Write for us
We welcome guest contributions from readers who are interested in reaching out to like-minded individuals in the scholarly publishing community. We are looking for passionate individuals who would like to share their thoughts, views, and experiences about research, best practices in publishing, or current trends in scholarly communication.
Who can submit a guest post?
Scientists, PhDs, academics, researchers, science journalists, journal editors, peer reviewers, publishers, librarians, scholarly communication professionals, and anyone who is extremely passionate about scholarly publishing.
Broad topics we’re interested in
• Scholarly communication
Global trends, updates, analyses, opinions, or commentary on recent developments in the industry, Web 2.0, etc.
• Journal publishing
Best practices, opinions, commentary, latest updates, etc.
• Manuscript writing
Tutorials and guides on writing research papers, language tips, specific tips on writing different parts of a paper, etc.
• Types of research output
Tips for preparing different types of papers
• Publication planning
Tips and advice on navigating the publication process, journal selection, handling rejection, etc.
• Peer review
Perspectives, best practices, tips for new reviewers, opinion pieces, trends, analysis, reports, responding to reviewer
• Citation best practices
Tips, resources, how-to guides
• Open access
Opinions, tips on open access publishing, experiences, open data, data sharing, open data mandates and policies,
global open access trends, etc.
• Career paths for researchers
General career guidance, information about career paths within and outside academia, job seeking tips, networking
tips for researchers
• Research communication
Alternative ways of communicating research, tips for creating lay summaries, scientific infographics, video abstracts,
research promotion, research impact, etc.
• Experiences of researchers
Personal experiences of researchers on aspects such as their days in the lab, job search, the conferences they
attended, challenges they faced during their research journey and how they overcame them, learnings based on their
journey, the story of their research, etc.
• Book reviews
Reviews of books on scholarly publishing and academia
• Tool reviews
Reviews of tools used in research and publication workflows, e.g., tools for data analysis, reference management, etc.
Have something else in mind? No problem! Share your idea with us and we’ll let you know if it’s a good fit for Editage Insights.
Content formats we accept
Why contribute to Editage Insights?
For the outreach!
Did you know that over 3 million readers visit Editage Insights every month? We also have over 20,000 subscribers, 10,000+ followers across our social profiles, and thousands of users who actively engage with us on a daily basis.
Becoming a guest writer will enable you to communicate your ideas to this ever-growing follower base which includes researchers, journal editors, and publishing professionals.
You also get:
• Your own author page and byline, like this one
• Distribution of your post on our social media channels
• A platform to engage with like-minded members from the scholarly community
• The opportunity to contribute to our Q&A forum for researchers
1. Have a look at our content guidelines below.
2. Complete the form to tell us more about yourself, upload your bio, and share your topic or the pitch of your article.
Have more questions? Get in touch with us and we'll be happy to address your queries.
Fill out the form to get started!
Content guidelines and additional information
• Word count: This is up to you really. Typically, the posts we receive are roughly between 500 to 1200 words long.
You are welcome to write longer pieces as well.
• Writing style:
- Feel free to write in the first person.
- Avoid making very strong statements that could mislead or be misconstrued by readers. If you have a strong
point to make, accompany it with facts/citations as much as possible.
- As for writing style, we follow the rules of American English and spelling.
- Irrespective of which style you choose to follow, consistency and accuracy are key!
- Keep things simple! Avoid very lengthy paragraphs and complex sentences.
- We prefer breaking paragraphs into related thematic headings because we find this to be a great way to help
readers anticipate what’s coming next. You could do this, too.
- It’s easier to understand an article that has a clear introduction and ends by summing up or sharing a
conclusion about the key points covered in the post.
• Sharing tips/key takeaways: If your post includes specific tips or guidance, consider including, checklists,
templates, cheat sheets, etc. – anything that will help readers take away the essence of your post and remember all
the tips you shared easily. You can also recommend relevant references you came across as downloadables for
readers, e.g., a useful checklist or a set of critical guidelines.
• Citation style: If science is based on previously published work, writing about research should follow the same
rules, too! We expect our writers to cite/acknowledge every source they have referred to. The style you choose for
doing this is up to you, as long as you maintain consistency and accuracy. Use quotes when citing directly from a
source, or paraphrase and indicate the source. Provide supporting links wherever applicable.
• Adding elements to supplement your post: Including relevant images, examples, or screenshots is a great way of
keeping readers engaged as well as demonstrating your point. If you plan to use any additional elements to
supplement your text, paste them within your document, or indicate them using relevant placeholders and share
.JPG or .PNG files separately. If you’d like to embed videos within your text, share the details with us (e.g., embed
code or video files) so that we can insert them at the relevant location. Remember that if you’re sharing material
that has already been published, it must be accompanied by an active link to the relevant source. Share material
only if the copyright license allows it to be reproduced (shared/republished) on another platform.
• Other formats: This refers to infographics, posters, videos, presentations, templates, checklists, and reports. We
accept clean and attractive designs that make it easy for readers to absorb content. Make sure your content is
presented well and broken down in a presentable format that can be easily skimmed by users. Don’t worry about
providing professional designs – a clean and well-organized table would be just as effective. If you’d like to share
a video with us, please also provide the supporting transcript along with the video (transcripts are quite helpful
for our ESL (English-as-a-Second-Language) readers.
• Editorial review: All our guest posts undergo a review by our editorial team. The review covers aspects that will
help ensure that your post meets our audiences’ requirements. It will also include a title and a brief synopsis of
your article. Your post will be published after all necessary revisions have been made and you have seen and
approved the final version.
• Your author biography and profile photo: All our guest authors have their own author profile page that
showcases all their contributions for Editage Insights. While submitting your post, please add a brief biographical
paragraph about yourself (about 4 to 5 lines), talking about your current affiliation and position, academic
background, research interests, and hobbies, if any. Do also share a high-resolution profile photo
(as a .jpg file).
Our team of content writers includes people with varied professionals degrees and rich experience in academic
writing, editing, publishing, and teaching. They have worked and/or continue to work as researchers; language
instructors; journal editors; peer reviewers; and members of scholarly writing and publishing societies, like the
Council of Science Editors (CSE), American Medical Writers Association (AMWA), Society for Technical
Communication (STC), and European Medical Writers Association (EMWA).