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.

At Speech Technology magazine, we typically only work with experienced journalists, freelancers, and contributors familiar with our market. 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 in the magazine (please see the "Industry Voices" section below for information about web submission opportunities for vendors). 

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 -- Speech Technology includes an indepth look into various industry case studies. If you have a client with an interesting story to tell, we want to hear from you.  

Industry Voices -- Expertise is everywhere! That is why we have created an opportunity for thought-leaders in the speech technology 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, Industry Voices articles must be pitched to our editor, Len Klie, 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, Industry Voices articles will be around 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 where you think you or a colleague might be able to provide insight, please reach out to Len Klie. 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.

News/Press Releases -- Do you have news to share with the industry? Send your press releases to Len Klie to be included in SpeechTechMag.com's News Digest and weekly newsletter. 

Submission Requirements

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 should not be embedded in the document, but attached as a separate file. 

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; they should not have been published in another publication or venue, either in print or online, prior to submission.

The author might 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.