ACDIS update: Contribute to ACDIS publications

CDI Strategies - Volume 15, Issue 2

Everyone has a story to share. Perhaps you’ve come to the CDI profession by way of a career in physical therapy or transitioned into CDI from coding after having been a foreign medical graduate. Perhaps you recently got permission to create a CDI-specific email newsletter targeted to hospitalists and they love it. Maybe your facility has a unique way to handle malnutrition denials or have mastered physician engagement. Small or large, the everyday activities you and your CDI colleagues embrace make a big difference. We not only want to hear about them, but we want to share them with the rest of the CDI community.

ACDIS accepts submissions for publication on the ACDIS Blog and in the CDI Journal. The ACDIS Blog is often the venue ACDIS recommends to new contributing writers and is a more informal space than the Journal.

To submit an article for the Blog, send your idea or draft to ACDIS Editor Linnea Archibald ( and to Associate Editor Carolyn Riel ( Blog posts tend to be between 500-700 words long and can be focused on whatever CDI topic the author desires, provided that it follows ACDIS’ Code of Ethics and does not contradict ACDIS’ published guidance. Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis and will be subject to editorial review and approval prior to publication.

Submissions for the CDI Journal should also be sent to Archibald. Journal articles tend to be 750-1,500 words long and tend to be a bit more formal than Blog posts. While the topic is left to the author as with the Blog, each edition of the Journal does center around a particular theme and contributors are encouraged to submit articles related to those themes. The Journal is published on a bimonthly basis. The 2021 topics and deadlines are as follows:​

  • January/February 2021: Diversity in CDI
    • Deadline: December 1, 2020
  • March/April 2021: Benchmarking, program success, metrics
    • Deadline: February 1, 2021
  • May/June 2021: Unconventional settings/program expansion
    • Deadline: April 1, 2021
  • July/August 2021: Top technologies
    • Deadline: June 1, 2021
  • September/October 2021: Education
    • Deadline: August 1, 2021
  • November/December 2021: Regulations and denials
    • Deadline: October 1, 2021

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.