Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines for Scholarhive

At Scholarhive, we promote high quality writing and content. We want to provide a platform to the budding writers and publishers who are looking for great content writing. We also promote those who want to share authentic information with others. To ensure that your articles get published on Scholarhive, we appreciate that you take some time to read the following guidelines:

Article Contents

The content of the article is its most important part. Please carefully read the following set of guidelines that you must follow while submitting the article:

  • The article you submit must be written in ENGLISH.
  • The article must be unique and you must have the right to publish it. If you are a ghost writer or submitting on behalf of an employer or contractor then you must include the name of the original author with the article.
  • We DO NOT allow articles bought in bulk form and then submitted over to more than one websites. Before submitting the article you must make sure that the article is in your sole ownership. Violation of this rule will result in permanent ban from our website.
  • We DO NOT allow articles with blatant self-promotion, advertisement, promotional content etc.
  • We DO NOT allow badly formatted articles or articles with grammatical, punctuation, spelling and sentence structure mistakes. The article must be submitted in proper English and should be properly formatted and checked for the above mentioned mistakes twice.
  • Profanity is highly discouraged on Scholarhive. We do not allow articles that contain promotion of or information on pornography/ explicit adult material, violence, escort services etc. We also DO NOT allow articles that contain excessive bold words.
  • We DO NOT allow content that contain sales or advertisement of streaming videos, fake degree(s) or fake diploma(s), paid assignments, coursework, term papers, student essay(s) or dissertation help etc.
  • We DO NOT allow hate speech, racial intolerance or articles containing degrading or insulting tone/ remarks against an individual or group, religion, sect or race etc. Articles supporting terrorism and other negative activities are also not allowed.
  • We DO NOT allow negative marketing against another company or one’s competitors.
  • We DO NOT allow articles that contain content related to violation of law or contents that intrude into other people’s legal rights.
  • We DO NOT allow advertisement of illegal products (i.e., sales of prescription or illicit drugs, steroid use, tobacco, marijuana, cannabis, alcohol, wine, beer, weapons, ammunition, replicas, etc).
  • We DO NOT allow articles that contain video streaming, movie download links or links to watch recently released movies online. This also includes information on illegal movie downloads.
  • We DO NOT allow articles that contain information related to hacking, cracking or retrieving passwords illegally etc.
  • We DO NOT allow authors to re-submit the same article again. Articles that contain the same content but with a few words changed/ re-phrased will not be published. We will ban the authors if they break this rule and this act is repeated.
  • Articles must not contain information about replying to personal email address, postal address or other means of correspondence. Articles containing any personal information will be rejected. This is a measure to keep our readers safe from spammers who may find means of spamming by getting hold of any such information provided.
  • Contents can only be boldeditalicized or underlined for putting emphasis on a certain thing. Articles completely in any of these scripts will be rejected.
  • We DO NOT allow articles that promote/ support the following as a positive thing:
    • Bulk email spamming, safe lists and PLR (Private Label Rights) articles
    • Click fraud, clicking on Adsense ads
    • Making MFA (Made For Adsense) websites
    • Adsense Arbitrage

Article Title

The TITLE is the main subject line of the article. It delivers the basic idea of the article and informs the reader about what they can expect to look for in the article. In order to get your article approved, the TITLE must be submitted according to the following guidelines:

  • Article TITLE must be in upper and lower case letters. The First Letter of Each Major Word Should be Capitalized. Avoid capitalizing common words like: to, for, a, etc. Example: Apple Releases Another Successful Product in Market. Abbreviations included in the TITLE should be CAPITALIZED. This includes words like USA, HTC, PHP etc. Words like iPod, iPhone, iPad etc should be in this format.
  • The TITLE can be maximum 100 characters long.
  • The TITLE must NOT be submitted in all CAPS format and there should not be quotes around the TITLE.
  • The TITLE must not end with a period.
  • Do not use excessive punctuation marks in the title. “!!!” or “???” would not make any better impact than a single “!” and “?”.
  • The TITLE cannot contain an HTML tag, author name or URL.
  • The TITLE must contain more than one word. There must be at least two unique words in the TITLE of your article.
  • The TITLE must NOT contain any slang words or profanity in it.
  • Do not stuff your TITLE with keywords. It should be an easy to understand title that is not flooding with keywords.
  • DO NOT use names of prescribed drugs in your article’s TITLE.
  • The article must contain contents as promised in the article TITLE. We DO NOT allow irrelevant articles.
  • The first 3-4 words of the article TITLE should be rich in keywords. This helps in driving traffic to your article. Here is an example of a keyword rich title: Weight Loss Management – How I Lost 20 KG Weight? The same title could have lost traffic had it been written like this: How I Lost 20 KG Weight- Learn About Weight Loss Management

