Editorial Guidelines

Editorial Guidelines

Empowering Brands™ is a digital media company that has created leading online information and connection hubs for global industrial communities, including EmpoweringPumps.com, EmpoweringValves.com, and EmpoweringCompressors.com.  The content on our websites allows industry professionals to exchange ideas, news stories, white papers, product information, case studies, videos, event information, sales and marketing guidance, and more.

The audience engaged with the Empowering Brands™ platforms is largely comprised of individuals in OEM companies, end-users, equipment suppliers and service companies, as well as others allied to the industrial market across many different industries. Their roles range from shop floor mechanics to mid- and upper-level managers responsible for purchasing, in addition to executives, and sales and marketing professionals.

Articles

Articles should be approximately 500-800 words and should have a title and references when using material from other sources. Written content should be submitted as a MS Word document and sent to Charli Matthews (charli@empoweringpumps.com) as an email attachment. Please submit at least one photo with each Article in JPG format.  Do not embed photos or other artwork in an email; attach as separate files. Photos, charts, and graphs should be labeled with a typed caption.

White Papers

White Papers are offered via form-gated pages wherein a user may download the whitepaper from the Empowering Brands™ website; therefore, please submit White Papers in PDF file format. A short biographical paragraph should be submitted for each author of a White Paper, complete with photo and contact information (title, company name, address, telephone and fax numbers, email and website address). Empowering Brands™ may publish contact information so that readers can directly contact authors for further information.

Case Studies

Case Studies are offered via form-gated pages wherein a user may download the Case Study from the Empowering Brands™ website; therefore, please submit Case Studies in PDF file format. A short biographical paragraph should be submitted for each author of a Case Study, complete with photo and contact information (title, company name, address, telephone and fax numbers, email and website address). Empowering Brands™ may publish contact information so that readers can directly contact authors for further information. 

Deadlines

All editorial items must be submitted one month prior to the date of proposed publication.

Original Non-Infringing Content

By submitting materials, authors are stating that written content, photos, video, or any other content are original and/or created by the author and do not infringe on any intellectual property or copyrights of a third party.

Previously Published Content

Empowering Brands™ will accept editorial that has been in print, either in a trade publication, conference proceedings, brochure, or any other non-digital format. If available, we will include a link to the the originally published content.

Text Format

For Articles, written content should be submitted as an MS Word document and sent to Charli Matthews (charli@empoweringpumps.com) as an email attachment.  Please do not embed photos in the email; attach as separate files.  White Papers and Case Studies should be submitted in PDF format.

Photos and Other Artwork

We accept digital photos in JPG file format ONLY.  Photos should have a resolution of 72 dpi with a minimum size of 640×400 pixels.  Do not embed photos or other artwork in an email; attach as separate files.  Photos, charts, and graphs should be labeled with a typed caption.

Videos

We require a link to videos on a YouTube channel.

Author Bio/Contact Information

A short biographical paragraph should be submitted for each author of a White Paper or Case Study, complete with photo and contact information (title, company name, address, telephone and fax numbers, email and website address). Empowering Brands™ may publish contact information so that readers can directly contact authors for further information. 

Reference Source List

A reference list should be provided at the end of the content to cite all document titles and authors. 

Editorial Review

All articles are subject to review by Empowering Brands™ Publisher and must comply with the website’s established Editorial Guidelines.

Copyright Protection

It is the responsibility of the owner of copyright protected content to notify the Publisher at the time of submission. Copyright will be attributed to the owner.

Sharing of content on the Internet is a positive thing, both for the author of the content and the website on which the content originally appeared, as long as the content is cited properly (author and copyright ownership attributed, with a link back to the content’s original source.)  It is the policy of Empowering Brands™ to allow sharing of content from the website under these conditions.  If the owner of the copyright protected content does not wish for it to appear (full or in part) on any other web page, this request must be made at the time of submission so that the appropriate statement can be added at the end of the content.

The use of copyright protected content (full or in part) on another web page without attributing authorship and copyright to the owner, along with a link back to the Empowering Brands™ website, will be considered copyright infringement and the owner of the web page will be notified and asked to either properly cite the content, or remove it from their web page.

Liability

Empowering Brands™ is not legally responsible or otherwise liable for any published content.

Direct all submissions and questions to:

Charli K. Matthews, Publisher
Charli@EmpoweringPumps.com
(205) 391-8422
P.O. Box 2313
Tuscaloosa, AL  35403