Editorial Guidelines

How to Write for INTERNET TELEPHONY™

Outline of Editorial Criteria

OUR READERS

The audience for INTERNET TELEPHONY™ includes MIS and Telecom personnel, Developers, Systems Integrators, VARs and Interconnects, as well as Telcos/LECs, Wireless Providers, ISPs, and Cable Companies. Articles intended for thes readers should impart information that will help them become advocates (who will justify purchasing decisions) and/or participants (who will make work in any given implementation) of Internet telephony. When addressing our audience, emphasize the practical. Enrich the reader's overall knowledge of the Internet telephony industry, including emerging technologies, market trends, and business opportunities.

STYLE

We recognize that satisfying our audience requires authors to prepare material of significant technical depth. Further, as content becomes more technical, it necessarily becomes less generic and more vendor-specific. Nonetheless, we reject a highly commercial or "advertorial" approach. Rather, we embrace a more formal, restrained, "white paper" or "how-to" approach.

We may incorporate product-specific information into a sidebar accompanying the main article. Press releases, product art, or other materials for the sidebar are welcome.

SUBJECT MATTER

INTERNET TELEPHONY™ accepts vendor-bylined articles on Underlying Technology (hardware, software, testing, standards, etc.) and Research (carefully structured, verifiable research presented in an editorial format). Sidebars may include information from recent press releases, end-user application stories, or Q&A pieces.

IMPORTANT DETAILS

Your article should be comprehensive, original and noncommercial. In all likelihood, you will have to describe what is unique about your technology. But stay technical. Avoid superlatives (the "best," the "only," etc.). We reject blatantly commercial material.

MECHANICAL DETAILS

  • Length: Your manuscript should be approximately 1,500 words in length, unless a different word count is assigned by INTERNET TELEPHONY™.
  • Format: In order to expedite our editing process, we require that articles be submitted via e-mail (see below) or on 3.5-inch computer diskette. In addition, please send a hard copy of the article. If submitting articles on 3.5-inch diskette, please check to see that we can accept the article in the submitted format.
  • Byline/Biography: Please indicate under the title of your article the author's name and affiliation. While your article must be noncommercial, we will be pleased to include a brief description of your organization (1 paragraph). We will also include contact information.

ARTWORK

We accept continuous tone artwork, preferably in the form of color slides or professionally taken color photographs (35 mm, 2 1/4" or 4 x 5) submitted with your article. Diagrams and screen shots are often appropriate. Beware of PowerPoint files - their resolution is not high enough to fit our printing criteria. Acceptable image formats are eps, tif, bmp, or jpeg. We can only accept artwork with a minimum resolution of 266 dpi.

DEADLINES

Please adhere to the deadlines given by the editors. If you foresee any problems with meeting a deadline, please call the editorial department and we will work something out.

COPYRIGHT PROCEDURES

Your article must not contain libelous matter. It must be original, must have never appeared previously in another publication, and must not be simultaneously submitted to any other publication for consideration. Every article submitted to our editorial staff must be accompanied by a completed "Assignment of Copyright" form (You can save and then print a copy from an Acrobat file by right-clicking here.). Please do not alter the wording of this form. Copyright protects the exact wording of a printed piece; it does not apply to the ideas contained within the article.

ARTICLE ACCEPTANCE PROCEDURES

For a variety of reasons, we cannot guarantee the acceptance of or publication of any article. However, if we encounter problems regarding a specific article, we will try to publish your article as soon as possible in an issue that is appropriate to the material covered therein. We may find it necessary to return the article to the author for revision so as to render the article suitable for publishing consideration in a subsequent issue. We suggest that you do not pre-publicize the fact that you have submitted an article for publication in a particular issue to save embarrassment if your article must be cut.

If you plan to submit more than one article to INTERNET TELEPHONY™, please be aware that our policy prohibits us from publishing the same author or corporation in back-to-back issues.

If you have concerns regarding these issues, please contact the editorial department.

REPRINTS

Reprint Management Services
reprints@tmcnet.com
(800) 290-5460

DELIVERY

Articles submitted for consideration in INTERNET TELEPHONY™ magazine should be sent directly to:

Erik Linask, Editorial Director 

INTERNET TELEPHONY™ magazine
800 Connecticut Ave
Norwalk, CT 06854 USA
Ph: 203-852-6800
Fx: 203-853-2845