Contribute to the Balkans in Europe Policy Blog

We encourage submissions of posts from 500 to 1000 words long that are communicated in an accessible way. Our current themes cover EU Integrations, Democratic consolidation, Socio-economic transformation and Inter-ethnic relations in the Western Balkans. We encourage you to include a title, one or two tables, or photos but please make sure that these are copyright free.
 
To help authors with the submission process, we’ve compiled a style guide that you might like to consult before drafting an article.

Length and format

  •      Proposed lenght of the article must be between 500 and 1000 words.
  •      Please send us your draft article in Word format, with your name at the top.

Titles

  •      Use narrative titles up to 20 words if possible.

Writing style and Language

  •      Your article should be written with a relatively wide audience in mind. Therefore we recommend that you avoid overusing acronyms and academic terms.
  •      Use short paragraphs made up of four or five sentences.
  •      Minimise use of bold, underlining, and italics for emphasis.
  •      Please try to provide English language proof read contributions.

Referencing

  •      We use links rather than citations for references. Links should direct readers to more detailed reports or other pieces of research, news items or other blog posts.
  •      Please insert a hyperlink at the relevant point of your argument that you’d like to reference.

Biography and contributor photo

  •      Please send us up to three sentences narrative biographical note, with your academic position, research interests, and details of your two most recent publications.
  •      Please also send us a small colour photo headshot in a JPG. format.

Where to submit

  •      To submit potential articles please send a short description of the argument and biography to marko.kmezic@uni-graz.at.