TMCnet.com accepts writing from vendors, industry pundits, analysts,
and anyone else with intelligent commentary on the industries we cover. We
run contributed bylined articles each month based on a variety of topics pertinent to our readership, as outlined below. E-mail TMCnet for more information.
TMCnet.com's readership comprises telecom, datacom,
and call center managers; developers and systems integrators; distributors
and resellers; VARs and interconnects; MIS departments and other
technology managers; plus telcos, cable companies, and all types of
TMCnet.com imparts information that will
help readers become voice and data communications technology advocates (who will justify
purchasing decisions) and participants (who will make these technologies
work in any given implementation -- whether it be call centers, the
central office, or a corporate enterprise). When addressing our audience,
emphasize the practical and the technological. As with our other TMC
products, we aim to enrich the reader's overall knowledge of the computer
telephony and call center technology industries, including
emerging technologies, market trends, and business opportunities.
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
We encourage our writers to take advantage
of the online medium by including hypertext in their articles. Please
include links to or the URLs for the Web sites of standards bodies,
industry organizations, analyst reports, etc.
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.
- Length: Your article should be
between 1,000 and 1,200 words in length.
- Format: Articles should be
submitted via e-mail (as a Word attachment, or embedded in the body of
- Byline: 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 (one paragraph). We will also include
contact information and a link to your company's Web site.
We can only accept digital submissions: artwork, diagrams, charts, and
tables submitted with your article are welcome. Screen shots may also be
appropriate. Preferred image formats are .gif, .tif, .bmp, or .jpg.
PowerPoint, Word, and Excel files may also be acceptable, but should only
be sent if other file formats aren't available.
Graphics must have a minimum resolution of
Please adhere to the deadlines given by the editors. If you foresee any
problems with meeting a deadline, please call or e-mail the editorial
department to discuss an extension.
Your article must not contain libelous matter. It must be original, must
have never appeared previously in another publication (print or other
media), 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 [download the Acrobat form here]. Please do not alter the wording of this
form. Copyright protects the exact wording of a 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.
We may find it necessary to return the article to the author for revision.
If you have concerns regarding these issues, please contact the editorial
REPRINTS AND LINKING
Our Linking Policy is online at www.tmcnet.com/tmcnet/linking.htm.
For print or HTML reprints, contact:
Articles submitted for consideration in TMCnet.com should be sent directly
to your editor.