GUIDELINES FOR WRITERS OF BYLINED ARTICLES|
Questions and submissions should be directed to Erin Corcoran at 212.313.9253 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Deal covers mergers & acquisitions, bankruptcies/restructurings, financings, private equity, corporate governance and similar subjects. We welcome original comment and analysis of issues, trends and events of interest to the dealmaking community - investment bankers, senior corporate dealmakers, private equity professionals, attorneys, accountants and so forth.
Articles submitted for The Deal Pipeline should be no longer than 1,300 words. Stories will be edited and trimmed to fit page layouts.
Articles for Industry Insight deal with issues in specific industries, including technology, healthcare and financial services.
Articles for Judgment Call deal with issues in such areas as corporate law, antitrust law, corporate governance, tax law, accounting and bankruptcy.
Articles will be edited by one of The Deal's editors, who will determine a publication date and compose an appropriate headline. Deadline pressures preclude us from sending galleys to authors for approval; however, the editor will contact the author if major, substantive revisions are necessary. FINAL EDITS ARE DONE BY THE DEAL EDITORIAL STAFF, INCLUDING FINAL VERSIONS OF THE ARTICLE'S BODY, HEADLINE, SUB-HEADLINE AND BYLINES. By agreeing to contribute a story to The Deal, the author and the author's representatives are agreeing to the editing rules outlined here.
Authors should bear in mind that our audience is knowledgeable, sophisticated and busy. Articles should be conversational, but concise, focused and to the point. The model should be newspaper op-ed pieces - not journal articles or academic studies.
Articles should NOT contain subheadings, footnotes or endnotes. Citations to legal authorities generally should be limited to case names, short form statute titles and regulation headings.
Articles should avoid mentioning the name of the author's firm, as we want to avoid even the hint of self-promotion or conflict of interest; the author-ID line at the end will identify the firm.
As a rule, The Deal does not run disclaimers. Editorial style assumes that the author's work does not represent a legal opinion or an official company position.
We insist that The Deal be given an exclusive option on articles for 30 days. That is, an article sent to us may not be shopped to other publications for 30 days or until we issue a rejection. Articles accepted for publication may not be reprinted except by permission of The Deal.
Form of submission:
Electronic submission is preferable. Microsoft Word is the preferred word processor. Manuscripts should be submitted in finished form. Drafts are not acceptable, except by prior arrangement with the editor.
In most cases, articles accepted for publication will run within 30 - 60 days of acceptance. Articles pegged to a particular date or news event may be subject to shorter timelines.
The Deal will also post the submitted article on our Web site. In addition, we will also syndicate the article.
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