Education Article Proposal
Many thanks for your interest in writing an education article for The BMJ.

Developing an idea to write on can be harder than it first seems. Based on our experience in helping authors shape their ideas we have developed this form to help you to pitch your idea in an efficient way.

Before writing down you idea here please read our:
• author instructions (http://www.bmj.com/about-bmj/resources-authors) so that you have a clearer idea on what we are after.
• financial interests policy (http://www.bmj.com/about-bmj/resources-authors/forms-policies-and-checklists/declaration-competing-interests).
• information on partnering with patients (http://www.bmj.com/campaign/patient-partnership) so that you can begin to plan how you might involve patients in the creation of your work.

We discuss new proposals for education pieces every other week at our team meeting. We read this proposal sheet together with the completed financial interest form from the corresponding author of this article (http://goo.gl/forms/Lk7hqTkABD). Once you have completed the financial interests form, please email Sam Parker (samuel.parker@bmj.com) and he will alert us that we have everything that we need to make a decision.

Please be aware that you MUST SUPPLY A COMPLETED FINANCIAL INTEREST FORM for each individually named author before we can discuss proposals.

Please also contact him if you have any problems, or have not heard back from us after three weeks. If you believe there is an urgency to your pitch please put 'URGENT Education Pitch' in the subject line of the email, stating the nature of the urgency in the body of the email.

Please be aware that this proposal form can take up to 30 minutes to complete. Unfortunately due to limitations of the Google system, it's currently not possible to save mid-submission, however we are looking to rectify this in the future. Please navigate using only on-screen instructions - do not use the default 'Forward'/'Backward' buttons on your browser.

By completing this form, you consent to the use of that information as set out in our BMJ Privacy Policy, available at https://www.bmj.com/company/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Privacy-and-Cookie-Policy-060318.pdf

This information is used to help us develop our content and make commissioning decisions. Pitch information is removed annually. You should review this policy regularly, to note any changes as to how we collect and use personal information.

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