ACDIS update: 2021 CDI Journal topics posted, your insight wanted
It’s hard to believe that we’re entered the final quarter of 2020. On the one hand, this year has blurred together as many have transitioned to remote work and embraced social distancing. On the other hand, 2020 thus far has likely felt more like 10 years than a measly 10 months.
Here at ACDIS, the leadership team is already looking ahead to what’s in store for 2021. We’ve begun planning for our 2021 events (including calling for speaker proposals for the 2021 conference), drafting our upcoming book and webinar topics, and charting the editorial calendar for the 2021 editions of the CDI Journal.
If you haven’t before, make 2021 the year you submit an article (or several!) to ACDIS’ publications. Those contributors whose articles are selected for the Journal also earn CCDS/CCDS-O CEUs for their efforts and have the joy of seeing their words in digital print.
Journal articles should be sent to Associate Editor Carolyn Riel and Editor Linnea Archibald and should be roughly 750-1,500 words in length. While the topic is left to the author, each edition does center around a particular theme and contributors are encouraged to submit articles related to those themes. The 2021 topics and deadlines are as follows:
- January/February: Diversity in CDI
- Deadline: December 1, 2020
- March/April: Benchmarking, program success, and metrics
- Deadline: February 1, 2021
- May/June: Unconventional settings/program expansion
- Deadline: April 1, 2021
- July/August: Top technologies
- Deadline: June 1, 2021
- September/October: Education
- Deadline: August 1, 2021
- November/December: Regulations and denials
- Deadline: October 1, 2021
If the Journal seems a bit too formal for your first submitted article, ACDIS is always seeking submission for the ACDIS Blog as well. Blog posts tend to be between 500-700 words long and can be focused on whatever CDI topic the author desires, as long as it follows the ACDIS Code of Ethics and doesn’t contradict ACDIS’ published guidance. Blog submissions can also be sent to Riel and Archibald.
Please note that all submissions, regardless of the contributor’s intended venue, will be reviewed editorially and placed in a particular publication as ACDIS sees fit based on topic, style, and editorial needs.