Writer Submissions

Whether you’re looking to share a review of a new piece of equipment, discuss a novel extraction method, or help convey the latest advances to geek-out over, we’d love to hear your ideas. We accept submissions in two forms: online blog content and feature articles for our digital magazine.

Please pay careful attention to the guidelines laid out below before submitting.

Online Content
Blogs and news articles meant to be featured online should consist of around 300-450 words, make sure to properly hyperlink to all sources in the article. Please provide journal reference information (AMA notation including author, journal, title, volume, year, page numbers). Also we welcome original imagery, so please separately attach any high-resolution images that you would like to submit for our review.

Word Count

Two Page Spread

1200-1500 Words

One Page Article

650-800 Words

Font & Text Size

Preferred Fonts: Georgia, Arial, or Times New Roman

Title: 24

Subtitle: 16

Body: 11

Image Submission Specs

Full page: 11×8.5in, 300 dpi or equivalent

1/2 page: 5.5×8.5in, 300 dpi or equivalent

1/4 page: 2.75×8.5in, 300 dpi or equivalent

NOTE: DO NOT include images within the .docx. These should be sent separately as .jpg or .png files. If they go in a specific place in the article please label using the notation [Graphic 1], and then name the corresponding image to match. This will help our designer and Editor-in-Chief correctly match images with text.

Copy Guidelines:

  • First and foremost, use the word cannabis; NOT pot, marijuana, ganja, etc.
  • Also, we try to do our part to phase out the word “strain” when referring to cannabis. Instead, we prefer cannabis plant, cannabis variety, cultivar, or chemovar.
  • Always cite sources when providing factual information that is not assumed to be common knowledge. For example, no source is needed when saying carbon dioxide is typically a gas, or that butane is highly flammable.
  • Please put all references at the end of the file, and not as footnotes at the bottom of each page.
  • We use bracketed numbers in our print magazine (e.g. [1], [2], [3]), at the end of the sentence, after the period, unless there are several citations within the same sentence. These references should be provided in a References section at the end of the article. We also like to include the number of times a scientific reference has been cited, as well as the journal impact factor. If you can include this, we’d be very thankful. These can be found by searching for the article title on Semantic Scholar (number of citations), or searching for the name of the journal using your favorite search engine, and inserting the words “impact after” after the journal name.
  • Please do not hyperlink anything for magazine.
  • Use the same font throughout the article.
  • Avoid exceptionally long paragraphs.
  • Refrain from using quotes that are longer than 4 lines of copy.

With all articles please also include a 50-word bio about yourself and submit images that you’d like to be reviewed separately.

Each article will be copyedited and edited for scientific accuracy.