2021 Interface Division, Section, Chapter Submission Deadlines

These are the 2021 updated deadlines and submission guidelines for ECS division, section, and student chapter news to be considered for Interface.

2021 ECS Division, Section, and Student Chapter Submission Deadlines

Interface Issue

Submission Deadline

Anticipated Publication Date

Spring

January 15, 2021

March 26, 2021

Summer

April 15, 2021

June 25, 2021

Fall

July 15, 2021

September 24, 2021

Winter

October 15, 2020

December 24, 2021

Submit division news to Genevieve.Goldy@electrochem.org.

Submit section and student chapter news to Keerthana.varadhan@electrochem.org.


Submission Guidelines

Point of View: Material must be written in the third person.

TimelinessInterface is published quarterly—spring, summer, fall, and winter. It is best that your update includes information about events, initiatives, accomplishments, etc., from within the last three to six months.

Details: Be specific. If you describe an activity, state where, when, and who. Give the full names of the speakers and other participants in the article. Double check the spelling of the names of persons and places. Consider whether someone may prefer to be referred to (in a publication) by Ms., Dr., or Prof., instead of a first name.

Length: Submissions should contain enough content to be concise and relevant. The length of your submissions may vary depending on the number of activities you scheduled. However, the preferred minimum length is two to three paragraphs.

Formatting: Do not format your documents, except for paragraphs and italics, etc., if needed. The text will be reformatted. Submit all material in English via a Microsoft Word document.

Photographs: Pictures help to showcase your members and events, drawing attention to your activities. Ensure that your photo(s) meet these requirements:

  • Each picture MUST be sent as a separate attachment to an email.
  • Photos must have a resolution of at least 300dpi; this means that the picture file will likely be larger than 1 MB.
  • Include captions in your Microsoft Word document for each picture. Each caption should include a brief, one sentence description, and list the names of all the individuals, or the group’s name.
  • For a picture showing several recognizable people, provide names (usually, left to right). Your photo caption should include a list of their names if the group is less than six to eight people. If the group is larger, then the resolution is probably not high enough to recognize each person, and it is better to provide the name of the group.
  • With a picture showing several recognizable people, provide names (usually, left to right). Your photo caption should include a list of their names if the group is less than six to eight people; if the group is larger, then it is likely the resolution is not high enough to recognize each person and it is better to provide the name of the group in the photo.
  • Photos that have individuals under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a release form signed by a legal guardian. Contact Keerthana Varadhan for this form.

Written permission from the photographer allowing ECS to use the photograph is required. An email from the photographer is sufficient. ECS will publish the name of the photographer if asked to do so.

For more information about submitting your news, please review the submission guidelines outlined in the ECS Digital Library.

Need an example to get started? Review division news and student news from the fall 2020 issue of Interface in the ECS Digital Library.

ECS is looking forward to reading your contributions!

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