Energy Central Special Issue Guidelines and Process

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Energy Central Special Issue Guidelines and Process

Energy Central’s digital Special Issues provide a unique opportunity to put your content in front of 30,000+ professionals in the industry. Our Special Issues are one of our most-read E-Newsletters. All approved article submissions will be published in one of Energy Central Communities, the corresponding Network stream, and under the special issue topic tag.

Content Guidelines

  • For our Special Issue Series, we are looking for in-depth thought leadership articles around the special issue topic. 

  •  Length is ideally 5 - 10 paragraphs. 

  • Charts are welcome and encourage 

  • Direct Product Pitches and Product Brochures will not be accepted.

If you work for a Utility, IPP, RTO, or Government agency we welcome all thought leadership article submissions.  There is no cost for your submission. Please move down to the "About the Process" section for content guidelines, our process, and more.
As a Solution Provider/Vendor: there are two ways you can participate in our Special Issues:

1) Paid promoted post content partner. This option includes the following: (for more information, you can download our Special Issue Product Guide)

  • Guarantees the article will be included in the Special Issue Newsletter and in top positioning.
  • The article will be promoted in our Energy Central Pulse Newsletter with 35K circ.
  • The article will be published under a custom branded company page.  Follow the link for an example.
  • We will promote your article through our social channels of 100K plus.
  • You can include company links and mentions of your products and or services in your article.

2) Thought leadership article (non-promotional)

  • No guarantee the article will be included in the newsletter.  However, we may approve the article to be posted on the site under the Special Issue Topic Page
  • If you have already received a "free" thought leadership article in another issue, it is more than likely yours will not be included in this issue. We limit each issue to about 8-10 articles.
  • You cannot have any product or company links or mentions of your products and or services in the article.
Energy Central Profile
  • To post an article, the author of the article MUST have an Energy Central Profile.
  • If an article has multiple authors, we will post the article under a primary author’s profile. Other authors will be referenced in the article.
    • We highly encourage all authors to have an EC profile.
    • You can set up a profile here.
About the Special Issue Process:
  • Abstracts for articles (optional)
    • You may submit an abstract (article idea) prior to our abstract deadline. We do not require abstracts to be submitted. 
    • We will review your abstract and notify you within 2 business days if it fits our Special Issue theme.
    • You will then have until our article submission deadline to submit your article for the Special Issue.
  • Article Submission
    • When you submit an article, we will send an email notification that we received the article within 2 business days.
    • We review articles first to determine if they are a fit for our community platform.
    • Articles that are approved to be on the community will then be reviewed for our Special Issue.
    • If your article is approved for our community platform, we will post it and send you a link to make any necessary edits.
      • Articles posted to the community does NOT mean they are automatically approved for the Special Issue.  
      • If your article contains promotional content, we will give you the opportunity to either purchase a promoted spot or take out the promotional content.
    • Once we have determined our Special Issue line-up, we will then send you an email notification as to whether your article has been approved to appear in our Special Issue or not.
    • All paid articles are guaranteed a spot in the Special Issue newsletter. 
    • 2 weeks after the Newsletter deploys, you will receive an email notification with your total view count.          


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