SatMagazine Editorial Calendar

 

SatMagazineEditorial Deadline*Theme**
SatMagazine December 2017November 4th, 2017YEAR IN REVIEW, OpEds
SatMagazine January 2018December 3rd, 2017Satellite M2M/IoT, Mining, Construction, Satellite Backhaul
SatMagazine February 2018 (Print Issue)January 2nd, 2018Smallsats: Commercial, Educational, Constellations, Technologies
SatMagazine March 2018 (Print Issue)January 30th, 2018North American & LATAM Markets
SatMagazine April 2018March 6th, 2018SOTM/COTM, Maritime, Airborne, Oil & Gas, Utilities
SatMagazine May 2018April 4th, 2018Teleports, Ground Stations, Satellite Control, Refueling and Repurposement, Emulators
SatMagazine June 2018 (Print Issue)May 6th, 2018APAC, Australasia and more...
SatMagazine July / August 2018June 5th, 2018EO / Geospatial / Imagery, Antennas, Earth/Ground Stations/Teleports
SatMagazine September 2018 (Print issue)August 4th, 2018Satellite Innovations, Europe, SatBroadcasting/SatOTT, Antennas
SatMagazine October 2018September 3rd, 2018Commercial Launch Sector, Interference/Carrier ID, Satellite Servicing, Alternative Propulsion, GPS
SatMagazine November 2018October 7th, 2018MENA + African Markets, SatHealth(tm)
SatMagazine December 2018November 3rd, 2018YEAR IN REVIEW, OpEds

*Indicates the latest date editorial content for a publication can be submitted. Earlier submissions, permitting additional time to review and adjust contributions are greatly appreciated.

**Articles not related to the issue theme are permitted in all issues.




MilsatMagazine Editorial Calendar

MilsatMagazineEditorial Deadline*Theme**
MilsatMagazine December 2017November 15th, 2017YEAR IN REVIEW, OpEds
MilsatMagazine January 2018December 16th, 2017Interference/Carrier ID, Hosted Payloads, Tactical Comms
MilsatMagazine February 2018January 16th, 2018Smallsats: Military/Agency/Government, Technologies, Constellations
MilsatMagazine March 2018February 13th, 2018Hosted Payloads, ASATs, Debris Tracking and Removal
MilsatMagazine April 2018 (Print Issue)March 17th, 2018Program Management + Strategic Planning, Comms for Warfighters, Command + Control
MilsatMagazine May 2018April 18th, 2018C4ISR (and derivatives), CyberSecurity, Space and Ground Networks
MilsatMagazine June 2018May 16th, 2018Emergency Comms + Tools: NGOs/First Responders, UAV/RPA/UUV/UGV Comms
MilsatMagazine July / August 2018July 9th, 2018SOTM/COTM, Antennas/Terminals, RF Solutions
MilsatMagazine - September 2018August 18th, 2018MILSATCOM Innovations, Advanced Technologies, Protected Comms
MilsatMagazine October 2018 (Print Issue)September 10th, 2018Military Satellites, Military Launch Sector
MilsatMagazine November 2018October 16th, 2018COTS, Satellite Servicing, Components
MilsatMagazine December 2018November 17th, 2018YEAR IN REVIEW, OpEds

*Indicates the latest date editorial content for a publication can be submitted. Earlier submissions, permitting additional time to review and adjust contributions are greatly appreciated.

**Articles not related to the issue theme are permitted in all issues.





Author Guidelines

SatNews Publishers Author & Article Guidelines

In brief:

 

If no graphics are submitted with the feature, editorial will select one or two graphics from the company’s infosite for inclusion, if there is time to do so.

Executive Spotlights / Command Center Interviews:
 

The MARCOM/public relations team and the selected interviewee produce five to six questions all feel MUST be answered in an interview.

These questions and their answers are forwarded to the editorial director, hartley@satnews.com, along with the interviewee’s full biography and a high resolution headshot (300 dpi, .jpg or .pdf)

The editorial team prepares five to six additional questions and returns the material to the contact individual who is managing the interview process for the company/organization.

The interviewee answers all questions, adds in any s/he feel need to be included with their answers, and the entire package is returned to the editorial director.

The article is edited, designed and produced and a review .pdf, if there is time, is returned to the contact name for company review, along with additional imagery that illustrates or identifies points made within the interview (i.e., product photos, generic SATCOM/MILSATCOM graphics, company HQ and so on)
 

Any author corrections must be returned with 48 hours of receiving the review .pdf

The article proceeds to issue inclusion.

