Can I use previously published material in my article?

Last Updated: Feb 09, 2016 08:27AM PST

Experts Exchange takes pride in providing unique, original content for our users. When an author has a personal blog or has previously contributed a similar or identical article on another site, the following criteria will apply in determining if it can be accepted for publication:
 

  • Article content must be at least 80% original and unique to Experts Exchange
  • Article meets all other criteria for publication


If you’ve already published elsewhere, one option is to write an "anti-article" with a tongue-in-cheek approach, while covering your same topic. For example, if your original article was "Why not to change this setting on your iPhone", the anti-article might be "How to brick your iPhone in one easy lesson." Any anti-article must be 80% or more original content, so it will take starting from scratch, not just modifying the original.

If you have used content you’ve found elsewhere on the web, make sure you only briefly quote other people's work, and include the correct citations, references and attributions. 

Editors do perform a content check on your article. A article that contains duplicate content may be deleted, and (for extreme or repeat occurrences) may result in account limitations that impact your ability to publish on Experts Exchange.

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