Submission Barriers Be Gone

I have had a few private email conversations with authors on this topic, but wanted to get more input on it: What can do to remove barriers in the submission process which would allow you to submit more articles? (besides write the articles ;-)

Why do I ask this potentially loaded question? For the simple fact that our two new Assoc. Editors we brought on are learning the ropes quicker than anticipated and I don’t want them to get bored! ;-)


Ed Howes writes:

It took me a long time to figure out the preview feature. I would click on the bar and wait and wait and nothing would happen. Only recently I tried closing the window. Then after preview in a Windows window I could not figure out how to submit and closed the preview window only to discove my submission window did not come back and open recent did not help in the browser. I went and copied my article again and resubmitted without preview. So what is the process to get back to the submission page from the preview page?

Comment provided September 13, 2006 at 2:54 PM


Programmer #1 writes:

Ed Howes,

The preview should be opening in a separate pop-up window. I’m not sure I entirely follow you, but perhaps it’s opening behind your main browser window?

(Also, make sure your java script is enabled for preview to work properly)

Comment provided September 13, 2006 at 8:42 PM


Lance Winslow writes:

If your assistant editors are uploading the articles and the authors send them in bulk groups and zip them to you, then may I ask how long that will take from the time we submit them to you until they go live? The reason I ask is I would think that you would use this strategy as a gap filler when you are not as busy so it might take a couple 3 days or more. In that case if someone has articles which are lets say timely, such as articles that do have something to do with what is in the news lets say a new fad, gizmo, news event, business issue, political something thing then this would matter in the decision for the author?

Comment provided September 15, 2006 at 1:33 PM




If you’ll put them in this spreadsheet form:

We’ve been able to approve 1000 more articles a day in addition to our normal load… but the bulk article submissions via spreadsheet are normally done on M-F only and not the weekends.

The reason we can do it faster now is because our associate editors don’t have to copy and paste your bulk submissions any longer as the spreadsheet can be imported into our system and then queued up for the editor to review as if you submitted them manually.

None of the current bulk article submission authors write about timely events. They all produce evergreen content that is timeless.

Comment provided September 16, 2006 at 5:35 AM


Lance Winslow writes:

That is very impressive Chris, great program and of course if someone have items that were current topics, well they could place those themselves and allow you to do all the rest. I think this is wonderful for a time saving feature. Thanks so much.

Comment provided September 19, 2006 at 12:40 AM


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