Authoring Basics

For every two-year CM reporting period, AICP members may claim up to 16 credits for authoring a planning-related article, journal article, or non-fiction book.

Article (4 CM credits per article)

To qualify for CM authoring credit, the article must be:

  • Published in a periodical that is published at a consistent, defined interval; for example, monthly, quarterly, or annually.
  • Aimed at advancing planning through leadership in education, research, advocacy, and ethical practice.
  • Published in print, online, or both.
  • Looking for opportunities to earn authoring credit? Learn more about contributing to Planning magazine.

Published Journal Article (8 CM credits per article)

To qualify for CM authoring credit, the journal article must be:

  • Published in a journal that is published at a consistent, defined interval; for example, monthly, quarterly, or annually.
  • Aimed at advancing planning through leadership in education, research, advocacy, and ethical practice.
  • Double-blind peer reviewed. The double-blind process is one in which the names of the reviewer(s) are not known to the author, and vice versa. Journal articles are written by experts, for experts.
  • Published in print, online, or both.

Non-Fiction Book (16 credits per book)

To qualify for CM authoring credit, the non-fiction book:

  • Must provide facts and information about planning or planning-related issues.
  • Must be nonfiction; it is about a true historical event or a topic or issue that really exists.
  • May include illustrations (pictures) and words.

Managing Authoring CM Claims

Once you have successfully completed the authoring form, these credits will be added to your CM log.

You may edit and delete your CM claim for authoring by visiting your CM log.

CM ethics and CM law credits are not eligible to be applied toward the authoring credit.

The article, journal article, or book you have authored must be published during the CM reporting period for which you are claiming authoring CM credit. CM credits earned outside of your reporting period or before your AICP start date are not eligible.

 

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