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APICS Magazine Author Guidelines

APICS magazine encourages readers to submit articles. Please ensure your story conforms to the following author guidelines, feature article specifications, and editorial procedures.

Author guidelines

Frequency of publication: Bimonthly

Publishing lead time: Three months prior to publication date

Submission procedure: Send an email containing a manuscript or outline to

Feature article specifications

Length: Manuscripts should be about 2,000 words (range: 1,750-2,250). Articles with fewer than 1,750 words will be considered for the monthly electronic newsletter APICS Extra, the sister publication to APICS magazine.

Form: Submit articles to

Cover page: Include your name, address, phone number, email address, title, company, and a brief biography with contact information.

Implementation strategies: Include how-to tips, pointers, and lists of resources to assist readers in implementing a similar system or application in their enterprise (information about your personal situation also would be well received).

Tone: Write in a personal, professional, and direct tone, including practical examples.

Artwork: Inclusion of relevant artwork is encouraged.

File type: Please submit your article in a .doc or .docx format.

Additional opportunity: If your story features a personal supply chain anecdote, consider submitting it to the “Lessons Learned” department. Articles should be approximately 750 words and feature a specific supply chain lesson learned. Real-world examples are highly encouraged. Email your submissions to

Editorial procedures

Review and acceptance process: Staff attempts to review manuscripts and notify authors within two weeks of receipt. Generally, articles are published within 6–12 months of acceptance. Please notify us in writing of changes to your article or biographical information.

Originality: APICS accepts only previously unpublished, exclusive manuscripts.

Product endorsements: APICS rejects articles that are disguised product releases. Authors may identify specific products or services but must mention them sparingly within an article of broader content.

Payment: APICS considers articles contributions to the advancement of the profession, and authors receive full bylined credit and complimentary copies of the issues in which their articles appear. In addition, authors earn four maintenance points for each article published in APICS magazine. APICS pays for commissioned pieces from professional freelance writers.

Copyright: All published material is copyrighted by APICS, and authors are required to sign a copyright release form.

Author Review: APICS does not provide galleys or any other edited form of manuscripts unless major revisions are made. We reserve the right to alter any manuscript for clarity and adherence to APICS editorial style. Manuscript submission implies author agreement with this policy.

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Telephone: +1-440-247-1060
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