Editorial Guidelines

Led by Editor David Holden, Emergency Services Times is a bi-monthly magazine sent free of charge to some 6000 buyers and specifiers of equipment and services within the UK emergency services sector. The magazine is also available online and has almost 2000 subscribed readers to date.

A unique publication, read by the professional and voluntary emergency services in the UK, Emergency Services Times is published by Broden Media Ltd – the organiser of The Emergency Services Show and publisher of the online EST Directory.

Take a look at the most recent issue of Emergency Services Times online here – https://goo.gl/ydmWes – you can also view an archive of back issues. Study the contents page and the types of news and features to get a feel for what you can contribute. Our features are dynamic and change each year (and sometimes throughout the year) to reflect current trends. Recent features include: Communications & ICT; National Resilience; Medical; Vehicles; Training; Rescue; and Protective Clothing. Our August and September issues are the Preview Issue and Show Issue for The Emergency Services Show, respectively.

The Editor also welcomes new feature ideas so if there’s something you’d like to contribute please feel free to e-mail the Editor.

Emergency Services Times magazine also includes regular sections – News, Events, People, Company Profile, Comment, Last Words – please add the Editor’s e-mail to your mailing list to ensure your latest press releases are considered for publication.

Timing: Submissions may be sent at any time. The magazine is bi-monthly and editorial deadlines are generally three weeks before the date of publication, ie 3 weeks before 1 February for the February issue.

Article Format: Articles should be written in a Word document. Please include a headline, author details (where written in the first person), and subheads (when needed) to break up sections of your article. Please provide captions for all graphics. We accept by-lined articles from industry experts – please contact the Editor with your proposed submission.

The approximate word count for feature articles is as follows:

  • 2 page edit – 1500-1800 words plus 4-5 images
  • 1 page edit – 800-1000 words plus 2-3 images
  • ½ page edit – 400-500 words plus 1-2 images

Images: We cannot accept embedded images in Word documents. All tables, charts or diagrams should be in an electronic format (.tif, .eps or .jpg) with a minimum 300 dpi resolution, and a minimum large format size of 2400 x 3200 pixels.

Rights Acknowledgement: The articles published within Emergency Services Times magazine are copyright and are the property of Broden Media Limited.

Contributing to the EST E-Newsletter: Published monthly, the EST E-Newsletter provides its subscribers with a roundup of news from the UK’s emergency services sector. Articles focus on collaboration between emergency services and partners, recent contracts won, new appointments in the UK blue light sector and innovative product launches.

If you’re interested in contributing to the EST E-Newsletter, please contact the Editor. Articles that are published in the EST E-Newsletter are also posted on the magazine website: www.emergencyservicestimes.com