Editorial policy - Electrical Systems and Equipment News Articles
The Electrical Portal is an authoritative site, dedicated to providing electrical contractors, installers, specifiers and professionals, the latest and most comprehensive data about electrical products, equipment and systems.
Editorial guidelines: We welcome submissions of articles and case studies, as long as our editorial guidelines are respected. Articles we publish on the Electrical Portal must be appropriate and of value to our readers. As a general rule, a good article should have the following characteristics:
- New and different: If this topic has already been covered extensively, then it is unlikely that we will cover it again, unless you can give it a new "angle" (new application for an existing technology, significant improvement, etc)
- Focussed: Our readership is highly targeted and is made up of electrical professionals, end users, installers, resellers and manufacturers who have a strong interest in electrical products, systems and services. We will only consider for publication articles that are relevant to our audience, i.e. strongly related to the electrical industry. We are not interested in general business articles. We are also not interested in self promotion (such as awards won, etc).
Submit an article:
Click on the link above to submit your press release or case study to our editorial team. By using our online form to submit your article, you ensure that it will be seen by our editorial team (other methods of submission, such as email, are possibly less reliable and less efficient).
Alternatively, you can also submit your press releases, case studies or opinion articles, via email . We will only review releases sent to us either as Word document or as plain text emails (no PDFs please). Releases sent by post will not be considered.
Technical: The minimum length for an article should be 500 words, preferably 1,000 words or more. Conversely to print magazines, the Electrical Portal has no restriction on the length of the articles we publish. If we think a 50-page long case study or in-depth technical analysis is relevant, then we will publish it.
Features list and editorial calendar: Conversely to print magazines which often have a lead time of several months, we cover the latest news as and when they happen. We are convinced this is a significant benefit of our online publication: When you read something in print magazines, it is likely that this information is already at least several weeks old - at the Electrical Portal, we publish articles on a daily basis and our breaking news bring our readership the immediate information they require.
Priority review of your article: We receive hundreds of press releases and articles for review every week. All articles we receive are considered, however we cannot guarantee that we will publish all the articles are receive - there are just too many of them. With the 'Priority Review' option, you can ensure that your article will be given preference over all the other articles we receive and that it will be reviewed and given priority consideration over non-priority articles for publication in one or several of our online publications. However, please note that our editorial team will still edit all priority review articles, and that our editorial guidelines also apply to priority review articles.
Terms and conditions: We reserve the right to edit and publish any material that is sent to us - if you do not want us to publish your release, then do not send it to us. We also reserve the right not to publish releases that we deem are not relevant to our target audience. For more details, please read our detailed terms and conditions.
Re-print: You are welcome to re-use and copy our articles on your website and in your e-newsletters free of charge, provided:
- you do not change or edit the copy of the article
- you include the following byline: "Source: the Electrical Portal - The leading online magazine for the electrical industry" together with an active hyperlink back to our website (www.ElectricalPortal.co.uk)
Contacts: The Electrical Portal is managed and published by Areza Publishing, 11 Glenthorne Road, London W6 0LH, UK - Tel: +44 2085631312, Fax: +44 2087484250. Editorial team: Peter Crow (managing editor) , Peter Blake (news editor - lighting), Simon Goodwin (news editor - switchgear), Jack Hagger (news editor - power), Jay Robertson (news editor - industrial), Pete Cohen (news editor - cables & wiring). Sales team: Ben Lafon (sales manager), Karen Callaghan (account manager), John Cross (account manager), Ken Parry (international account manager). To contact a member of our team, please use our online contact form.