Why should you become a contributing author?
Wider Audience for your Work
Content promotion on site media channels
Free Editing & Feedback
Full rights to submit your work to indexed publications
FORMATTING & CITATION
All articles should be submitted in the Chicago Manual of Style format. Within this, please use in-text citations (rather than footnotes at the bottom of the page) and include your reference list at the end of the document. Below are three links with citation information and examples:
TRANSLATION & EDITING
Once submitted, your article will undergo a thorough review to make sure the theme and content harmonize with the material featured on the rest of the site. Although the website is published in English, if you are not a native English speaker, please do not worry. If your content is of quality, then grammar edits are of little concern. Submissions can be made either in English or Spanish. Please note, however, that submitting in a language other than English may delay your article’s publication. If you can submit in English, it will rapidly accelerate the visibility of your work. If edits are needed, all revisions will be made on a word .doc and sent back to the author for approval prior to publication.
Secondly, keep in mind that this is a journalistic (rather than an academic) page. This means that, as topics rise and fall with the news peg, time is always of the essence. If your article has been accepted on the condition of minor or major edits, then it will be in your favor to review them right away so your work can be published as quickly as possible.
WHO CAN SUBMIT AN ARTICLE?
This page seeks to feature under-represented voices and writers around the globe, whether they are penned by seasoned or junior career professionals. As always, quality precedes quantity. If you can substantiate your work, your content is more important than your affiliations. Essentially, all are welcome but submissions are encouraged from:
· Independent Researchers
· Junior and Senior Scholars
· Political Scientists
· Postgraduate Students
· NGOs and Non-Profit Organizations
· Human Rights Groups
· Individuals of Related Academic or Research Fields
· Individuals with Close Proximity to Key Issues
THE DO'S & DON'TS
- · All submissions must be original content. Insights, data, statistics from reputable public sources can certainly be integrated into the articles to provide context to the topic that you are discussing provided that adequate citation is included.
- · Mixed media submissions integrating video, photography, interactive data visualizations are also fully welcome alongside the article submission.
- · Make sure your pitch harmonizes with the content featured on the rest of the site. If your article topic focuses on Human Rights, Geopolitics, Global Political Economy, International Relations, or any combination of these topics, then your submission is right in line. Conversely, if your topic theme falls beyond these categories but specific, relevant, and dynamic (for example, Cyber Security, Environmental Justice, Proxy Wars, International Finance, etc.), then you are equally welcome to submit your piece.
- · With your submission, please include a short 1-3 sentence bio with the following information: Author(s) Full Name, Country, Affiliation, Specialization, Contact link (such as LinkedIn or Twitter). If photography is included, please include the photographer’s name as well. Likewise, if the article has been formally edited prior to submission, please include this editor’s name as well.
- · Please include the translator’s full names if applicable.
- · Articles are recommended to be 850 words or less. However, Longreads of up to 3,000 words may be accepted if the content is quick-paced and upholds the introspective value that defines this genre.
- · Plagiarism is not tolerated.
- · Demeaning content directed toward any race, gender, age, ethnicity, religion, or other social construction is not tolerated.
- · Article submissions pertaining to advertising, tourism, cruise lines, or luxury industries are discouraged unless the geopolitical components of these verticals are being discussed in an analytical or introspective fashion.