Many of the articles that appear in ArcNews, ArcUser, and ArcWatch are contributed by Esri software users, partners, and others. Contributors to the publications are not paid, but an article about the work of your organization can benefit you professionally and raise the profile of GIS both inside and outside your organization. We look forward to receiving your article submission.
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To be considered, articles must follow these guidelines as well as specific guidelines for each publication (detailed below). Articles that do not meet these requirements will not be considered for publication.
Esri has three distinctly different publications. Your article can only be included in one publication. Review each publication’s goals and guidelines for appropriate content, choose the best fit for your article, adhere to those guidelines when writing your article, and then submit it to us through our portal available through the Get Started buttons at the top and bottom of this page.
We do not accept research papers, journal articles, promotional articles, press releases, or product announcements.
Articles in all publications require graphics, which are provided by the contributor. These can include screen captures, maps, photographs, diagrams, charts, or tables that help tell the story. Graphics must meet these guidelines:
Article submission deadlines are subject to change for each publication. Please send articles when they are ready, regardless of deadlines. Submissions received by an issue deadline will be considered for that issue or later issues.
Articles that meet all requirements will be reviewed and considered for publication. If your article is chosen, you will be contacted by the publication editor via email. Additional information, graphics, or interviews may be requested at that time.