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PLOS BLOGS Speaking of Medicine

Author Guidelines

Author

Please include a brief (two-line) biography of yourself with your submission.  You can also provide an author image, your twitter username and any relevant websites if you like. Please state explicitly at the end of your biography whether you have any conflicts of interest. Please also let us know if you want to make your email address available to readers.

Title

Aim for 10 words or less and try to grab the reader’s attention!

Body

The text of the blog post should be 800 words or less.

Style

The style of Speaking of Medicine is not formal academia. Posts are meant to be brief and engaging to draw readers in and give them an incentive to comment and start a discussion around the topic. However, posts should not be offensive, inflammatory or slanderous. The audience for Speaking of Medicine  is broad, including medical professionals, students, policymakers, and members of the public including patients who may be interested in our topics.

Links

We’d like you to include plenty of hyperlinks to relevant websites (research articles, blog posts, news items, Wikipedia entries etc.) rather than use citations. Please embed links in your submitted post and these will transfer easily onto our blog site.

Images

Feel free to provide a picture relevant to the post, although note that it will be chosen for you if none are provided. Content on PLoS Blogs is made available via a CC-BY license. Any images provided will be subject to this license. These images should either be your own, or already released under this license. Flickr has a search function for license Creative Commons content. Please provide images as separate files or as a link to where they are hosted. Images in the public domain (such as those created by CDC or other US government agencies) can also be used. Please note the blog site has the same patient privacy policies as the PLOS journals. More info can be found here.

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