PITCH AN ARTICLE

If you have an expertise in food ingredient safety or a related area, we’d love to help you share your story with the public.

CRIS Bits accepts pitches from academics, doctoral students and professionals who are engaged in research around the safety of ingredient safety.  Guest articles must comply with the blog’s guiding principles to be considered, and will be published at the discretion of the senior editor, depending on quality, relevance, fit with the blog, and adherence to the guiding principles.

CRIS Bits stories:

  • Have a narrative structure – they tell a story!
  • Are evidence based
  • Provide a balanced perspective
  • Are understandable and interesting
  • Are written at a high school reading level
  • Are about 600-900 words

If you are interested in pitching an article, please contact Dr. Keri Szejda with details of who you are, what your expertise is, and a brief description of the article, why it is relevant, and how it fits in with CRIS Bits.

BECOME A SCIENCE WRITER

We are also interested in supporting scientists in developing science communication skills. If you are interested in science writing for a public audience, but not sure how to get started, we are here to help. Check out our Science Writing Flyer for more information.

SUGGEST A TOPIC

Have something you’d like us to write about? Please send your ideas, and we’ll see what we can do.

WRITING STEPS AND PROCEDURES FOR CONTRIBUTORS

Step 1: Submit a pitch
Please send your 100-word pitch to keri.szejda@asu.edu. If you would like help framing an idea prior to submitting a pitch, we can set up a phone meeting to discuss your research or expertise.

Step 2: Submit a draft
After a pitch is accepted, please email a draft of your article for review. Deadlines are negotiable, but typically we aim for a draft submission within two weeks of pitch acceptance.

Step 3: Editing
The editor will work with the author to strengthening the narrative and argument, and to ensure the article is ready for publication. There is typically a phone meeting to discuss edits and multiple revisions.

Step 4: Publication
In order to reach the publication stage, the author and two CRIS Bits editors must approve the final draft. Authors are asked to submit a bio and photo for listing on the website as a CRIS Bits contributor.