How To Get Published by Oracle Technology Network
Before submitting an article, please familiarize yourself with our audience and editorial approach by reviewing previously published technical articles in our tech article archives (see categories to the left).
We have standing requirements for the following types of articles:
We are particularly interested in the following technology areas:
Article Specs Ideally, technical articles are between 2,000 and 3,000 words (exclusive of code listings).
When writing a technical article, focus on adding value for the reader. Help readers make their use of the technologies involved more successful. Consider the following questions:
In your article, be specific about the details of your project. For example, rather than say "data migration can take a long time," quantify what you know, even if it's anecdotal: "Data migration can take two to four months, depending on the size of the database."
Submission and Editorial Process Submit your article, proposal, or any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org . The article can be in plain ASCII text, Rich Text Format (RTF), or as a .doc or .odt. Include your full name, email address, postal mailing address, and daytime phone number and if the article is accepted, an OTN Community Manager will contact you.
Authorization to Publish an Article
When you submit an article, you are stating the following:
Please do not submit articles that you've also submitted to another publication.
Response to Your Article Submission
If you've submitted a completed technical article, please note that it can take anywhere from 6 to 12 weeks for us to evaluate your article, and you may not be contacted immediately.
If we decide to prepare your article for publication, you must be available for and respond to editorial queries on the content of your article. Articles may be edited for length and language, and will be published online only.
By the end of the editorial query process, we will determine when the article is scheduled for publication. (Note that our needs change very quickly so all schedules are subject to change.)
OTN occasionally commissions in-depth technical articles from the community with an author stipend upon publication. If you would like to propose an in-depth outline for consideration, contact: email@example.com.