Article Submission Guidelines
Last Revised: November 14, 2011
P&F magazine seeks articles on the following topics:
- Solutions to flavor and fragrance formulation challenges (including processes, insights into formulation for specific applications, raw materials, technologies, etc.)
- Raw materials (aroma chemicals, essential oils, etc.)
- Flavor and fragrance chemistry
- Regulatory issues
- Opinion pieces on issues facing the industry
(Review P&F magazine's 2013 editorial submission calendar here.)
Articles may be of any manageable length—we ask that authors write as much as is needed to cover the selected topic in sufficient depth. Potential authors should consider the following key principles before submitting:
- Work must be original, and the article (in the form submitted) must be exclusive to P&F magazine
- Article is product-neutral/non-promotional in nature
- Content is timely and honed for our core audience of perfumers, flavorists and allied colleagues
Work may be submitted directly to Jeb Gleason-Allured, Editor. Papers are typically reviewed within four weeks, and accepted works go to print in about three months. Authors are given an opportunity to review any edits to their work prior to publication.
- Word document.
- Electronic files of your figures/diagrams must use the following software: Adobe PageMaker, QuarkXPress, Adobe Illustrator and/or PhotoShop. Larger-sized files can be uploaded to our FTP Web site. (Please contact us for assistance, if this is the preferred method.) Electronic files should be saved as Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) files. Please save each piece of artwork as an individual file; however, figures can be e-mailed together in a zipped folder to compress the file size. DO NOT place figures and diagrams within the text of the Word file—simply type "INSERT FIGURE # HERE" to indicate where figures/diagrams should appear in the completed manuscript. Each figure/diagram must be numbered and include a title/caption. Figures and diagrams should include relevant information to the text to illustrate a point or provide supporting data. Figures should not include trade names; please substitute the appropriate chemical or general name as it is referred to in the text.
- Acceptable forms of artwork include: electronic files 300 dpi or higher in quality.
- Manuscript layout:
1) Headline. 2) Byline—including the name and business affiliation of each author, with the lead author’s name listed first. Please include the city, state and country for each company. 3) References are used to support your information and claims, thereby lending credibility to the paper. Please do not type the references as endnotes, simply list them as text at the end of the paper. Here are some examples of the preferred style for: 1) journals, 2) books, 3) chapters in books, and 4) patents. 1. AP Tyler, TR Palmer Jr and JG Smith, Update on surfactants for shampoos, J Soc Cosmet Chem 99(4) 43-54 (1987) 2. R Schueller and P Romanowski, Beginning Cosmetic Chemistry, Carol Stream, IL: Allured Publishing (1999) 3. D Orth and Y Appa, Glycerine: A natural ingredient for moisturizing skin, Chapter 18 in Dry Skin and Moisturizers – Chemistry and Function, M Lodén and HI Maibach, eds, Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press (2000) pp 213-228 4. US Pat 4,111,323, Copolymers for shampoo formulations, AP Tyler and JP Smith, assigned to The Cosmetic House (Dec 10, 1987)
- Tables: Please use tabs—not space bars. Tables should preferably be submitted in a Word format, not in an Excel spreadsheet. Each table should be placed at the end of the paper and be given a title/caption.
Instructions for Naturals Articles
- Public source data or information must be fully referenced.
- Web site references are unacceptable.
- Keep the number of times your company name appears in the article to a bare minimum.
- Do not make the article a sales pitch.
- Use many photos to enhance the text.
- Make the text accurate and not ambiguous.
- Do not list un-referenced data re-chemical composition, production statistics, etc. unless they are original by the author or referenced to a member of the author’s company.
- Do not add quotes from customers of the product in the text.
- Keep company quotes to a bare minimum.
- Keep the personal pronoun to a bare minimum.
- Remember the reader wants to learn something about the natural such as:
- Where is natural raw material grown, how much is the annual production and what does it look like?
- What are the sensitivities encountered when growing or producing the natural and are there various cultivars that have been selected to yield a more acceptable natural raw material?
- How is it harvested and how is it graded?
- How is it processed and are there other processing methods used?
- What forms of the natural are available and what are their differences?
- Into which products are the various forms of the natural used in the flavor and fragrance industries?
Send all finished papers, article proposals or questions to the Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.