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ASC Focus Magazine

ASC Focus is the official magazine of ASCA. It is published monthly except for a combined June-July issue and a combined November-December issue. (ASCA members receive a free subscription as part of their association membership.)

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November-December 2015 Focus Magazine February 2016

Features of the February issue include:

Advocacy in Action – Follow an ASC bill on its way to becoming a law.

Setting the Rules – How regulatory requirements are created.

Purchasing an EMR – Research before buying.

Self-Championing Your ASC – Stand up for your center.

ASC Focus Editorial Calendar 2016


Primary Feature

Secondary Feature



Equipment and Supplies






Human Resources



Materials Management


ASCA 2016 Preview

Clinical Care



Facility Services


Quality Improvement



Building and Renovations

Training and Resources


Emergency Preparedness



Patient Safety

Social Media

Specific titles may change or be eliminated without prior notice.

If you are interested in writing an article or sharing an idea, see the Editorial Guidelines for Contributors below or contact Sahely Mukerji at If you are interested in advertising in ASC Focus, contact Christopher Schriever at

Editorial Guidelines for Contributors

The editors eagerly welcome contributions by external authors with expertise in the issues and topics relevant to the magazine’s audience: busy ASC professionals. These guidelines are intended to tell potential authors what they need to know about the magazine’s requirements and how to submit a story proposal.

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All guest contributions will be bylined and include the author’s name, corporate affiliation and any other relevant information that establishes expertise.

All contributions will be edited to ensure that they are concise, engaging and reader-friendly. Stories will be edited for the proper use of grammar, style, organization and clarity. Editors will also ensure that stories meet the goals that were established when the story was accepted for inclusion in the magazine (see below). The editors may rewrite portions of the manuscript and will frequently submit queries (questions) to the authors to clarify meaning or add detail. When posing queries, the editors may specify a deadline for response. Delays could jeopardize publication.

Authors are responsible for ensuring the factual accuracy of all content. The editors may ask to see the sources of factual copy and any charts, graphs, etc., that are submitted.

At no point can a contribution include any text that was previously published or written by someone other than the author without full attribution.

We include an image of the author with our articles. If your article is accepted for publication, we will need a head shot of the author. The image will have to be high-resolution, 300 dpi, set against a clean background. The person in the image will need to directly face the camera.

The magazine does not publish articles that have been previously published. However, contributions that build or expand on previously published articles by the same author and that are substantially different may be accepted. We ask that writers tell us if any part of the article has appeared elsewhere.

ASCA owns the copyright to all of the stories it publishes in the magazine.

Potential contributors submit a proposal up to 250 words rather than a completed manuscript.

Proposals should

  • Identify the topic

  • Describe the “angle”

  • Provide a brief synopsis

  • Specify the anticipated length

  • Describe any charts, graphs or other design elements that will be submitted

  • Suggest a date that the article will be submitted

  • Describe the author’s expertise in the subject area

Proposed outlines, which are not included in the proposal word limit, are always welcome but not required.

Please submit your proposal to Sahely Mukerji at or 1012 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. The editors also welcome calls about ideas for stories that others could write, including the magazine’s staff. Please call Sahely Mukerji at 703.345.0278.