Who can contribute?
We welcome writings from anybody with an interest in physics, whether formally educated in the discipline or not. We accept unsolicited submissions but are strict about proper language, grammar and representation of facts.
Will my submission be edited?
Your contributions may be edited for stylistic consistency. Besides that we leave your work and structure untouched, but fact check rigorously reliability and correct for grammar and language to ensure high quality content.
Can I submit opinions?
We do accept opinion pieces and such contributions will be clearly marked as non-factual prose. However, this means your article will not appear in the Learn section that is central to Physics Capsule.
What topics are we looking for?
Undoubtedly, your writing has to have something to do with science. And as far as science is considered, the range of articles we are looking for is as wide as science itself: if you have to report on a new finding, write on an established idea, or even if you want to write your opinion on something (see above), we would like to read it.
We want to make sure physics is accessible to everyone. So if you wish to publish something that you think people will find interesting, send it to us.
Are there any restrictions on submissions?
While we are happy to invite articles with great breadth, we do have a few basic restrictions in place. The minimum length for an article to be considered for subscription is between 750 and 1,000 words, excluding captions, footnotes, links and markup. We are strict about not encouraging articles that sound like marketing, but we do accept articles from companies or individuals representing companies so long as they clearly benefit a reader to an extent beyond which they benefit said company itself.
How will I know if my submission is accepted?
All decisions on publishing articles are made on an individual basis. We read every article that comes in and discuss them in detail, so the review process may take time. However, if we think our readers would like your article and decide to publish it, we will get back to you. If we decide not to publish it, we will still get back to you. Once rejected, we will not use your submission in any form and in any capacity on Physics Capsule.
Where do I send in my writing?
We want to keep the process simple and straightforward. All you have to do is e-mail your article in either .doc, .pdf, .tex or .txt format to firstname.lastname@example.org and mention your name and interest or experience in physics. We want to get to know you, and nothing but your writing will have a bearing on the selection process.
Once you are selected, we will get back to you with a list of details we need from you and provide a tentative date of publishing. We appreciate your interest in working with Physics Capsule and we look forward to meeting you soon.