Sourcingmag is interested in publishing articles that explore or relate to information technology outsourcing and business process outsourcing tools and methodologies. Particularly, we seek articles which provide specific ideas or experiences which outsourcing practitioners can immediately put to use.
While we do not pay for submissions, authors of articles and blogs receive the notoriety of being published on the premier worldwide outsourcing website as well as the opportunity to share their professional experience and expertise.
Guidelines for Writing for Sourcingmag
- Content should be well-written, informative and directed toward action.
- Content should be unique (i.e., not previously published).
- Submissions can be as technical as the subject requires, but authors should keep in mind that Sourcingmag readers span all levels of experience.
- Content should focus on specifics that practitioners can implement.
- Content should include, whenever possible, graphical elements (graphs, charts, tables, illustrations) to ensure maximum clarity.
- Articles ideally should not be shorter than 1,500 words.
- Articles are typically written in the third-person point of view (e.g., “They solved the problem”).
- Content written by consultants should not reveal any named-client data without client permission.
- Content should not be vehicles for self-promotion. Links to authors and their businesses are included in their member profiles, but articles aimed at promoting products and/or businesses are not accepted. (Please note: this includes promoting an author’s content that may found elsewhere – e.g., blogs, books, websites.
- Content should not focus on trademarked terminology or processes (i.e., content should be public domain and not exclusive to one company).
- Articles, books and similar materials used by an author should be cited in an article’s reference list. (This may include references to the author’s own work.)
- Articles must be accompanied by the Author Certification statement.
Ideas for Topics for Sourcingmag Articles and Blogs
- A case study of an interesting/unique outsourcing project
- A way to improve the use of a specific outsourcing tool
- A how-to guide for a particular tool
- A lesson learned from a successful or unsuccessful project
- A unique way of solving a problem common to many outsourcing projects or business processes
- A surprising result obtained from a tool (including the background and need for the test)
- A unique deployment model
- Something useful learned about deployments, team leadership, project management or any other outsourcing experience
- An observation of changes/happenings in the process improvement community
- Commentary or observations that stimulate/gauge community opinion on a hot topic
- The application of outsourcing in an unlikely setting
How It Works
Authors can submit articles as Microsoft Word or text format attachments using the form below. Word documents allow the easy transmission of graphs, graphics or tables. Your work will be reviewed and edited by our award-winning editorial team, whose objective is to make your article — and you — shine.
The Author Certification statement below must be included with your submission. If it is not, Sourcingmag is unable to consider your material for publication.
Author Certification: “I certify that I am the author or sole owner of the material I am submitting to Sourcingmag. Sourcingmag and its licensees may reproduce, distribute, publish, display, edit, and modify – at their editorial discretion – for publishing on Sourcingmag. I agree to indemnify Sourcingmag for all damages and expenses that may be incurred in connection with the material.”
By submitting an article, the author gives Sourcingmag.com exclusive worldwide publishing rights to the article for 30 days, beginning the first day the article is published on the website. After 30 days, Sourcingmag.com retains non-exclusive rights to articles published on the website.