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September 16, 2010 9:01 AM   Subscribe

Magazine X published my article on their website. Would it be correct to claim that my article "appeared in Magazine X?"

Magazine X (fictional name) is a big publication with a popular dead tree magazine. They also publish other articles on their website, MagazineX.com

When introducing me, someone said "Lassen's work has appeared in Magazine X and other places" despite the fact that my article was never in the magazine, it was published on the website.

1) Is it accurate to claim that, because my article appeared on MagazineX.com, it was "in Magazine X"?

2) When I add the article to my CV, do I called the publication "Magazine X" or "MagazineX.com"?
posted by LudgerLassen to Work & Money (6 answers total)
 
It would be misleading. Your CV should say that the article appeared on MagazineX.com.

This may change in the future and even now there are likely to be people who feel differently, but I'd play it safe on this one.
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 9:07 AM on September 16, 2010


No, it is not accurate to say that your article was in the magazine, because it did not, in fact, appear in the printed publication. These days, there's a big distinction. And your CV should list it as magazinex.com. If your article appeared in the print publication, you would list it as Magazine X. You have been published on magazinex.com.
posted by misanthropicsarah at 9:08 AM on September 16, 2010


My sister-in-law is a professional free-lance writer. She always distinguishes between the print magazine and the website, although she has appeared in both. She says something thing like her work has "appeared in Magazine X and MagazineX.com".
posted by kimdog at 9:12 AM on September 16, 2010


Agreed with others, there is a large distinction between print and online versions of magazines. Print is much more prestigious than online, so it would look shady to claim that if it's not the case.
posted by Tooty McTootsalot at 9:24 AM on September 16, 2010


Thanks everyone. Looks like there is a clear agreement.
posted by LudgerLassen at 9:27 AM on September 16, 2010


Also, if people want to read the article later, then they will have a harder time finding it (I say this as someone who helps people find articles that have been similarly mislabeled).
posted by unknowncommand at 2:50 PM on September 16, 2010


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