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).
Workplace Today® publishes articles written by contributors who are experts in workplace-related areas.
As such, we welcome submissions from expert contributors in many fields.
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 for consideration to be published in Workplace Today® or other IPM publications have not been submitted or published in any other HR or management industry publication, newsletter, website or blog. The article must be exclusively for IPM use.
What are the conditions of publication?
- You agree to provide the articles for free. In exchange, we will list your email address 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. If the articles are well-written, insightful, and useful to our readers, and we haven't published something similar recently, that will increase the chances they'll be printed.
- We reserve the right to edit text for items such as length, clarity, spelling, and style.
- We may publish the article in the Workplace Today® journal, on the Workplace.ca Web site, 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®. We may publish the articles in Workplace Today® or IPM member newsletters, and leave them on the Workplace.ca Web site.
How do you submit articles for consideration?
- Please read recent back issues of the magazine in a library, or sign up for access to our database of past articles in our Library. This will give you a feel for the types of articles we print. 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.
- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please. Give a brief description of yourself and your expertise. Provide a list of topic ideas for him to consider, or you may write and send in completed articles on speculation for his consideration.
What should you keep in mind when writing articles?
- We're looking for article lengths of 350-750 words, including the headline and tagline (the information about yourself at the end of the article). It is better to write your text a bit longer so that we have some material to cut if needed.
- We do not publish advertorials. Our expert contributors write on topics of relevance to the workplace from their expertise. 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.
- Please 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.
- We do print photos of contributors if space permits, so please send yours along with your article submission. We prefer colour TIFFs but black and white or JPEG are also fine. Please ensure the photo is clear, well-lit, and high resolution (300 dpi). A head and shoulders shot is preferred. Please provide a one, two, or three-word description of yourself as a photo caption. For example: "Jane Doe, immigration lawyer".
- We will include a short description of you in your "tagline" at the end. Please provide a two-sentence blurb about yourself. For example: "John Smith is a management consultant and trainer in Vancouver with ABC Consultants. He can be reached at email@example.com."
- We include contributors' initials and credentials in their byline and tagline if they wish. So if you have any degrees or accreditation you want mentioned, please indicate that. For example: "by Joe Bloggs, PhD".
- We accept submissions as Microsoft Word (preferred), WordPerfect, text, or RTF attachments. Write in a standard narrative text, without bold, italics, or underlining,and with as few bullets and numbered lists as possible. Please-no PowerPoint slides, Excel charts, or fancy graphics.
- See our Editorial Calendar for upcoming topics