Counterpoint offers various forms of publications: the Navigating Knowledge Blog (for which see the NEWS AND EVENTS tab), short articles/essays, and reports. While we’ve started publishing blog posts, we are still preparing the publication of articles/essays and reports. Please check again as we get closer to the Counterpoint launch on 25 August 2018. If you have ideas for contributing to the publication program, please be in touch. Thank you!

Author Instructions

For all of the following, the formatting guidelines should follow the Chicago Manual of Style. We prefer endnotes and a bibliography for all citations. Please submit files (preferably in Word) to us by email at: publications@counterpointknowledge.org.

  • The Navigating Knowledge Blog. Blog posts should be in the word range of 500–700 words. They should match the themes and the profile of Counterpoint, preferably addressing contemporary topics. Blog posts should be written in an accessible (though critical and reflective) way, and they should be pithy and challenging, provoking discussion rather than scholarly argumentation. Notes and references should be kept to a minimum, with hyperlinks to online sources preferred.
  • Short Articles/Essays. Short Articles/Essays should be in the range of 3,000–4,000 words. Though these will be more academic in nature, the author should avoid academic jargon wherever possible, and define all jargon for a general audience when it cannot be avoided. Short Articles/Essays should be accompanied by an Executive Summary of no more than 300 words, which describes in brief (and with bullet-points) the overall problem and outcomes of the Article/Essay. Outcomes should include concrete suggestions for how to address the problem in relevant fields (politics, activism, etc.).
  • Reports. Reports can be up to 20,000 words. These should provide a detailed analysis of a historical or contemporary issue, event, or problem relevant to the themes of Counterpoint. These detailed, longer analyses will be more academic in nature, but the author should make every attempt to define jargon for a general audience. Reports should be accompanied by an Executive Summary of no more than 500 words, which describes in brief (and with bullet-points) the overall problem and outcomes of the Report. Outcomes should include concrete suggestions for how to address the problem in relevant fields (politics, activism, etc.).

For all publications, please provide a short author’s biography, illustrations or photos as appropriate, as well as a list of keywords for tagging the publication on the website.