Write for nordics.info

Write for us!

nordics.info is a new website and is keen to find researchers who are willing to work with us – let us disseminate your research for you! We are based in the School for Culture and Society at Aarhus University in Denmark.  

We expect that most material will come from researchers who are based at universities, however, we are also interested in receiving submissions from elsewhere and also from advanced-level university students (e.g. Masters students writing dissertations on relevant topics). If you have an idea, you are welcome to contact us.

We are looking for:

  • Objective articles of up to about 2000 words on a relevant topic. Critical analysis and interdisciplinary angles are to be included, where relevant/possible;
  • Original material - text, images, sound and film clips in the original language with translation and introduction in English;
  • ‘The Quick read’ - short encyclopaedic entries of up to about 500 words;
  • Outlooks – articles up to 2000 words with an innovative or underrepresented viewpoint.

Target audiences

nordics.info is aimed at various users, within and outside the Nordic region, as follows:

  • General interest: journalists, commentators, political advisors, civil servants, think tanks, general public.
  • Education: academics, secondary school students and their teachers; students in further and higher education and their teachers.

Information should therefore be communicated in a way that is accessible and interesting to a broad general readership. Potential readers might include for example an American journalist researching an article on Bernie Sanders’ references to the Nordic model, or someone in Britain enjoying the most recent TV season of Scandinavian crime drama. Consider that users of the website will be based outside the Nordic region, as well as within. 

Writing guidelines

It is important for us that text is well-written and easy-to-understand, the quality of the subject matter is high and that it is accessible for readers in a web-based format. Your knowledge should reach the reader in the best way possible. That is why we have collected some guidance for contributors. 

You can find the full guidelines for contributors as a pdf by clicking here. In short, you need to remember:

  • We provide editorial assistance and check your submission from a language point of view, so do not worry if it is not perfect English. However, you as author are responsible for accuracy of the content of the article.
  • Use short sentences and lots of sub-headings (e.g. about one sub-heading every two or three paragraphs). Explain academic terms - it doesn't mean that you should avoid important analysis. No references in brackets within the text, but do give up to about three further reading suggestions at the end. 
  • Provide an accurate summary of your article at the top (see other articles on nordics.info to get an idea).
  • Remember to give us a short biography in the format found on the writers page here. 
  • You are welcome to suggest a couple of illustrations that can be used for non-commercial purposes, but it's fine if you don't, we will find some and check them with you.  

Before starting on your article or if you have any questions, please get in touch (nordics.info@cas.ac.uk).

We look forward to receiving your contributions!

the nordics.info team