should refer to our main topic of Qi (Ch'i, Ki, Prana, Vital
Force, Vital Energy). Although primarily Chinese (because many
of these concepts were developed to a high level in China), we
accept articles and comparisons from other cultures. Shiatsu,
Alexander, Zen, etc.. Although titled "Traditional,"
we accept articles that deal with newly founded facts based on traditional
principles, such as electro-magnetic forces, holistic medicine,
A feature article is typically between 3,500 and
6,000 words in length. A department article is 600 to 1,500 words
in length. A news event or article can vary in size as needed
but is usually short and concise.
should not criticize a particular individual for his/her viewpoint
or practice techniques. Likewise, saying that one style of practice
is the only good and true one is the same as saying everyone
else is wrong. An idea or concept should stand
by itself without having to resort to right/wrong comparisons.
If any comparisons are made, please compare to factual data,
not individual beliefs or assumptions.
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an article sometimes runs in conjunction with related advertising,
Insight Publishing does not, and will not, run articles to achieve
advertising sales. Often times, an advertiser will run an ad
because the article is going to appear, never the reverse. All
editorial is independent of sales, including book and tape reviews.
In the case of book and/or tape reviews, when Insight determines
that a certain book will be reviewed, the results are published,
good or bad. In short, do not submit anything for review that
you do not want reviewed. Reviewers are not employed by Insight
Publishing, but are freelance volunteers.
Simultaneous submissions accepted. We will reply in 4-6 weeks.
All unsolicited articles should be submitted
as copies, not originals. Insight does not return articles (or
accompanying artwork). Articles that are received are considered
to be final copy. We do not accept any revisions to the article
once it has been received (such as new information, deletion
of erroneous information, or substitution of current information)
but you may resubmit the whole revised article as a new submission.
Written notification is required for cancellation of any article
which is under consideration.
Articles can be sent via email, Microsoft Word, plain text files, or hard copy by mail. Please do
not send handwritten articles. Because of translation difficulties,
we can only accept articles written in English unless prior arrangements
have been made. Once an article has been accepted, a contract
will be sent to you for your signature.
TIPS: Articles submitted with accompanying photographs/artwork
stand a better chance of being accepted since photographs/artwork
help to reinforce the written information. All articles should
be carefully proofread before submitting.
Our audience ranges from highly skilled practitioners
and school libraries to beginners who are picking up the Journal
for the very first time at a bookstore. Each issue has a mix of various topics
at various learning levels. If your article is not appropriate
for one issue, it may be just right for the next. We are not
opposed to highly technical articles or those involving case
studies, nor are we opposed to articles that give an overview
or simplistic viewpoint on complex issues. Remember, a master
of one curriculum may be a beginner at another.
reserves the right to edit all copy as deemed necessary. We realize
that freelance writers are often not as knowledgeable
in English grammar as professional writers. However, a person
who practices and believes in what they write about has a viewpoint
and dedication that is often not shared by a "hired"
professional. Our Journal exists for the purpose of providing
information for our readers that will make them think and investigate
on their own. We strive to provide accurate information that
is neither misleading nor falsified. If major edits are performed
that may change the viewpoint of the author, a copy of the revised
article will be sent for approval.
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