BAI Banking Strategies
Guidelines for Contributing Writers
BAI Banking Strategies is a unique publication that provides relevant content, unbiased perspectives and actionable insights to help financial services leaders think differently, drive positive change, and explore new approaches to the industry’s toughest challenges. As part of our editorial strategy, we seek high quality articles from contributing writers. Here are some guidelines and procedures for contributing to BAI Banking Strategies:
Content – BAI Banking Strategies is strategically focused on the following five major content categories: 1) retail banking, 2) payments, 3) compliance and regulatory risk, 4) marketing and sales, and 5) technology and innovation. We accept article submissions in any of these five general areas on topics of current interest with the goal of providing actionable insights for financial services leaders. We encourage contributing writers to take a strong stance on issues but require that arguments be well substantiated. We require high levels of objectivity and expertise. We do not accept articles that promote specific products, services, or engagements. We seek content that will be exclusive to our publication; we do not republish articles that have appeared elsewhere. However, it is acceptable to utilize research that has previously been published, as long as the submission is tailored specifically to BAI Banking Strategies and is clearly distinguishable from the previous work.
Submissions – For consideration, prospective contributors should send a one-page abstract or synopsis with the main focus of the proposed article along with a summary of the supporting analysis, information and research. We look for four key elements in any BAI Banking Strategies article: 1) clear statement of the issue or problem, 2) substantiated discussion of what is at stake, i.e., “why should financial services leaders care about this?”, 3) clear stance on what should be done to correct the problem, and 4) discussion of the strategic, managerial, and financial implications of the actions the contributing writer advocates or the changes that he/she foresees.
Length – Submissions should be 500-1,500 words in length.
Editing – BAI reserves the right to return an edited draft(s) of the submission to the contributing writer for clarification and/or corrections. The Editor will notify the contributing writer when the article is ready for publication. (BAI also reserves the right to decline publication.)
Compensation – Contributing writers are not compensated financially. Through inclusion in BAI Banking Strategies, contributing writers receive broad exposure to financial services leaders who rely on BAI to provide trusted, unbiased information that will help drive positive change and move the industry forward. BAI will hold the copyright for all published articles and will archive the content as searchable online information accessible on BAI.org. We will be happy to allow the contributor’s organization to link to the article from his/her website.