Writer's Guidelines

SECURITY PRODUCTS magazine welcomes manuscripts and suggestions for articles. Manuscripts must be submitted on an exclusive basis and must not be under consideration by other publications. The organization and writing style should promote readability. Commercial promotion of a company or product should be avoided and will be deleted. A copyright release form must be obtained from the editor, completed and returned before a manuscript will be considered.

Manuscripts

Manuscripts must be prepared on a word processor and submitted electronically. It should be saved as "text only" or "ASCII text" and submited along with a hardcopy print out of the article. If e-mailing the manuscript to the editor, save it as text only and attach it. Microsoft Word documents are acceptable. A brief biographical sketch of each author should accompany the article. Authors should keep a copy of all materials submitted.

Artwork

All photographs, illustrations, figures, tables and charts accompanying a manuscript must be identified with a description. Graphic materials should be submitted electronically. Electronic images must be saved as high-resolution (300 dots per inch) tiff, jpeg or eps files. When e-mailing images, please compress (zip, stuff) the files before sending as image files tend to lose resolution or become truncated in transit (especially important if you'd like to submit and eps image). We cannot use images submitted in a Microsoft Word Document, Powerpoint presentation or pdf.

Style

All manuscripts will be edited for readability, style and accuracy. Authors may be given the opportunity to approve editor's changes with Associated Press guidelines prevailing. Manuscripts should be free of awkward constructions such as parentheses and passive voice. Slang, profanity, commercialism, contractions and gender bias will be deleted.

Deadlines

Contact the group editor for deadlines relating to a specific issue.

Correspondence

Authors should include work and home phone numbers and the best time to call. Address submissions to:

Ralph Jensen
Editor, Security Products
5151 Belt Line Road Ste. 1010
Dallas, Texas 75254

Phone: 972.687.6745
Fax: 972.687.6770

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