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Submission Guidelines


GENERAL GUIDELINES

How to Send Us Your Content: We accept submissions only via our online submission system. We do not accept submissions by mail or email.

​Problems Submitting Content: If you have any questions or needs assistance submitting content, please Contact Us.

Content Types We Consider: We are always looking for the following content types: articles, benchmarking documents, blog posts, case studies, how-tos, podcasts, presentations, research reports, templates, videos and webinars.

Content Formats: All submissions should be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .mp3, .mov, or .m4v format.

Timing: We welcome submissions any time throughout the year.

Response Time: Our response time depends on the current volume of submissions. When you submit a piece for consideration, you will receive an auto-generated response acknowledging that we've received your submission.

Methods of Attribution:

  • You can place your organization's logo on the content in a manner that does not interrupt or mislead the reader.
  • Any mention of a specific company/organization should appear at the end of each content piece (mention of company should not be an ad or sales pitch).
  • Author name/credentials should be clearly displayed on the piece.

Checking Your Submission Status: You can check the status of your submissions at any time throughout the review process by logging into our electronic submission system.

Simultaneous Submissions: We do accept content that you have or will publish somewhere else, however, we prefer content that hasn't been previously published.


Content Requirements:

  • All content published in the Knowledge Library needs to align with one or more of IFMA’s 11 Core Competencies.
  • Citations should appear in the footnotes section of the page in the following manner: 
    • Last name, First initial. (Publication year, Month, Date) Document Title. Publication source. 
  • All submissions should be non-fiction, non-advertorial and well-researched.
  • All document submissions should include a keyword rich description of 250 characters or less.
  • It should address the specific industry, core competency, methodology, and/or applicable skills/outcomes.
  • Benchmarking and research reports should also include the publish date to establish relevancy to readers. See examples below: 


Example 1

Description: Investigating links between health, the built environment and occupant behavior, this research highlights strategies for and benefits of designing, building and managing work spaces that support a healthy workforce.

Example 2

A framework for architects and designers implementing a method for managing change and planning strategy. The change process is divided into four parts: problem statement, creating the desire to change, addressing resistance issues and the message.

Example 3

This presentation analyzes trends in academia that will influence the future workplace, thus affecting talent attraction drivers and influencing best practices for creating workplaces that foster community, innovation and worker well-being.


​CONTENT TYPES
The following content guidelines have been developed to ensure the consistent quality and aesthetic of all Knowledge Library content.

ARTICLE/ HOW-TO

Articles/ how-tos may be up to four pages in length or approximately 1,860 words; preference will be given to articles/ how-tos written in AP style. 

BENCHMARKING

  • Best practice: Report in which an organization evaluates a company/companies which they aspire to model themselves after.
  • Peer benchmarking: Report in which an organization evaluates similar companies for the purposes of remaining competitive.
  • SWOT: Report in which an organization examines the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of organizations in similar industries and climates.

Benchmarking reports may be up to 100 pages in length or approximately 46,600 words; preference will be given to benchmarking reports written in APA style. 


BLOG POSTS

Blog posts may be up to 750 words in length; preference will be given to those written in AP style 

CASE STUDY
Case studies may be up to seven pages in length or approximately 3,260 words; preference will be given to case studies written in APA style. 

PODCASTS

Podcasts may be up to 15 minutes (900 seconds) in length and saved in MP3 format.  

PRESENTATION
Presentations may be up to 45 minutes (2700 seconds) in length. Slide deck presentations should be saved in PowerPoint format and video presentations should be saved in WMV or MP4 format. 

RESEARCH REPORT

Research papers may be up to 30 pages in length or approximately 14,000 words; preference will be given to research reports written in APA style.  

WEBINAR 

Webinars may be up to 45 minutes (2700 seconds) in length and saved in WMV or MP4 format.   

WHITE PAPER

White papers may be up to seven pages in length or approximately 3,260 words; preference will be given to white papers written in APA style. 

Knowledge Library Content Submission Guidelines [PDF download]