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Submitting to the BCQ

Submitting Your News

The Biocommunique is released the second Thursday of every month. All submissions are due by 5:00 p.m. on the Friday prior to publication. The publication has a mailing list of more than 10,000 subscribers, with the current issue and archives available year-round.

Biocom accepts newsworthy items (i.e. press releases, articles, submissions, etc) from member companies for publication in the biweekly Biocommunique.

Advertising or advertorial content is not accepted, and all notices are subject to editing for content and length. Word limit on Biocommunique notices is 400 words with an emphasis placed on sending interested readers to Web sites for additional information.

Submit your information as a Microsoft Word document without formatting (i.e. bullet points, charts, text boxes, different fonts/sizes) in an e-mail to the editor, Lauren Panetta. Reasonable efforts will be made to include Web sites or URL links to other sites. Adobe Acrobat files (i.e. PDF files), logos and JPEGs cannot be used and will not be included. Please convert PDF files to text in a Word document and include live Web links to already-posted JPG images.

  • Biocom members are welcome to submit blog-style articles every year to be displayed on our website and distributed via monthly digital newsletter, ranging in topic from events, CEO spotlights to company announcements
  • Members can submit three company news briefs per year
  • Premium Members can submit 12 company news briefs per year
  • Graphics and logos should be submitted as digital high resolution .jpg or .tiff images under 10 MB submitted via email with newsletter articles to lpanetta@biocom.org

Submitting Events

If you are a member of Biocom, or are a non-member with a California event of interest to Biocom members that does not compete with members, the Biocommunique will accept Event notices for its Member Events section. Non-member events may be subject to a charge for placement. Members can submit three event announcements per year. Premium Members can submit 12 event announcements per year. All members can showcase their events through the member portal at www.biocom.org. Create a new member profile, login, and submit your event to have it posted in the Events section of the Biocom website.

Event notices will be run up to three issues (six weeks) before the event.

Please login to Biocom’s member portal and submit your company or organization’s upcoming events to be included in our community calendar and the next Biocommunique. (Click on the ‘Submit Community Event’ on the left side and login to Biocom’s website). All submissions are subject to editing and approval.

Submitting articles and announcements is a benefit of Biocom membership.

Social Media

  • Members can submit content three times per year to be announced via Biocom’s Twitter handles (@BiocomCA, @BiocominLA, and @BiocominSF). Excellent types of content for Twitter include but are certainly not limited to breaking company news, a recent accomplishment made by the company/leaders within, or inside looks at company initiatives and projects.
  • Premium Members can submit content 12 times per year to be announced via Biocom’s Twitter handles
  • Members can submit three event announcements per year to be announced via Biocom’s Twitter handles
  • Premium Members can submit 12 event announcements via Twitter per year
  • All members can submit a social media graphic to accompany the tweet. Please make sure all graphics submitted are sized to 1200 pixels wide by 628 pixels tall.
  • Members with job openings can share their career opportunities with Biocom to promote via Biocom’s LinkedIn company page three times per year.
  • Premium members can submit promotion of up to 12 career opportunities for their company.
  • All members are encouraged to share your views and shape the conversation of our California life science community by sending thought leadership LinkedIn articles with meaningful and relevant topics to lpanetta@biocom.org to post on the Biocom LinkedIn company page.

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If you have questions or comments about articles in the Biocommunique, please direct them to Lauren Panetta at Biocom, 858-455-0300 or lpanetta@biocom.org

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