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We are always looking for articles to feature in the Teaching Fellows Journal. Please contact tfj@napier.ac.uk with your proposal and we'll get back to you. Once your proposal has been accepted there are some points to consider.

 

Writing Style

The university has a strict style guide for all publications to follow. On page 77 of the Edinburgh Napier University's brand guidelines you'll find some house style guidelines to follow. The guide contains a few basic principles that will help you write clear, compelling copy in a consistent Edinburgh Napier style. 

 

Word count

Why do we give you an exact word count? The answer is simply that we want to get your article as accurate as possible and we don't want to have to cut your words to make it fit the page. We understand that this can be extremely difficult but please follow the word count given or if you are having problems, let us know in advance. Also remember that adding images to your article will change the word count so keep this in mind and contact us if you need any further guidance.

 

Images

Images can really enhance the quality of your article, however, the print quality of the image must also be taken into consideration. Images should be 300dpi and can be supplied as jpeg, tiff or eps. If you have a different file format that you would like to use please contact us to check that it is suitable for print. You must hold copyright for the image or have obtained copyright and images taken from webpages are not usually suitable for print. The University also has an Image Bank available for use by staff which is a comprehensive portfolio of on-brand photography. All staff have access to a selection of popular images and can download copies for web and documents. We are also happy to search for an image for you to accompany your article. If you need further information or would like a specific image to illustrate your article please contact us.

 

Deadlines

The deadline for article submission is around 4 weeks before scheduled publication and is publicised well in advance. This may seem obvious, but please ensure you adhere to the deadline; otherwise production may be held back as even one delayed piece may have a snowball effect on the whole journal publication.