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Authors Guidelines

Annual CEO Paper Contest - Management Paper Contest

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Article, Opinion & Paper Submission Guidelines
CEO Q invites consultants, entrepreneurs, executives, professors, researchers, educators and authors to submit practice-based articles. CEO Q welcomes original research, practice-based white papers, case studies, unique insights, best practices advice, field lessons and useful management frameworks.

Annual Awards
All accepted papers are automatically entered into CEO Q's Annual CEO Paper Contest with a chance to win one of the most prestigious awards. The competition is judged by professionals from relevant industries and a panel of experts assembled by CEO Q. One winner will be chosen and up to 9 management papers will be selected for an honorable mention.


  • Publishing Dates:  Jan 30, Mar 30, Jun 30, and Sep 30.

  • Submission Deadlines:  Jan 1, Mar 1, Jun 1, and Sep 1. High-quality papers that miss the submission deadlines shall be considered for future issues

Types and Length of Articles/Papers Submissions

  1. Expert Opinion/Articles                              (1-2 Pages)

  2. Case Studies - Success/Failure Lessons    (2-4 Page)

  3. White Papers and Best Practices Papers    (2-8 Pages)

Paper Format and Style

The preferred article format is the CEO Q white paper format. CEO Q white papers provide businesses and government leaders with a list of questions, terminologies and discussion points that can be used to address emerging challenges and opportunities. CEO Q white papers are succinct work documents designed for problem-solving and communication by the leadership team. Depending on the scope of the paper, the document structure may include three to five sections:

  1. A statement of the challenge or opportunity

  2. Analysis of root-causes and underlying forces

  3. Solution recommendations

  4. A checklist of best practices for solution implementation and change management

  5. Notes and resources.

Using illustration diagrams, checklists, bullet points and tables is highly encouraged.

Sample white paper US Economic Crisis and Recovery Plan

  • The paper must be written in Arial font 11 Pt, on A4 Page,

  • The paper must not be oriented towards self or business promotion. The editorial must be written in third person. Authors may include only a one time text reference to the name of the author or company and email address in the author bio section (but no other place in the paper).

  • Each paper should provide a clear and concise message/story with analysis of events and their outcome (when applicable).

  • All submissions shall summarize findings, recommendations and insights in bullet-point format.

  • Research papers should present preliminary findings in a way that address hypotheses, debate, supporting and opposing views (when applicable), or tentative recommendations.

  • Illustrations or photos must be delivered in JPEG format with a resolution of 72 dpi for the web and 300 dpi for print. 

Legal and Copyrights:

  • Authors shall be deemed to have granted to CEO Q an irrevocable, non-exclusive license with the right to sub-license others, use and publish the intellectual property without payment of fees or royalties.

  • Authors shall defend CEO Q against any claim that work furnished hereunder or any related intellectual property infringe any U.S. patent, trade secret or copyright and will indemnify CEO Q and/or against any loss, damage or liability arising from furnished work.

Editor's Rights:

CEO Q Magazine reserves the right to accept, reject, edit, correct, or summarize any article to fit the editorial guidelines and space. For example the editors may remove self-promotional text ( e.g. "great" product or "excellent" service), commercial references or competitive statements from any article as they see fit.

How to Submit:

  • All submissions must be in Microsoft Word or RTF format

  • An article should be submitted electronically as an attachment to an e-mail cover letter. The e-mail cover letter should include: The names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of all authors.

  •  By submitting and article for publishing you the author(s) and/or author's agent grants CEO Q royalty-free right to use and publish the submitted paper in any and all formats."

  • Please send your submission to:  editor (at)

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