organization
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Article Title 



 
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