Article Body Guidelines

  • The article body must consist of at least 350 words. The maximum words allowed in article body are 5,000.
  • The article body MUST deliver what is promised in the Article Title. In case of violation of this rule, the article will not be published.
  • Do not use capital letters in Article body.
  • The article body must not contain title and author name.
  • Article containing affiliation links or excessive links for promoting websites will be rejected.
  • Do not place Copyright claims in the article, we provide our authors with an option to choose whether or not they allow their article to be re-published. Any Copyright claims will be deleted from the article.
  • We DO NOT accept articles that contain a URL in the first paragraph of the article. We will NOT allow articles that contain URLs in the opening (first) paragraph of the article body.
  • Articles containing commercial or advertorial content will not be published.
  • We DO NOT allow contact information to be provided in the article body, it should be given in the author signature only.
  • The HTML references given in article body must be relevant to the information provided in the given part of the article; otherwise the article will be rejected.
  • The article body should not be double spaced. It should be properly formatted with single spaces between words and proper line breaks should be used. Bullets and numbering should be used in appropriate manner. Articles with these errors will be rejected.
  • We DO NOT allow images or videos in the article body.
  • We DO NOT allow HTML tags other than these ones in the article body:<b>, <strong>, <i>, <em>, <u>, <blockquote>, <li>, <ol>, <ul>, <br>, <p>, and <a>. Don’t forget to close these HTML tags by using a slanting slash “/” at the end of them. For example: <strong>Writer from Malaysia. </strong>
  • Article should not contain hard breaks. Hard breaks should only be used at the end of a paragraph. This can be obtained by pressing ENTER or by using the <br/> tag.
  • We add nofollow to all links in the article including the author resource box..
  • All the links must be relevant to the subject matter of the article body. For example: an article on Shopping Designer Clothes should lead to an article on designer clothes. The same article if linked to a Web Development company website will be rejected.
  • All the hyperlinks provided must be active. Broken links and links that lead to websites under construction are not allowed. Articles with such links will be rejected. Links that redirect the users to another website will also not be accepted. For example, a link abc.com if leads to xyz.com, is considered a redirect link and thus it will not be accepted.
  • We respect the security of our users and to make sure that their information remains safe, we will check links against phishing. We highly discourage phishing scams and any such attempts on the security of our users. Thus, we will not accept articles with phishing links.
  • We DO NOT accept repetition of hyperlinks in the article, thus one hyperlink cannot be used more than once in the article.
  • All the links must be submitted in their proper format. For example: Right format: http://www.my-name.com, Wrong format: www.my-name.com
  • Take proper care while choosing words for anchor text links. You can use no more than 3 URLs in an article. Do not link these anchored texts to common words. The anchored text links must be in accordance to the harmony of the article and should thus be chosen wisely. Articles with misleading anchored text links will be rejected.
  • We DO NOT allow links to websites that contain explicit sexual content, pornography or violence etc. This rule applies not only to the links included in article body but also to other parts of the article.

Category

A category defines the theme of the article and helps the reader locate an article according to its dimension. Choosing the Category and Sub-Category wisely helps the reader find an article with ease, thus the article should be placed in the most appropriate category while submitting it. Please follow these guidelines while choosing a category for your article:

  • The article must be submitted in the category that suits it perfectly.
  • Articles that come under the label of a particular category should be placed in the most appropriate category available.
  • Certain categories might seem similar or more or less alike, so they should be chosen wisely. For example: While submitting an article on Home Remedies for Weight Loss, one might be confused about whether to submit it in Weight Loss sub-category or Home Remedies sub-category (Main category: Health & Fitness). Here, it is up to the author to choose the category that serves the purpose well.
  • Submitting all the articles in the same category without having relevancy to it will be considered as violation of our author guidelines and will result in deletion from our website. Repeating this will be considered as spam and author account will be banned permanently.
  • We have chosen categories for all genres, but if you still don’t find a category that befits your article, then contact us and we will consider including the required category in our article directory.
  • Articles on Writing should go under Writing, NOT Education. Similarly, articles on Internet should go under Internet, NOT Technology. Articles on Shopping should go under Shopping, NOT Business or Marketing. Similarly, articles on Health & Fitness should not be placed under Sports!
  • While choosing a main category for the article, one should further explore the sub-categories. If you do not find a relevant sub-category, only then should it be placed under the main category. For example: An article on Diamond Rings can be placed under Shopping, but we have a more appropriate sub-category, i.e. “Jewelry”, hence, the article should be placed under sub-category “Jewelry”.

