Editorial principles

Seeking Alpha accepts submissions from credible authors and reviews them for clarity, consistency and impact. Among other principles, our editors follow the following criteria in deciding whether or not to publish an article:

  1. Articles must interest our readership. For stock-oriented posts, we consider carefully: Whether the article helps a fundamentally-oriented investor decide whether to buy or sell the stock in question? Does it provide meaningful information about or analysis of the company's competitive environment, management, products, corporate strategy, earnings potential or balance sheet? We don't generally post pure technical analysis of stocks or option trading ideas that aren’t fundamentally based. For macro posts, we consider whether the article is helpful for stock-market investors: To what degree is its viewpoint 'actionable'? Is it written for investors, or is the article's key focus on politics, economics, marketing, etc.?
  2. Articles must conform to Seeking Alpha's standards of rigor and clarity. In order to best use our editorial resources, we often reject articles that require extensive copy-editing, are poorly written, or unusually long.
  3. Articles about a stock trading at less than $1 or with a market cap below $100 million will see extra scrutiny but are still eligible for publication.
  4. The author must agree in writing to Seeking Alpha's disclosure standards.

The stocks covered on Seeking Alpha, and whether articles are bullish or bearish, are determined by our contributing authors (having satisfied quality and integrity criteria), and not by our editors. Editorial feedback on articles is intended to support the author in clarifying the author's viewpoint and may not interfere with the substance of the author's argument or viewpoint. Our strict adherence to these editorial guidelines means that Seeking Alpha authors and contributing authors are genuinely independent.

Authors are required to disclose personal positions in stocks they write about. Since Seeking Alpha's editors have no input into which stocks are covered or the nature of the commentary on them, they are not required to disclose positions in articles they edit.