Submission of Articles to The CMA



Exciting opportunity - submit your articles to The CMA


Would you like to submit an article for publication in The CMA's monthly e-Newsletter - and on The CMA's website?

It is a fantastic opportunity for you - as our e-Newsletter goes out to 25,500+ recipients all of whom a raving complementary medicine fans - they are practitioners, colleges, journalists, students, spa owners, natural healthcare business owners, members of the public and doctors/medical staff who are really open to learning about the latest news and research in this fascinating field.


Very important:

We ONLY accept articles that are genuine news articles - we do not accept 'advertorial' pieces - so please don't submit these as 'articles' as they will be rejected.  Our readers and site visitors want to learn from your article and they are hungry for ground-breaking information.  This is an incredible opportunity to spread the news about your work and your developments and to tell the world about what you are doing - and how you are helping people.  


Please take advantage of this amazing opportunity

We do not charge to publish your articles - unlike many other platforms - as we believe that well balance, reliable information should be freely available - especially if it helps people make informed decisions about their healthcare.  This no-charge-to-publish policy sits well within The CMA's remit - that of being a non-profit organisation - run by complementary medical and natural healthcare experts - who believe that the healthcare options offered by our Members support the greater good!

Note on advertising we DO accept:

To support the outstanding work we do, we accept  a small number of carefully chosen adverts and advertorials (which are clearly marked as such) which can run both in The CMA monthly e-Newsletter and on The CMA site - and we have only one banner advert space available so as not to clutter up our site with 'sales' messages.  If you would like to find out how you could get involved with this initiative and get massive, perfectly targeted exposure to your ideal audience - and support the work of The CMA please contact us.



Please carefully read the guidelines below and if you have any questions please feel free to call us on 0845 129 8434.


The CMA has two forms of publishing: our monthly e-Newsletter and this website.  Publishing guidelines are similar for both.


Please assist us:

Due to the amount of time that it takes us to unformat, spell-check and generally re-edit articles that have been submitted in the past, we have had to establish the following guidelines.  We regret that if these guidelines are not adhered to then it is unlikely that we will be able to publish your article as we have a vast number of articles submitted to us for consideration.


Use the following as a checklist before you send your article off to us. 


Your article must be EDUCATIONAL in nature - and not advertising or advertorial in nature. Thus, articles must be factual, educational and not simply promoting a product or service.


For The CMA website;

The article length must be no more than 300 words, plus references. This has been demonstrated to be the optimum length for internet articles. Your article can be linked to another article - e.g. on your own website if you have more to say.


For The CMA e-Newsletter;

Length of article must be 150 - 200 words. (Unless by prior arrangement in special circumstances.) Your article can be linked to another article - e.g. on your own website if you have more to say). 


Please submit your article in the following format:


  • Format must be Microsoft Word 
  • Font must be Arial 
  • Font Size must be 11
  • Headings must be font size 14 – we will reset your headings for you on publication 
  • Do not use italics except when quoting someone else.  If so, use quotation marks
  • No underlining
  • Line spacing must be single
  • Line spacing before and after paragraphs must be single
  • No indentation
  • Spell-check your article - you'd be surprised at the number of articles we receive which have not been properly checked for spelling and grammar.  We do not have time here to proof your articles and those which do not meet our standards will be returned once with a request that you have your article properly proofed.  We will not accept an article which is submitted a second time if it still contains errors.



By submitting any graphics to us you confirm that you are the copyright holder of said graphics and you indemnify The CMA against any action brought about as a result of possible copyright infringement. 

Graphics must be “grouped” within your file.  We do not have time to re-invent your diagrams and in doing so there is always the risk that we may misinterpret them. They must be submitted as jpgs as separate files and not within the article.  NOTE: It is not possible for us to lift a picture out of a Word doc at sufficient resolution.

Pictures and photos must be submitted as separate files and must be high resolution jpgs, minimum 300dpi. 



Please always include references and bibliography wherever possible and appropriate.  Please use the APA 6th edition style.



Copyright belongs to The CMA, unless by prior agreement.

If you are using someone else’s work or are quoting another person, it is your responsibility to ensure that you have full written permission to do so and that you are not infringing their copyright.


Many thanks!

Many thanks for your help with all of this.  It will really help us save a lot of wasted time enabling us to get on with the exciting business of publicising your valued work and ideas!


Click here to submit your article - we really look forward to receiving it!


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