SSIA Content Submission Guidelines

As the leading association for the Singapore electronics and semiconductor companies, Singapore semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA) is the ultimate resource centre for the industry. Through our publications and events, we offer a vast body of trustworthy information, knowledge and resources to the electronics and semiconductor community.

We greatly welcome thought leaders who are keen to contribute leading edge information about the latest trends with their peers in the electronics and semiconductor community and we strongly encourage content submissions from our members and business leaders.

You can submit your content online using the link below.  Before you submit content, we encourage you to carefully review the online submissions detailed below.

Submissions that do not meet requirements will be rejected without editorial review. 

Submission Guidelines:

  • Submit only complete works, rather than outlines or pitches. SSIA will not consider partially completed works.
  • Do not submit content that is promotional in any way. Any content that contains promotional elements or advertising will be considered as an advertorial and there will be charges incurred. For content marketing and advertisement campaigns you may write to secretariat@ssia.org.sg.
  • SSIA accepts the following for consideration for publication on our print and web portal: case studies, research, e-books and white papers. SSIA also accepts thought leadership columns and articles, and gives preference to original content that has not yet been published or distributed elsewhere.
  • When quoting others’ work, include attributions within the body copy following journalistic, Associated Press style. Do not include footnotes, endnotes or lists of references.
  • Include your name, address, company, title and e-mail address
  • Timeline for content review is dependent on current volume of submissions.
  • If your content is accepted for publication on SSIA publication or web portal, you will be notified.
  • If your content is rejected, SSIA will make every effort to notify you. However, that may not always be possible.
  • Read the content submission guidelines carefully and include all content and files necessary for publication including images, videos, etc.

Additional Submission Information:

  • SSIA gives preference to original content that has not yet been published or distributed widely through other outlets.
  • Editorial decisions to publish or not to publish content are made at the discretion of SSIA and are based on factors including but not limited to: relevancy to the industry, readers’ interest, timeliness and content’s stature. SSIA reserves the right to exercise its editorial judgment and reject any content at any time for any reason.
  • SSIA generally re-writes all titles and subtitles to conform to our accepted style guide.
  • SSIA supports knowledge sharing and encourages contribution of relevant content that can foster community enablement and advancement. To create an enriching environment of meaningful exchange, writers and authors of all SSIA submissions are encouraged to share their research findings and insights, if applicable, upon submission.
  • The views expressed on SSIA publications are those of the individual authors and do not necessarily reflect the official stand of SSIA.

The Benefits of SSIA Membership:

Articles:

  • All articles must be submitted in Word format. PDFs will not be considered.
  • All submissions are subject to be edited for accuracy, clarity, quality and length. While SSIA will make every effort to work with an author on any editing, we cannot not guarantee that authors will have an opportunity to review their work prior to publication due to time constraints.
  • Include any applicable charts, graphs and images with your submission, but know that SSIA typically cannot run every chart, graph or image due to space constraints. Please provide appropriate labelling and relevant caption with these submissions. It is the author’s responsibility to secure the publishing rights to any charts, graphs or images submitted.
  • References: If detailed attributions are necessary, please incorporate them into the text.
  • Bios:  The author biography should not exceed 50 words and should include: name, position, affiliation and an e-mail address where the author can be reached for more information.
  • A headshot for the bio section should be included. Image requirements are listed below. Images that do not meet these specifications will be rejected.

Case Studies:

  • Case studies submitted to SSIA must follow the same editorial guidelines as articles.  Content should not be promotional in anyway. Any content that contains promotional elements or advertising will be rejected. Unlike articles, case studies do not need to be original work and can be published elsewhere. However, preference will be given to case studies that have not been made widely available on other outlets.
  • Case studies should be authored by an individual(s), not by a company.
  • Case studies over 3 pages long may be submitted in PDF format. 
  • If submitted in PDF format, please include a 150- to 300-word description of the case study. Any description that exceeds 300 words will be rejected.
  • Bios: The author biography should not exceed 50 words and should include: name, position, affiliation and an e-mail address where the author can be reached for more information. 
  • A headshot for the bio section should be included. Image requirements are listed below. Images that do not meet these specifications will be rejected.

