Directorship® is the NACD’s flagship magazine and an exclusive NACD membership benefit. All 23,000-plus NACD members receive the print magazine on a quarterly basis and have access to the online version. Directorship® is written and edited for corporate board directors, C‑suite level management, and those allied to them. Articles should be clearly written, and topics should reflect the author’s area of expertise. When considering a subject for a magazine piece, ask yourself: “What would have the most impact on the reader in his or her role as a director or senior company officer?”
How to Submit
An article should be submitted electronically as an email attachment a cover letter. The email cover letter should include: The names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of the authors.
All submissions should be in MS Word format, single space, Times New Roman, 12-point font, with little to no formatting.
The editors reserve the right to edit all submissions for accuracy, clarity, length, and adherence to NACD style guidelines. An edited version of the article will be emailed to the author for final approval before publication.
NACD editors also welcome article ideas.
What to Submit
We encourage the citation of examples and quotes from directors.
Charts and tables are encouraged and should be submitted separately in Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, or JPG format. Please submit the underlying source data for all charts so that we can re-create them if necessary.
Articles length varies depending on if the submission is intended for a column or a feature article. Column-length articles are typically estimated or not-to-exceed word count of 700 words for one page or 1,400 words for two pages. Feature articles length varies from 1,400 to 2,800 words; occasionally, feature articles may be longer.
In addition to the article, please email a two-to-three-line author's bio and a recent four-color headshot as a JPG or TIFF (minimum 300 dpi).
Please provide information regarding any relationship with companies/sources in the proposed article. Please specify if you have a consulting relationship or if you serve on a corporate board.
By submitting your article to NACD Directorship® magazine, you assign copyright ownership to NACD, unless otherwise agreed to in writing with NACD. This assignment of ownership shall vest upon NACD’s publication of the article; all rights shall revert to you if NACD does not publish the article within 12 months of submission. We do not guarantee the publishing of unsolicited material. You acknowledge that you are the sole author of the article and that the article does not violate the intellectual property rights of others. As the copyright owner of the article, NACD reserves the right to edit all content for accuracy, clarity, length, and adherence to NACD’s style guide and publish the finished piece in any medium. Published contributors are entitled to a complimentary copy of the issue in which their work appears.
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