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Contribute to the Globe

Please address any questions about becoming a Globe contributor to Bill Goodfellow and Tim Canfield, Co-Editors-in-Chief, at

The Globe's editors actively encourage SETAC members to use the Globe to publish articles about your professional activities through SETAC. Globe feature articles generally run between 250 and 2,500 words. Letters to the editor regarding scientific or Society-related topics of interest to SETAC members are limited to 500 words, excluding cited literature. Articles should include a short title, byline and authors' e-mail address.

Submissions should be emailed to and will be considered for publication in the next available edition of the Globe. The Globe generally publishes on every fourth Thursday, with a two-week break after the SETAC Europe and SETAC North America annual meetings. Feature articles are due two weeks prior to publication and short announcements (50 words + optional hyperlink) three days prior to publication.

Grammatical and typographical errors should be corrected prior to submission. Minor corrections to typos or errors of fact will be accepted within three days of the submittal deadline. Major corrections or rewrites, whether deemed necessary by the contributing authors or by the Globe editors, will result in the article being considered a late submission.

Authors are strongly encouraged to include graphics, photos or illustrations with articles submitted to the Globe, including an image to run with the article's headline on the front page and, as appropriate, images to run in the body of the article. JPEG, PNG or other common formats are acceptable. Remember, images, like written works, are subject to copyright, and the absence of a copyright notice does not imply that the work is not copyrighted. Always check permission and attribution requirements for each image, including images from public domain sources online. Media from papers, presentations, etc. can be used with permission of the author. Each graphic, photo or illustration must include the proper attribution.

The Globe also welcomes inquiries from members interested in serving as a Globe editor. Editors are responsible for soliciting, reviewing and editing Globe content. An editor's assignment will be based on that editor's interests.

Following are several ideas about appropriate topics for coverage in the Globe:

  • Are you involved in SETAC governance? The Globe is a platform for telling members what you want to accomplish this year.
  • What is your advisory group working on? Globe articles can help you advance the advisory group's initiatives, keep work groups active and productive between annual meetings build bridges with other advisory groups and attract new members.
  • What's on your committee's agenda this year? Could you use more help to accomplish your goals? The Globe is a venue to reach SETAC's global membership.
  • Are you active in your regional chapter? A report in the Globe on your annual meeting is a good way to draw attention and attract members to the chapter. A pre-meeting article may be useful for attracting attendees.
  • Are you organizing or participating a SETAC-sponsored workshop, symposium or focused topic meeting this year? You can use the Globe to report to the SETAC membership.
  • Have you published recently in the SETAC journals? Do you want to let people know about it? The Globe is a good platform for telling people what you've done, and why it's interesting and important.
  • Are you chairing a SETAC annual meeting session? The Globe can be used to draw speakers and a bigger audience to your session and sustain the exchange of ideas on the session topic after the session is over.

View Globe editorial policies.