We’re seeking out research narratives from people pursuing knowledge in any field, all over Earth.
Who is writing research narratives? Researchers. You.
You’re conducting research. That means you’re a researcher.
You might be focused in the sciences, the social sciences, or the humanities.
Maybe it’s just you. Maybe it’s a collaborative team.
Maybe you’re in the lab. Maybe you’re in the field.
Maybe you’re doing interdisciplinary work. Maybe you’re doing transdisciplinary work.
Maybe, just maybe, you’re defying the disciplines.
Maybe you’re completely undisciplined, in a good way.
Regardless: you’ve got questions, you’ve got methods, and you’ve got findings. Maybe they’re just preliminary. You’re still looking. How’d you get here, and what are you going to do about it?
What are the logistical parameters we are looking for in a research narrative?
We’re looking for jargon-free, approachable stories about your research process and findings, and the relevance of how your research fits into the grander scheme of things. In other words, why are you doing what you’re doing, and what’s next?
We don’t have a maximum word count, but we hope you can be concise and engaging. We’d rather you worry about crafting a good story that is easy to absorb for someone with a high school education. Pretend you’re teaching people how to understand your work. We think it’s a good idea to have a minimum word count, though: please make sure your narrative is at least 3000 words. Likely it will be nearer to 5000 words. But, as long as it is at least 3000 words, concise, and engaging, you should be off to a good start achieving what we’re looking for.
This hybrid publication process will be, essentially, a combination of writing, images, and multimedia content. You may or may not be able to share the data sets associated with your research, but if you can (even if it’s anonymized, etc.), that would be great.
We also like the idea of sharing analysis syntax or protocols, which would make it much easier for other folks to replicate and verify your work, should that be relevant to the way you’re doing research.
You will need the following things to complete your submission.
- Cover letter
- Appropriate files representing your work
We’re looking forward to seeing your work!