Planet PDA accepts writing from vendors, industry pundits, analysts, and
anyone else with intelligent commentary on the industries we cover. We
run contributed bylined articles each week that are company- and
product-neutral, and are technology focused. Our "Guest Room"
space allows contributors to write one-off columns that are more
opinion-based than our byline articles. We are also always willing to
listen to pitches for other editorial opportunities. E-mail Michelle Pasquerello(email@example.com)
for more information.
Planet PDA concentrates on handheld productivity solutions -- everything
managers need to make intelligent decisions about incorporating mobile
devices into their computing infrastructure.
Our readers are MIS Managers/Network Administrators, CXOs, Field
Service Managers, Developers/Software Vendors, Medical Professionals,
Government Officials, and Help Desk Managers. They're interested in
enterprise-oriented hardware, software, and services, including (but not
limited to): Springboard modules, modem and Ethernet cards, GPS devices,
IP telephones, Bluetooth, headsets, voice recorders, security,
telephony, remote access, e-mail/faxing, back-up storage, contact
management, point of sale, field sales, CRM, file viewers/document
viewers, synchronization solutions, project management, imaging, Web
clipping, reference and travel resources, and database development
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.
Planet PDA accepts vendor-bylined articles on Underlying Technology
(hardware, software, testing, standards, etc.) and Research (carefully
structured, verifiable research presented in an editorial format). We
will occasionally accept Case Studies (focusing on a client problem and
technology solution) as well. We also accept suggestions for other
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 800 and 1,200 words
- Format: Articles should be submitted via e-mail (as a Word
attachment, or embedded in the body of the e-mail).
- Headshots: We prefer to run a headshot along with the
byline of each article. Please submit photos of the author according
to the artwork guidelines below.
- 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 72 dpi. The file size
should not exceed 75 KB.
Please adhere to the deadlines given by the editors. If you foresee any
problems with meeting a deadline, please call or e-mail your editor 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. 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 department.