Got an idea for a piece you want to share with our VU:Sci readers?

These are the steps to follow:
1. Use our contact form to express interest or ask us any questions.
2. We’ll email you this article brief template & ask you to return it to us within a week.
3. Use our feedback on your article brief & writer guidelines while you write!
4. Finally, submit via our email to and await news from our editorial team!

A timeline of what to expect…

The editorial formats our magazine is currently accepting :

Local science news (300-500 words)
Including recent local publications, awards or events from your science discipline here in Amsterdam/VU.

Research commentary (300-500 words)
A shorter comment about an important recent paper or technique published in your field of science that you think your colleagues should read.

Your own research highlight (1000-1500 words)
A reworked, submitted internship report or literature review.

Features or extended communications (1000-1500 words)
A focus on broader scientific developments or questions from your field/discipline, a reworked literature review or think-piece.

Profiles or interviews (500-1000 words)
With VU students, academics or relevant industry specialists on topics relevant to our readers.

Infographic or scientific diagrams (100-300 words)
A figure and a self contained abstract/legend summarizing an internship report or recent publication.

Your own life science-inspired art or media piece (100-300 words)
Including a short abstract/description.

Book/podcast/movie review (300-500 words)
Relevant/interesting for young life scientists studying in our programs.


See our Writers Guidelines for additional tips!