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Policy number Policy name Policy date Sunset date
AP 85-B Policy on Endorsing Publications 7/22/2021 12/31/2026
Policy source
July 22, 2021 Executive Committee Minutes
Policy text
AAPM is sometimes asked to endorse publications or statements that have been created by others. The AAPM Executive Committee may take action on a non-urgent endorsement request if circumstances require, following the criteria and action steps of this policy. This policy applies when the AAPM receives a publication endorsement request that is not urgent for approval.

  • The AAPM believes that this publication would be of interest to its members and/or of value to the greater medical physics, physical science and medical communities.
  • The AAPM has not actively participated in the planning or drafting of the document.
  • The AAPM has not been financially involved.
  • The publication's copyright is owned by a government or non-profit entity.
  • Any financial proceeds accrue to that entity and not to individuals or for-profit entities.
AAPM Involvement
  • AAPM reviews the publication for consistency with any relevant AAPM publications and scientific/technical accuracy.
  • It is encouraged, but not required, that AAPM's review comments be considered for document revisions during the review period.
  • The requesting entity may use the AAPM logo with the words "endorsed by the AAPM" on the publication, once publication has been approved.
AAPM Approval
  • The AAPM Executive Committee refers the publication to the appropriate Council(s) for the review and decision about endorsement.
  • Endorsement will be documented in the Council minutes.
  • The AAPM Executive Committee review the Council recommendation for endorsement and communicates AAPM's endorsement for the publication to the requesting entity.
Policy version history
Policy number Policy name Policy date Sunset date Active?
AP 85-B Policy on Endorsing Publications 7/22/2021 12/31/2026 Active
AP 85-A Policy on Endorsing Publications 2/9/2011 12/31/2021 Inactive

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