AIHA invites members to submit their ideas as we are always looking for new topics and authors to help provide well-informed and well-written information to our membership and other audiences. Moreover, AIHA creates opportunities for professionals and students to publish intellectual, creative work; nurtures developing new authors for success; and fosters professional development.
Get your name in front of your peers, exchange ideas, earn CE credit hours, and establish yourself as an expert. Authors should cover relevant, new developments in the field or in- depth technically oriented and scientifically proven subjects with a broad appeal and focus on practical matters.
Before You Propose an Idea
When you are ready to propose your idea, think about the answers to the following questions:
- What new information are you trying to convey?
- Why is it important to AIHA and the OEHS/IH profession?
- Is there an existing gap in AIHA content and education?
- Who is the intended audience, and therefore, what format and type of content channel should this piece be submitted to?
- Why would this audience be interested?
- Who might want to work on this idea with you?
You are responsible for the integrity of your content. All content submitted for publication needs to be free from plagiarism and include properly documented sources. You are responsible for providing proof of permission to use previously published or copyrighted material, including photos and graphics.
Content channels are the channels in which you share and promote the content you create. The channels you use to deliver your idea will vary based on your audience. When it comes down to putting your idea to paper, it can be difficult to decide which type of content channel you want to use. This document will cover the various content channels you can use to distribute your content. When submitting your proposal for review, you can choose one primary channel, as well as additional channels for distribution of your content.
Ready to submit your idea? Ideas for publications, e-learning, articles, blogs, tool kits, and document translations can be submitted to AIHA using the Content Proposal Form. In-person teachings (i.e., PDCs and sessions at AIHce) are submitted during the annual Call for Proposals that usually occur in June of each year and close in September.
Once a proposal is submitted, an AIHA staff member will review your proposal and may contact you if clarification is needed. Additional steps may be warranted depending on the type of product you are looking to develop.
For publications and webinars, please check out the AIHA University before submitting a proposal to avoid proposing a product that we already offer. You may want to contact us about product viability prior to submitting a proposal as we know our market and can help you focus your proposal.