De Gruyter Conversations Blog Submission Guidelines
Are you interested in submitting a piece of written content to De Gruyter Conversations? Learn more about our blog and the author submission guidelines to ensure your work meets the requirements for publication on one of the internet’s best blog submission sites.
What is De Gruyter Conversations?
De Gruyter Conversations is a blog that provides content based on academic research in an easy-to-understand format. The articles on this blog cover current subjects across various fields to deepen the reader's understanding of a particular topic. These pieces draw influence from the numerous academic books and journal articles that we publish annually, with writers for De Gruyter Conversations penning content that readers can access online for free.
The goal of the blog
The main objective of De Gruyter Conversations is to create a platform for intelligent, thought-provoking content that inspires readers to share the pieces they've engaged with and share their thoughts about the subject. This will help grow the platform and create a digital space for scholarly discussions and public debate for all readers, including non-specialists and academics.
How we aim to achieve this goal
To achieve our goals, it's vital that the content not only pass rigorous academic standards but is also written in such a way as to have popular appeal. The content we publish is akin to thought pieces published in leading magazines or newspaper features.
The content we publish
When it comes to the subject matter of a piece, we will publish content from any academic discipline. These articles will need to link to work already published by the author to make them more accessible. We also encourage authors to submit personal blog posts and opinion pieces that are relevant to academia and academic spaces.
The length of the content
There are two main formats of content that we publish on our blog:
- Blog posts: 500–850 words
- Feature articles: 1,500–3,500 words
However, these are not the only types of content we publish, and we are open to discussions around the length or format of content.
Overall content structure
Here are some general guidelines on what a piece should consist of when writing for De Gruyter Conversations:
- An eye-catching header image for the top of the article and for social media content.
- A short, engaging headline.
- A brief introduction of no more than four sentences that summarises the focus of the piece.
- The body text should be divided into easy-to-read paragraphs consisting of less than 600 characters.
- Authors should include a short bio, an image of themselves and any relevant social media or website links.
- Authors are encouraged to include additional images, videos, links, and more in their content.
We also provide an MS Word template that writers can use to make it as easy as possible to create a piece of content for our blog.
How to write for the blog
Here is a summary of how to approach a piece for our blog:
- Ensure content is accessible to a non-specialist audience as well as academics.
- You should cover a newsworthy or current topic, debate or event.
- The content must be interesting and engaging and avoid unnecessary verbosity and academic jargon.
- The argument being made in your piece should be specific and clear (this includes possibly controversial arguments) while avoiding being a mere abstract of the academic work upon which it is based.
- The content should deepen a reader's understanding of a topic.
- Make sure the piece communicates the author's personality and opinions clearly and avoids explicitly mentioning De Gruyter and their titles.
Want to know more about blog submission guidelines or have an idea for a piece?
There are many free blog submission websites for academics and non-specialist readers alike, but few offer the quality of content that we provide at De Gruyter Conversations. If you’d like to know more about the guidelines for submitting content to our blog or have an idea for our piece that you’d like to discuss, contact our team at De Gruyter.