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Journal Article Author Guidelines

The NAHAM Access Management Journal is published by the National Association of Healthcare Access Management (NAHAM). It is designed to share ideas and experiences, and to learn about trends and developments in the field of access management. The Journal welcomes news, articles and story ideas from members, association bodies and other writers.


The NAHAM Access Management Journal accepts unsolicited articles, but does not guarantee publication of all submissions.


Article Subject Matter

The Journal accepts a variety of article types, including:

  • First-hand experience with trends in the field
  • New projects that your organization is developing or implementing
  • New products or services that have increased your job productivity
  • News from committee or affiliate meetings
  • Trends or problems emerging in the workplace or the field in general
  • Reports on legislation or policy issues that affect the field
  • The "lighter side” of the workplace
  • Book reviews related to work or the field
  • Articles on topics of special relevance to front line staff

The NAHAM Access Management Journal welcomes submissions from suppliers. However, specific products or companies cannot be endorsed in editorial pieces and therefore should not be mentioned in the body of the article. Company and/or product information, however, may be included in a brief description contained in the author bio at the end of the article.


Submission Format
Articles should be submitted in English via e-mail in a Microsoft Word file. If e-mail is not available, files can be sent on a CD via mail. Times New Roman 12 pt. or Arial 10 pt. font is preferred. Articles should be accompanied by a cover sheet that includes the article title, author(s) name(s), address, telephone number and e-mail address, and brief biography (one to two sentences that contain the author’s name, credentials, current position and committee name and/or chapter affiliation, if applicable).


Quotes and statements from sources must be attributed. Facts (such as statistics) must be referenced. Do not use abbreviations. Acronyms may be used after the first full reference.

Photos or graphics must be camera-ready and can be submitted as an attachment via e-mail along with the article. Acceptable photograph file formats are jpg, tiff, gif, and PDF. Photos must be high resolution (300 dpi). Graphs, tables and charts also may be submitted to further illustrate the article.


Review Process
The review committee reviews articles and submits their decision to authors within 90 days of article submission. Reviewers make one of the following recommendations: "accept for publication;” "accept with revisions;” "reject, encourage rewrite and submission;” or "reject.” The publication gives primary space to articles receiving an "accept for publication.” Accepted articles may be published in the most current issue of the publication or held for a future issue.


Copy Editing
All articles are subject to editing by the editorial staff.


Articles should not be under consideration for publication by other periodicals, nor should they have been published previously (except as a part of a presentation at a meeting).


Authors must agree to a copyright release, transferring copyright ownership to the Access Management Journal before an article is published.


How to Submit
Articles and accompanying photographs or graphics should be submitted via email to NAHAM at


If you would like your photos or files returned, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope.  Alternatively, articles may be submitted via our secure online form . Before completing the online form, please have an electronic copy (.doc or .txt file preferred) of the article ready for upload. Any accompanying attachments must be sent via email to

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