Write for Us: Information for Authors

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

We are looking 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.

User Experience Magazine wants to hear from you.

Articles can provide a new perspective on an aspect of UX, summarize current thinking on a topic,  describe a method or UX technique, illustrate a point through a project or research example, or reflect on UX practice. Above all, they must be interesting and engaging, inviting readers to think about our work in a new way.

User Experience Magazine is an online professional magazine; it is 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. Articles are typically between 1500 and 2500 words.

How to send us a proposal

Send a proposal explaining your article idea. Proposal deadlines are announced on this page, but we welcome them at any time.

In your proposal, please include:

  • One- or two-paragraphs describing the article you want to write.
  • A summary of the main points you will make–what readers will learn from your article.
  • A brief explanation of  your experience and expertise in your topic.

Send your proposal to uxmagazine at uxpa dot org

The editorial team will review your proposal and decide whether to accept it for publication. Once accepted, you will write a draft, then work with one of our crack editorial team members to prepare the article for publication.

Please read the magazine editorial guidelines for information about style and formatting.

We do not generally accept articles that have been published elsewhere. However, in some cases User Experience may publish excerpts from recent books of special significance to our members.

Thanks in advance for your contributions. We look forward to hearing from you!

Upcoming Issues

15.1 | Open Topics –  February/March 2015
A sampler of thought on topics from the use of social media in disasters to how to calculate the UX debt in your organization.

15.2 | New Trends in UX Research & Evaluation – April/May 2015
What’s new in your practice? What will UX research and evaluation look like in the future? We’re looking for articles on new trends in techniques, process, approaches to our work, or explorations of new ideas that have rocked your world. Proposals are due by December 29, 2014

15.3 | Data Mining and Visualization – June/July 2015
The call for articles will be announced in March 2015

15.4 | Doing and Learning the Business of UX – September/October 2015
The call for articles will be announced in May 2015

15.5 | Working with Community and Non-Profit Groups  – November/December 2015
The call for articles will be announced in July 2015

We also welcome proposals at any time. Send your proposal to uxmagazine at uxpa dot org

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, for example, as long as you make it clear why it is relevant to the readers of User Experience.

  • We prefer books that have been published recently or are in a new edition.
  • Book reviews are typically 600-1000 words.
  • They are professionally edited along with all other articles.

If you would like to review a book, send us a note with:

  • The book details: Full title, author, publisher, publication date
  • Why you think the book should be reviewed