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September 28th, 2016

Want to be a guest contributor on the blog?


Like our blog? Got an interesting perspective, opinion, or evidence-based argument?

We want to hear it. 

At Viewpoint we are all about learning and sharing knowledge, and we'd love to hear what you have to say. Read below for our principles and guidelines to submit. Here's what we look for:


1. Evidence-Based Arguments: At Viewpoint we have a strong commitment to research and evidence-based management. Referencing your own work or supporting research is a mandatory component for submissions. Detail and number of references will vary based on subject matter. A submission may take the form of an editorial as long as it is a critique of a research article or report. Posts that are submitted with citations that are incomplete or absent will not be accepted.


2. Original Thoughts/New Perspectives on Traditional Arguments: Incorporating original ideas and writing are critical requirements of a submission. If you’re writing about a trending topic or an old but popular argument, present a unique spin or perspective on the argument. Combining interdisciplinary fields or literature is strongly encouraged, such as contemplating the idea of meaning and happiness in the work environment through an Aristotelian lens. 


3. Practicality: Through our blog, we aim to bridge the gap that exists between academic research and practice. Our readers are interested in forward-thinking management ideas that can be applied to real situations and business environments. All submissions must espouse a pragmatic tone, with information that suggests how the reader would practically implement and apply the learnings. 


4. Persuasive, Engaging Writing: Our readers are intelligent and curious yet busy people. Seizing their interest through engaging, passionate writing early on is important. Submissions should demonstrate polished, professional writing balanced with a relatable, compelling tone. Illustrated anecdotes, examples, or metaphors are a great way to engage readers. Overly technical jargon and abstract declarations are not to be used. Remember, one of our key aims is to translate academic writing for the everyday manager or practitioner. Posts should be between 500 and 1000 words.


5. Authority: While you don’t have to be a well-known author, academic, thought-leader, or prominent influencer in your field to be a contributor, you must have relevant credentials to support your authority on a specific topic. Relevant education, training, work experience, or previously published work are all acceptable items to support your credentials.

Click here to download our formal submission process.