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RQA's magazine is published quarterly and is provided free to members.

It covers: 

  • Topical articles
  • Technical papers
  • Regulatory updates
  • Committee reports
  • Dates for your diary
  • Advertisements for services and recruitment

Contribute to Quasar

*All published articles are automatically placed into the yearly 'Premier Article Competition' giving you the chance to win £1000 of RQA training vouchers*

We welcome articles from both members and non-members. If you feel you would like to contribute to future editions of the magazine please contact the editor editor@therqa.com

Articles are welcome for the specific theme of a particular issue as shown below or on a topic you feel would be of interest.

Future Quasar themes and copy deadlines

Issue Date of Publication Theme Copy Deadline
139 April 2017 Inspections
13th February 2017
140 July 2017 Oversight 8th May 2017
141 October 2017 Technology 14th August 2017
142 January 2018 5th International Edition 13th November 2017
143 April 2018 Compliance 12th February 2018
144 July 2018 Innovation 14th May 2018
145 October 2018 Audits 13th August 2018


We have prepared the following guidelines to assist you in your copy preparation.

Download some guidance here

Articles should be submitted by email to the editor@therqa.com. If you are going to submit an article for one of the above themes, please let us know as far ahead of the copy deadline as possible.

The document should be written in the third person and supplied in Microsoft Word. The article should consist of between 1,000 - 2,000 words. This will result in 2/4 pages, our preferred articles size. Relevant pictures should be provided in either TIFF or JPEG high resolution format. If no relevant pictures are available please contact the editor to discuss the type of pictures which would be suitable and where possible we will source these. In addition, please supply a photograph together with affiliation and a small biography of a maximum of 70 words.

Once the pages have been finalised in their magazine format we will forward a copy by email to the author as a matter of courtesy before printing.

All material submitted for publication is subject to editorial review and revision by RQA's Publications Committee.