Write for us!

Write for the POP politics Aus blog!

We accept contributions from graduate students and academics researching in the Political organisation and politics space.

If you’d like to write for us, get in touch with your idea at poppoliticsaus@gmail.com

Please use the subject line “Blog for POP politics Aus” (it helps ensure your email doesn’t end up in the junk folder)

  • Contributions are between 500 – 800 words
  • We encourage you to use hyperlinks

See below for more details about specific post types:

 

GUIDELINES FOR CONTRIBUTIONS:

Political Organisations and Participation blog

Some general guidelines for posts:

Use this as an opportunity to write in a less formal style

  • Centre your post on one idea (write us another post with any other ideas that you come up with!)
  • Posts do not need to be referenced like an academic article, but;
  • We would encourage you to embed hyperlinks to either primary or secondary sources you refer to in your piece where relevant or available. For example:
    • Polling or AES data you reference
    • A tweet
    • An organisation’s webpage
    • Newspaper article
    • Book listing on Trove
    • Journal article available online
    • Other blog posts
  • The editor may insert links that refer readers to previously published POP politics blog content.

Political Organisations and Participation blog will publish four kinds of posts.

1. OPINION PIECES

We invite POP Politics members to submit opinion pieces relating to issues involving political organisations and participation.

Opinion pieces might address current news items, research (or gaps in research), policy issues, interesting ideas or concepts present in the literature and any other topics that might be of interest to POP Politics members and worthy of discussion or commentary.

The following paragraph will appear as post‐script at the end of every ‘Opinion’ post:

Our ‘Opinion’ posts enable POP Politics members to express their views on issues relating to Political Organisations and Participation. The opinions expressed are those of the individual author alone, and do not necessarily represent the views of their employers, other POP Politics members. These posts are for discussion purposes only.

2. RECENT PUBLICATIONS/REVIEWS

One of the functions of the blog (and the accompanying Twitter account) is to keep members up to date about relevant new research and publications. We will post links to new books, research reports and academic journal articles.

POP politics members are invited to submit reviews of these and any other publications relevant to political organisations and participation.

The following paragraph will appear as post‐script at the end of every ‘Recent Publications’ post:

Our ‘Recent Publications’ posts keep POP Politics members informed about the latest publications relating to political organisations and participation. Unless expressly acknowledged, the POP politics blog not involved or affiliated with, and make no representations about the publications that are featured: these posts are for information and discussion purposes only. POP politics members are invited to submit reviews or comments on specific publications, as well as suggest publications for future posts.

3. RESEARCH SPOTLIGHS

The blog is a space where POP politics members can present their latest research, projects and initiatives to a wider audience, sharing their work, their experiences and their insights in a way that contributes to the field as a whole.

Submissions for ‘Research Spotlights’ can provide

  • a short description of the research, project or program
  • any interesting findings
  • future directions.
  • link to currently available publications or early access publications.

The following paragraph will appear as post‐script at the end of every ‘Research Spotlight’ post:

Our ‘Research Spotlight’ posts enable POP Politics members to present their latest research, projects and programs to a wider audience. Unless expressly acknowledged, the Research Team are not involved or affiliated with, and make no representations about the research projects listed in this series: these posts are for information and discussion purposes only.

4. PRESENTATIONS, BOOK LAUNCHES AND EVENTS

A short description and any relevant slides from presentations at POP Politics meetings or events will be made available on the blog (provided that the presenter gives permission for their presentation to be featured in this way).

The following paragraph will appear as post‐script at the end of every ‘Research Spotlight’ post:

Our ‘presentations, book launches and events’ posts enable POP Politics members to present their latest research, projects and programs to a wider audience. Unless expressly acknowledged, the Research Team are not involved or affiliated with, and make no representations about the research projects listed in this series: these posts are for information and discussion purposes only.

WORD LIMIT FOR SUBMISSIONS ACROSS ALL CATEGORIES: APPROXIMATELY 500 – 800 WORDS.