Op-ed

Infosecurity welcomes exclusive op-ed pitches from industry professionals. We will not, however, publish articles published elsewhere or largely repurposed, the content must be unique to Infosecurity. 

If you would like to be considered for submission, please send a short synopsis and proposed title for your article to Infosecurity Deputy Editor, Benjamin David, benjamin.david@reedexpo.co.uk

The editorial team will then decide on whether or not to issue a commission. Please be patient, we receive several pitches every day. If your submission does get accepted, please be aware that, due to a high volume of submissions, it can take several days or weeks for articles to be published after receipt.  

Op-ed Submission Guidelines:

  • The primary purpose of writing an op-ed is to draw attention to an important issue that requires action (whether this is positive acknowledgment or negative criticism). Articles without this element will not be accepted. The author should supplement their argument with clearly stated opinions on the issue.
  • Any submissions must be exclusive to Infosecurity. We will not consider publishing non-exclusive op-eds. Submissions will be run through a plagiarism tool, and if we find the article published elsewhere, we will refuse to publish it. If we receive two non-exclusive submissions from the same person, agency or company, they will be added to a deny list and no longer considered for submission. 
  • Use this opportunity to address an issue that is of interest to you. One of the main reasons for rejection is lack of an actual argument. Do not try to cover too much – be great on one topic rather than average on multiple areas.
  • Avoid ‘back to basics’ pitches. Infosecurity readers are well aware of current issues. We are looking more for opinions on solving problems rather than discussions on what the problems are.
  • The article must be 600-800 words, search engine optimized and with links to relevant companies/reports mentioned. Please also supply a one or two-sentence summary of the article that incorporates the article keywords and author’s name.
  • We post op-eds daily. For very timely submissions, we will begin an immediate review on how we can use it. There are no deadlines for these pieces, and we welcome evergreen topics and advice.
  • Opinion/comment articles should have a clear thesis and examine topics/subjects relevant to information security professionals. They should not be product advertisements. Product advertisements, ‘salesy’ content or advertorials will not be accepted.
  • Infosecurity Magazine house style is in American English. Please use American English. 
  • A member of the editorial team will send you the URL for the live content if and when it is published. We’d encourage you to promote your work by tagging @InfosecurityMag in your social media promotions. 

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