Research

  • Research submitted to SSIA must follow the same editorial guidelines as articles. Content should not be promotional in anyway. Any content that contains promotional elements or advertising will be rejected. 
  • While SSIA would prefer original research that has not been published elsewhere, SSIA will consider all research reports submitted.
  • SSIA will accept robust “executive summaries” of research; however, SSIA will not provide links on your website to download full research reports. If you are interested in promoting research reports that reside on your website, contact us at secretariat@ssia.org.sg
  • Research reports should be submitted in PDF format. 
  • Include a 150- to 300-word description of the report. Any description that exceeds 300 words will be rejected.
  • Bios:  The author biography should not exceed 50 words and should include: name, position, affiliation and an e-mail address where the author can be reached for more information.
  • A headshot for the bio section should be included. Image requirements are listed below. Images that do not meet these specifications will be rejected.

White Papers, E-books

  • White papers or e-books submitted to SSIA must follow the same editorial guidelines as articles. Content should not be promotional in anyway. Any content that contains promotional elements or advertising will be rejected.  Unlike articles, white papers and e-books do not need to be original work and can be published elsewhere. However, preference will be given to white papers or e-books that have not been made widely available on other outlets.
  • White papers and e-books should be authored by an individual(s), not by a company.
  • White papers or e-books should be submitted in PDF format. 
  • Include a 150- to 300-word description of the white paper or e-book. Any description that exceeds 300 words will be rejected.
  • Bios:  The author biography should not exceed 50 words and should include: name, position, affiliation and an e-mail address where the author can be reached for more information.
  • A headshot for the bio section should be included. Image requirements are listed below. Images that do not meet these specifications will be rejected.

Materials Requirements:

Mandatory Material Requirements

  • FORMAT Print-optimized high resolution PDF file with embedded fonts.
  • RESOLUTION & COLOUR All images must be converted to CMYK, uncompressed, with minimum 300dpi.
  • PUBLICATION COLOUR STANDARD All advertisement materials must adhere to the above standard requested.
  • For the latest specifications or if you require information on the preparation of PDF Files, please email to secretariat@ssia.org.sg or liyah@ssia.org.sg

 

Additional Information:

Copyright

When you submit content to SSIA, you agree and represent that you have created this content, or you have received permission from, or are authorized by, the owner of any part of the content to submit it to SSIA.

By submitting content to SSIA, you are indicating that you are the sole owner of the content and/or have the authority to give SSIA the right to edit, retitle, reprint and repurpose the content as SSIA sees fit. You or the owner of the content still own the copyright to the content sent to SSIA, but by submitting content to SSIA, you are granting us an unconditional, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully transferable, perpetual worldwide license to use, publish or transmit on any platform, either now known or hereinafter invented.

You warrant that the content you submit to SSIA is not obscene, threatening, harassing, libellous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another’s privacy, offensive, defamatory of any person or otherwise illegal. You warrant that the content you submit to SSIA does not infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other intellectual or proprietary or privacy right of any party or individual.

Censorship

As defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary, to censor is “to examine in order to suppress or delete anything considered objectionable.” SSIA neither condones censorship, nor knowingly engages in it. SSIA reserves the right to exercise its editorial judgment. Editorial decisions to publish or not to publish submitted content are made at the discretion of SSIA and are based on factors including but not limited to: relevance to the industry, interest to readers, timeliness and calibre of writing.

Plagiarism

As defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary, to plagiarize is “to steal and pass off the ideas or words of another as one’s own,” “use another’s production without crediting the source,” or “present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source.” SSIA considers other forms of plagiarism to include “self-plagiarism”: instances in which an author borrows from his or her own previously published work without the proper citation within the newly submitted article.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Conflicts of interest may arise in a variety of situations (e.g., stakeholder relationships, consulting relationships, employment history, etc.), and, therefore, the author is required to be 100% transparent and inform SSIA of any such conflict.

Have a question about the submission process?  Please contact us at secretariat@ssia.org.sg; we will respond to you as soon as possible.