Submission Guidelines

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Contributing to the 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, though we do not usually work with private sector initiatives or individuals. However, 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.'

Structure and publication

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 should be grammatically well-written and structured and are ideally no more than 750 words - however, on occasion this can be adapted to suit your needs.
  • In keeping with the house-style of the Magazine, submitted features should be written in British English and/or the relevant European language style and spelling. If you are unsure of a style point in English, you could refer to the UK government or Oxford University (.pdf) guides, or ask us for assistance.
  • Articles should include a headline and section sub-titles.
  • Articles include a lead paragraph to provide an overview of the content, though this is normally included in the editing process, but you are free to include this yourself if you so wish.
  • The angle of your story will make your article attractive and interesting to your audience. We particularly encourage personal experience stories.
  • Make sure you article includes details about who you (and/or your organisation) are, why you took action, who the action targeted, how you proceeded, and what the results were.
  • Points to consider:
    • What is the history behind your piece? Is this relevant to the context of your work?
    • Who is your target audience?
    • Why is your story important?
    • What can the reader learn from your experience and work and what practical steps and information will help them progress?
    • Is there a call to action? What would you like your readers to do next?

Submission checklist

When you send your article to the communications team please make sure you include:

  • Your article (to include section sub-titles);
  • The name(s) of the author(s);
  • Image(s) of the author(s);
  • Short biography of the author(s) (no more than 200 words);
  • Social media handles of organisation(s) and author(s) if relevant (for example @EuroHealthNet);
  • High quality images, graphics and logos relating to the article are welcome, though are used at the discretion of EuroHealthNet. Full copyright holder must be provided. Please send all images and graphics as separate attachments, preferably in PNG format,  and not in the body of your mail.

Practicalities

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.

Spontaneous submissions

Have an idea? We would love to hear it! Although, we issue a call for submissions twice per year, spontaneous submissions are welcome at any time. Please email the communications team directly, and we will discuss the best placement of the article with you.

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