Writing articles

We are very happy to receive articles from prospective authors. All articles are reviewed by our newsletter's editorial team. After the article has been reviewed, we will contact the prospective author and discuss whether or not the article has been accepted for publication and, if so, whether any changes need to be made prior to publication. Of course, we reserve the right to amend headings, add sub-headings, form "box items" from the text, and generally edit for accuracy, readability, style and length. Any major changes would, of course, be discussed with the author in advance.

Basic details
There is no standard lenght, although articles should cover one or two pages (including images). Their titles need to reflect the subject matter of the text. Text must be supplied in electronic format and sent via e-mail to newsletter@italiansinlondon.co.uk. We can accept Microsoft Word and Text Only files. Relevant diagrams, drawings, charts, and photographs, together with captions, should accompany the article. A short "About the author' paragraph" should also be supplied, giving details of relevant qualifications, membership of professional organisations, vocational experience, etc. We do not republish old articles, so submissions should not be either pending publication, or have been published elsewhere.

Context and chosen topic
We publish a wide range of articles, ranging from English learning, London’s markets, sites of interest, attractions, events, London’s villages, days out (cities and towns reasonably close to London), week-end abroad. Texts on specific issues and topic areas are welcome, but the issue under discussion should be placed in some kind of context.

Texts plainly written for academic purposes (e.g. university papers, theses, texts aimed at learned journals, etc.) are generally unwelcome. This is not to discourage those authors who may have carried out a good deal of relevant and interesting research in fields of interest to our readers. Rather, it is to remind those authors not to simply submit their paper/thesis as is, but to rework it and present it for publication in a newsletter.

When a quote is used, or if statistics are mentioned, the source of that information should be given a reference at the end of the article. Details required are: author; title of source publication; date of source publication; publisher; ISBN and any other information that would allow a reader to find the reference.

Conflict of interest/Copyright
If data, confidential information, references or specific examples come from sources such as an identifiable employer or organisation, please ensure that permission to use this information is given and that acknowledgement is obtained, the same about photographs. 

Please ensure that your article is clear and concise. Often, asking other people to read the article can help you identify and iron out any weaknesses. Use of abbreviations, acronyms and specific terminology should be explained at the point of first reference, whether or not they are considered to be in common usage.
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