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.

2021 Issues

21.1: Covid and UX – March/April 2021

The last pandemic has affected the world and pushed towards the digitalization of products and services. We are forced to stay home and develop our life in the digital world. This issue will focus on how Covid has shaped a new scenario in the digital interfaces and how UX has becime a key part of it.
  • Article proposals due January 29th.

21.2: Artificial Intelligence and UX – May/July 2021

Data has become the new currency. Robots and algorithms are processing our data to deliver personalized and suitable experiences. The more intelligent they are, the closer to us they are. Getting personalized experiences encourage ethical, design and content challenges we haven´t faced before. This issue plans to address those challenges and reflect on the future to come.
  • Article proposals due May 6.

21.3: Emerging Cross Cultural Trends – August/October 2020

Globalization brings new challenges to the UX field: language constraints, cultural biases or mental models, just to name a few. Exploring the new trends for cross cultural experiences is the aim of this issue.
  • Article proposals due July 27.

21.4: Accesibility  – November/January 2022

In this issue we want to update the conversation between Accesibility and UX and get a glimpse of the latest trends on design, research, content or strategy for a universal accesible user. We would like to explore how the new Artificial Intelligence and data scenario is delivering experiences for all types of users, including those with disabilities and restrictions.
  • Article proposals due September 13th.

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.