Guidelines for Expert Contributors to Workplace Today®
Workplace Today® is a national monthly journal covering workplace trends and issues for Canadian managers, human resources professionals, supervisors, and executives. It is published by the Institute of Professional Management (IPM), it is an excellent vehicle to get your message to our 20,000 subscribers across Canada.
Workplace Today® welcomes submission from experts in a wide range of workplace-related subjects. See our Editorial Calendar for upcoming topics.
Do you qualify to submit articles for publication?
You may submit articles for consideration if:
- You are a professional with expertise in a workplace-related field such as management, human resources, consulting, business, training, law, organizational psychology, and academe.
- The articles you submit have not been submitted or published in any other HR or management industry publication, newsletter, website or blog.
What are the conditions of publication?
- You agree to provide the articles for free. In exchange, we will list your email address and a brief tagline/bio at the end of the article, and send you one free copy of each issue in which your article appears. On request, we will provide you with a PDF file of your article for your free use on your Web site as per our Reprint Permission policy.
- We can never guarantee we will publish something you submit. We are most likely to publish your article if it is well-written, insightful, useful to our readers, and if we haven't published something similar recently.
- We reserve the right to edit your article for length, clarity, spelling and style.
- We may publish the article in the Workplace Today® journal, on the Workplace.ca website, and/or in member newsletters for IPM associations.
- You retain copyright as the author and are free to give or sell the article to other publications once they've appeared in Workplace Today®.
How do you submit articles for consideration?
- Get familiar with the types of articles we publish by consulting past articles in our Newsletter. Please don't duplicate an article we already have published, although you may cover the topic from a different angle or update it with new information.
- Send a brief description of yourself and your expertise, and a list of topic ideas or completed articles on speculation to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
What should you keep in mind when writing articles?
- Keep your article between 350-750 words in length, including the headline and tagline (the information about yourself at the end of the article).
- Don't write an advertorial. We will delete any references in the article to your company and the services it provides (except in your tagline). This "neutrality" will enhance your credibility and increase the chances that readers will read your article.
- Keep your content 100% Canadian if possible. Don't refer to American studies, companies, researchers, laws or other content unless you are certain that no Canadian equivalent exists.
- Include a photo of yourself. We publish photos of contributors if space permits, so please provide a high resolution (300 dpi) colour TIFF image (black-and-white or JPEG are also fine). A clear, well-lit head and shoulders shot works best. Include a one- to three-word photo caption. For example: "Jane Doe, immigration lawyer."
- Provide a short description of yourself and your email address (two sentences) for your "tagline" at the end of the article. For example: "John Smith is a management consultant and trainer in Vancouver with ABC Consultants. He can be reached at email@example.com."
- Include any initials and credentials (degrees/accreditations) that you want to include in your byline and tagline. For example: "by Joe Bloggs, PhD."
- Write in a standard narrative text, without bold, italics, or underlining, and with as few bullets and numbered lists as possible. Submit your articles in Microsoft Word (preferred), WordPerfect, text, or RTF attachments. Please, no PowerPoint slides, Excel charts or complex graphics.