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BAPO Secretariat,
Unit 3010
Mile End Mill
Abbey Mill Business Centre
Paisley, PA1 1JS

Tel: 0141 561 7217
Email: enquiries@bapo.com



Publishing & Readership - What do we publish and who do we send it to?
 
BAPO produce a high quality prosthetic and orthotic publication, which is published three times a year for distribution to around 1,000 BAPO members, affiliates and associates, as well as external addresses in the UK, Europe and the rest of the world.  We accept a variety of articles and press releases and are open to new topic ideas.  Ultimately, BAPO wish to empower the profession to enable the user.
 
Need some help?  You are welcome to browse our submission examples on the next page to get a sense of our style and focus.
 
 
 
Queries – How do you get in touch?
 
We accept general queries via email or telephone at bapoconnect@bapo.com  or 0141 561 7217.
 
If you are unsure if your submission is appropriate for the magazine, please email (as above) a brief outline or a finished piece to the Secretariat for clarification by the Editorial Committee.
 
 
 
Format – What do we need it to be?
 
Articles should be supplied as Word documents, though PDF’s can be used, any images or graphs/diagrams embedded within documents should also be supplied as JPG files (see image guidelines below).
 
Articles over 1 full page in length should ideally be supplied with images and, where possible, subheadings.  All articles MUST contain a headline and where appropriate, an author name and title.
 
Images embedded within Word documents and PDF’s may not be suitable for print.  It is possible to extract images from these files but they are often too small, so where possible the original image should be supplied as a separate high resolution JPG.  Generally, if the JPG file is over 1mb it should be useable.  While every effort will be made to include any images sent to us we cannot guarantee inclusion unless the below minimum specification is followed.
 
We have supplied a downloadable version of these guidelines to help you in submitting your article for inclusion within BAPOmag. 
 
Click here for downloadBAPOmag Article Submission Guidelines 23.08.16
 
 
 
Acceptance or Rejection – How will we let you know?
 
Press releases submitted on behalf of a company will not be notified of receipt and/or rejection, unless requested.  Notification of safe receipt of submissions from individuals will always be provided, with acceptance notification available upon request.  BAPO will endeavour to confirm rejection with authors on an individual basis should this occur.
 
 
 
Deadlines – When do we need you to submit?
We accept submissions throughout the year, however submissions which fall out-with the current issue deadline will automatically be assigned to the next issue. If you would like your piece to be considered for a specific issue, it must be received by the appropriate article submission deadline.
 
Deadlines for 2017   
 
 

Issue

Article Submission Deadline

Distribution

1

30 December 2016

21 February 2017

2

25 April 2017

6 June 2017

3

16 August 2017

3 October 2017

 NB: Article submission deadlines are final.
 
 
 
Terms of use - How do we use your submission?
 
 

You agree that any articles, photos/images and any other content you submit is your original content or properly licensed content that you have the express right and permission to license to BAPO, does not infringe or violate any law, rule or regulation or the rights or intellectual property rights of any person or entity (or encourage anyone else to do so), is not objectionable, inaccurate or inflammatory; and  is not obscene, defamatory, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, is not an advertisement or solicitation of business or contributions.

BAPO retains the right not to publish any content submitted to us, without need for justification or explanation.  We retain the right to use (online or otherwise) content submitted to us after initial publication without notification of the copyright owner.  We also retain the right to edit content submitted to us.  Content may be edited for the following reasons:

To correct spelling mistakes
To correct grammatical mistakes
To format the article in line with others in BAPOmag
To ensure the article meets the terms and conditions

By submitting a photo/ image to BAPOConnect, you agree that BAPO reserves the right to publish the image on www.bapo.com and across our social media accounts.  You agree that BAPO may publish photos submitted to us at any time after initial publication and alongside other articles and content without written credit to you, the copyright holder.

 

Your article may be featured at the top of the front page and shared through our social media accounts.  You agree that BAPO has the right to use any content submitted to us for promotional or commercial purposes.

 

If you violate any of the terms (above), which you agree to by sending content to us via our email, or we receive an inquiry or complaint about your post, you agree that you are responsible, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless BAPO for all resulting claims and liabilities.