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Contributor's Guidelines

Editorial Guidelines

All material published in Emory Report must have a connection to the University and demonstrate discernible news value for faculty and staff.

Associated Press Stylebook is the preferred style guide; vocabulary unique to Emory follows the Emory University Style Guide.

Final decisions on content and editing rest with the Emory Report staff.

Word count is enforced to maintain editorial and design integrity.

Submission Guidelines

All submissions are due 7 days prior to the desired publication date.

Articles should be submitted as a Microsoft Word document with minimal formatting.

There are no spaces between paragraphs, which should be indented.

Only one space between a period and the first word of the following sentence.

Phone numbers should use dashes only, no parentheses or dots.

Headline suggestions are welcome and should be six words or less.

Content Types

Acclaim: Recognizes the accomplishments of staff and faculty. Brief listings may include awards and prizes; election to boards and societies; and similarly notable accomplishments at Emory or in the wider community. Provide name; title at Emory; a description of the award; why the subject was honored; and brief descriptor of the awarding agency. Submit photos when available.

Advance Notice: Promotion of upcoming events that would appeal to a broad audience. Items should include essential information: date; location; topic and purpose of lecture/event; title/bio of featured presenter(s); and where to find more information.

Emory Profile: Human interest features of staff and faculty. Focus is on an interesting personal or professional activity.  

Take Note: Brief news-you-can-use items for faculty and staff. Items should include essential information, including where to find more information.

Feature Story: Contact Editor Laura Douglas-Brown for details.

Photography & Graphics

ER seeks compelling, high quality photographs and graphics. Color images are preferred. Please include the image description, and the name of the photographer/artist so that credit can be given.

  • All images must be high resolution (300 dpi).

  • Pixel dimensions should be around 1500 X 2200 pixels.

  • The color can be RGB, CMYK or grayscale.

  • File formats can be pdf, tif, jpeg or eps.

  • Images can be provided via e-mail or for large files, via a free YouSendit account.

Note: Point-and-shoot digital cameras usually have user-friendly settings for shooting a print-ready photo. A good rule of thumb is to use the largest image
capture setting.