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Publication Policies

Industrial hygiene professionals possess a wealth of knowledge on occupational and environmental health and safety issues. The Synergist encourages AIHA members to submit ideas for articles, contribute copy and offer their services as story sources.

If you are interviewed for a Synergist article, please note that it’s the policy of The Synergist not to submit copy to interviewees for review prior to publication. If contributing writers’ articles are edited substantially, an edited version will be sent to them to check technical accuracy. Technical articles beyond the abilities of editorial staff to evaluate are reviewed for technical accuracy by a member of the Synergist Editorial Advisory Board or a professional from a relevant AIHA volunteer group.

Letters to the Editor

The “Letters” section of The Synergist is meant to facilitate free and civil debate among readers. If you have comments you would like to make about topics in The Synergist or issues you feel are important to the AIHA community, please email your letter to the editorial staff.

All letters submitted are for possible publication. The Synergist reserves the right not to publish letters and to edit letters for space and clarity. Letters that include inappropriate personal comments will not be published.

To preclude a single discussion from dominating the letters page, The Synergist will follow these guidelines:

  • Authors of articles that appear in The Synergist will have an opportunity to reply in print to any letters submitted in response to their article. Once the author's reply has been published, no further responses will appear in The Synergist. Subsequent discussion will be directed to the SynergistNOW blog or the appropriate AIHA online community.
  • Rebuttals to previously published letters are eligible to appear in The Synergist. Once the rebuttal is printed, no further responses will appear in The Synergist. Subsequent discussion will be directed to the SynergistNOW blog or the appropriate AIHA online community.
  • The Synergist may occasionally print selected posts from the SynergistNOW blog, with the author’s permission. The Synergist will not print any blog post without the author’s written permission.