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Guide for Blog Contributors
General guidance on the submission of articles
1. The Blog of the Platform for Peace and Humanity welcomes submissions in the following areas:
- human rights law, international humanitarian and criminal law, public international law
- foreign policy, sustainable global peace efforts and regional and international politics
2. Authors shall submit an electronic version of their article in Microsoft Word document format by sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org. All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the editorial board. The peer-review process may take up to one month.
3. Submissions should not be longer than 5000 words. The word count limit is inclusive of footnotes, endnotes and hyperlinks. The articles shall include a 1-2 sentence excerpt and up to 4 keywords.
5. The authors shall submit a short BIO of max. 4 sentences.
The main text formatting guidance
6. Title of the submission should have a maximum of 100 characters.
7. The main text shall use a consistent font and styling. Authors are thus entitled to use any font in their submissions.
8. Submissions shall be submitted in (British or American) English. Authors should remain consistent throughout the article.
9. Dates in the text shall appear in the following format: 1 September 2020.
10. Numbers from one to nine shall appear spelt out. Numerals should be used from 10 and above.
11. The use of abbreviations and acronyms is encouraged in both the text body and the footnotes or endnotes, provided the full name is written out the first time it appears in the text and is accompanied by the abbreviation noted in parentheses.
12. Subheadings in the main text shall be in bold.
13. “Double quotation marks” should be used for quotes (verbatim words, phrases, sentences and paragraphs).
14. When finishing the sentence with a quote using “double quotation marks”, the full stop shall be used outside of the quotation mark.
15. Authors are requested to indent quotes with 4 and more sentences in the main text.
Endnotes formatting guidance
16. Submissions shall be submitted with footnotes, endnotes or functional hyperlinks in the main text.
17. When using hyperlinks in the main text to lengthy sources or sources with more than 1 page, the exact location of the reference shall be indicated in the main text (e.g. on page 5 of the judgment, the court ruled that…).
18. Footnotes and endnotes should be numbered using Arabic numbers.
19. Footnotes and endnotes shall end with a full stop.
20. If the same source is cited twice in direct succession, use “Ibid.” instead of repeating the full citation.
21. Latin phrases and phrases such as “see“, “also“, “e.g.“, “Ibid.” shall be in Italic.
22. No citation style is imposed. Footnotes and endnotes shall be internally coherent and follow the same style throughout the entire text (e.g. OSCOLA).
23. An incomplete or illogical citation style may justify refusing or postponing the peer-reviewing process of the submission.
24. Authors retain copyright and grant the Platform for Peace and Humanity the right of the first publication.
25. Others are entitled to share the blog post with an acknowledgement of the work’s authorship and citing the author’s initial publication on the blog of the Platform for Peace and Humanity.
26. Authors may enter into separate, additional arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the published submission (e.g. publish the submission in a journal or a book), with the acknowledgement of the initial publication on the blog of the Platform for Peace and Humanity.
27. Authors are permitted and encouraged to share their published blog post after being notified by an email about the publication of their submission on the blog.