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As part of our aim of accelerating scientific discovery, we publish application notes and guides on the materials and equipment that we sell. These are written by a range of people, including the engineers who develop our equipment, PhD students working in new and exciting research fields, and experienced postdoctoral researchers and professors with whom we work in close collaboration.

We pay a competitive rate per published word (please contact us for details) of commissioned content. In addition, credit as a contributing author will be given on the relevant page on the Ossila website.

Areas of Interest

We are currently actively looking for content on the following topics:

  • Optical spectrometers / spectroscopy

Pitches for major (entire article) and minor contributions (additions to an existing page) are welcomed on these topic areas. In addition, we may also be interested in content relating to other areas of materials science providing that it is able to meet the criteria below. Please contact us to discuss.

Content Guidelines

Content should meet the following criteria:

  • Concise, readable, and easily understood by an undergraduate student
  • Contains considerable detail and insight into the area or method in question
  • Provides information that is of genuine interest to the scientific community
  • Does not contain grammar, punctuation or spelling errors
  • Follows styling that is consistent with other copy on the Ossila website
  • Is unique and not published elsewhere in either the same words or form

We do not publish press releases or articles written on behalf of commercial entities and do not provide external links to contributors.

How to Pitch

To pitch content to Ossila, email content@ossila.com with:

  • A copy of your CV
  • A short covering letter
  • Your content pitch
  • A sample of your writing

Your content pitch should include a brief outline of what you intend to write and why it would be of interest to a potential reader.

We endeavour to reply to all legitimate enquiries.

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