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Author Guidelines

The aim of the Journal is to encourage Members of the Institute to contribute to the content, drawing on their experiences, studies, and research in relation to a wide range of relevant topics that may include: 

  • Lessons learned

  • New technology and techniques

  • Regulatory changes

  • Anniversaries of major events with an explanation of what has changed since then and now, etc.


One of the key objectives of the ALERT is to provide the ICPEM readership with understanding, tools, protocols and principles to help them remain current and informed in their area of interest.

Submissions can vary in size and the author may consider the amount of information required to present a complete and coherent piece of work. Submissions that equate to over four pages of printed text may be split up into a series and published in subsequent editions of ALERT.


Short submissions, typically one page (approximately 500 words single line spacing font 12), may be included in the ‘food for thought’ section of the Journal or referred to the Editor of the Institute’s newsletter for inclusion in Communique.


A final version of the submitted article will be agreed with the author before it is included in the material for an edition of ALERT. The timing of publishing a submission can be influenced by a number of factors and the author will be advised of the proposed programme.

For a full set of author guidelines please click below. 

The Institute’s Journal, ALERT, is published as follows: 


Date of Issue                               Final date for submissions

May                                                 15 February 

November                                     15 August 


Submission dates

The success of our publications is heavily dependent on submissions. Authors may come from all disciplines, at any level in their career and do not have to be members to be published in our Journal. There is a huge amount of collective experience and the sharing of these through our publications is of huge value. So, please put pen to paper!  


Editorial Board of Alert

The Managing Editor of ALERT is always keen to hear from volunteers who wish to join the Editorial Board of the Journal. Anyone interested in becoming a member is invited to contact the Managing Editor at The terms of reference are available on request. 

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