This document has been designed to assist those who wish to develop a News Article for the ICS. It sets out the process to be followed to ensure a smooth process from inception to production.
An ICS news article is a short written piece which is then added to the ICS website and used within the eNews mailers and on social media platforms.
Examples of what would be a good fit for a news article include:
• A recent scientific article published in the previous three months from a peer-reviewed journal. It should be original research, not a review article or case series.
• Committee updates - from Chairs, committee members or Board of Trustees
• Annual meeting or ICS Course promotion
• General ICS promotion - including membership announcements, awards, deadlines, voting
- The Publications and Communications Committee (PCC) manage the scientific and committee update articles. ICS promotional articles are managed by the office.
- Best practices must be followed in avoiding brand names.
- ICS standard terminology should be used throughout.
- Where there is mention of any specific product a disclaimer should be added to the article
||The Publications and Communications Committee (PCC), ICS Staff or Committee prepare proposal.
||This can be office staff, committee or ICS member who have decided to prepare a news article. ICS Office ensure no overlap with other articles.
||Author(s) assigned and content is prepared
|Content Review Stage
||Depending on content the PCC or the ICS office review and edit draft.
||Approved by PCC or ICS Office
||Once approve news article is made live by ICS Office
||Once the content is finalised the news article is disseminated via the ICS website, social media and other outlets. See social media and news SOP for instructions.