Writer Submissions

Anyone that feels they have something relevant to share with the scientific cannabis community is welcome to submit their story to our editors.

Whether you’re looking to share a review of innovative equipment and instrumentation, discuss or propose analytical testing methods, provide content on cannabis farming techniques and/or horticultural science, report on the frontier of more general cannabis science, or just want to talk terpenes, we would love to hear and read your ideas. We accept submissions in two forms: online blog content and print articles for our magazine.

Please pay careful attention to the guidelines provided 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 all sources in the article. Also, when citing scientific sources, it would be super helpful to include the publication info, including authors, article name, journal name, volume, and page range. Also please attach separately any high-resolution images that you would like to submit for our review.

Word Count

Word Count
Feature Article (4 pages)
2000 – 2500 Words

Two to Three Pages
800-1500 Words

One Page Article
650-800 Words

Half Page Article
310-500 Words

Font & Text Size

Preferred Fonts:
 Georgia, Arial, or Times New Roman


Approximately 20 words.

Image Submission Specs

Full page:
 11x85in 300 dpi or equivalent

1/2 page:
 5.5x85in 300 dpi or equivalent

1/4 page:
 2.75x85in 300 dpi or equivalent


NOTE: DO NOT include images within the document; these should be sent separately as .jpg or .png files. If they are to be inserted in a specific place in the article please label in caps [Graphic 1] and then name the corresponding image to match. This will help us to match images with their corresponding text correctly.

Copy Guidelines: 

  • First and foremost, please use the word cannabis; NOT pot, marijuana, ganja, etc.
  • Also, we’re trying to do our part to phase out the word “strain”. We prefer using cultivar, chemovar, or plant.
  • Please add a title to your article (we can always help with this), and list authors and affiliations.
  • Use the same font throughout the article.
  • Please refrain from using quotes that are longer than 4 lines of copy, and also exceptionally long paragraphs.
  • Refer to the ACS style guide for questions regarding citing references. 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.
  • In an effort to increase proper vetting of scientific information, it would be really helpful if you could include the impact factor of the journal, and the number of times the article has been cited.
  • Please do not hyperlink anything for the print magazine. Just add the source to the references section as described above.

With all articles please also include a 50-word bio about yourself.

Each story will be edited through a series of proofreaders and peer-edited for scientific accuracy.