Editorial Guidelines

Please observe the following editorial guidelines when submitting feature articles to APMdigest:

Getting Started

Send an abstract or outline of your potential feature article submission to Pete Goldin, Editor-in-Chief of APMdigest, before you start writing the article.

Original Content

All articles submitted to APMdigest must be original content that has not been published somewhere else. APMdigest periodically may request to re-post an article or blog, if the content is particularly valuable to our readers, but please do not pitch APMdigest to re-post your article or blog.

Word Count

Standard word count for a feature article is 500-800 words. This is not a strict rule. Word counts can be longer if the topic warrants more content. If your article is longer than 1500 words, however, you may want to consider breaking it into multiple parts. Editorial decisions relating to word count are made on a case-by-case basis.

Deadline

APMdigest posts content as we receive it. Our e-mailings go out twice per month, just after the 1st and 15th of each month, and the current mailing includes all the content we posted since the last mailing.

If you want to ensure your article is included in the next mailing, send 3 days prior to the mailing date.

Topics

APMdigest accepts contributed articles on topics relating to APM, BSM and all related technologies, including:

■ Application Performance Management (APM)

■ Business Service Management (BSM)

■ End-User Experience or User Experience Management (UEM)

■ APM Analytics, Predictive Analytics and Behavior Learning Systems, IT Operations Analytics (ITOA)

■ APM-Generated Big Data

■ Transaction Management (BTM)

■ Cloud Management

■ Virtualization Management

■ Network Performance Management (NPM)

■ Application-Aware Networks and Application-Aware Network Performance Monitoring (AA-NPM)

■ Website Performance Management

■ Mobile Management

■ IT Service Management (ITSM)

■ IT Performance Monitoring and Management

■ IT Operations

■ DevOps and App Development - as it relates to application performance

If you are unsure whether your topic fits APMdigest, run your idea by Pete Goldin.

Content Guidelines

Articles should be objective, vendor-neutral, thought leadership pieces. Topics should be general industry interest to educate and enlighten our readers. Please do not promote your company, products, partners or any vendor — or criticize the competition — in the article copy or in related graphics submitted with the article.

Author Profile

Include a one paragraph bio of the author at the end of the submission.

Related Links

You are welcome to include links at the end of the article to link to your home page, or other relevant information.

Do not place any hyperlinks in the body copy of the article linking to your company's web pages or any other promotional pages. Hyperlinks in the body copy should only be to support factual points you are making.

Approval

All articles will be reviewed by APMdigest prior to publication. APMdigest reserves the right to edit any content submitted, and the publication of any article is at the sole discretion of APMdigest. Related links included with the article are also subject to APMdigest approval.

Reposting Articles

If you contribute to APMdigest, you are free to re-post your own article on your own website, as long as you mention that the article was posted on APMdigest, and include a link to our site.

However, we recommend linking to the article on APMdigest.com rather than posting the full article on your site, to highlight the fact that the content was published by an independent third party. Publication of your article on a respected industry site provides strong thought leadership credibility for the author and company.

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