Editorial submission guidelines

Editorial submission guidelines

When thinking of a story idea or when drafting your article, please keep in mind editorial principles:
- independence and balance
- accuracy and clarity
- bi-national appeal – of interest to our Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand readers.

Think critically about how your article is informing or educating the reader.

Does your article have at least an element or more of 'news' value i.e. prominence, proximity, significance, human interest, newness or unusualness?

Is your article unbiased, peer reviewed where relevant, referenced? Does it include a disclosure statement for credibility where required?

Please note that if your article is of a clinical nature, it may be subject to independent review, for example by Dr John Quinn, Professor Spencer Beasley or Dr Sarah Rennie.

All stories and photographs must be approved by the content owner. If your content and/or image are related to our global health work, consent must be obtained in accordance with our Ethical Stories and Images Policy (PDF 178.77KB).

Please keep your piece to a maximum of 400 – 500 words.

Surgical News will not run editorial contributions that may be considered commercial or advertorial in nature. Please refer to the media kit (PDF 3.25MB) for all advertising enquiries.

Editorial submission process

Before submitting your article, please review the following steps for submission:

Check the Surgical News editorial schedule (PDF 95.42KB) (DOCX 22.58KB)for publication dates and copy submission deadlines.

Email [email protected] with:
- Your name, title, RACS ID
- Topic you wish to cover and a one paragraph summary of your idea. The Surgical News team will review your idea and will let you know whether to proceed with your submission.

If your article is co-authored, please ensure appropriate approvals are in place.

Please fill in and attach the submission form (PDF 352.6KB) with your article. Attach images or illustrations with captions (please see the submission form for tips on file size). Please contact Surgical News for assistance if you experience any issues (e.g. due to large file size) emailing your images.

Surgical News reserves the right to decline a submission or postpone articles. In this case you will be provided with the rationale for this decision.