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Submission Guidelines - SOAS China Institute

//Submission Guidelines

Guidelines for submission to the SCI Blog

1.  The SCI Blog welcomes unsolicited submissions from colleagues, PhD students and others who study/research China or have extensive experience or practical knowledge of China and its people. You do not need to be a current or former member of SOAS to contribute.


2.  Submissions are original opinion pieces or reviews accessible to a general audience. Submissions should not have been previously published or are under consideration elsewhere. 


3.  In terms of geographical coverage, the SCI blog includes Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau in its remit. Analysis or comments on the Chinese diaspora as well as China’s relations with other countries are also welcome.  All topics and all time periods are welcome.


4.  The SCI does not have an editorial steer and does not exercise censorship of any kind. But the blog editor insists on respect and decency and reserves the right not to accept and publish any contribution that includes material deemed indecent, libellous or offensive. 


5.  Views appearing on the blog represent only the views of the authors. The inclusion in the blog does not imply approval on the part of the SCI or SOAS.


6.  An individual contribution should generally not exceed 1,000 words. There is no minimum word requirement.  You are encouraged to be as succinct as possible. Please email your submission (in Word format) to the blog editors ( / The blog editors will acknowledge your submission and notify you of the outcome as soon as possible. Please also include a short biography and photograph (headshot or upper body) of yourself along with your submission. You can opt-out of the photograph if you prefer. The SCI does not provide feedback to submissions.  


7.  If you would like to submit a piece longer than 1,000 words, please contact the blog editor who will explore with you if it will be more appropriate to divide the contribution into two or more individual blog pieces.


8.  Please do not use footnotes. Where appropriate please embed hyperlinks in the main text.


9.  Anonymous submissions will not be accepted. If there is a legitimate concern for personal safety, a pseudonym can be used for publication but the identity of the contributor must be revealed to the blog master.  If the use of a pseudonym is accepted, confidentiality of the identity of the contributor will be respected.


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