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ASCM Content Contribution Guidelines

Share your knowledge

The ASCM editors encourage you to share your knowledge and experience with the global supply chain community through contributed content. Before submitting, please ensure your article conforms to the following guidelines.

Frequency of publication: Ongoing

Publishing lead time: Expect to wait at least 3-6 months between submission acceptance and publication on ascm.org. In some cases, the editors may choose to publish more quickly (for example, if we believe the topic is particularly timely). Occasionally, the lead time will be longer.

Author review: ASCM does not provide edited articles for author review. If major adjustments are required, the editors will contact you to discuss revisions. We will alter articles for clarity and adherence to ASCM editorial style. Submission confirms agreement with this policy.

Submission procedure: Send an email containing your article in Word or Google Docs to erennie@ascm.org. Do not send PDFs or links to online content. The article should be between 500 and 2,500 words. Include your name, title, company and a brief bio with a contact email.

Submission review: The ASCM editors strive to review articles within two weeks of submission.

Content strategies: Write in a personal, professional and direct tone. Your article should be globally focused and relevant to readers of diverse backgrounds. Avoid purely theoretical concepts; instead, focus on real-world cases, proven strategies and implementable techniques. Include how-to tips and resources to help readers apply the knowledge in their own organizations.

Payment: ASCM considers volunteer submissions vital to the advancement of the profession. Authors receive bylined credit and APICS certification maintenance points.

Copyright: All published material is copyrighted by ASCM.

Product endorsements: ASCM rejects articles that advertise a specific product or solution, with the exception of submissions to the “Case Study” department. To share a case study:

  • submit an article of at least 800 words in Word or Google Docs to erennie@ascm.org
  • organize the case study in a "The Challenge, The Solution, The Results" format
  • include a detailed explanation of the issues being faced, why the solution was selected and quantitative results after at least one year of service
  • include three direct quotes from a source (including name, title and client company)
  • include a high-resolution, color photograph of employees working in a client facility or interacting with the product being described. (Do not submit a logo, an image of a building or an image of the product by itself.)

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