Submitting an Article

The VIEWS needs you!

Upcoming deadline for Winter VIEWS: December 15, 2017 at 5pm

The value of the VIEWS comes from the article submissions we receive from the experts in the interpreting field, such as you! Your experiences and knowledge can be shared with the more than 16,000 readership of the VIEWS just by submitting an article. RID seeks to utilize the VIEWS as a forum for interpreters to communicate values, ideas, concerns, challenges and more, but we need your help to make that happen. Submit an article today to join the ranks of knowledgeable and experienced experts of the interpreting field who have contributed to the VIEWS in the past.

The RID VIEWS prints articles on matters of interest and concern to the membership. Submissions that are essentially interpersonal exchanges, editorials or statements of opinion are not appropriate as articles and may remain unpublished, run as a letter to the editor or a position paper. Your opinions and ideas are welcome and appreciated as RID strives to continue to make the VIEWS an invaluable resource for the interpreting profession.

Guidelines for submissions:

All of our issues are published bilingually with equal preference to ASL and English. There are two tiers of accepted submissions:

  • Column: 800-1000 words or ~ 6 minutes of ASL video
  • Feature article: 1500-1800 words or ~ 10 minutes of ASL video


Please make sure that your submission meets all of the requirements as listed in our style guide. In total, you should include with your submission:

  1. Byline of each author – Name, credentials/certifications, city, state (Ex: John Doe, NIC; Bowie, MD)
  2. 100 word bio for each author
  3. High resolution headshot of each author
  4. English version of the article
  5. ASL version of the article


Bilingual Publishing:

Articles and columns submitted to the VIEWS must be submitted in both ASL and English.

Per the member motion ratified at the RIDNOLA15 conference (C2015.09), the VIEWS is a bilingual publication. This means that all submissions need to be reviewed in both English and ASL before acceptance to the journal. If you are only proficient in one language, we can work with you on a case by case basis for developing bilingual content. The goal of our publication is to achieve linguistic equivalence. In other words, the submission should not read as a primary article with an accompanying translation into the other language. Rather, the meaning and content of the article should be equally represented in both written and visual mediums, according to the author’s signing/writing style and cultural expression.

The theme for the Winter Views is Legislation. Note that as the VIEWS approaches publication, the turnaround time for submission edits becomes shorter.  If you are trying to match up to a specific theme or issue, we suggest you start early!

If you have any questions about submitting an article, please do not hesitate to contact us.