Writing for a Department
Manuscripts having a narrow focus or an opinionated tone are often better suited for Internal Auditor departments. Potential authors should review back issues of the magazine to determine editorial format and style. For additional guidance, contact one of the editors listed below. Current departments include:

Reader Feedback:
Reader comments regarding recently published Internal Auditor articles are welcomed and encouraged. Company name/location, title, credentials, and email address are requested for use in the letter byline. All letters may be edited for clarity and length. Every letter will be considered for publication, but the decision to publish is based on space limitations, appropriateness, timeliness, and other factors. Send submissions via email to editor@theiia.org.

Fraud Findings:
These accounts describe significant cases of fraud and techniques of fraud deterrence and control. Anonymity is granted to writers who request it. Submissions should be approximately 1,000 words and sent to Contributing Editor Dick Riley at Richard.Riley@mail.wvu.edu. Due to space limitations, authors should avoid including tables or charts in their submissions, restricting content to text only.

In My Opinion:
Readers are invited to submit short opinion essays — 500 words — on issues of interest to internal auditors. The format should begin with a strong thesis statement followed by three or four supporting paragraphs and a conclusion. Send submissions via email to editor@theiia.org.

ITAudit:
The objective of this column is to provide audit professionals with information and resources about how organizations have integrated software and other technology into their operations. It features tips from auditors, accounts of how practitioners have used electronic tools and techniques to enhance their department, and examples of auditor-developed applications that address specific audit and administrative needs. Submissions should be 1,000 words and sent to Contributing Editor Steve Mar at steve_mar2003@msn.com. Due to space limitations, authors should avoid including tables or charts in their submissions, restricting content to text only.

Back to Basics:
Those wishing to share information about introductory-level audit topics are encouraged to contribute to this column. Articles should focus on a fundamental aspect of the audit process and provide guidance for beginning auditors. Send your submissions (approximately 1,000 words) to Publications Editor Allison Cain at allison.cain@theiia.org Due to space limitations, authors should avoid including tables or charts in their submissions, restricting content to text only.

Risk Watch:
Authors are encouraged to share emerging risk issues and best practices from their own audit experiences. Articles should focus on a particular risk and explain how auditors can address or help the organization manage that risk. Submissions should be approximately 1,000 words and sent to Risk Watch Contributing Editor Paul Sobel via email at pjsobel515@gmail.com. Due to space limitations, authors should avoid including tables or charts in their submissions, restricting content to text only.

Governance Perspectives:
This column features editorial commentary on a specific subject that falls under the heading of corporate governance. Examples of relevant subject areas include ethics, regulatory issues, and tone at the top. Submissions should be approximately 1,000 words and sent to Anne Millage at anne.millage@theiia.org. Due to space limitations, authors should avoid including tables or charts in their submissions, restricting content to text only.

Submitting a Department
Submissions may be sent directly to the individuals or email addresses specified above or to Editor, Internal Auditor, 247 Maitland Ave., Altamonte Springs, FL 32701-4201 USA. Writers must include their name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number.

 

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