Write for Us: Information for Authors

Do you have an idea for an article that can inspire and inform practitioners in the field?

Write for User Experience Magazine.

We are looking for articles that give a new perspective on a UX topic, describe a method, sum up a best practice, or share how you solved a problem on a project. We are also interested in articles that explore a controversy in the field, reflect on current trends, have a humorous side, or are a great visual – sketchnote or infographic.

Above all, they must be interesting and engaging, inviting readers to think about our work in a new way.

We do not accept guest posts or sponsored content.

We also publish book reviews.

Send us your pitch

Deadlines and themes for each issue are announced on this page, but we welcome ideas for articles at any time. Articles are typically between 1,700 and 2,500 words.

Send your proposal to uxmagazine at uxpa dot org. We prefer simple text in an email. Please include:

  • What will you write about and how will you tell the story? One or two paragraphs describing the article and how you will illustrate your ideas with strong examples.
  • What will readers learn from your article? A summary of the main points you will make.
  • Why are you the right person to write this article? Briefly, describe your experience and expertise in the topic.

Our authors are working UX professionals with a story to share. We don’t accept sponsored content, blog posts, articles that have been published elsewhere, or PR interviews.

This is a professional magazine, not a technical or academic journal. There are no literature surveys or footnotes. Articles are practical in nature and are written in an active, personal voice, speaking to your colleagues.

We expect to hear from the principal author directly.

And then?

The editorial team – a group of volunteer UXers – will review your proposal and decide whether to accept it for publication. You will hear back about a week after the deadline.

If accepted, you will write a draft, which is due 4-5 weeks later. Then, you will work with an editor who will help refine your article and gather everything we need for publication like your bio, illustration credits, and other permissions.

2020 Issues

20.1: Multilanguage/Content Strategy – January/February 2020

A global world demands global content. But working in different languages, involves also different cultural backgrounds and different contexts. This issue will focus on Multilanguage/Content strategies, processes, methods and use cases in the UX field.
  • Article proposals due December 31.

20.2: Global UX – April/May 2020

The world is our yard. Every experience we design is opened to any user in our planet. This issue is planning to cover the ongoing challenges of designing experiences for globalized audiences and everything that is involved in those challenges: languages, multicultural research, remote work processes, remote user testing, and anything you can think of in this globalized word.
  • Article proposals due April 15.

20.3: UX Governance – July/August 2020

When designing experiences for our users, different disciplines merge into the equation. IT infrastructure, APIs, Data structures, Design Systems,  Open and Dynamic repositories for continuous improvement, to name a few, come into our mind. We need to synchronize all of them building a governance framework that puts users in the center of the system. All of those who want to write about the topic are welcome to submit. We are looking for articles that cover the topic from different perspectives and disciplines.
  • Article proposals due August 15.

20.4: Developing UX  – October/November 2020

The user experience of a product varies from market to market. Even though we usually talk about globalized user, every area, every region of the world has its own cultural, technological or language constraints. We want to dive in those areas of the world that are in development. We want to explore how User Experience is done in developing economies, what are their challenges and what are their constraints. We are looking for articles with an international focus, primarily on developing economies. What are the differences with the more developed markets? What we should consider before designing for this areas?
  • Article proposals due October 20th.

Book Reviews

User Experience publishes reviews of books with a focus or potential influence on user experience, usability, or design effectiveness. In addition to books specifically about usability, this may include books on business, human perceptions, psychology, sociology, and other fields relevant to UX. We prefer books that have been published recently or are in a new edition.