Thank you for your interest in contributing to Directions Magazine. People who read Directions Magazine are interested in solving problems using geospatial technologies including GIS, GPS, location-based services, remote sensing, sensors and related technologies. We welcome articles that address solutions using these technologies.
We request short articles between 1,200 to 1,500 words.
What are the system requirements?
What is its intended market, and is it appropriate for it?
How well does it perform its claimed capabilities?
How easy or difficult is it to implement/learn?
How does it compare to similar products?
How much does it cost?
How much training is suggested? What types of training (Web, tutorial, video, etc) are available?
What suggestions would you make to the vendor to enhance the product?
Directions Magazine’s readership has a wide variety of backgrounds. We prefer a familiar rather than a scholarly tone to make content as accessible as possible. Please define the goal of the article and the benefits a reader will take away in the first two paragraphs. Define all acronyms on first use except GIS and GPS. Identify all persons quoted including their name, title and company affiliation. We prefer not to include footnotes.
While we accept articles penned by solution providers and other vendors, we do ask that they be educational rather than commercial. We prefer that users tell their own story if at all possible. However, see below for advertorial/native advertising options.
A two line biography of the author(s) is requested. Please include the author(s)’ name(s), title(s), or organization(s), and website(s)/e-mail address(es).
Please provide a minimum of three and up to five digital graphics, GIF or JPEG format no wider than 700 pixels, along with the manuscript. Attach the graphics file to the submission e-mail. Include a descriptive caption of 15-25 words in complete sentences that explains the relationship to the article. If the author is not the provider of the graphics, please cite the source and insure permission has been given for reproduction online.
At this time, Directions Magazine does not pay for unsolicited articles. We welcome your contributions to the publication and the industry.
Directions Magazine gives priority to submitted articles that have not yet been published. We will consider articles that have been or will be published elsewhere, on a case-by-case basis. Please let the Editor-in-chief know if an article you are submitting for consideration has already been published elsewhere.
Directions Magazine will accept advertorials and native advertising. All materials will be reviewed and will conform at the AP Style guide. If you are interested in providing an article using the word length guidelines from above, please contact Jane Elliott for pricing information.
Directions Magazine retains copyright to the version of material which appears in any of its publications or other publication owned or managed by same. For example, editorial material appearing in Directions Magazine may not be copied and republished elsewhere in the same form without appropriate credit given to Directions Magazine. Contact Jane Elliott, publisher, if you would like permission to reprint an article appearing in any of our publications.
Send via e-mail to the Editor-in-chief (contact information below). We will confirm receipt of materials. All submissions are subject to approval and editing for grammar, style, and consistency. We make no guarantee that submissions will be published.
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