Speech Technology Magazine

Submission Guidelines

Speech Technology magazine, its Web site (www.speechtechmag.com), and its email newsletter (STM eWeekly) are the leading sources for news, research, products, and services relevant to the speech technology vendor and user community.

Less than 20 percent of the material that appears in Speech Technology magazine is freelance-written, and we typically only work with experienced journalists familiar with our market or expert contributors. Speech Technology magazine does not generally pay for articles by outside contributors. As a general rule, we do  not accept vendor-submitted articles for publication inside the magazine. We will, however, accept vendor-supplied, bylined articles for the "Sounding Board" section of our Web site, and also welcome vendor comments to any stories, blog postings, or other content that appears inside the magazine or other properties. 

Who reads our magazine?

Speech Technology magazine is distributed to approximately 18,000 readers, including corporate decision-makers looking for the latest in cost-saving and efficiency-increasing technologies, researchers and engineers keeping abreast of the latest developments and trends, designers, and systems integrators. Their interests—in improving their performance, in learning and benefiting from the thinking and experience of experts—shape what Speech Technology magazine editors look for when reviewing submissions. Proposals for articles that demonstrate unbiased, vendor- and product-neutral, and complete reporting, fresh and useful ideas, clear expression, and unambiguous authority and expertise are most likely to meet our readers' needs.

Submission Guidelines

Writers wishing to submit an article for consideration by Speech Technology magazine are encouraged to submit an abstract detailing the story topic and focus, what the reader should learn after reading the story, the writer’s academic, professional and personal experience as it relates to the topic, and what kind of research has been done to support the story. Complete story submissions will also be considered. After you have answered these questions, please write an introduction to the article, three to four paragraphs long, that lays out your main argument and suggests the structure of the manuscript that will follow.

Mail the proposal to Speech Technology magazine's editorial office (Speech Technology Media, a division of Information Today, Inc., 237 W. 35th St. 14th Floor, New York, NY 10001), or email it to Sherri Lerner, managing editor, at slerner@infotoday.com. Speech Technology Media reserves the right to edit, rewrite, or reuse submissions in any of our print or online media outlets.

Submission Requirements

Text: The editorial staff at Speech Technology magazine works with the Microsoft Office suite, particularly Microsoft Word for document production. Submissions may be made using other programs, however, please consult with the editorial staff before sending documents in another format.  

Photographs, charts, and graphs: All artwork, including photographs, charts, and graphs, should be submitted in Photoshop EPS, TIF or JPEG formats. Resolution should be at least 300 dpi, in color, and if artwork is imported into the Word 2000/2003 (or other word processor) document, the original art should be supplied along with the document. Lower resolution artwork is not suitable for high-quality magazine print purposes. 

Editing and Exclusivity

All articles accepted for publication are subject to copy editing for clarity and conformity with Speech Technology magazine’s in-house style and guidelines. Feature materials should be non-commercial in nature, and must be exclusive to Speech Technology magazine in that they may not be published in another publication or venue without permission from the editors of Speech Technology magazine.

The author will be required to sign an exclusive copyright agreement with Speech Technology magazine, granting Speech Technology magazine the sole copyright to the submission. The editors of Speech Technology magazine reserve the right to determine in which of Information Today, Inc.'s properties the submission will be published.