Article sections

Article sections separate the different types of content on the page. Consistency is important for our users, so we should aim to use standard section headings where possible.

We have created recommended structures for each of the article types based on research.

Article type Description Recommended structure
In-depth analysis  (template (Word, 169KB)) An in-depth look at a topic using new or experimental data Main points

Labelled analysis section(s) 

[Topic] data 

Glossary

Data sources and quality

Future developments

Related links

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Cross-cutting analysis (template (Word, 169KB)) Broader analysis formed from linking separate data and topics  Main points

Labelled analysis section

[Topic] data

Glossary

Data sources and quality

Future developments

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Review (template (Word, 169KB)) A retrospective examination of previously published data from a different angle Main points

Labelled analysis section(s)

[Topic] data

Glossary

Data sources and quality 

Future developments

Related links

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Commentary (template (Word, 169KB)) Commentary on trends found in thematically linked bulletins published on the same day Main points

Overview of [topic] 

Labelled analysis section(s)

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Methodology changes (template (Word, 169KB)) Explanation of how recent or upcoming changes in methodology affect data or findings Main changes

Overview of [method or topic]

Labelled section per change

Future developments

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Progress report (template (Word, 169KB)) Description of a project, programme or roadmap, or an update on any progress, changes or developments Overview of project or changes

Labelled section per bullet 

Future developments

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Digital content article Short articles on a timely topic that are collaboratively written with the Digital Content team and focus on visual representation of data Email DigitalContent@ons.gov.uk to find out more about Digital content articles and how to commission them.