About Medium publications

Publications are shared spaces for stories written around a common theme or topic, usually by multiple authors.

Key features of publications

To see a publication in action, check out our official Medium blog 3 min read:


User functions

Each publication is owned by a single user account—the publication's owner. The owner account has full rights to manage the publication and can add other users as publication editors and writers.

  • Editors can review, edit and publish stories submitted by writers, as well as add their own stories and modify the publication's layout.
  • Writers are regular contributors who can submit their stories to the publication.

Creating a publication

Creating a publication is available to all Medium users. The user account used to create the publication will become its owner.

For a step-by-step guide to setting up your publication, see Create publication.

Customizing a publication

In the publication's settings, you can add a header with a title and/or logo, set up a number of sections with customizable layouts, and add feature pages which act as tabs housing specialized content.

Adding stories to a publication

For a story to be added to a publication, it must first be written on a user account and submitted to the publication. To learn more about the submission process, see Add draft or post to publication.

When a story is added to a publication, it will use the publication's URL, but will continue to be available on the author's profile as well. The author retains all rights to the content and is still able to introduce changes or withdraw it from the publication altogether.

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