Article Summary

A summary delivers the main idea or condensed form or abstract of the article. It can prove really helpful by giving the reader an idea about what will be the benefits of reading your article. The following guidelines must be followed while writing article summary:

  • The article MUST contain a 2-3 sentences long summary. The summary cannot exceed more than 300 characters. While submitting makes sure that there are no broken words in it.
  • The article cannot have an irrelevant summary.
  • We DO NOT allow author names, email addresses, personal information, URLs or HTML tags in the article summary.
  • The article summary must be a part of the article. If you don’t know what to write in the summary then you can add a relevant part/ first paragraph of the article to the summary.
  • DO NOT confuse Article Summary with Author Signature. We DO NOT allow author to showcase or promote him/herself in the article summary.

Article Keywords

Keywords are a basic element of an article. Keywords help generate traffic to your articles. One must choose appropriate keywords to increase traffic to the article. Following guidelines must be followed while adding keywords to the article:

  • All the keywords must be separated by a single comma and single space.
  • All the keywords must be relevant to the article. Articles containing irrelevant keywords will be rejected.
  • Use optimized keywords while adding them to the article. Your keywords are optimized when you think as how a specific user will find your article. For example: A person living in Bangkok will type the following keywords while searching for Moving and Relocating based in Bangkok… Keywords: Bangkok moving relocating. You can take help from a variety of websites that help you find keywords for your articles.
  • We allow a minimum of 2 unique keywords in the article. One keyword may be 3 to 60 characters long. The length of total keywords provided cannot exceed more than 300 characters.
  • We DO NOT allow more than 3% of keyword density in the article. The keywords must be used in proper context so as to avoid article rejection. We DO NOT allow articles that contain keywords spread around the article without any proper context.

Author Signature / Resource box

An author signature adds to the credibility of an article. To have your author signature approved, it must be according to the following guidelines:

  • Author signature is optional. If provided, it should not exceed more than 200 words.
  • We allow up to three hyperlinks in the author signature. We will not publish articles containing more than 3 hyperlinks.
  • The Author Signature must be relevant to the contents of the article.
  • We DO NOT allow personal information like telephone number, email address, residential address etc. to be included in the author signature.
  • All the rules regarding links provided in Article body will apply to links provided in Author Signature as well.
  • We allow the following HTML tags in our author signature: <br />, <b>, <u>, <a href>

Author Account Criteria

Multiple accounts held by the same author are subject to immediate ban from our website and may also result in deletion of any approved articles.

Author Name Guidelines

  • The author name must be a real name.
  • Author name CANNOT be the name of a celebrity, company, website, cartoon character etc, we JUST allow real author names. For example: Bryan Adams, Britney Spears, Michael Jackson etc.
  • Author name cannot contain nouns or adjectives etc. For example: Genius Writer 501, Pretty Designer009 are unacceptable author names.
  • An author can have just ONE author account at a time. Multiple accounts held by the same author will be banned from our website. This may also result in the already submitted articles being rejected.

Alternate Author Names / Pen Names

  • An author cannot have more than one account, but we do allow authors to have alternate author names or pen names under the same account.
  • The Author Name Criteria applies to Alternate Author Names as well.
  • If you are working under some contractor or the real writer and using pen name on behalf of someone else, you must have the permission of the real author to submit the articles.

Copyright Violation

Scholarhive highly discourage and does not support unethical use of copyright contents/material. In case of plagiarism, authors can exercise their rights under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 by taking the following steps:

  1. Contact the offending party directly asking them to rectify the copyright violation.
  2. If the above fails, contact the ISP that hosts the offending website and the domain registrar that holds the registration for the website domain.
  3. Information for the domain registrar and hosting service can generally be obtained by doing a lookup using any WhoIs service such as:
    Whois Check
  4. Most Domain Registrars and ISPs will respond to a copyright enforcement request by warning or suspending the offending party. If they fail to do so, have a lawyer make the same request in writing.

Disclaimer

  • The articles on this website are provided for information purpose only and for redistribution as outlined in our Article Submission Guideline.
  • Scholarhive does not accept any responsibility or liability for the use or misuse of the article content on this site or reliance by any person on the site’s contents.
  • The views and opinions in the submitted articles are of authors alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of the team of Scholarhive.
  • The information provided on Scholarhive is for educational or entertainment purpose only.
  • Scholarhive reserves the right whether or not to publish every submitted article.