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Editorial Guidelines

General guidelines

  • It is the member’s responsibility to use their content benefits. Unused benefits cannot be rolled over into another membership year.
  • Articles must be written in UK English.
  • Articles should be practical and strategic to help payments companies. Articles must be suitable for The Payment Association’s members.
  • The use of data, infographics or other images are encouraged. Please provide high resolution images.
  • Content will be published on The Payment’s Association’s website. The submission of content does not guarantee its publication.
  • Where a member-submitted piece of content directly conflicts with the publication of The Payment Association’s original content, the editor will decide a course of action.
  • The Payments Association will hold the copyright.
  • It is your responsibility to be up to date on all libel and defamation law, as well as ensure submitted content is compliant with the law.
  • All content will be reviewed and edited to align with The Payment Association’s editorial style guide.
  • The editor reviewing the article may require clarifications or amendments to the article prior to publication.
  • The editor will decide when to publish the article.
  • The editor’s decision is final.

Thought leadership guest blog post

Submissions must be insightful and:

  1. Explain the current status or trends of the topic matter,
  2. Provide details on how it is evolving and what the future may look like, and
  3. Offer guidance on what the payments sector/professionals needs to do to remain competitive and/or avoid pitfalls.

This can take the form of an opinion piece or traditional article and be between 500 and 1500 words. Articles below 500 words will not be published under this category unless this has been agreed with the editor.

Articles may feature in Payments Review but inclusion in Payments Review is at the sole discretion of the editor. A submission of a thought leadership guest blog post does not guarantee inclusion in Payments Review.

3x or 6x news stories / PR notices

Content under this benefit can be:

  • News updates,
  • PR notices,
  • Announcements on deals or new employees, or
  • Consultation responses.

In addition:

  • Content should be between 200 and 500 words. Consultation responses can be longer in length.
  • Articles below 200 words will not be accepted.
  • Articles with just a headline and link will not be accepted.
  • Content published in this category will be included in the members newsletter and be fully accessible on the website.
  • There is no guarantee that this article will be reviewed by the editor prior to publication.

Member whitepapers submitted for promotion

This should be a detailed piece of content that offers a deep dive into a topical payments matter.

The whitepaper must be submitted in PDF format, accompanied by a 200-500-word summary.

There is no guarantee that this article will be reviewed by the editor prior to publication.