Article Submission Guidelines
Since it is the mission of China Insight to promote cultural and business understanding between China and the United States, we will consider articles in the following areas of interest: business, finance, government, culture, travel, lifestyle, education, science & technology, sports, and local Chinese events in the Twin Cities.
Note: Since China Insight is celebrating its 10th year of publication in 2012, any
topic that incorporates its material over this period will warrant special consideration.
Controversial topics, editorials and advertorials
· Articles in China Insight are for informational purposes only.
· All submissions become property of China Insight and may be edited at the discretion of CI staff.
· China Insight will not accept radical articles about religion or politics for publication.
· China Insight will not accept editorials about controversial topics for publication.
· Any article about a controversial topic will be presented in a neutral manner.
· China Insight reserves the right to edit articles of an advertorial nature to present the topic(s) discussed in a more neutral manner.
· If there is any potential conflict of interest on the viewpoint of the article or author, the editors reserves the right to add a disclaimer.
· Any articles accepted for publication which are not neutral presentations of a topic will be appropriately labeled within the paper as an advertorial, editorial, or public service announcement (PSA).
· Submit article ideas/plans by the end of the first week of the month preceding publication (ex. submit ideas on September issue by the first week of August)
· If writers would like to have editors do a preliminary review of an article so that they can make revisions before the final submission deadline, the draft should be submitted by the 10th of the month
· Final submission deadline is generally around the 20th of each month
Preferred submission length is 750-900 words.
(1-1/2 to 2 pages single spaced MSWord doc. in 12 pt font)
Please note that submission of ideas or articles does not guarantee publication in China Insight.
Photos & Graphics
China Insight welcomes the submission of photos or other graphics along with articles. We ask that such submissions follow these guidelines:
· Photos should be no less than 300 dpi
· Photos and graphics should be sent as a JPG or PDF file
· Captions should be included with all photos and graphics
· If reference is made to graphics or photos within the article, include a form of notation (for example, Fig. 1 & Fig. 2)
· Include preferences for photo or graphic placement in relation to the text
(Final placement of all graphics and photos will be decided by CI staff.)
· Manuscript edits by China Insight editors will be using Word’s Track Changes tool.
· Your initial manuscript file will become the edited final submission document. Make any subsequent changes to the evolving document and resubmit to the editor by the deadline date.
· Measurements of length, area, volume, mass and temperature should be in U.S. Standards.
· US$ should be used instead of the $ symbol. US$ should be used instead of RMB.
Include the conversion rate used in the calculation of US$ from RMB when possible.
· No more than 2 digits after a decimal point.
· Use “United States” as a noun and “U.S.” (include periods) as an adjective (ex. U.S. Postal Service or U.S. Navy)
· Generally, when listing items, a comma isn’t needed before the word “and”
We ate apples, oranges and pears.
We ate apples, oranges, and pears.
· Time--- a.m. and p.m. NOT A.M. or AM
· Use “percent” unless listing multiple percentages, then use “%”
· Phone numbers--- Use dashes when writing phone numbers, not periods.
Please note: Editors of China Insight consult the following reference books when determining style guidelines and final decisions on editing:
v The Associated Press Style Book, 39th Edition
v The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th Edition
v Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition
Published Jan. 1, 2012