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Submitting content to Laboratorytalk

If you have information that you would like to share with Laboratorytalk, here are some helpful guidelines for submitting content. The guidelines explain the type of content that our readers find useful, some pointers for what makes a good article and an online form which you may use to submit your articles. You will find a list of the most frequently asked questions at the bottom of the page, but if your question is not answered there please do not hesitate to ask. You can email us support@laboratorytalk.com or call +44 (0)1442 200650

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Laboratorytalk Content Submission Form»

You can submit articles to Laboratorytalk using this online form. Every article submitted will go through our editing process so don't worry about writing the perfect piece. Please follow the brief instructions and don't forget to include your contact information.

The main article types on Laboratorytalk are:
  • Product/service article A description of a product or service
  • Case study/application note A description of how a product or service has been used or applied to achieve a result
  • White Paper A guide on how a particular technology, product or method is used for solving a specific problem.
    They may also present research findings, list a set of questions or tips about a certain technology, method or technique.
  • Research news A breakthrough or significant advance that your company has been involved in on a research level

Guidance notes

Here is a brief guide to the key elements of a good product or case study article

Product Article

Title:

This should be description and between 40-60 characters. For example:

  • » Mixed field analyser eliminates post processing
  • » Microfluid interface for PDMS chip connections
  • » Evolve 512 Delta cuts data acquisition time in half
Intro:

This should take the following format [product name], [short description], [its significance] and be between 80-120 characters. For example:

  • » Biohit Picus, Sartorius' latest electronic pipette, is the smallest and lightest on the market.
  • » Microsemi CRP, a new blood analysis tool, provides results in less than four minutes.
  • » Shimadzu's LCMS-8040, the world's fastest LC-MS/MS, delivers increased productivity and sensitivity performance.
Body:

Expand on the information given in the intro. Try to address the following points:

  • » Is it new? Is it an evolution of an existing product/range?
  • » What are its features?
  • » What are its benefits?
  • » What are the potential applications?
  • » What are the technical specifications?
Product images:

Ideally these will be in landscape and cropped to a ratio of 3 x 5 and around 300dpi.

Enhanced content and associated services:

There are many opportunities to enhance your content on Laboratorytalk, including video hosting, PDF uploads and more.
Click here for our package options.

 

Case Study

Title:

This should be description and between 40-60 characters. For example:

  • » Imaging technique sheds new light on bacterial mobility
  • » Nottingham University uses RAPID.ID Raman spectrometer
  • » Robotic workflow solution improves crop production
Intro:

This should describe the technology, where it was used and for what application.
It should be between 90-140 characters. For example:

  • »The University of Colarado has used nanoparticle-tracking analysis to characterise microvesicles as potential biomarkers.
  • » Using SEEC microscopy, French scientists have discovered that bacterium adhesion and motion are driven by the same mechanism.
  • » The Department of Sport and Exercise at Teesside University has been using the YSI 2300 to monitor blood lactate levels.
Body:

Expand on the information given in the intro. Try to address the following points:

  • » In what way did the product provide an innovative solution?
  • » Was it used in an unusual application?
  • » Was there a clear benefit?
  • » What were the challenges?
  • » What is the current status of its use in this particular application?

If you can, please provide some comment from those involved.

Product images:

Ideally these will be in landscape and cropped to a ratio of 3 x 5 and around 300dpi.

Enhanced content and associated services:

There are many opportunities to enhance your content on Laboratorytalk, including video hosting, PDF uploads and more.
Click here for our package options.

 

For guidance on White papers or any other content please email us:

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q. Is there a cost for article publication?
    • Basic articles are free, however you need to be a subscriber to attach downloads, video, links etc.
      To find out more go to our package description page
  • Q. I haven't submitted anything before, where do I start?
    • You just need to register your organisation first (check if you already have a listing by typing your company name in the search box in the header of this page). You can then start sending content to us immediately – email your submissions to news@laboratorytalk
  • Q. I don't have any articles prepared; can you help us to write them?
    • We can produce content from product notes, brochures and any information you give us and in any format. Depending on your package level, volume requirement and the nature of the article there may be an additional cost for content production. For more information please email us at support@laboratorytalk.com
  • Q. Will everything I submit be published on the site?
    • Anything you send to us will be reviewed before publication. If we don't think it's suitable we will let you know why, and if it can be changed to meet the required criteria.
  • Q. Will my articles appear exactly as I submit them?
    • Everything we receive is reviewed and edited, so you might find that your articles appear differently on the site. We only make any changes to maintain a consistent style which helps our readers – we don't change technical details!
  • Q. I would like to contribute to your expert opinions, features or blogs - how do I get involved?
    • Make contact with us by emailing the editor ellie@laboratorytalk.com with a brief introduction, who you are and how you would like to contribute.