Submission Guidelines -Knowledge4Policy

Coralia Catana
Mar 12, 2018 · 3 min read

The Knowledge4Policy Publication curates knowledge on the art and science of evidence-based policymaking.

As set out in our first post, we launched this Publication both to transparently share our experience in building the EU Commission’s Knowledge4Policy Platform, and to bring together expertise in evidence-based policymaking. We hope to learn from contributors worldwide, apply what we learn to our Platform, and generally advance the state-of-the-art.

This Publication is therefore open to contributions. This post sets out what we’re looking for, and how you can contribute.

What we are looking for

We accept original or republished work as long as it meets the following guidelines:

  • Topic: anything relevant to our mission: bridging the science-policy gap to help policymakers better use scientific knowledge. Note that this is not only about processing scientific knowledge for policymakers (“Knowledge Push”), but also improving “Demand Pull” from policymakers, by bringing both worlds together
  • Form and length: this is not a scientific journal, so we are looking for posts or articles of under 2000 words which both scientists and policymakers can understand
  • Expertise: evidence-based policymaking respects recognised expertise, so we don’t apologise for looking for evidence of expertise

Quality images are appreciated but not essential.

What we are not looking for, finally: badly written or rambling texts, spelling errors, clickbait, opinions without evidence, overtly political work, or restatements of the obvious.

How you can contribute

There are several ways to contribute to this Publication (beyond simply Responding to one of our posts).

We prefer receiving draft or published articles, but you can also pitch a story you’d like to write.

  • go to your story (already published or draft) and click Edit
  • click the “…” next to the Publish button
  • choose “Add to Publication”, and then “Knowedge4Policy”.

We will then check the story and publish it if it meets our guidelines. We may lightly edit it, but will contact you if it needs more work.

If it meets our guidelines, one of our editors will use Medium’s import function to re-publish it here. We’ll include a short paragraph explaining where and when it was originally published, and by whom. Please note that:

  • we will not be able to manage any Responses from other readers for you
  • we will not be able to add any updates to your text post-republication
  • it may take us a few days to respond to your submission

And finally:

  • by submitting a post you are stating that you have the right to publish it, including any images
  • once published, we will promote it via our channels (this Publication’s Letter, the Platform’s e-newsletter, social media, etc.).

Knowledge4Policy

Building the EU Commission’s platform for evidence-based…

Knowledge4Policy

Building the EU Commission’s platform for evidence-based policymaking

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Knowledge4Policy

Building the EU Commission’s platform for evidence-based policymaking