Guidelines for scientific contributions

The format of the ILL annual report has been revised, and the 2022 issue will be a lighter and more visual version of its predecessors, similar to previously produced topical brochures. Instead of a 120-page document, we would rather aim to a 60 to 70-page brochure, with a reduced number of highlights (in number but also in length).

Each scientific contribution should consist of one page, including one or two figures or graphs.
We will provide a photo of the ILL instrument if available, but do not hesitate to submit a photo of your choice if relevant.

To write your contribution, please follow carefully the following guidelines:

Remember: this is not a publication for a scientific journal. Keep your text simple and clear.
The targeted audience should be scientists with a high level degree in science.
The figures should not be too technical, and it is better to avoid too many graphs.

Text of the article

  • the articles should be not longer than 500-600 words, including an introduction of about 50-80 words and a conclusion (one or two paragraphs)
  •  pay special attention in putting more emphasis on the applied benefits/merits of the ILL’s science— if this applies
  • the introduction should state (for a non expert) in which context you did this research and why your results are important
  • no reference will be included in this new format, a part from the original publication

Figures and photos 

  • a maximum 2 figures (or diagrams) with captions (which should not exceed 50-60 words)
  • one colour pictures to illustrate the subject (if you don’t have a relevant image we will provide the photo of the ILL instrument)
  • provide high-quality figures and graphics (min 600 ppi is recommended)

Contact us for any further information :

Giovanna Cicognani, cico(at), phone +33 476 20 71 79

Virginie Guerard, guerardv(at), phone +33 476 20 71 01