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Submission Guidelines for Contributing to The Bulletin

The ContactPoint Bulletin is a quarterly publication of CERIC and a great venue for sharing career development best practices, information and strategies.

 

Guidelines

The Bulletin aims to be an inclusive career services resource that provides quality original content from different perspectives in the field of career development and from across the nation.

Articles that are a “good fit” for The Bulletin meet the following criteria:

 

 

  • A topic relevant to career development and/or the field of career services
  • Between 300 to 600 words in length, including biography (slight exceptions will be made for the inclusion of footnotes)
  • Canadian focus – regional perspectives are welcomed if they are explicitly stated as such (Some international submissions will also be accepted. Please inquire.)
  • Inclusive in nature and applicable in multiple contexts
  • Non-political
  • Fact substantiated
  • Solution focused
  • Non-promotional – submissions must provide solid information and ideas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be sure to include a 2-3 line biography that showcases your work history, publications and/or organization.

If your information is of a promotional nature, please contact our Director of Marketing, Web & New Media, Sharon Ferriss (sharon@ceric.ca) to discuss options.

Compensation

Publishing an article in The Bulletin is an excellent opportunity to build your profile as a career development practitioner. Bulletin contributors are volunteers and are not financially compensated.

Each issue of The Bulletin is promoted to over 6,000 ContactPoint subscribers through our Bulletin e-mail list and our Career Developer Google Group and LinkedIn Network. The print issues (Summer and Winter only) are mailed to an additional 1,500 individuals and organizations and are distributed at Cannexus and other conferences and events in the field. Back issues of The Bulletin are available on our website. Bulletin articles are often reprinted in other publications. We also encourage contributors to promote their organizations or services in their biographies.

Repeat Contributions

The Bulletin is committed to providing a venue for a variety of perspectives in career development and for welcoming new voices to the ContactPoint community. As such, we strongly encourage new writers to contribute to The Bulletin. In an effort to create an inclusive environment, CERIC’s Editorial Committee reserves the right to publish individual authors only once every twelve months.

Previously Published Submissions

The Bulletin aims to provide new ideas and information to the career development field. However, some articles warrant wide distribution. We will accept a limited number of articles that have been previously printed in other publications/websites. Please provide the details of previous printing with your submission and confirm that we have permission to reprint your article.

The Process

If you would like to submit an article to The Bulletin, please e-mail it to Catherine Ducharme at catherine@ceric.ca

Watch the front page of the ContactPoint site for submission deadlines and issue themes. Submissions on topics outside the theme are also welcomed. We will also post a quarterly call for submissions on our Career Developer Google Group and LinkedIn Network.

Submissions to The Bulletin are reviewed by CERIC’s Editorial Committee using the criteria outlined above. The Editorial Committee consists of volunteers with a breadth of experience various areas of career development. They also represent different regions of Canada and have writing and/or publishing expertise.

Articles selected by the Committee may be edited. Authors approve of edits to their articles prior to publication. We ask that authors provide approval of edits in a timely manner to ensure inclusion.

We often receive a large number of submissions and may save articles for future issues. We may not be able to print all submissions accepted for the Summer and Winter issues, our print editions, and some accepted contributions for these issues will only be available on the website.

Contributors will be notified via email when their article is published on the ContactPoint website. If your article appears in our print issues (Summer and Winter only), the author should notify ContactPoint at contactpoint@ceric.ca to request a print version.

CERIC reserves the right to update links and information as required in articles that are archived on ContactPoint.ca.

Reprinting

If we are approached by another organization asking to reprint an article, we will contact the author with the details assuming that we have up-to-date contact information. Contributors are asked to notify us if there is a change of email address.

If an author is approached by another organization asking to reprint his/her article, we ask that the author notify us and request that the following text is added to the reprint: “First published in the ContactPoint Bulletin, [insert volume number and date].” We also ask that in electronic reprintings, a hyperlink from the article leads back to the ContactPoint site.

Thank you to all of our authors for making The Bulletin such a successful resource!

 

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