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Create, submit and get published. IFMA’s Knowledge Library invites you to submit your original content for publication! Gain access to a wide audience of FM readers, position yourself as a thought leader and help grow the practice of facility management.

call for content

We are currently accepting content in the following subjects:

  • Communication
  • Emergency Planning and Business Continuity
  • Energy Management and Lighting
  • Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
  • Finance and Business
  • FM Solutions
  • FM Standards and Compliance
  • Hard FM Skills
  • Human Factors
  • HVAC
  • Leadership and Strategy
  • Operations and Maintenance
  • Project Management
  • QualityReal Estate and Property Management
  • Safety and Security
  • Soft FM Skills
  • Technology
  • Workplace

If you're looking to lend your expertise to help IFMA develop and deliver high-quality content and want to establish yourself as an industry leader amongst your peers, volunteer to review or write content.

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submission guidelines

How to Send Us Your Content:
We accept submissions only via our online submission form.
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.

We welcome submissions any time throughout the year.

Response Time:
Our response time depends on the current volume of submissions.

Methods of Attribution:

  • You can place your organization's logo on the content in a manner that does not interrupt or distract 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 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 emailing knowledgelibrary@ifma.org.

Simultaneous Submissions:
We accept content that has or will be published elsewhere, 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.

Corporate Sustaining Partners (CSPs) have exclusive access to share their thought-leadership across IFMA’s communications channels. For more information on contributing to the Knowledge Library, newsletters or the FMJ, visit the CSP Resource Center.