IT Culture articles are full-length features in the magazine. They are designed to be informative and entertaining, examining any aspect of computer technology as it relates to the times and popular culture. Examples include articles looking at the effect of peer networking sites on the current presidential campaign; the effect of wikis, e-mail and iPods on the evolution of the human mind; the effect of the Internet on law enforcement initiatives, etc.
IT Culture features should be 2,000 words and must be submitted in a Word document. The article must include a title, byline* and bio for the author.
Certification articles are full-length features in the magazine and typically run as the cover stories. 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 certification, etc.
Certification features should be 2,000 words and must be submitted in a Word document. The article must include a title, byline* and bio for the author.
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 1,500 words and must be submitted in a Word document. The article must include a title, byline* and bio for the author.
Job Roles 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 1,500 words and must be submitted in a Word document. The article must include a title, byline* and bio for the author.
Look Ahead features are regular columns in the magazine. 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.
Look Aheads should be 750 words and must be submitted in a Word document. The article must include a title, byline* and bio for the author.
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.