Breathline Submission Guidelines

Contact Information

Editor: Barbara Godden, MHS, RN, CPAN, CAPA,  Email    
National Office:  Phone 877-737-9696, Fax 856-616-9601, Email    

Submission Guidelines

To assure the timely online publication of ASPAN’s bimonthly newsletter, it is important that all members understand and adhere to a uniform submissions process.

  • All items (except for upcoming seminar information) must be submitted directly to the Breathline editor at the editor's e-mail or published address. Submissions do not go directly to the National Office unless special arrangements have been made with the editor.
  • Upcoming seminars information must be submitted in the following format: Meeting Date(s); Meeting Title; Location; Sponsored By: (Full Name and Acronyms); For Information Contact: (Include name and address, e-mail, and telephone #) E-mail or transmit by fax directly to the National Office prior to the issue deadline. Please note publication timelines/projected time to members below.
  • Items received after the published deadlines will require the approval of the editor and newsletter production personnel at the National Office for inclusion.
  • All items may be edited at the discretion of the editor and the Society president. When space allotment requires extensive condensing, the editor will consult with the author or committee representative to ensure that the most pertinent information is included in the finished article.
  • All material must be submitted by the original author and should include the author’s name, credentials and contact numbers. Committee chairpersons should provide the Breathline editor with the names of committee members responsible for submissions, if other than themselves. Committee chairpersons wishing to review submissions prior to publication should ask their committee members to send them duplicate copies.

Deadlines for Inclusion in Breathline

Issue: January/February  ♦  Deadline November 1  ♦  Members Receive *January 25

Issue: March/April  ♦  Deadline January 1  ♦  Members Receive *March 25

Issue: May/June  ♦  Deadline March 1  ♦  Members Receive *May 25

Issue: July/August  ♦  Deadline May 1  ♦  Members Receive *July 25

Issue: September/October  ♦  Deadline July 1  ♦  Members Receive *September 25

Issue: November/December  ♦  Deadline September 1  ♦  Members Receive *November 25

*This is an approximate date issue is received by members. Items “outdated” by this date will not be included in the issue.


ASPAN uses AMA Style Citation Format. Please use a numbered list with the corresponding superscript citation number placed in text. References in the list are consecutively numbered in the order in which they first appear in the text:

  • Journal article, one author: Last Name First Initial. Name of article. Periodical Title. Year;Volume(Issue):pages numbers. DOI or URL
  • Journal article, more than six authors: Last Name First Initial, Last Name First Initial, et al. Name of article. Periodical Title. Year;Volume(Issue):pages numbers. DOI or URL
  • Complete book: Last Name First Initial. Book title. Edition. Publisher; Year of Publication.
  • Chapter of book: Last Name First Initial. Chapter title. In: Last Name First Initial of book’s editor(s). Book Title. Edition. Publisher; Year of publication: page #s.
  • Website: (Must contain an exact URL to the actual location of information cited) Author Last Name First Initial. Title of article. Website name. Date published. Date accessed. URL

Prior Published Materials

Original work is preferred. When submitting an item that has already appeared in another publication, the person submitting the article must send the editor a signed consent statement from the original work’s author and publisher giving permission to reprint in Breathline.