Author Articles

If you have expertise in a particular subject and a willingness to share your knowledge with others, consider writing for the Pennsylvania CPA Journal or CPA Now, or appearing on CPA Conversations. It's a great way to share your technical expertise with colleagues and increase firm visibility in the profession.

Pennsylvania CPA Journal

The Pennsylvania CPA Journal is PICPA's flagship publication and is a highly valued member benefit. This four-color publication is published quarterly and consists of three feature articles as well as regularly scheduled columns. Topics range from audits and federal tax topics to career and lifestyle issues. PICPA members, student affiliates, and legislators receive this publication.

To author an article for the Pennsylvania CPA Journal, review the author guidelines and contact the appropriate member of the editorial board.

Author Guidelines

To prepare an article or column for an upcoming issue of the Pennsylvania CPA Journal, contact the appropriate Editorial Board member.

Features

Features are 2,500 words and cover current events, news within the profession, and special-interest topics. Features appear in each issue to provide in-depth coverage of hot topics and developing issues. Recent topics include the South Dakota v. Wayfair decision, personalization of retirement, and angel funding.

Columns

One-to-two page columns address specific topic areas, some of which appear in every issue while others appear on a rotating basis. Typically, columns run about 900 words. Eleven to thirteen columns appear in each issue, providing a brief discussion of specific topic areas. 

Author Checklist

  • Contact the managing editor at (267) 675-6254 to discuss potential topics and find out who the appropriate column coordinator would be.
  • Submit article or column at required length:
    • Feature - 2,500 words
    • Column - 900 words
  • Be sure that your contact, whether it is a column coordinator or the editorial board chair, has seen and approved the feature or column before it is sent to the editor.
  • Submit articles as an email attachment to journal@picpa.org.
  • Be sure to include the following in your email:
    • Name
    • Phone number
    • Mailing address
    • Email address
  • Also include a brief biography (three to four sentences) that includes your job title and place of employment.
  • Feature authors are required to submit a print-ready (300 dpi) color headshot.
  • Contact the managing editor at whayes@picpa.org or (267) 675-6254 if you have any questions.

We do accept unsolicited articles. However, when articles are sent directly to the PICPA, they are forwarded to the appropriate coordinator. Coordinators will contact authors if they are interested in using the article. There is no guarantee as to when or if the article will be published.

We encourage you to follow the procedures described above to ensure timeliness and efficiency.


Pennsylvania CPA Journal Column Coordinators

To publish a column or feature in the Pennsylvania CPA Journal, contact the appropriate editorial board member listed below.

All Features
Ryan Lafferty, Chair
Accounting & Assurance
Jim Newhard
Business & Industry
Adanma Akujieze
Business Succession Planning
John Stoner

Business Transformations
Jim Swanick
Michael Tighe
Careers & Lifestyles
Alyzabeth Smith
Education
Cory Ng
Emerging CPAs
Michael A. Zaydon

Employee Benefit Plans
JulieAnn Verrekia
Ethics
Ibi Balog
Federal Tax
Brendan Cox
Government/Not-for-Profit
Michael Cade

International Tax
Andrew Bernard
Litigation Support
Jim Stavros
Personal Financial Planning
Laurie Siebert
Practitioners
Rodger Krause

State & Local Tax
Matt Melinson
Technology
Jeannie Welsh
Member Recognitions

Send notices of new hires, promotions, firm announcements, awards, and other accomplishments to journal@picpa.org for recognition in the magazine or on the website.

Write for CPA Now

If you have an idea for a blog post for the Pennsylvania CPA community, send your thoughts to communications@picpa.org for consideration for CPA Now.