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Write for our Real Impact blog

21st May 2020

Could you be our next Real Impact blog contributor at emeraldrealimpact.com? If you want to make a real contribution to the real impact debate, we’d like to hear from you!

Our ‘Real Impact’ blog, designed to help bridge the gap between academic research and its application in the real world, covers all elements of the real impact debate.

We’re looking for examples of research that has made an impact in the real world, insight into the challenges academics and policymakers face and, ultimately, insight into what ‘real world impact’ should really stand for. We want to hear your views.

We welcome contributions from academics, policymakers and professionals interested in the impact that social sciences research can have on policy and practice. You do not need to have written for Emerald before, nor to cite or focus on research published by Emerald.

Word count

We’re looking for around 500–700 words. We are also open to a Q&A approach, or content in multimedia formats – such as infographics, videos and animations – that help illustrate a debate or tell a story.

Turnaround time

We understand all academics and professionals have plenty of demands on their time! We’re happy to work with you to set a deadline and publication date that suits you.

Why you should write for the Real Impact blog

This is a great opportunity to publicise and share your work and thoughts on real world impact. Unfortunately, we can’t provide a fee, but your blog will be hosted on a website that draws an average 16,700 international visitors each day. It will also be promoted on our social media channels with a wide-reaching audience of over 20,000 users.

Tone of voice

Be yourself. Write in an engaging, conversational and direct style, and allow your voice to shine through. Let’s work together to inspire a healthy debate!

What you can blog about

You are free to suggest a topic or subject to write about, so long as it helps progress the debate around real impact.

Get in touch!

Get in touch if you have any questions about our blog, or if you would like to contribute. We'd love to hear from you!

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