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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Guidelines for writing submissions to the College’s eNewsletter

 

1.   Deadline - Submissions must be received by Deborah Hart by the 15th of the month preceding publication (i.e. 15 January for the February eNewsletter). Submissions received on the 16th or later will be considered for the subsequent edition.

 

2.   Length - Except for the invited leader article, all submissions should be less than 150 words. Longer submissions will be edited down to 150 words at the Editor’s discretion and may not be returned to the author for approval. 

 

3.   Linking - Where possible and relevant, submissions should contain links to other web pages. These may be external (to other sites) or to other pages on the College’s site, but preference should be given to linking to other pages on the College’s site. This will encourage readers to ‘stick’ to the College’s website before ‘bouncing’ elsewhere.

 

4.   Subsidiary pages - When lengthy items cannot be condensed (e.g. list of new Fellows), these should be created on a separate web page; the eNewsletter item should be simply: ‘Fellowships awarded this month [link to URL where list is published]’.

 

5.   Images - Use images where possible but please avoid animated gifs, which can look commercial and may take too long to load; avoid using images of other people unless you have their written consent; if you have an idea for a picture, but no actual image, make this clear and the website staff may be able to source a royalty-free image – e.g. ‘New helpline launched [picture of telephone]’.

 

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