Submission Guidelines

Certification Magazine welcomes your interest in writing for either our print publication or website. We will consider submissions in any of the following categories (listed in order of preference).

CERTIFICATION FEATURES

Certification articles are full-length features for print or web and may be considered as magazine cover features. Certification features are intended to give readers a broad overview of a particular trend, development, advancement or other movement related to IT certification. Examples include features on going green in the field of IT, getting credit for experience, exam cheating, marketing yourself after become certified, and so forth.

Certification features should be no more than 2,500 words and must be submitted in a Word document to editor (at) certmag (dot) com. The article must include a title, byline and bio for the author. (Please review the Author Agreement section below.)

EMPLOYMENT AND SALARY FEATURES

Employment and Salary articles are full-length features for print or web and may be considered as magazine cover features. Employment and Salary features are intended to inform readers about IT certification-focused trends in employment and compensation, suggest approaches for maximizing salary gains, explore the impact of IT certification on hirability and compensation, and so forth. A “facts and figures” approach with supporting data is preferred.

Employment and Salary pieces should be no more than 2,000 words and must be submitted in a Word document to editor (at) certmag (dot) com. The article must include a title, byline and bio for the author. (Please review the Author Agreement section below.)

JOB ROLES FEATURES

Job Roles pieces offer insight into a particular function within the field of IT by taking a day-in-the-life approach. These features cover everything a person interested in that particular job would need to know: required educational and certification background; traditional career path; daily activities; short- and long-term goals; changes within the field; how it compares/relates to other IT careers; etc.

Job Roles features should be no more than 1,000 words and must be submitted in a Word document. The article must include a title, byline and bio for the author. (Please review the Author Agreement section below.)

INSIDE CERTIFICATION FEATURES

Inside Certification articles offer a glimpse into the current certification programs of a particular company, including what’s available, what’s new, what’s different, etc. They also should provide context for the certification programs — offering social, political, economic and/or cultural background as to why these certifications are important right now and what they offer IT professionals looking to advance their careers. Inside Certifications are always authored by the company itself.

Inside Certification articles should be no more than 1,000 words and must be submitted in a Word document to editor (at) certmag (dot) com. The article must include a title, byline and bio for the author. (Please review the Author Agreement section below.)

CULTURE FEATURES

Culture articles are full-length features for print or web. They are designed to be informative and entertaining, examining any aspect of the information technology world as it relates to the times and popular culture.

Culture features should be no more than 1,500 words and must be submitted in a Word document to editor (at) certmag (dot) com. The article must include a title, byline and bio for the author. (Please review the Author Agreement section below.)

IT FORECAST FEATURES

IT Forecast pieces are regular columns in print or on the web. These features examine newly emergent, cutting-edge technology concepts, devices or platforms. This section is designed to appeal to the technologist as much as the techie. Determining where the IT field is going to go is a fascinating subject for our readership and readers in general.

IT Forecast pieces should be no more than 750 words and must be submitted in a Word document to editor (at) certmag (dot) com. The article must include a title, byline and bio for the author. (Please review the Author Agreement section below.)

AUTHOR AGREEMENT

Once an article has been selected to run in Certification Magazine and/or www.certmag.com, the author will be asked to sign an author’s agreement. Among other legalities, this contract verifies that the article selected for publication has not been published previously, and that it will not be published again in the future. In addition, the contract gives Certification Magazine exclusive rights and editorial control over the article. If your article has been previously published, if you plan to publish it in the future, or if you are not willing to sign the article’s rights over to Certification Magazine, we will NOT be able to publish your article.

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