Submission Guidelines

Please follow our submission guidelines if you intend to submit.
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GLOBIS Insights is an online publication with a mission to empower globally-minded professionals at every stage of their careers to innovate, achieve their potential, and create positive social impact.

Interested in contributing to Insights? Please read our submission guidelines carefully before submitting!

How to Submit to GLOBIS Insights

*Please do not ask us if we’re willing to accept payment for do-follow links or any other link-sharing activities. We promise you that we are not.

Themes and Topics We Publish on GLOBIS Insights

We accept articles with fresh perspectives on global business topics, particularly those related to Japan and Asia. We love originality and persuasive, well-supported arguments. Our readers should be able to apply what they’re reading to their professional lives immediately.

Here are some topics we like to write about…

  • Ways to promote sustainability for business and a better collective future
  • Promoting diversity
  • Tips for entrepreneurial leadership
  • New technology and innovations for positive social impact

And here’s what we don’t want

  • Academic analyses
  • Opinion pieces
  • Puff pieces about companies, products, brands, or individuals

Preferred Article Length

Our articles run anywhere from 500–2,000 words. The content of your article should justify its length.

Reprints & Simultaneous Submissions

Reprints are a hard sell for us, but we do accept them under the right circumstances.

First, the rights MUST have reverted to you, and the article MUST follow these submission guidelines.

Simultaneous submissions generally follow the same rules—if you’re sending the piece to multiple publications, please let us know. 

The GLOBIS Style Guide

We follow American English and The Chicago Manual of Style. Please be sure to proofread your work before submitting it.

Here’s some tips to get on our good side…

  • Use serial/Oxford commas.
  • Hyperlink your sources. Do not include links in parentheses or footnotes.
  • Capitalize responsibly. Titles follow standard headline format. Respect the proper noun.
  • Do not cite open sources like Wikipedia, forums, or your personal blog.
  • Do not misquote or plagiarize.

Submission Process

We’re always eager to hear new voices. Here’s what need from you:

  1. Email us either your full article, attached as .doc or .docx, or your pitch in the body of your email in plain text.
  2. Set the subject as follows: Submission: [Article Title].
  3. Send the email to

If you haven’t written for us before, please send us a brief profile with the below information:

  • Your full name (indicate a pen name separately, if you prefer to use one)
  • Your occupation and background (graduating university, certifications, awards, professional achievements, etc.)
  • Any previous publications (online, print, audio, what have you)

Revisions & Scheduling

Please anticipate at least one round of revisions. All edits will be handled by our content team and shared with you before publication. We’re committed to making your piece as strong as possible. Scheduling will be determined by our content team and cannot be guaranteed upfront. When we do land on a publishing date, you’ll be the first to know.

By submitting your article, you agree that GLOBIS retains the right to change the headline, images, or style to suit our in-house guidelines. All changes will be confirmed with the author before publication.

*Please note, as part of our standard operating procedures, we reserve the right to update, remove, or redirect any pages on GLOBIS Insights without prior notification.

Payment & Rights

While we cannot offer payment at this time, we do promote all of our content via our global SNS community, newsletter, and other digital avenues. You are free to reprint elsewhere, but please link back to the original article on GLOBIS Insights.