 

In depth:

The process of producing an article for SatMagazine, MilsatMagazine, and/or SatNews involves three steps:

The submission of a one-paragraph proposal, summary, or abstract of the
proposed article, unless such has already been discussed with an editor.

Upon approval of the proposed article, the writing and submission of a first draft of the article, unless otherwise specified by an editor such is not required.

The editing and finalization of the article.

In the first part of the process, a potential contributor should write directly to the editorial director at hartley@satnews.com (530-448-6049) or the executive editor, pattie@satnews.com (530-448-3314) to propose an article. The proposal should be a one-paragraph summary, or abstract, of the proposed article of approximately 100 to 200 words. Included in the proposal should be ideas for photos, diagrams, illustrations, and so on, to include any and all value-added material to enhance a reader’s understanding of the authored material.

Once the proposal is received and approved, the writing proceeds. The article is reviewed and the editor offers comments or suggestions until the article is suitable for publication and the material finalized.

If the editor or editorial director has suggested an article to an interested party or company, and they agree with that proposal, a one paragraph summary or abstract is not required.

We cover all elements of the SATCOM and MILSATCOM environments and all related and ancillary markets—view the updated editorial calendar for subjects and themes at http://www.satnews.com/ed_cal.php.

SatMagazine is especially interested in the following types of SATCOM and related industry articles within the commercial environs: opinion pieces (op-ed), features regarding specific technologies or products and their use, executive interviews, case studies, technical tutorials, white papers, application and tech notes, and we are open to any and all suggestions for additional content channels.

MilsatMagazine is interested in similar material but with a focus on the use of MILSATCOM technologies by the Armed Forces, government agencies, NGOs, first responders, and so on, from around the world. Of interest are actual case studies of success, whether by warfighters, emergency responders, as well as the use of technologies in critical situations. We have also expanded our magazine and news coverage to include more information on ground stations, media (content) delivery, wireless, UAVs/UAS, and so on. Any thoughts or ideas for articles in these crucial areas are also appreciated

Articles are generally 1,000 to 1,500 words in length—we have published features with as few as 850 words and as many as 4,500 words—please include as much imagery as possible.

Articles should be accompanied by an author biography and photo, if possible. If a writing or technical team is responsible for the material, a group photo is a great addition. Graphics are considered crucial to an article’s success!

Articles must be received in either: “.doc”, “.txt”, or “.pdf” — no “.docx”, please. It is also helpful if the title of the article indicates the article’s status: DRAFT #, ABSTRACT, FINAL, and so on.

The articles should address issues affecting the industry as opposed to company- or product-specific articles, unless such is a Case Study or a white paper. The main element to keep in mind with any submission is that the material presented to our thousands of international readers is not a public relations or a marketing piece... there must be information contained in the content that will keep everyone in the industry interested in reading the material. Photos, illustrations, graphs, diagrams... all are extremely welcome additions as they add value to the material. Product specific sidebars may accompany features, interviews, and so on.

The following is an explanation of some of the types of articles we publish:

InfoBeam (SatMagazine) / Dispatches (MilsatMagazine). Industry news that applies to the theme is offered first and then additional industry and market segment news. Usually, one to two pages (800 to 1,600 words) with photos with an in-depth look at a software or a hardware offering fits well. The systems and conditions that are required to use the hardware and/or software should be listed and free of marketing hyperbole—offer the facts of the product, it’s use, and expected results.

Point of Views (POV)

We use miniQAs where between three to five questions are answered, via email, by an executive team member of a company regarding a specific topic, usually in line with that issue’s theme. Suggested questions are forwarded to interested companies by the editorial department and are merged with the Company’s own developed questions. The SatNews team’s questions are suggestions, while the interviewee may have other questions s/he feels is more appropriate to the theme. Photos of the responder(s) are included with official company logos and URLs for reader follow-ups. Length ranges from 500 to no more than 2,000 words. For OpEds, these are short essays on an important issue or question affecting SATCOM, MILSATCOM, and any of the ancillary industries. The piece can reflect the point–of-view of an individual or an organization on a specific subject matter. It can also relate relevant personal experiences such as an impression after a major trade show or event, project (i.e., a launch of a satellite, and so on.). SatForum is a special feature that normally discuss various marketing and personal approaches within the satellite industry.

Cover Features + Articles

Cover features are in-depth articles by a Company or other contributor that are published within the up-front Prime Time section of the publication. An image relating to the article becomes the cover graphic with appropriate credits and linkages.

