Speech Technology Magazine


Submission Guidelines

Speech Technology magazine, its website (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 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.

How to pitch Speech Technology magazine

Writers wishing to submit an article for consideration to 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.

Speech Technology Media also accepts pitches from vendors for the following content types:

Case Studies -- Each issue of Speech Technology includes an industry case study. If you have a client with an interesting story to tell, we want to hear from you. We prefer case studies that align with the "Market Spotlight" in each issue--which can be found on our editorial calendar--but will consider all pitches.

Industry Voices -- Expertise is everywhere! That is why we have created a new opportunity for thought-leaders in the digital content industry who are eager to share their knowledge. Our "Industry Voices" section is designed specifically for industry experts who want to share vendor-neutral, thought-leadership pieces with the Speech Technology web audience. 

Like any other editorial content, the Industry Voices must be pitched to our editor, Theresa Cramer, and accepted based on their merit. They will also be held to our high editorial standards--and will be edited upon acceptance. Links to your company site will be put in your author bio (not in the article). Any superfluous or promotional links will be removed (this also applies to client links).

Ideally, the Industry Voices will be at least 1,000 words, and should always aim to inform our audience, and enhance the discussion around the business of speech technology--not promote your company. 

Features -- Each issue of Speech Technology includes several features. If you see a feature on our editorial calendar that you think you could provide insight on, please reach out to Theresa Cramer. We will pass your information along to the writer for consideration.

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.