MultiLingual magazine is the leading source of information for the language industry and businesses with global communications needs. As such, it publishes articles on language, language technology and the broader business of how people communicate across borders and cultures.
We welcome the submission of clear, interesting and helpful pieces directed toward business users, software developers, localization managers, translators, and others interested in multilingual issues. We encourage interested parties to query firstname.lastname@example.org; full-length, already-written, previously unpublished and non-promotional articles may also be considered. For a stylesheet sample, visit our editorial stylesheet page.
We publish the following types of editorial content:
These should be submitted for a specific issue according to our 2014 editorial calendar. They should range from about 1,500 to 3,500 words in length. Focuses typically are either on a hot localization topic, a geographic region or a language. Suggestions for future focus topics are welcome.
We publish several focus articles per issue.
Also 1,500 to 3,500 words in length, these can be on any language industry-related topic. As with Focus articles, they should offer background facts, insights and specific examples, and be easily understood by readers who may not have a working knowledge of the subject material.
We sometimes publish case studies, but always from client rather than vendor perspectives. If you have a tool that you have seen a company use successfully, and wish to publicize this, you might consider contacting our advertising department.
We publish a few general articles every issue.
Reviews of books or products should range from approximately 700 to 3,000 words. Product reviews should provide basic information about the product or book, delineate its main or unique features and evaluate its usefulness. The review should address or discuss (1) the product's technical requirements (operating systems, hardware and so on); (2) a comparative analysis with other products if applicable or appropriate; (3) a target group who would find the product useful and (4) the writer's evaluation of the product. Graphics should be included.
Reviewers should not be associated with the company whose product is being reviewed and should not be reimbursed by the company for writing the review.
Reviews also must include the product name, version, languages supported, platform, technical requirements, developer and the price in US dollars (and euros if applicable).
We publish one or two reviews in most issues.
We have regular columnists, but welcome the submission of guest perspectives: 800-2,000 word opinion pieces on a pertinent localization or language topic. We sometimes run guest series as well as one-time pieces.
The Takeaway is the last word in the magazine, and should be short (about 650-1,000 words), pithy and also on a pertinent localization or language topic.
Graphics and Writer Information
Graphics and illustrations, including screen shots, graphs/charts, photos and so on, can enhance an article and help make technical points clearer. Graphics should be submitted with the article in high-resolution TIFF, PICT, JPG, PDF, EPS or BMP format. See Graphics Guidelines page for details.
All final submissions should be accompanied by a brief writer biography. In addition, we request a head-and-shoulders picture of the author to accompany the article. The photo should be at least 300 dpi, since low-resolution photos do not print well. Authors should also include a mailing address where we can send copies of the magazine. Authors of published articles and reviews will receive several complimentary copies of the magazine.
MultiLingual Computing, Inc., acquires first world publication rights of the articles it accepts, including the right to publish in the magazine, on our website and other places and formats as appropriate. While we do not accept reprints or previously published articles, we can discuss the possibility of using a revised or updated article dealing with a topic that the author has written about before. We also are willing to discuss the possibility of granting the author or other publications permission to use the published MultiLingual article elsewhere.
Contact email@example.com with questions, and we look forward to hearing from you.