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IMSA Journal - The Publication for Public Safety Professionals

Submission Guidelines

Editorial Submissions
  • -The article should not include blatant commercial promotional elements.
  • -Articles may be submitted regarding the completion of one’s latest project.
  • -Articles may describe a current and significant development in Traffic Signals, Signs and Markings, Roadway Lighting, Work Zone Traffic Control, Fire Alarm or Dispatch.
  • -Articles may describe a current and significant development in technology or management that has long-term relevance.
  • -Articles may be submitted with an emphasis on theory and principles of operations.
  • -It is suggested that feature articles should be 1,000 to 3,500 words in length (including biography, photo, and contact information), typed, single-spaced, in 12-point text. Pictures and graphics are encouraged and should be e-mailed as separate files clearly identified. See image submission guidelines below. It must be noted in the article where you prefer the photos placed. All text items should be submitted in MSWord readable format. Editors reserve the right to edit articles, if necessary. Submissions should be e-mailed to or mailed on a disk with hard copy to: IMSA, 597 Haverty Court, Suite 100, Rockledge, FL 32955.
  • -Editorial submissions should include a brief biography of the author(s) along with a current head-shot and contact information. See image submission guidelines below.
  • -Our News Around the Industry column is used as a forum where commercial members of the industry may share press releases or news briefs.
  • -IMSA’s Product Spotlight column is reserved for IMSA Sustaining Members only and is considered advertising. See Rate Sheet for additional details.
  • -IMSA sections and members are encouraged to provide regional updates. Releases should be formatted and submitted as above (no faxes please), with a maximum length of 300 words, including biography, contact information and images. Editors reserve the right to edit news submissions, if necessary.
  • -The Publisher reserves the right to reject any article that is not in keeping with the publication standards.
  • -Event information should include event name, dates, location, 25-word description and who to contact for more information.
  • -Submitted articles will be reviewed by the editor and are subject to editing for style, format, clarity and length.
  • -IMSA is free to accept or reject articles at will for any reason, including for the reason that a product or service competes with a product or service offered or endorsed by IMSA.
  • -Publication of article does not constitute official IMSA endorsement of products or services.
Image Submissions
  • -Black and white and color photographs or artwork (charts, graphs, etc.) are acceptable, but not guaranteed for publication. Photographs and art must be submitted as either JPG, EPS, AI or PDF files. Files must be 300 dpi or higher. PDF files must be saved with fonts included; EPS or AI files must have had all fonts converted to outlines.
  • -Remember to include captions for each image, the appropriate photo courtesy, and clearly identify the photo as well as its position within an article.
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