At Depression Guide we believe in mental health and well being. If we would like to create a world free from Depression and its stigma, we need to make people understand the deeper sense of mental health and why people are affected just like any other illness. We are here trying to give our readers potential knowledge and ideas that will help them become sharper, more creative, and more courageous in their outlook towards brain and mental side of life. To ensure that, we strive for the foremost experts in mental health science and practice, collaborating to express their thoughts in the most influential way possible.
Definite Qualities for Articles submissions
This is the list of top four qualities which we try to fit in to whatever we publish:
- Expertise: You should know the subject you’re writing about; need not be a professional contributor.
- Evidence: prove on what you are saying to the reader. You can support the work by research quotes or by detailed examples. Interesting data always makes things interesting for readers.
- Originality: If you have totally new ideas nothing better than that. But if you are writing about well-worn topics, we will look out for your own thoughts, opinion, argument or insights.
- The tone of the article should be persuasive and pleasurable to readers. People today are smart, skeptical and busy. They move away to something else if the topic does not capture their attention/interest right away.
- The article should preferably have concrete actionable steps which the reader can include in his/her routine life.
Submission and Review Process
- We are generally looking for articles with lengths between 500 and 1,000 words, but will consider the submission of shorter/longer pieces if the topic needs it. Articles for the site should generally include a few references or interviews with experts (but we’ll review even those without such), or, alternatively, should speak from practical or professional experience on a topic. We also publish op-eds.
- All article submissions are generally reviewed and published within 10 days time, and may be edited for clarity, grammar and length before being published. By submitting an article to us, you grant Depression Guide certain rights mentioned later.
- We will publish a biographical paragraph at the end of any piece you submit of no longer than 100 words that may link back to your website, company, or book.
- E-mail your submissions as a Word (or similar word-processing) document to:
publications at depression-guide.com
Also, feel free to write us if you have an interest in writing more regularly for Depression-Guide as a paid contributor or blogger. We are always interested in giving a voice to new writers and people who have insightful opinions in the world of psychology and mental health issues.
Copyrights & Permission
Any submission to Depression-Guide grants us a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate and distribute such material (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or hereafter developed for the full term of any copyright that may exist in such material.
By submitting your entries to Depression-Guide you cannot use, reproduce, modify, adapt, republish, translate or distribute such material (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology for the full term of any copyright that may exist in such material.
Key points to note
- The text should be a Word Document
- We do not want to publish articles that overlap substantially with articles published elsewhere including your own website.
- Plagiarism - copying other people's work without permission, citation, and good reason - is a serious form of misconduct. It may also be unacceptable to submit an article that overlaps substantially with your own previous work
- All submissions must be original, and exclusive to Depression-Guide.com. We will not consider articles that have already been published, in any form, in print or online.