Requirements for submitting content to the Refugee Research Blog

Content Type

Blog posts can be “Crikey” or “Conversation” style semi-academic op-eds, short formal essays, policy briefs, summaries of new literature submissions, thesis abstracts, event press releases or any other relevant content. The views expressed in this blog are those of the individual authors and do not represent the views of the Refugee Research Blog, Researchers for Asylum Seekers, the School of Psychological Sciences, the University of Melbourne, or the institutions to which the authors are affiliated. Uninvited blog posts are welcome, though publication is not guaranteed, and revisions may be requested. Acceptance of articles is based on quality as well as relevance. All points of view are welcome.

Style Guide

Please ensure the submission adheres as closely as possible to the Web.Unimelb Editorial style guide,

Hyperlinks should be used wherever possible in place of footnotes under terms such as ‘this report’, ‘this post’, ‘announced’, ‘launched’, etc. Please ensure links are correct and do not direct readers to password protected or subscription only pages. When linking to a PDF file, particularly a large one, please insert ‘[pdf]’ after the link in order to warn readers with slow internet connections.


General guidelines for submitting posts to the Refugee Research Blog are:

  • article length to be between 500 and 1000 words (with exceptions),
  • attributed to individual/s, not an organisation/s or anonymous author/s,
  • include a small biography (less than 50 words) and a personal photo if desired,
  • include a photo or image to accompany submission where possible (you must hold the rights to any photos you submit),
  • we may edit your post and will send you a revised post if the changes are major,
  • you must declare any organisational affiliations, material that was used as the basis for your article if it is highly derivative, and funding received,
  • all articles and photos accepted for publication will be published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License,
  • submissions should be sent to the blog editor editor[at] 


Comments are welcome on all of our blog entries, however, all comments are moderated. Personal attacks or abusive comments will not be published. Criticism of organisations as against individuals is welcome if it serves a justifiable purpose.  It should not be gratuitous, but well-founded, based either on experience or argument. We welcome robust debate, but avoid sweeping, unfounded attacks. While we like to publish as many comments as possible, we may hold back comments which contain harsh criticism with no attempt at all to give that criticism a justified base. Commenters who have affiliations that readers should be aware of, or conflicts of interest, must declare them. Commenters need to identify themselves by their full names unless there are good reasons for not doing so.

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We are inviting our subscribers, external supporters, and other interested people to express their interest in becoming blog contributors. Blog entries are managed in bi-monthly releases currently, and may become more frequent in response to contributor interest.

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