Here at Axon Optics, we have very high standards for the type of content published on the blog.
We’re looking for in-depth, valuable articles with a strong medical leaning. We aren’t looking for stories or opinions.
All articles must be scientifically based, with claims backed up by reputable sources (pubmed, gov, .edu, studies, academic journals, etc). We do not accept paid posts.
Here are the types of categories we cover:
- Light Sensitivity / Photophobia
- Blue light glasses
In order to submit an request, please follow the subsequent steps:
Step 1: Email Topic Ideas for Approval
Before submitting a topic idea, please check to see if we’ve written about it before.
An easy way to do this is via Google. Type site:axonoptics.com intitle:keyword
This will display all relevant articles we’ve written about the subject. Please note that “photophobia” & “light sensitivity” are essentially the same thing, so you may need to check both.
Examples of GREAT topic ideas:
- Migraine Prodrome: Symptoms & Solutions
- Green Light and Migraine Relief: Is It Effective?
These are great topic ideas because they are very specific with a catchy title.
Example of BAD topic ideas:
- Migraine Relief Tips
- How to Manage Migraine
- Light Sensitivity Symptoms
These are bad topic ideas because they are too generic.
Please submit your topic ideas here: https://axono.typeform.com/to/M7UQdKvZ
Step 2: Understand the Requirements
Before submitting a topic for approval, please keep in mind our requirements below.
- Each post must be a minimum of 1,200 words.
- All content must be unique.
- Please keep posts family friendly.
- If you plan to include any links to your site, please keep it to one in the body of your post and one in your byline.
- Include a brief bio and small photo for your byline. Your bio should be no more than 75 words. You may include a link to your website and to a social media profile.
- If you make any claims that are not common knowledge (statistics, etc.) they must be cited, and the source included (please stick to authoritative sources: pubmed, .gov, .edu, studies, academic journals, etc. – only authoritative sites).
- Posts must be polished and professional. In other words, they must be error free, no grammatical or punctuation errors, all words spelled correctly, properly formatted. You can use spell-check, but please look over it as well before you submit.
- Posts must be written in good English.
- Posts should use subheadings to break up content, have shorter paragraphs, have shorter sentences (most 20 words or shorter), and have an attention-grabbing headline.
- If you want to provide images for your post, please include the source URL. Images should not be larger than 3 mb, but they should be good quality, sharp, and family friendly. If you took the photo, please include a release stating that you took the photo and are giving us permission to use it. We do not accept copyrighted images.
- Posts should be written in a relaxed language. See this article as an example: https://www.axonoptics.com/blue-light-glasses-for-kids-heres-what-the-science-says/
Step 3: Topic Approval
In some cases, it can take us up to 14 days to approve a submission.
And unfortunately, because of the sheer volume of submissions we receive every week, if you don’t hear from us within the 14 day period, it means we’ve rejected your initial topic ideas. Feel free to try again, though!
Step 4: Submitting Your Draft
After you receive approval of the topic, send your post submission via email as a Google Document to [email protected]
Some submissions may undergo light editing for grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc. In rare cases, your submission may be returned to you with editorial instructions that must be completed prior to inclusion on the site.
Once it is published, we will send you the link. Then you can brag a little, share it on social media, and post it all over the web!
We look forward to hearing from you!