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Calling Blog Contributors

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Environmental News and Blogs

We are calling for contributors to submit one off or more regular items to our News & Blog section of the EPL website.

  • If you have news to share or press releases to be published, send it in and we can post it here.
  • If you write about environmental matters and wish to write a post on a topic close to your heart, we would love to hear from you.
  • If you have your own blog covering this field and wish to share your content, we can re-post here if you get in touch and let us know.
  • If you are a researcher and are open to doing a Q&A with us, please get in touch and we'll send over some questions.

All authors of blog posts will be cited in the published item and a short profile can be included at the end of your piece, if provided.

News items (i.e. where press releases are published on the site) do not include an author's name as only a contact is included for people to get in touch for further information.

Guidance on Blogs

Environmental Policy and Law (EPL) invites scientists, researchers, and people interested with all matters covered by EPL to submit blog ideas for consideration. We strongly encourage those interested to reach out prior to drafting the post.

  • Blog posts must cover a topic important to environmental policy, environmental law, or a related topic.
  • Blog posts will be reviewed by a journal editor and staff, along with external experts as appropriate. The author may receive feedback.
  • Blog posts should be factually and scientifically sourced and accurate. As appropriate, please provide reference citations with links.
  • References are not always necessary in blog posts, though if they required, then it is recommended no more than 20 can be cited.
  • Blog posts may not be defamatory.
  • The journal reserves the right to edit for grammar, length, clarity and editorial style. Authors will be advised of edits prior to publication. As appropriate, the editor/journal may return the post for revisions prior to publication.
  • Authors are asked to consider royalty-free artwork that may accompany their posts. The authors must be able to provide details and source of these royalty free images. If no images are supplied, the editor will select appropriate visuals.
  • The suggested length for posts is 300 to 1500 words. For lengthy submissions, the journal reserves the right to suggest reducing length or split the article into multiple posts.
  • The post title should be clear about the point of the post – what's in it for for the reader? How will they benefit by reading?
  • We suggest including a call to action (for instance, by asking questions) and prompting the reader to “learn more”.
  • We suggest thinking in terms of a broader story. What motivated you to start the feature?
  • Authors retain copyright on their content and may reproduce it elsewhere. EPL/IOS Press retains the right to use the content on promotional materials for the journal. We encourage authors to share the EPL website link when promoting the article. The post can be cited according to the following style: 
    • Author. “Article Title” (<add publication date, month, year>). Link: <add URL> (last accessed: <add date>).

Next step:

Anyone interested to contribute to the News & Blog section section can get in touch by email or send an initial message via Twitter with any questions.

We ask you to follow style sheet (see here) before starting to write your article for your submission and to please get in touch first so we can offer you some further guidelines in addition to the points listed above, as well as providing a template for submitting your article.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

If you wish to submit a paper to the journal, go here for instructions.