Information for authors

We generally commission articles to fit with with our chosen themes though welcome ad-hoc submissions. Please get in touch with the team via to find out upcoming themes.

  • Your article should be around 3,000 words including references however between 1,000 & 4,000 may be agreed with your commisioner
  • We print in colour and like to use photos, quotes, poems, illustrations or cartoons that enrich what you have written about
  • References should follow the Harvard system with the author name and publication date given in brackets in the text (Peters, 2011) and a reference list at the end of the article (see the bottom of the page for an example)

With your article could you please include:

  • Your role/description/job title for your byline
  • A high resolution colour head and shoulders/mug shot for your byline
  • A brief summary of your article – around 90 words
  • Around 90 words about yourself in the first person which explains what moved you to write the article.


We are not an academic publication and many of our articles are practical, describing ideas and innovative ways of working or tackling health issues: what you do, how you do it, why you do it, how it works…stories about holism in action. Personal viewpoint articles are also welcome.


Keep formatting to a minimum, indicating only sub-headings if you wish. Please supply any figures, charts, images separately, not embedded in the manuscript.

See Journal page for examples from our free back journals.

If you have any queries please do get in touch with the production editor Edwina Rowling who will be happy to help.

Please could you also fill in the form below:


Even descriptive or think-pieces may need some references.
We use the Harvard system (author date). Please supply the publisher with full information for all work cited, including author, date published, publisher and page references.

For journal articles the style is:
Fenella S, Taylor P, Means R (2013) Coming to terms with primary care trusts. Managing Community Care 9 (2) pp 22–29. (ie. Title, year, volume, issue: page numbers).