Do's and Don'ts When Submitting Editorial Content
Nutraceuticals World welcomes articles about many aspects of the market, from dietary supplements to functional foods to nutritional beverages, and everything in between. Segments covered include: manufacturing of various dosage forms (tablets, capsules, soft gels), functional foods, ingredients, and beverages; new ingredients and technologies; regulatory developments and legal issues; clinical research updates/trends; testing issues; safety and quality; formulation development; international developments; and others. Here are some pointers to consider when formulating an article for Nutraceuticals World:
• Make sure article content is relevant to the world of dietary supplements, functional foods and nutritional beverages.
• Article length: 2000-2500 words, not including byline
• Byline and bio: The byline should include name, title, company; bio should include the same, in addition to contact information—telephone and email, if possible.
• Acronyms: Spell out the first usage of an acronym, and place the acronym in parentheses after it. For example, "NBTY recently submitted a New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) application for “Ginkox” to FDA. The NDI paves the way for the marketing of the ingredient in the U.S." Exceptions include: FDA, USDA, FTC, EU, UK, US —these terms are use with great frequency in the magazine so readers are already familiar…no need to spell out.
• Clearances: It is the author's responsibility to make sure that papers submitted to Nutraceuticals World have been cleared by all third parties. For example, if a paper was originally presented at a conference, it is the author's responsibility to make sure the conference organizers have approved the paper's publication in the magazine.
• Editing: All accepted manuscripts are subject to copy editing. In cases where space is limited, the magazine reserves the right to cut material as it sees fit. In the case where references must be cut, we will provide this phrase at the end of the article: “References furnished upon request.”
• Electronic Submissions: Send a Word document by e-mail to Rebecca Wright, editor. Attach extension names to files: ".docx" for Word documents, ".xls" for Excel sheets, ".qxd" for Quark files.
• Exclusivity: Manuscripts are reviewed with the understanding that they have not been published previously and are not under consideration for publication elsewhere, including the Internet.
• Illustrations: Photographs, line drawings, and other illustrations may be in color or black and white and should be referred to in the text in sequence: Figure 1, Figure 2, etc. Electronic images should be 300 DPI, in one of the following formats: TIFF, JPEG, EPS. Colors should be set to CMYK.
• Shameless Self-Promotion: Avoid this like the plague, as it's the easiest way to get your manuscript tossed in the trash. If you work for a particular company, the only time your company's name should appear in the article is in your byline. For this reason, most case studies submitted by companies (and their PR firms) tend to go unpublished by Nutraceuticals World.
• Things To Avoid: The second easiest way to get your manuscript tossed is to use cliché phrases, such as: "Win-win relationship" and "Communication is key.”
• Make sure you have something substantive to add to the ongoing conversation about the dietary supplement, functional food and nutritional beverage industries.