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Editorial Policy

Submissions

Urban Culxure welcomes unsolicited articles from independent bloggers, journalists and the general public.

The editorial team reserves the right to reject any content it deems as;

  • irrelevant to the industry the publication is aligned to
  • unimportant to readers of the publication
  • not meeting the timelines set
  • poor calibre of writing
  • harmful to the readers (e.g suicide tips)
  • inciting violence

Editorial decisions to publish or not to publish an article are made at the discretion of the editorial administration.

The publication will not pay for articles contributed, unless when contractually agreed to do so. The publication accepts completed works rather than pointers and pitches. Urban Culxure will not consider partially completed works.

The publication will only accept exclusive content that has not been published elsewhere (e.g., on websites or in blogs, newsletters, magazines, books, etc.).

Plagiarism is a serious act and Urban Culxure shall NOT knowingly publish any plagiarised content. Legal action taken against the publication for plagiarised work is solely the responsibility of the content contributor who shall also incur any of the costs brought through by the action.

All submissions shall be edited for accuracy, clarity, quality and length.

The publication does not guarantee that authors will review their work prior to publication.

Unsolicited articles submitted should not be promotional in any way, unless when it is stated as promotional material.

The views expressed in all of the publications are those of the individual authors and do not necessarily reflect the official positions or policies of the Urban Culxure.

None of the original editorial content shall be influenced by advertisers, politicians, private or industry sponsors, members, donors, partners or collaborators.

Submitted articles should be sent via email and in Microsoft word format.

Articles should include name, title and a brief profile of the writer.

Feature articles should be roughly 1000-1500. Columns are 1,000 words maximum.

At the end of articles, the author biography should consist of name, position, affiliation and an e-mail address where the author can be reached for more information.

Ethics

Urban Culxure neither condones censorship nor knowingly engages in censorship. Editorial decisions to publish or not to publish a submitted article are made at the discretion of the editorial team and management.

Urban Culxure considers plagiarism an offence. This includes other forms of plagiarism like “self-plagiarism”, instances in which an author borrows from his or her own previously published work without the proper citation within the newly submitted article.

The writer by submitting their works declares the sole owner and originality of the material.

Conflicts of interest may arise and the writer is required to be 100% transparent and inform  Urban Culxure of any such conflict.

Copyright

By submitting their works the writer grants the publication rights to edit, retitle and reprint it, and grant permission for others to reprint it.

Works published from exterior platforms shall be on a willing contributor willing publisher basis and shall be guaranteed by a contractual agreement. The content contributor shall be fully acknowledged and referenced.

Urban Culxure requires first, right to copyright all works selected for publication. There are no exceptions except for the above-mentioned condition.

Articles are edited by Urban Culxure editorial team, who generally rewrite all titles, subtitles, and subheads to conform to the magazine’s style. The publication shall not accept responsibility in case of loss of sections in content.