Feature stories showcase a trend or a specific segment of the industry. If an article is of interest to our thousands of international readers, the content can encompass any relevant subject matter, regardless of that issue’s indicated theme. Features could present in-depth information dealing with satellites themselves, their manufacture and launches, HD delivery, digital cinema, mobility, IPTV, MSS/FSS, Teleports and Earth Stations, Earth Observation, to name but a few. On the military side, military satellites and launches, manufacture, COTM, training, COTS, security, UAV/UAS, first responder activities, networking, hosted payloads, government and agency news, and so on, are all highly desirable. Features on new applications and products are also encouraged.

Executive Spotlight ... (SatMagazine)

Command Center... (MilsatMagazine)

See above

 

TechNotes, A Case In Point

This editorial content is comprised of white papers, tech notes, user notes, technical presentations and so on. We accept such content, as these technical offerings have already been processed through approval cycles and are, therefore, ready for republication in our publications (with full accreditation) and in our website. A white paper is an authoritative treatise written to educate industry customers and is usually an overview of a technology, product, issue, standard, policy, or solution. A white paper also delves into the technology’s use and implementation, as well as its business benefits. The same holds true for application and tech notes, as long as they are relevant to the SATCOM / MILSATCOM and related industries. Please contact us with any queries as to the appropriateness of your technical content.

Tutorials may address the specific use of a product and how such may be installed, implemented, and used, and to what effect. TechNotes and tutorials delve into specific technologies or applications and can be accompanied with engineering notes as sidebars, and offer more highly technical insights into the subject matter, to include charts, illustrations, diagrams and so on.

Analysis, Chronicles, Insight

These are areas for subject-matter expertise and encompass technologies from industry-known experts—these features are usually authored by individuals (i.e., columnists, contributing editors, heads of departments within companies), research/analysis companies, and the material covers specific topics they know about or handle during their work day.

Focus

These articles reveal the successful implementation of a particular product or application. The article can delve into a particular experience and the results learned that could be of benefit to the industry. Some examples include satellite tracking, COTM + COTS, UAV/UAS communications, command & control (C2), ISR/C4ISR/AISR, mobility, protected comms, and so on.

The most important elements should...

Additional categories are generated as needed to cover new technologies and topics to offer a fresh perspective and approach to magazine content. These include Insight, RECON, Re:Sources and other features, when applicable.

Examples of articles previously published in SatMagazine and MilsatMagazine, are available for review at www.satmagazine.com and www.milsatmagazine.com/.

Before submitting a proposal for an article, please review the editorial calendar included with these author guidelines to determine where a story idea may be a best fit as far as a specific issue is concerned. We will publish any article of importance in any issue of our magazines, regardless of its theme. Our editorial calendar is also available as a Word document and can be emailed directly to you by the editor and it is also available online at http://www.satnews.com/mk.

The deadlines for fully completed SatMagazine articles are usually between the 1st and the 5th day of the month.

The deadlines for MilsatMagazine articles are usually between the 12th and the 15th day of the month.

Regarding imagery, in general...

Diagrams should be provided in a vector format, with embedded fonts. We use a variety of compression techniques for our online publications. If fonts are not properly embedded, or hairlines rasterized, they will become significantly distorted in the published magazine. The preferred format, is “.pdf” — however, .jpg is also acceptable.

As our magazines are periodically printed, usually in conjunction with a major trade exhibition, we would appreciate all attendant imagery for SatMagazine or MilsatMagazine articles be delivered at 300 dpi (dots per inch) format in either “.pdf” or “.jpg” format, 8- or 16-bit color depth, CYMK. To ensure your graphics meet our needs, please contact the SatNews Production Manager (don@satnews.com) with questions, or forward article graphic files that meet the specs directly to the editorial department to ensure compliance with these crucial specifications.

We reserve the right to edit all submitted materials to meet our content guidelines as well as for grammar and spelling consistency. Articles may be moved to an alternative issue to accommodate publication space requirements or removed due to space restrictions. Submission of content does not constitute acceptance of said material by SatNews Publishers. Edited materials may, or may not, be returned to author and/or company for review prior to publication. The views expressed in our various publications do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of SatNews Publishers. Additionally, accepted and/or submitted articles may be moved to alternate issues to meet available issue space requirements. All rights reserved.

Queries regarding advertising for the print, web, and .pdf versions of our publications, as well as for our daily and weekly news, should be forwarded to jill@satnews.com, who heads up the company’s sales staff.

Thank you for contributing to our publications!