Article requirements and expectations

Last Updated: Feb 09, 2016 08:49AM PST

In order to be published on Experts Exchange, an Article should meet the following requirements:

  1. Structured & Clear - Your article should have a clear structure and simple declarative sentences so the reader can easily understand what you are trying to convey. Each article should include an introduction, a body, and a conclusion.

  2. Correct Grammar & Readability - Articles should be clear, readable, and have minimal grammatical issues. We understand not everyone is a native English speaker or professional writer, but you should aim to make your article read as professional as possible.

  3. Original & Unique - All articles should be your own original work. You can quote (or include) other writers' works so long as you include the correct citations, references and attributions, and their work is not plagiarism or copyright protected.

  4. Informative & Engaging - Always check that your article provides valuable information, or instructions and is written to be engaging and helpful to your audience. Support your text with screenshots when appropriate, and use straight-forward language to keep reader’s attention.

  5. Comply with Terms of Use - As with all content posted on Experts Exchange, your article must comply with the Experts Exchange Terms of Use.


In order to gain Community Pick status, an article must receive at least 15 votes from their peers on Experts Exchange.


In order to be considered for Editor’s Choice (once under consideration, the editors will debate and make a final decision), an Article must:

  1. Meet all published criterium

  2. Define and address the appropriate audience and their need(s)

  3. Address a topic in sufficient depth so that novices and experts both gain from it (if not inconsistent with 2. above)

  4. Demonstrate exemplary research and knowledge of the topic

  5. Succeed at educating or provoking the reader (audience) as defined in above

  6. Is sufficiently different (in a useful way) from similar articles on the same topic or subject (where relevant)

  7. Be exceptionally well written and readable with above average ability to explain and highlight the topic

  8. Flow logically from one section to the next. It should show the command of syntax and grammar expected from a top contributor

  9. Is engaging, entertaining and educational

  10. Where relevant, contains pictures, code examples or snippets enhancing the reading experience and making the article more engaging for readers

  11. Draws upon personal experience and a variety of perspectives to provide the reader with a well-rounded understanding of the topic


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