Editorial Policies, Procedures & Author Guidelines

Submissions

  • Unsolicited manuscripts are welcome, although submission is always on speculation. The AMA reserves the right to exercise its editorial judgment and reject any article at any time for any reason.
  • Editorial decisions to publish or not to publish an article are made at the discretion of the AMA and are based on factors including but not limited to: relevance to the industry, interest to readers, timeliness and calibre of writing, as well as space limitations within the given publication.
  • Submit only complete works, rather than outlines or pitches. The AMA will not consider partially completed works.
  • Submit only exclusive content that has not been published elsewhere (e.g., on websites or in blogs, newsletters, magazines, books, etc.). The AMA requires first right of refusal and will copyright all works selected for publication. There are no exceptions.
  • All submissions will be edited for accuracy, clarity, quality and length. The AMA does not guarantee that authors will review their work prior to publication due to time constraints inherent in the production process.
  • Include any applicable charts, graphs and images with your submission, but know that we typically cannot run every chart, graph or image due to space constraints. Please provide applicable labelling and caption information with these submissions. It is the author’s responsibility to secure the publishing rights to any charts, graphs or images submitted. Submitted charts, graphs and images should not be embedded in Word documents but saved separately as a TIFF, EPS, or JPEG file at 300 dpi resolution. Photos should be the largest, high-resolution file size possible.
  • The AMA does not pay authors for unsolicited work that is selected for publication.
  • Submitted content should not be promotional in any way. Do not write for yourself or your employer. Write for your peers and your industry. This is a chance to showcase your thought leadership—not promote your company, products, services, etc. Offer the reader clear takeaways/next steps to maximize the full impact of your contribution. Consider including multiple points of entry (e.g., subheadings, sidebars, stat boxes, key facts/data points).
  • The views expressed in all of the AMA’s publications are those of the individual authors and do not necessarily reflect the official positions or policies of the AMA.
  • None of the original editorial content that the AMA publishes in this channel is influenced by advertisers, politicians, private or industry sponsors, members, donors, partners or collaborators.
  • Please submit the article via e-mail. Include your name, address, company, title and e-mail address. Feature articles are roughly 1,750-3,000. Columns are 1,200 words maximum.
  • Bios: At the end of our articles, the author biography should consist of name, position, affiliation and an e-mail address where the author can be reached for more information.
  • References: Marketing Health Services is a magazine, not a journal. If detailed attributions are necessary, please incorporate them into the text.

Research/Insights

  • The AMA supports the meaningful exchange of information to help create an environment that fosters the continuation of knowledge, thought leadership and a free exchange of ideas. Such an environment requires the authors of the AMA’s submissions/assigned stories to share their research findings and insights, if applicable, upon submission.
  • When quoting others’ work, include attributions within the body copy following journalistic, Associated Press style. Do not include footnotes, endnotes or lists of references.

Copyright

  • The AMA copyrights all original editorial content that is published in its media channels. There are no exceptions.
  • All writers whose original submissions are accepted must sign AMA copyright forms. By doing so, the writer is are saying that he or she is the sole owner of the material and that it is original, and he/she grants the AMA rights regarding his/her material, including rights to edit, retitle and reprint it, and to grant permission to others to reprint it. Articles are edited by the AMA’s staff of professional editors, who generally rewrite all titles, subtitles, and subheads to conform to the magazine’s style. We will not accept responsibility in case of loss.

Censorship

As defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary, to censor is “to examine in order to suppress or delete anything considered objectionable.” The AMA neither condones censorship nor knowingly engages in it. The AMA reserves the right to exercise its editorial judgment. Editorial decisions to publish or not to publish a submitted article are made at the discretion of the AMA and are based on factors including but not limited to: relevance to the industry, interest to readers, timeliness and calibre of writing, as well as space limitations within the given publication.

Plagiarism

As defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary, to plagiarize is “to steal and pass off the ideas or words of another as one’s own,” “use another’s production without crediting the source,” or “present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source.” The AMA considers other forms of plagiarism to include “self-plagiarism”: instances in which an author borrows from his or her own previously published work without the proper citation within the newly submitted article.

Conflicts of Interest

Conflicts of interest may arise in a variety of situations (e.g., stakeholder relationships, consulting relationships, employment history, etc.), and, therefore, the author is required to be 100% transparent and inform the AMA of any such conflict.

Advertising

The AMA adheres to the editorial/advertising relationship standards set forth by the American Society of Magazine Editors in its Guidelines for Editors and Publishers, which “[codifies] longstanding practices governing the relationship between editorial and advertising content. The guidelines ensure that practices commonly used by editors and publishers to prevent or resolve editorial-advertising conflicts are clearly understood and consistently applied throughout the consumer-magazine industry.”

After Publication

  • All authors are encouraged to promote their AMA contributions once they are published by the AMA via personal and company websites, social media outlets, e-mails to colleagues and peers, etc.
  • Please notify the editor with whom you worked on your submission that you would like to receive a PDF post-publication.