A Science Blog — Style Guide
We encourage all formats, including (but limited to) video, writing, podcast, and graphics. Please provide at least a paragraph of written content to support your material with all formats.
Congratulations, your pitch has been accepted! What are the next steps?
- Please send us your material as a Google Doc. Google docs allow us to efficiently provide feedback without having to download Word documents. If you are unable to access Google products, please let us know.
- When submitting a written post, aim for about 800-1200 words. A bit longer or shorter is fine.
- Use hyperlinks to cite sources like this example.
- We want to hear about you! Whenever possible, write in first person.
- Break down the piece into a few sections with bolded headings.
- Include 2-3 images with your piece. We are happy to assist you with locating free to use stock images online. (See below for our Image Policy)
- Include a caption and source for each image. If you obtained the image online, also include the link.
- At the end of your piece, please Include a short (25 - 70 word) bio. Include a bit about yourself and any information you would like to share including affiliations, websites, Twitter, Instagram handles, etc. We encourage you to also include a headshot. If you are uncomfortable with a headshot, please include an image or icon we can use next to your bio.
- If not included in your pitch, please provide us with: Your name as you would like it to appear on your post and your pronouns
The Nuts and Bolts
- Use Arial font, 11 pt.
- Bold headings.
- Left alignment
- Single space between paragraphs
Please include at least 2-3 images per post. You may use images that you own (cite yourself), images that the original author has expressly given you permission to use (cite appropriately), or copyright free images obtained online. Please make sure that you use the correct filters on your search engine to find only images that are not protected by copyright. We are happy to answer questions or provide copyright free images if you are unsure.