CALL FOR ARTICLES:
From The Bench
Lab Matters, APHL’s flagship publication, is seeking submissions from laboratorians at all
levels of practice for “From the Bench,” a member-driven section of its quarterly magazine.
Now more than ever, we want to recognize the critical work that our members do to protect the
public's health and safety.
We welcome both technical and non-technical articles covering topics across public health
laboratory science, administration, careers and management. Articles may be 500-1200
words in length.
We’re looking for a few key components –
1. A compelling story. Tell us about an initiative that streamlined
an administrative process or fostered relationships with external
communities. Describe how your lab has worked with other public health
partners to stop an outbreak or respond to an environmental health
threat. Or tell us how you dealt with an initiative that failed.
2. A complete story. Give us an article with a beginning, middle and end.
The end should provide some resolution of the narrative. You don’t need
to have fully implemented the new algorithm, analyzed all the research
data or completed the electronic laboratory reporting system discussed in
3. An insider’s view. We want articles told from the unique perspective of
a laboratory scientist that will be interesting and informative for APHL
members and partners.
We can help!
We will work with you to write the article,
from connecting you to a writing consultant
to providing editing assistance if you wish to
write the article yourself.
If you have questions or would like to submit
a story idea, please contact:
Gynene Sullivan, MA