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Editorial Calendar & Guidelines

Guidelines for IDA Editorial Submissions
The IDA bi-monthly publication, called IDA Magazine, is proud to feature unique articles, written by IDA members and others in the industry, concerning topics important to the door and access industry and related industries. Every year, each bi-monthly issue has a theme, which is carried out in the publication. Articles should be related to the monthly theme, but all submissions will be considered for the current issue or additional issues. Any questions about topics or editorial are welcome and we encourage authors to reach out to us directly for additional information via email at [email protected].
 
General Requirements
All editorial content should be submitted via email to [email protected]. The article text must be delivered in Microsoft Word format, and the file name should follow the standard format <author last name _ issue month(s)_>. Images to be included with the article / editorial can be submitted to support the content. No reference to the images should be placed in the text. Image filenames should be <author last name _ issue month(s) _ image#>. Images should not be embedded within the text. Authors should submit a brief bio (70 words or less) and include a high resolutions headshot to be included with their article. Also, authors must have full ownership of all images provided and once submitted, will become property of IDA and IDA Magazine. Submitting an article indicates your agreement to the IDA Magazine Editorial Guidelines.

Editorial Calendar

IDA Magazine publishes six issues annually in January, March, May, July, September and November.

January/February 2022: Advocacy & Codes / What’s Happening in the World / EduCon Re-cap

  • Press Release Cutoff: Monday, November 15, 2021
  • Article Due Date: Monday, November 15, 2021
  • Advertising Due Date: Monday, November 15, 2021
March/April 2022: Pre-IDAExpo+ 2022 / Top 100 Dealers Listing
  • Press Release Cutoff: Monday, January 10, 2022
  • Article Due Date: Monday, January 10, 2022
  • Advertising Due Date: Monday, January 10, 2022
May/June 2022: IDAExpo+ / Product Innovations & Trends / Garage Door Safety Month
  • Press Release Cutoff: Monday, March 21, 2022
  • Article Due Date: Monday, March 21, 2022
  • Advertising Due Date: Monday, March 21, 2022
July/August 2022: Post-IDAExpo+ 2022 / Awards & Scholarships / Expo+ Photos
  • Press Release Cutoff: Monday, May 16, 2022
  • Article Due Date: Monday, May 16, 2022
  • Advertising Due Date: Monday, May 16, 2022
September/October 2022: Technicians and Installation / EduCon or other Education
  • Press Release Cutoff: Monday, July 18, 2022
  • Article Due Date: Monday, July 18, 2022
  • Advertising Due Date: Monday, July 18, 2022
November/December 2022: Scholarship and Education
  • Press Release Cutoff: Monday, September 12, 2022
  • Article Due Date: Monday, September 12, 2022
  • Advertising Due Date: Monday, September 12, 2022


Review the General Regulations here.
Review the Mechanical Requirements here.