Want to contribute?

We invite submissions of comments, opinions, posts, articles and research materials between 400 to 700 words. Our remit covers all aspects of higher education related issues. We encourage the inclusion of photos, tables, graphs and figures where appropriate.

To submit an article for consideration, please send us an email with the blog post attached as a Word file to the following email address: blogs.cheps@gmail.com

Guidelines

To help authors with the submission process, we have set up some guidelines to let the authors know what is expected from them. We have compiled a list of the main issues to keep in mind when submitting a blog post for CHEPS.

Length and format

  1. In order to increase readability and accessibility, we aim for our articles to be between 400 and 700 words.
  2. We are also interested to post longer articles of over 700 words if this is appropriate for the topic. Please contact the blog team if you are interested to submit an article of over 700 words.
  3. Please send us your draft article in Word format, with your name at the top.

Writing style

  1. Our central aim is to contribute to current debates on and around higher education in the Netherlands, Europe and the rest of the world. Your article should be written with a relatively wide audience in mind, including researchers, students, policy makers, and anyone else interested in higher education related issues.
  2. For all out blog posts we use British English – e.g. ‘behaviour’ instead of ‘behavior’,  ‘realisation’ instead of ‘realization’.
  3. Use single quotations marks ‘only’.

Article structure and formatting

  1. We use titles that grab attention that include valuable keywords, but not too many. Titles should sum up the main argument of the blog posts and reflect the content. It is important that titles are brief and concise to optimise their visibility in search engine results.
  2. Engage with your topic immediately. It is important that the information in the opening paragraph gets the reader’s attention and is interesting for the reader to continue reading.
  3. Include interesting and clear headings. Headings should include valuable keywords and need to be formatted consistently.

Referencing

  1. We prefer to use links instead of references. Please insert reference links preferably as hyperlinks that direct the readers to the articles, new items and research reports.

Supporting elements

  1. We encourage the use of supporting elements in your blog, for example the use of charts, graphs and images.
  2. Images should only be included when relevant, compelling and of high quality. Please insert a link to the source of the image if applicable. It is important to keep the image size under 100KB to prevent the need of a photo editing tool.

Biography and contributor photo

  1. Please send us a bibliographical note of about 100 words with your academic positions, research interests and academic achievements.
  2. Please also send us a small colour photo headshot.
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