Submit an Article

The International Parking Institute invites article submissions from our members and outside contributors who have an interest in the parking and transportation industry. If you would like to write an article for The Parking Professional, please review the article submission guidelines. Articles keeping to IPI's editorial calendar are more likely to be accepted.

Submitted articles should either:

  • Provide useful, how-to information on current best practices through case studies;
  • Share new technologies and their applications;
  • Report emerging trends; or
  • Discuss relevant and pivotal issues to the parking and transportation industry.

Submitted articles should not

  • Promote a product, service or company.

 Any article submitted should be an original work between 1,400 and 1,600 words; include the author's name, title, organization, phone and e-mail; and be in Word document format.

All photos/graphs/charts/images that pertain to the article are encouraged, and should be sent in individual .jpg or .tiff files that are at least 300 dpi in resolution (they should not be embedded). IPI cannot use any photos or images taken from the internet.

All articles submitted for publication are subject to an editorial review, and it is the author's responsibility to make sure that all information in the article is accurate and that proper credit is given when due. The editor reserves the right to make changes to the article, and edits all articles for style, format, space and readability. Upon completion of this review, the author will be notified if the article will be published and in which issue.

All published material is copyrighted and becomes the property of IPI. Authors will be expected to sign a standard written release. Failure to sign the release will result in the rejection of the article. Article submission implies that authors agree with IPI's policies.

Similar to other publications, IPI has a policy against double submissions. Please do not submit an article that is under consideration by another publication or that has been accepted or published elsewhere.

Please note that all articles are accepted as voluntary submittals; there is no monetary payment for a submission.  

To submit your article for possible inclusion in The Parking Professional, e-mail it along with your contact information to Kim Fernandez,  editor, The Parking Professional