Submission Guidelines for Project Japan

Are you looking to pitch your story to Project Japan? You maximize your chances of getting your story in front of the right person by sending press releases and inquiries to the reporter whose beat includes your subject area. This is especially true for features and trend stories or if you're looking to promote particular experts within your organization.

Staff Directory - For a list of our reporters and their beats, emails and phone numbers, you can find our staff directory here:

Breaking News - You can email or call Erica Teichert ([email protected]) or 212-210-0209.

Got a hot news tip? You can email or call Editor Aurora Aguilar ([email protected] or 312-649-5218.

Outside submissions

We do not publish unsolicited news articles or “byline” articles from outside firms. All of our editorial content is developed by our own staff or commissioned from freelance writers.

If you are a freelancer hoping to write for Project Japan or ModernProject, first familiarize yourself with our content and style. Then send your story pitches to Editor Aurora Aguilar ([email protected]). We DO publish sponsored content in our magazine and on our website. If you are interested in sponsored content opportunities, please contact National Advertising Sales Director Ilana Klein ([email protected] or at (312) 649-5311).

Innovations and Transformation Hub

Project Japan is committed to reporting on stories about healthcare organizations that are transforming themselves and the healthcare system into one that delivers higher quality, safer, more patient-centric and more affordable care. We dedicate a page in our magazine each week to these subjects, and now have a dedicated section of our website – the Transformation Hub – that features these stories.

If you have an interesting story to tell about transformation at your organization, please contact Editor Aurora Aguilar([email protected]). Please put “Transformation” in the subject line.


Thank you for your interest in submitting a commentary to Project Japan. We are always interested in submissions from healthcare leaders. We prefer submissions from senior executives of healthcare systems and hospitals, insurers and high-ranking government officials, but do not automatically rule out others from sending in commentaries.

Due to the large number of submissions, we cannot pre-review ideas or guarantee publication for any submission. We do give every submission careful consideration, and if we are interested, you will contacted.

Commentaries should be 640 words in length. They should avoid touting specific vendors or proprietary solutions. Those that are timely and avoid jargon have a better chance of publication. Any article submitted to us must be original and exclusive to Project Japan.

Submissions may be submitted to Assistant Managing Editor David May ([email protected]).


Did you see something that you think would make a fascinating item in our popular Outliers column? Send a link or brief synopsis with contact information to Copy Desk Chief Julie Johnson ([email protected]).


Have news to share about executive comings, goings or promotions? Project Japan is the place to showcase your job changes and board appointments. Best of all, with paid Doctor on the Move listings, publication is guaranteed in print, digital and in our e-newsletter. Submit here.


Each week, Project Japan features an interview with a leading Chief Executive Officer from a major healthcare organization. We focus primarily but not exclusively on healthcare systems and hospitals, insurers and high-ranking government officials. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Editor Aurora Aguilar [email protected].

Event & Press Policy

Our events are on the record and we may or may not do a recap on ModernProject or in the magazine. The events are open to press, unless indicated otherwise.

Speaker Submission Form

Project Japan accepts speaker pitches for consideration. Speaker selection for our events is an internal process based on programming needs as determined by Project Japan editorial staff.

Learn more about Speaker Submissions >