Author Guidelines

What follows are the guidelines we have created for our members who would like to contribute to this ASE endeavor.

  • Article submissions are open only to active ASE members.
  • All article topics should be related to cardiovascular ultrasound. Before you start writing, please email, to let us know the subject matter of an article you would like to contribute so we may make sure it is appropriate. If we feel Echo magazine is not the appropriate venue for what you are proposing, we will provide feedback to help adapt the content to meet the mission of Echo
  • Once an article is submitted, it will be reviewed to see if there are any edits that need to be made. The Echo magazine staff will work with authors to make sure that the final draft of the article is to their satisfaction.
  • There is a suggested word limit of up to 1,000 words. If you have a topic you wish to write about that you feel needs more space, please email in advance for pre-approval.
  • Graphics are welcome. Please submit them in a PDF, JPG, or PNG format.
  • Articles may be authored by more than one person. When submitting your article, please include a headshot and a one-sentence byline from each author. Authors may include social media information so that readers may contact them through these platforms.
  • The submission deadline is the 15th of every other month. Any article received after midnight on the 15th will be held over until a future issue.
February 15 April
April 15 June
June 15 August
August 15 October
October 15 December
December 15 February

  • Submission of an article/image for publication in Echo magazine is granting ASE copyright and permission to publish and promote the article through various channels. The author also has permission to promote the article. The article may be subsequently published in another outlet – proper credit must be given to Echo.
  • Please note that Echo magazine is not in PubMed Central or any other indexes. ASE is committed to promoting each issue not only to its members, but also to the global cardiovascular ultrasound community.
  • Interested in applying to become a Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography (FASE)? Writing an article in the Echo magazine qualifies for one point in the Volunteerism/Leadership section of the FASE Checklist. 

Other general information: 

  • ASE hires a designer for the magazine and will provide basic enhancing but will not be able to contribute graphics, tables or illustrations. These need to be supplied by the author.
  • The Editors, Jin Kyung Kim, MD, FASE, and Melissa Wasserman, RDCS, RCCS, FASE, work with staff to review articles. As needed, they may communicate directly with authors on their submitted work.
  • This is a volunteer-run magazine – we cannot provide financial support for authors or members of the taskforce. 

Submission checklist

Please use this list to carry out a final check of your submission before you send it to Echo magazine for review.


  • E-mail address for author designated as lead author
  • Social media handles
  • All pages of the article should be numbered
  • All potential patient health information/identifiers are removed from illustrations
  • Include 3-5 keywords relevant to your article
  • All figures (include relevant captions)
  • All tables (including titles, description)
  • Include a headshot and a one-sentence byline from each author
  • Ensure all figure and table citations in the text match the files provided
  • All references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text, and vice versa
  • Articles have been “spell checked” and “grammar checked”
  • Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Internet)


  • High resolution PDF, JPG, or PNG format