We welcome submissions from everyone! Articles featured on The Bioethics Bugle are not peer-reviewed, so we are not as strict when reviewing content. However, please do make sure it relates to bioethics and is your own, original work.
If we like what we read, we will invite you to create a contributor profile so that we can upload your article. Once you have a profile, subsequent articles are likely to be reviewed and published far quicker than those from new contributors.
Before submitting an article, please ensure it is in line with the following guidelines:
To catch the attention of our readers, we suggest you keep it short and interesting. Make sure it gives the reader a good idea of what is to come.
This is a blog post, not a thesis, so please keep it between 500 and 1,000 words long. If you think your piece needs to be a little longer, feel free to submit it, though tell us why it cannot be done in 1,000 words or less.
We do not require proper academic referencing, in fact we discourage it. What we do like is plenty of hyperlinks to relevant articles and websites so that readers can explore the topic further. You do not need to include these links in your initial submission, but prior to publication we will ask that you embed them in the text.
If you feel an academic reference is essential then include it, but keep them to a minimum. What might be better is a few books or articles at the end as suggested further reading.
Both academic and informal articles are welcome. This really depends on the nature of your piece, but do not feel that you cannot make it quite personal.
When submitting an article, you will be asked to include an author's bio of no more than 100 words. This is a chance for you to give readers a better idea of who you are and how you came to write on the topic you have. Feel free to include your institution, course, research interests, and anything else you feel relevant.