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Write for Researching Sociology

Based in the Department of Sociology at LSE, Researching Sociology showcases articles from our students, doctoral researchers and academic faculty, though we welcome guest submissions from across LSE.

Reflecting our commitment to a diverse representation of academic voices, we’re particularly interested in hearing from women and under-represented minorities.

How to submit your idea

If you have an idea for a blog post, please email the blog team on

Once you have a first draft of a piece ready, you must complete this form. Our editors will review your submission, give you feedback and discuss deadlines. It’s always better to email the editors about an idea before submitting a draft via the form.

Length and format

Blog posts should be around 700 to 1,000 words, and not exceeding 1,000 words.

Please send your draft as a Word document.


Blogs should not include footnote or endnote references. References should take the form of hyperlinks to sources within the text.


We encourage the use of images, charts and figures. Graphs and charts are preferable to tables, as they are easier for readers to interpret quickly. In all cases, please send us the raw data of your chart, table, or figure in Excel format, clearly labelled

Images must not breach copyright. Please supply the editor with your own images, if relevant. The editor will find a suitable image to accompany the blog post where necessary.


We like to give our contributors full attribution. Please send us a three to four line biographical note, detailing your academic position and research interests to accompany your post.

Our editing process

In most cases, submitted articles will be reviewed by the editor within a two-week period. The article will be edited to enhance its readability, bearing the blog’s wider audience in mind.

These edits may include:

  • Shortening of text if the article is above our stated 1,000 word limit
  • The addition of a title to sum up the post’s main theme
  • The addition of short introductory paragraph outlining the article’s main arguments and findings, and any relevant background information for readers.

Once these edits are complete, we will send you the final version of the article with an estimated date of publication, and give you an opportunity to make final edits. Please note that owing to events and other circumstances beyond our control, we may have to change our posting order at very short notice.

Once articles are published, we are happy to make further edits afterwards should the author deem them to be necessary.


All of our content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.CC




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