Authors Wanted

The PDA Letter is PDA's membership publication covering the science, technology, quality, regulatory affairs and association news and updates relevant to the PDA community. It publishes 10 times per year, with issues in January, February, March, April, May, June, September and October, as well as two larger issues for July/August and November/December.

The PDA Letter is divided into seven sections, one for each PDA department and a features section. Feature articles are supplied by PDA members, industry and regulatory experts and occasionally by PDA staff. The PDA Letter Editorial Committee (PLEC) provides editorial oversight for all feature articles. 

The PDA Letter is another forum for members to communicate their thoughts and expertise. PDA accepts submissions at any time for the Science and Technology and Quality and Regulatory Affairs sections of the Letter. Original articles relevant to the PDA Community will be considered for publication; these should be no more than 1500 words. Such articles can be case-studies (science/technology), reviews (of science, technology, regulations, books, etc.), commentary or summaries of PDA meetings, events, training, interest group/task force meetings, etc. All submissions should be sent to the PDA Letter Managing Editor.Write "PDA Letter Submission" in the subject line.

Feature articles (2000+ words) must be relevant to the PDA Letter Editorial Themes . Such articles can be case studies, reviews or commentary. Appropriate references should be included when applicable. Supporting graphics and photos should be high-resolution for print. Authors of feature articles should include a publishable (e.g., high resolution) photo and a brief biography. All submissions should be sent to the PDA Letter Managing Editor. Write "PDA Letter Submission" in the subject line.

PDA is looking for authors for the following topics in 2014:

Issue
Theme
Submit By
January

Compounding Pharmacies

November 15, 2013
February

Quality Metrics

December 3, 2013
March

1) New Sterilization Technology
2) Annual Meeting (Show Issue)

January 3, 2014
April

1) USP Updates
2) PDA Packaging Conference (Show Issue)

February 4, 2014
May

Advanced Medicinal Therapies (Show Issue)

March 4, 2014
June

European Regulatory Update

April 4, 2014
July/August

1) CMOs/Quality Agreements
2) PDA/FDA Joint Regulatory Conference (Show Issue)

May 13, 2014
September

1) Microbiology Conference (Show Issue)

July 3, 2014
October

1) Career Advancement

August 1, 2014
November/December

Reports from the PDA/FDA Joint Regulatory Conference

September 12, 2014

While original writing is preferred, PDA will consider reprinting articles (consult with the PDA Letter Managing Editor)

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