Check Your Article Before Submit to the Publisher

If you want to send your articles to the publishers, use this handy checklist to check your content before submitting, this will help your article get through the review process quickly. These are the real rules that your article reviewer will check.

Check Your Title

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  • in proper title case?
  • no more than 100 characters?
  • written with good grammar, spelling and punctuation?
  • complete, and not cut off?
  • descriptive, interesting and catchy?

Did you avoid...

  • any references to your author name or byline?
  • decorative lines or excessive punctuation?

Does your title…

  • apply to your article content, and make sense?
  • sound like good informative content, and not an ad or sales pitch?


Check Your Description

Is your description…

  • in complete sentences and in proper sentence case?
  • no more than 400 characters?
  • written with good grammar, spelling and punctuation?
  • complete, and not cut off?

Did you avoid…

  • repeating the title in your description?
  • any references to your author name or byline?
  • any links or urls in your description?
  • referring to other parts in a series of articles?
  • starting your article in your description field?

Does your description…

  • apply to your article content, and make sense?


Check Your Article Body

Is your article…

  • in proper sentence case?
  • in paragraphs no longer than ten lines and separated by one blank line?
  • written with good grammar, spelling and punctuation?
  • between the 300-1200 proper word count?

Did you avoid…

  • starting your article with a subhead, list item, or title?
  • any references to your author name or byline?
  • advertising products or websites?
  • stuffing keywords into your article so that it no longer sounds conversational?
  • including reprint rights in your article?
  • decorative lines or excessive punctuation?
  • direct calls to action like visiting a website or emailing the author?
  • reviewing only one product as opposed to three competing or complimentary products from different companies?
  • including information about the author in the article body?
  • leaving a sign-off or signature in the article body?
  • referring to other parts in a series of articles?

Does your article…

  • contain original, informative content.


Check Your About the Author Box (Plain Text)

Is your plain text author box…

  • only in plain text as opposed to HTML?

Did you avoid…

  • including reprint rights in your plain text author box?
  • using affiliate links in your plain text author box?

Does your plain text author box…

  • match your account name?


Check Your About the Author Box (HTML)

Is your HTML author box…

  • using only anchor tags (a href), bold (b) and italic (i)?

Did you avoid…

  • including reprint rights in your HTML author box?
  • using affiliate links in your HTML author box?
  • using “title” and “style” tags?

Does your HTML author box…

  • have properly closed and embedded tags?

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