Wednesday, November 01, 2006

How to submit an article...

I get lots of email (that I don't ask for...).  Just yesterday for example I got a 2172kb (yeah, over 2mb) email from a DBA who thought I'd want to see a couple of their statspack reports to help them tune their system.  I was less than impressed with that (when you travel, your internet connection is sometimes fast and sometimes not fast - regardless - sending someone you've never communicated with before a 2.1mb email.... nothing compressed either!)

Anyway, the one I got this morning was a lot "smaller" (2kb) and was from someone wanting to get some of their technical papers published.  They didn't know where or how to send them for consideration.

I didn't either truth be told, but I asked around - and as it turns out, there is a process.  You can go to this Oracle Magazine page and submit your ideas there.  The entire process, expectations, and so on are spelled out.  Just thought I would mention it - in case you have some papers lying about you'd like to be considered for publication.

Darn, should have read that last paragraph on that page myself before I started writing for them :)

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13 Comments:

Blogger Vidya Balasubramanian said....

Thanks Tom. I have never tried submit an article for Oracle Mag. I have submitted some for the OUG conferences and have not had much luck with my paper being selected. Dbazine has been good starting point for me. And until my papers get really good for OUG (I have heard that a catchy title helps as well) I will have an opportunity to blog

Wed Nov 01, 06:36:00 PM EST  

Anonymous Michael Olin said....

We are always looking for papers for the NY Oracle Users Group Technical Journal (quarterly) and presentations for our meetings (also quarterly). If you don't think your paper is "ready for prime time", but just have a write up of a useful tip or technique, we're interested as well. If you speak at one of our meetings or get published in our journal, we'll even throw in a free one-year membership in the group (I think we owe you a couple of years, Tom).

You can find more information at the NYOUG website

Wed Nov 01, 07:18:00 PM EST  

Blogger David Aldridge said....

How odd, to have to become an Oracle Approved Vendor before you can be slipped a few bucks for an article. It doesn't really speak of leanness in the organisation. :)

Wed Nov 01, 08:07:00 PM EST  

Anonymous Arup Nanda said....

If you don't have luck with Oracle Magazine publishing your paper, please consider them for SELECT Journal, the publication of Independent (used to be "International") Oracle User Group. selectonline.org

Thu Nov 02, 02:07:00 AM EST  

Anonymous Anonymous said....

You need to get your Oracle email address changed to something else and not give it out to the public.

Use a gmail account for corresponding with your groupies. This way you can choose to download the attachments or not.

Have you considered selling Tom Kyte apparel? Such as T-Shirts and Coffee Mugs? You can tell people there are tuning secrets in the apparel to get people to buy them.

For the ladies you can do the Tom Kyte Calendar.

Thu Nov 02, 10:50:00 AM EST  

Anonymous RobH said....

"For the ladies you can do the Tom Kyte Calendar." HAH! That would be 'spectacular' :D

On a side note about submitting articles, how can I stress the importance of outlining good conceptual information at the beginning of your article. Many Oracle and Select magazine are very good but some jump to far in too fast (ok, I admit I'm an idiot, lets move on).

I understand there is a limited amount of space, but for some informational documents I miss the concept and purpose early on. That to me is vital. Understanding and 'getting' the concept of a feature or part of the DB is more important than SQL and/or syntax.

Thu Nov 02, 11:49:00 AM EST  

Anonymous Robert said....


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Anonymous said....
You need to get your Oracle email address changed to something else and not give it out to the public.


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Anonymous said....
Have you considered selling Tom Kyte apparel? Such as T-Shirts and Coffee Mugs? You can tell people there are tuning secrets in the apparel to get people to buy them.
For the ladies you can do the Tom Kyte Calendar.

You trying to be funny or STUPID ???

Thu Nov 02, 12:13:00 PM EST  

Blogger Vidya Balasubramanian said....

Thanks for your inputs. I tend to do things the lazy way at times...is there an RSS feed for OUG Conferences & Events?? ... just thought it would be easier for me to keep track of good presentations/call for papers and could make some time available for the same.

Thu Nov 02, 12:58:00 PM EST  

Blogger Michael Brown said....

The call for papers for Collaborate 07 is open until 11/19, submit to either IOUG (http://www.ioug.org) or OAUG (http://www.oaug.org)--both sites have links to the call for papers on the main page.

Thu Nov 02, 05:05:00 PM EST  

Anonymous Mirjana said....

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Really beautiful place to see...

Fri Nov 03, 02:49:00 AM EST  

Blogger Atul Kumar said....

Thanks to everybody for sharing information about site to submit technical articles.

Fri Nov 03, 01:19:00 PM EST  

Blogger The Human Fly said....

I remember, once I had submitted my article to Oracle Magazine and they responded me not before 3 months with "No we can't publish this".

Jaffar

Mon Nov 06, 01:51:00 AM EST  

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