Leaflet Article Submission Guidelines

The Leaflet is a free news service published by JD Events, producer of the Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo in conjunction with Medical Construction & Design and various guest columnists. The Leaflet focuses on the practical applications and solutions for all industry professionals who work in the healthcare environment, such as: Facility Planners, Designers, Architects, Facility Managers, and Healthcare Management & Operations Executives.

The Leaflet is deployed bi-monthly to over 6,000 subscribers.

To submit an article for consideration to be used on The Leaflet, please email the article in a word document to Jenabeth Ferguson at Jenabeth@jdevents.com by the appropriate due date indicated below for the issue you want to be considered.


2017 DUE DATES

February issue – February 16th
April issue – April 13th
June issue – June 15th
August issue – August 17th
October issue – October 12th
December Issue – December 7th


ARTICLE FORMAT:
Your article should be submitted as a word document attachment or a text email. If you are including images, please send them as an attachment or through an internet file sharing program such as Hightail. Simple formatting is best since we will be posting articles on the Leaflet webpage.


SUGGESTED TOPICS FOR AUTHORS:

New projects including hospitals, clinics, clinical laboratories, medical office buildings and long term care facilities.

Design and planning concepts or ideas that would be of practical interest to The Leaflet readers.

Personal experiences that help shape your passion for healthcare design.

Lessons learned from renovations or new construction that impacted the efficiency of operations within the healthcare system


TIPS FOR AUTHORS:

The Leaflet’s readers are interested in the healthcare design, construction and facility management. They are typically architects, interior designers, engineers, contractors, facility managers & planners, healthcare administrators and manufacturers & suppliers.

Articles should range between 1,500 and 3,000 words but there is no word limit.

The Leaflet's articles should go beyond presenting facts; they should tell a story. The first two or three paragraphs (the "lead") must grab the readers' attention and tell them what the article is about. The article should contain a thread, or argument, that develops in a coherent direction as details supporting the lead are delivered and should end in a meaningful conclusion that summarizes its content.

Use active verbs and avoid the passive voice.

Vary the lengths of sentences and paragraphs, but generally, keep them short.

Describe complex ideas concisely and with clarity. Wherever possible, use metaphors or analogies relating to everyday life.

Write to express, not to impress. Avoid needlessly complex terms. If you think the average reader would have to look up a word's meaning in a dictionary, don't use it.

Articles must be written as editorial, not advertorial or testimonial case histories.

Avoid jargon, lists, and acronyms, except for commonly used terms such as LEED.

If you are submitting images or graphics please submit them in high-res eps or jpg as separate files and do not embed them in the word document.


Questions? Contact Jenabeth Ferguson at 508-759-0075 or jenabeth@jdevents.com.