Guest blogger guidelines | Breast Cancer UK

Guest blogger guidelines

Breast Cancer UK promotes the primary prevention of breast cancer through education, advocacy and scientific research.

We welcome blog posts from individuals and organisations that contribute to the debate about breast cancer prevention and help people to understand what they might be able to do to reduce their own risk.

Ideas for blog posts

We accept blog posts on matters regarding the prevention of breast cancer, and specifically that relate to the charity’s priority activities of education, advocacy and scientific research. We will not usually publish blog content on subject matter that is outside the scope of the charity, e.g. relates mainly to other conditions and illnesses or focuses on other aspects of breast cancer such as treatment.  

The breast cancer prevention debate can encompass many different themes: why is breast cancer so important; how we might help prevent it; how we can better understand it; what might be causing more of us to get breast cancer; practical tips and solutions to reduce risk; opinion on what the Government or EU might or might not be doing to help reduce incidence rates; commentary or opinion on the latest medical interventions to help prevent breast cancer; or, a personal story about someone you know who is trying to help others reduce their risk. 

The list is endless, but we’d like to hear from you, if you feel you have something to say.

Do’s and Don’ts

The list below is intended to help you develop the style and content of blog posts and offers guidance as to the sort of content Breast Cancer UK will or will not accept.

  • Blog posts should be no longer than 900 words, be written in a natural and easily accessible style, that can be understood by a wide-ranging audience.  
  • Use your blog post to tell us your story, give us your opinion and tell us why you think this issue matters and why you feel so passionate about it.
  • Ensure you distinguish between fact and opinion. It is important that any scientific data, health claims and/or statistics are backed up with a reference and that the copy includes a link in your post to the source. Un-evidenced claims will be removed from blog posts, or the copy clarified to reflect that the view point is a personal opinion.  
  • Please minimise use of acronyms and complex terminology – where its use is unavoidable, please ensure explanations or links to more information is given.
  • If you include pictures, graphics or data with your blog post – please ensure you have the relevant permission and provide us with a credit/source if appropriate. 
  • Provide us with your full name, position, organisation and social media handle, if applicable, so our readers can follow your work or come back to you if they wish to continue the debate.
  • Please be professional and respectful of other organisations, companies and individuals. 
  • Please refrain from promoting the sale of any commercial products or services.

Submitting blog posts

Please submit your blog post as a Word doc. to our communications team at Breast Cancer UK via louise.bowers@breastcanceruk.org.uk

Breast Cancer UK will edit the piece to enhance readability to the blog’s wider audience. If substantive changes are made, we will send you the final version of the article, and give you an opportunity to make final edits.

All blogs posts should be evidence based. With this in mind, our team may double-check the factual accuracy of certain points, or ask you for links to supporting information.

Breast Cancer UK reserves the right to not publish a post by a guest blogger or to remove a post from our website without notice.  

 

 

Page last updated 11 May 2018

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