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 .
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 in “ From the Bench ” articles –
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 your article .
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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 Manager , Communications gynene . sullivan @ aphl . org