EuroHealthNet Magazine Submission Guidelines

About EuroHealthNet Online Magazine

EuroHealthNet magazine highlights the most interesting projects and developments in the field of health equity, public health, and health promotion from within the partnership and beyond. Published twice per year, the online magazine is shared with more than 12,000 professionals via email and social media.

The magazine aims to inspire professionals working in health promotion, tackling inequalities, or other related fields. It gives an international perspective, showing how challenges are approached in different settings. Particular attention is given to initiatives which reach across sectors to improve wellbeing and reduce inequalities.

EuroHealthNet magazine presents organisations’ different strategic approaches and how these ideas are implemented though specific projects and initiatives. By sharing the stories and experiences of those at the frontline, we celebrate the best work in Europe today and stimulate modern and dynamic responses to new and existing challenges.

The magazine regularly covers:

  • Projects in action or recently evaluated.
  • Analysis of contemporary issues.
  • Strategic approaches, and the ideas and thinking which drives health promotion.
  • Organisations taking new and innovative approaches to reducing health inequalities.
  • Summaries of research, publications, and academic work.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Interviews.

Contributing to EuroHealthNet Magazine

If you have an inspiring story to tell, we would love to hear from you. We are here to help you promote your work and results in the EU and even around the world.

EuroHealthNet member organisations – statutory public health bodies – can make submissions to the magazine. To find out more about becoming a member, visit the EuroHealthNet website.

On occasion, submissions are accepted from external organisations. We do not usually work with private sector initatives or individuals.

Think Tanks, and foundations that are (also) funded by the private sector can be included if a guarantee of independence and integrity is agreed and applied.

EuroHealthNet’s policy of working with economic operators is that ‘in any process related to regulatory processes or environments, for example in regulating food, alcohol or similar products, EuroHealthNet will apply a precautionary principle of not working with economic operators unless a transparent guarantee of independence and integrity is agreed and applied.’

Practicalities

We issue a call for submissions twice per year, but spontaneous submissions are welcome at any time. We will discuss the best placement of the article with you.

After submission, your article will be edited and sent back to you for approval, at which point you can make any further necessary changes. The magazine is published online at eurohealthnet-magazine.eu and widely distributed via email and EuroHealthNet’s monthly Health Highlights newsletter.

Individual articles are promoted through EuroHealthNet’s social media channels. You will receive a direct link to your article which you can disseminate to your contacts.

Preparing your article

You can submit a fully formed article or just send in an idea – we will work with you to establish how to turn your concept into a compelling article. We also provide an English proofreading service.

Articles are usually around 750 words, however this can be changed depending on your needs. Please use British/ European spelling and style. If you are unsure of a style point, you could refer to the UK government or Oxford University (.pdf) guides, or ask us for assistance.

Articles usually include an introductory leader paragraph which gives an overview of the article content and entices readers. This is normally included in the editing process, but you are free to include this yourself if you wish.

When drafting your article the most import thing to consider is what the reader can learn from your experience and work. What practical steps and information will help them progress?

Before starting to write your article, you might consider what angle will make your story most attractive and interesting to your audience. Personal stories are encouraged.

Make sure you article includes details about who you (and/or your organisanisation) is, why you took action, who the action targeted, how you proceeded, and what the results were.

Submission checklist

When you send your article to the editor, Alexandra Latham (a.latham@eurohealthnet.eu), please make sure you attach:

  • Your article.
  • High quality images and logos to accompany the article (sent as an attachment, not in the body of your mail).
  • The names of the author(s).
  • Image(s) of the author(s).
  • Short biography of the Author(s) – one or two sentences will suffice.

Thank you for your participation.