This post is a guide for researchers who would like to contribute a guest post to our website. These posts are organised by the Social Media editor Charlotte Weatherill who outlines the process and the type of posts we’re interested in below.
Types of posts
Blogs are useful for discussing how your research speaks to current events, reflecting on a recent conference, talking about pedagogy… or other topics that will be of interest to the readers of Environmental Politics!
Interviews are an alternative format for discussing your work, written in conversation with me. I will start by sending you some questions, asking for short reflections on a few interesting points in your research. You can then help shape the discussion.
If you would like to discuss an idea or send a draft, get in touch via Twitter DM or email me at email@example.com.
Who can write a post
Researchers of any stage can publish with us.
Often, guest posts come from a call-out for a blog on a specific topic, or I sometimes reach out to people I know have relevant knowledge for an environmental politics issue in the news. However, this has an obvious limiting effect on who is publishing posts with us.
Environmental Politics updated its aims and scope in 2021 to reflect “a truly global conception of what counts as environmental politics and to reinforce our commitment to publish underrepresented scholars and scholarship in the pages of the journal”.
Part of that moment was a reflection on the ‘voice and silences’ of environmental politics as a field, and as a journal. The editorial board is committed to expanding the authorship of who publishes in the journal, and that commitment also extends to the website.
As a journal, we are also open to a wide-scope idea of what counts as environmental politics – if you aren’t sure whether your idea fits, then get in touch.
First, reach out to me with your pitch or with an early draft. I can tell you whether your post is in scope, and offer suggestions on how best to get it into shape.
For an interview, I will send you some questions to be answered in your own time.
Ideally, blogs should be approximately 800-1000 words in length, and use hyperlinks rather than formal referencing. You can also include a bio and picture in your final draft. Once edited, our posts will be published on the website, and shared across our social media channels.
It is my hope that this is a fun and painless process. Our blogs get a good readership, so this is also a great way to expand your network, or introduce yourself to the Environmental Politics community.
We look forward to hearing from you!