iSixSigma is interested in publishing articles and blogs that explore or relate to Lean Six Sigma and business process improvement tools and methodologies. Particularly, we seek articles which provide specific ideas or experiences which Lean Six Sigma practitioners can immediately put to use.
While we do not pay for submissions, authors of articles and blogs receive the notoriety of being published on the premier worldwide Lean Six Sigma website as well as the opportunity to share their professional experience and expertise. In addition, being published on iSixSigma will earn you reputation points, increasing your standing in the business community.
Guidelines for Writing for iSixSigma
- Content should be well-written, informative and directed toward action.
- Content should be unique (i.e., not previously published).
- Submissions can be as technical as the subject requires, but authors should keep in mind that iSixSigma readers span all levels of experience.
- Content should focus on specifics – iSixSigma is for practitioners.
- Content should include, whenever possible, graphical elements (graphs, charts, tables, illustrations) to ensure maximum clarity.
- Articles ideally should not be shorter than 1,000 words; blogs should be between 400 and 700 words.
- Articles are typically written in the third-person point of view (e.g., “They solved the problem”), whereas blogs often take the first-person point of view (e.g., “I solved the problem”).
- Content written by consultants should not reveal any named-client data without client permission.
- An author must be a registered iSixSigma community member, with a profile that includes a biography (or link to LinkedIn profile) and headshot.
- Content should not be vehicles for self-promotion. Links to authors and their businesses are included in their member profiles, but articles aimed at promoting products and/or businesses are not accepted. (Please note: this includes promoting an author’s content that may found elsewhere – e.g., blogs, books, websites. You may provide these types of links in your member profile.)
- Content should not focus on trademarked terminology or processes (i.e., content should be public domain and not exclusive to one company). (Links to such items can be included in member profiles.)
- Articles, books and similar materials used by an author should be cited in an article’s reference list. (This may include references to the author’s own work.)
- Articles must be accompanied by the Author Certification statement.
Ideas for Topics for iSixSigma Articles and Blogs
- A case study of an interesting/unique Lean Six Sigma project
- A way to improve the use of a specific Lean Six Sigma tool
- A how-to guide for a particular tool
- A lesson learned from a successful or unsuccessful project
- A unique way of solving a problem common to many Lean Six Sigma projects or business processes
- A surprising result obtained from a tool or statistical test (including the background and need for the test)
- A unique deployment model
- Something useful learned about deployments, team leadership, project selection or any other Lean Six Sigma experience
- An observation of changes/happenings in the process improvement community
- Commentary or observations that stimulate/gauge community opinion on a “hot topic”
- The application of Lean Six Sigma in an unlikely setting
How It Works
Authors can submit articles as Microsoft Word or text format attachments using the form below. Word documents allow the easy transmission of graphs, graphics or tables. Your work will be reviewed and edited by our award-winning editorial team, whose objective is to make your article — and you — shine.
The Author Certification statement below must be included with your submission. If it is not, iSixSigma is unable to consider your material for publication.
Author Certification: “I certify that I am the author or sole owner of the material I am submitting to iSixSigma. iSixSigma and its licensees may reproduce, distribute, publish, display, edit, modify, create derivative works and otherwise use the material for any purpose in any form and on any media. I agree to indemnify iSixSigma for all damages and expenses that may be incurred in connection with the material.”
By submitting an article, the author gives iSixSigma.com exclusive worldwide publishing rights to the article for 30 days, beginning the first day the article is published on the website. After 30 days, iSixSigma.com retains non-exclusive rights to articles published on the website.