If you would like to contribute to the BISA blog there are a number of things you need to take into consideration.
We accept blog posts on a range of topics. It could be to highlight new research, express an opinion on contemporary developments or to inform emerging or existing debates. The only thing we ask is that it’s linked in some way to international relations/studies in particular and the work of BISA in general.
If you would like to contribute, please complete the author submission form, which can be found here.
You are free to adopt any style you wish, but please consider the following guidelines, which have been shown to increase the impact of blog posts:
Be concise: make a simple argument or highlight an issue of important in 800-1000 words. Try and summarise your ideas in a couple of short sentences near the state of the piece and stay on point throughout.
Be relevant: Connect your blog to a current academic debate and/or recent new story. Use hyperlinks to reference articles and news items that support your line of argument.
Be impactful: Avoid jargon and write for a non-specialist audience. Use a provocative or through provoking title. Try and convey energy and enthusiasm, as if presenting your case to someone in the room. If possible, accompany your blog with a photo or image.
Be proud: Draw on your professional/academic expertise. Include a (max 50 words) biography and author photo when you send your post. Please see the link to the author submission form below. Promote your post through your own professional network, including social media.
Note that posts may be subject to editorial review, but this will be done in dialogue with the author. We reserve the right to reject or remove posts.