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Submission Guidelines 

What are we looking for?

 

At Flourish, we're looking for change-driven work that considers the route to positive impact in every step of the research process, from selecting a research question to writing concluding remarks. 


We think that the most impactful research addresses questions within the most pressing problems/cause areas. Choosing which cause area to focus on will likely significantly influence how impactful your paper will be, and we broadly agree with the Effective Altruism approach of using an evidence-based framework to work out which are the most pressing problems to work on. Whilst the resources listed on this page recommend focusing on certain problems, we also welcome submissions that argue for priorities outside these research areas and challenge our assumptions about existing problems.

Style Guide

For Research Paper, Target Topic Essay, and Book Review
  • Titles should be Avenir, bold, title case, font size 20, line spacing 1.15

  • First headings should be Avenir, bold, title case, font size 16, line spacing 1.15

  • Second headings should be Avenir, italics, title case, font size 14, line spacing 1.15

  • Text should be in Avenir, font size 12, line spacing 1.15

  • Text should be justified. 

  • Text should be black color (#000000)

  • Layout should be 1” margins

  • Page numbers should be on the bottom right-hand side, in the footer, and should be in Avenir, font size 12, line spacing 1

  • Citations should be in Chicago (footnotes) style

For Visual Art, and Poetry or Other Written Art
  • Titles should be Avenir, bold, font size 20, line spacing 1.15

  • First headings should be Avenir, bold, font size 16, line spacing 1.15

  • Second headings should be Avenir, italics font size 14, line spacing 1.15

  • Text should be in Avenir, font size 12, line spacing 1.15

  • Unless required for artistic purposes, layout should be 1” margins

  • Unless required for artistic purposes, page numbers should be on the bottom right hand side, in the footer, and should be in Avenir, font size 12, line spacing 1

  • Unless required for artistic purposes, text should be justified

  • Unless required for artistic purposes, text should be black colour (#000000)

  • Pictures and photographs should have a caption under them

  • Footnotes to explain art are optional, and should be in Avenir, font size 10, line spacing 1

  • Citations should be in Chicago (footnotes) style

Format Guide:

Research Papers
  • Long-form papers illuminating and/or analysing issues related to social impact/effective altruism.
    Word Count: 3000  - 10000


Targeted Topic Essay
  • Explore the breadth and depth of a topic relevant to improving the world, including (but not limited to) literature reviews, comparative essays, policy analysis, etc.
    Word Count: 1000 - 4000


Book Review
  • Short, descriptive, and argumentative papers on books related to the goals of Flourish. Reviews should include an overview of the book, its connection to Flourish themes, high points and flaws, and your personal opinion on the book.
    Word Count: <2000

Visual Art, Poetry or Other Written Art
  • Must relate to Flourish themes.

Review Process:

How do we select pieces for the Flourish Journal? We follow a double-blind peer review process, where submissions are first reviewed by students and recent graduates, and then by our High Level Expert Group. In addition, we work with authors to improve their work and prepare it for publication.

Papers will be assessed against this rubric:

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Image by Suad Kamardeen

Publish with us

Interested in submitting an article? Have a look at our submission guidelines and article ideas.

 

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