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Tax Authors Wanted
Take your expertise to an international audience – increasing your exposure and marketability – by becoming a Bloomberg Tax author. We want your authoritative understanding on a variety of topics related to federal, state, and international tax law.
Authorship allows you to:
- Join the renowned Bloomberg Tax family of quality and reliability
- Be featured on Bloomberg Tax and the Bloomberg Terminal
- Share your expertise with a global audience of tax professionals
- Contribute to the leading source of tax news and analysis
Tax Management Portfolios
Be affiliated with the gold standard Tax Management Portfolios. Practice areas include U.S. Income, U.S. International and Foreign Income, Compensation Planning, Estate Planning, Corporate Taxation, Pass-Through Entities, and Real Estate, among other topics.
Please send Portfolio pitches and submissions to email@example.com.
Bloomberg Tax is always looking for experts in the field of tax to contribute their experience and knowledge to our readers in our tax journals. These articles are intended to encourage dialogue within the tax community about current topics in tax law. Bloomberg Tax journal articles are widely read by attorneys, accountants, corporate tax executives, lobbyists, government leaders, and Capitol Hill leaders. The publications appear online on Bloomberg Tax, Bloomberg Law, and the Bloomberg Terminal, and we may use individual pieces on social media or in other marketing efforts.
Average length is 5,000 words.
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Guidelines for Bloomberg Tax & Accounting Journals
Our goal is to make it easy for attorneys, accountants, and other tax professionals to write for Bloomberg Tax, communicate with us, and experience a smooth and swift editing process. After publication, authors will get a PDF of the article so they can easily share the piece with clients and on social media.
We are interested in a wide range of subjects, including:
- International taxation for the Tax Management International Journal (TMIJ – released the first Friday of each month)
- Real estate and passthrough entities taxation for the Real Estate Journal (REJ – released the third Wednesday of each month)
- Estates, gifts and trusts taxation for the Estates, Gifts & Trusts Journal (EGTJ – released the second Thursday of every other month)
- Compensation planning taxation for the Compensation Planning Journal (CPJ – released the first Friday of each month)
- Corporate income taxation for the Tax Management Memorandum (TMM – released online the first and third Monday of each month and published in print the second and fourth Monday of each month)
Focus of article – Whether it’s a critique of IRS regulations, an analysis of a recent court decision, or a discussion of current trends in taxation, each article should offer our readers an independent, creative contribution that provides an accurate, in-depth analysis of tax law in a timely manner. We welcome authors to provide their own views and opinions, in addition to their expert analysis of a given topic, when appropriate.
Articles should be pegged to recent news events of interest to attorneys, accountants, and other tax professionals. They should feature original analysis, helpful insights, opinions, and major points to help tax professionals advise clients and understand legal nuances or business impact. We look to expert authors to explain what developments mean for industry leaders, government officials, and practitioners.
Similarly, articles that examine new trends, technologies, or business practices that affect how accountants, lawyers, and other tax professionals conduct their practice and their business are always welcome.
Original articles only – We don’t accept articles that have been or will be published elsewhere.
Length – We prefer articles of at least 2,500 words and do not have a word limit.
Format – Articles should be submitted in Word and sent as an email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bylines – Provide author name(s) exactly as you wish them to appear, including any initials. When an article has more than one author, we will list names in the order provided in the article submission. Be sure to include the names of all authors, including their titles, firm or corporate affiliations, cities, and e-mail addresses.
Biographical information – Each author should submit a brief bio. Bloomberg Tax editors may condense bios because of space limitations.
Author photo(s) – Provide a headshot photo for each author. Photos should be in color (a gif or jpeg file is preferred). Photos should be at least two inches by two inches with a resolution of 72 dpi.
Headlines – We want to catch readers’ attention – short and sweet.
Citations – We require that statements be supported by relevant authority in footnotes. Before you submit a completed article, please check all citations for accuracy and subsequent history. For legal citations, use the latest edition of “The Bluebook,” available at www.legalbluebook.com. Use footnotes, not endnotes, and limit the notes to citations when possible. We suggest you avoid lengthy asides in footnotes. If you think a point is important to the discussion, include it in the body of the article. Finally, please check to make sure that links to any websites are embedded and function.
Graphics – Authors may provide simple charts or graphs with the article. We can work with our graphics team and photo teams to add relevant and interesting visuals. Be creative. We’re here to help.
