Guidelines for Contributors

Submission Guidelines

The M3 Global Research blog covers a wide range of topics, including healthcare news and articles, priority invitations to our studies, and insights on market research from industry insiders and key opinion leaders. We publish articles of many lengths, graphics, podcasts, videos, slide presentations, and just about any other media that might help us share an idea effectively.

Here are the five qualities we look for when evaluating what to publish:

1. Expertise: You don’t have to be well known to be a contributor, but you must know a lot about the subject you’re writing about.

2. Evidence: It’s not enough to know your subject deeply — you have to prove it to the reader. Referring to supporting research is one good way to do this; describing relevant examples is another. If you have interesting data, let us know.

3. Usefulness: Our readers come to us not only to stay on top of new developments in healthcare, but also to improve the way they and their organizations actually do things. Please explain your thinking so that the reader understands how to apply it in a real situation–that will make it more powerful.

4. Writing that’s persuasive and a pleasure to read: Our readers are smart and busy. If you don’t capture their interest right away, they will move on to something else.

General notes on process:

All submissions are made on spec. It’s helpful if you send us a short pitch first so that we can give you early feedback, but we need to see a full draft before officially accepting a piece—even if we’ve asked you to write it, and even if you’ve written for us before. If you don’t already have a relationship with an editor, you can send your pitch to blog@eu.m3.com.

We may receive more submissions than we can publish, and we may have to say no to good proposals due to limitations of space and time or because they’re not distinct enough from other pieces we have published. If we’ve passed on something you’ve submitted, please feel free to try again with another idea. As part of our editorial process, you may be asked to do revisions.

We retain final decision rights over headlines. If we rewrite your title, it’s because we believe the revised version will help your idea reach the audience it deserves.

We don’t publish pieces that come across as promotional, or that do not include rigorous citations (though these may not appear in the finished piece). We require full disclosure any financial relationships you have with companies cited in the proposed article.

Please see our Terms of Use regarding User Content for details about copyright ownership in the articles you submit.

Thanks for considering working with us.