Submission Guidelines

 

Thank you for your interest in writing for the EERA Blog.

This blog is open to all members of the National Associations and Networks of EERA members to submit a blog post. Our goal is to provide an educational research blog to benefit society.

We aim to stimulate debate and different opinions on the same subject may be aired. All submissions must have some link to evidence rather than assertion and should be on substantive issues rather than personal criticism.

We welcome the following types of content:

  • Short reports or summaries of research
  • Opinion pieces
  • Response to policies
  • Experiences from your life as an educational researcher
  • Experiences from your life as an educator
  • “How To” pieces providing advice for those in education

Contributors should ensure that their contributions:

  • Follow our Editorial and Style Guidelines.
  • Are research-based
  • Address an international audience and don’t assume readers will be familiar with specific education systems or regional context
  • Provide links to sources where possible
  • Use inclusive and non-derogatory language
  • Do not include obscene or rude content or content that belittles or attacks persons or groups
  • Do not link to profane, obscene, rude or illegal material or sites that knowingly violate intellectual property rights

 

Writing Style

It is important to us that the blog be accessible to readers from outwith the educational research community. This includes teachers, parents, students, policymakers, and local and international press. If you haven’t blogged for this audience before, then take a look at this blog post on how to write an accessible blog about academic topics. 

When writing, think about how you would explain your research or opinion to a friend who is not an academic and who has little experience in education. And consider how to make your research and findings applicable to the general public. Why would they find your research interesting? What effect could it have on their lives?

 

Copyright and Attribution

By publishing on the EERA blog, writers are agreeing to license their text under the Creative Commons License Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

 

How to Contribute

We request that you submit a short pitch proposal before you start writing your blog. This doesn’t have to be very long – just a couple of sentences. This enables us to plan ahead and ensures that proposed blog fits with the goals of the EERA. A member of our editorial team will contact you once the pitch proposal has been approved.

Your initial pitch should be sent to blog-mail@eera.eu.

Once your pitch has been approved, download the Blog Submission Form and send it, with your blog text to the editorial team.

We will send an edited version of the post to you for approval before publishing, with all changes marked clearly using the Track Changes tool from Microsoft Word. Any further edits should be marked using the Track Changes tool, or we cannot accept them. 

 

 

We try to publish blog posts as soon as possible, but the date of publication may be influenced by a number of factors, including the range of issues to be covered and developing current events. If your contribution refers to a particular news story or current event, please make this clear when making your submission.

When submitting a blog proposal, prospective contributors should be aware that their contact details will be shared with the editorial team.