Additional Editorial Guidelines
Author agreement – Once we receive your submission, we will ask you to sign our standard letter agreement authorizing publication. We will email an author agreement for each author’s signature. We will commence work only after a signed agreement is received by Bloomberg Tax. The agreement grants Bloomberg Tax copyright to the article but allows you to retain a broad license for reprint in client communications, on your professional website, and for presentation in other forums. We must receive the signed agreement before we can publish.
Article must be in final form when submitted – While there are instances in which an author may make subsequent minor changes – such as to update citations or correct errors – significant changes after this stage are discouraged and may delay publication. All articles are edited by attorney-editors.
Editing – All articles are subject to editing for Bloomberg Tax style, accuracy, and substance. If we have questions about the content or if significant edits are required, we may send the article back to you for clarification. The most common changes are to headlines, leads, formatting, and headings.
Final approval by author – We will return a proof of the final edited version to the author(s) for review and approval before publication.
Publication speed – We want to publish the journal articles as close to the related news event as possible. Deadlines are negotiated individually with authors. Generally, we like to have journal articles in hand two to three weeks before the planned date of publication,
Post-publication reprints and distribution – After publication, we will send the authors a PDF of the article with a Bloomberg Tax header. This PDF can be posted on the author’s websites and printed as a hand-out.
Preferred submissions include:
- Articles that are very timely or look to the future.
- Court decisions that apply to the world world – and that would make an attorney pick up the phone to call a client
- Relevant information that assumes the reader knows the basics
- Key points and critical information front and center – and near the top of the story
- A note up front, possibly in bio, if the author is involved in the underlying litigation or related cases – or always represents one particular side
For further information or to discuss a proposal, please contact us at email@example.com.
Please send tax article pitches and submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bloomberg Tax Insights offer inside views and expert analysis of current events and issues in tax practice and policy, including recent tax trends and topics like cannabis and crypto, Tax Court cases and IRS Regulations, and firm practice and management.
Our Insights are popular and read by tax professionals, corporate executives and business owners, lobbyists, and government leaders. Insights appear on the Bloomberg Tax Research platform, the Bloomberg Terminal, and on social media.
Articles should be around 1,000 words.
Guidelines for Bloomberg Tax Insights
Our goal is to help you publish the best work possible. Our team will work with you from submission to publication and distribution.
Articles should feature original analysis, helpful insights, and thoughtful opinions. Articles that examine new trends, technologies, or practices that impact tax professionals are always welcome. Ultimately, we’re looking for the best submissions to keep our readers ahead in their practice.
Editorial Guidelines. We value quality and consistency. Keep these guidelines in mind:
- Articles should be around 1,000 words.
- Works must be original: we do not publish articles that have been or will appear elsewhere.
- We do not use footnotes or endnotes, but we encourage hyperlinks to sources.
- You can submit charts or graphs that make your article more compelling. We can also work with our graphics and photo teams if you need more visual interest.
Getting noticed. We want our authors to stand out. Here are some helpful tips:
- Bylines. Let us know your name exactly as you want it to appear, including initials.
- Multiple authors. When an article has more than one author, we will list names in the order provided in the article. We prefer no more than four authors.
- Biographical information. Please submit a brief bio with your article. We may shorten bios because of space limitations.
- Author photo. Please provide a headshot in color (gif or jpeg).
Submissions and editorial process. Our goal is to help make the submission and editorial process efficient and straightforward. Here’s what you need to know:
- Author agreement. We will email you an author agreement for signature, and we’ll get started after we’ve received the signed agreement.
- Submissions. Please submit a complete article. While you may make minor changes, such as a citation update, we want submissions to be as close to ready for publication as possible when submitted.
- Edits. We’ll edit your article to ensure that the piece is clear, conversational, and compelling. Changes may include new headlines, as well as tweaks to formatting and headings.
- Approvals. We’ll return an edited version to you for review before publication.
- Speed. We value our readers’ time and want to publish Insights that are current and impactful. Keep that in mind as you consider the timeliness of your submission.
- Reprints and distribution. After publication, we’ll send you a link to the article for easy sharing and distribution.
Send pitches, ideas, and questions to our team at TaxInsights@bloombergindustry.com.
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Send Insights pitches, ideas, and questions to TaxInsights@bloombergindustry.com