Editorial Guidelines

If you have a substantive question, or would like to submit a proposal for a blog post, please contact our editors.

In submitting proposals, please take note of the following:

  1. We welcome proposed posts which either address mediation within a country or across borders. We particularly welcome posts which analyse current issues in mediation. We discourage posts that merely summarise cases. For posts which focus on specific cases, we recommend that such posts include critical analysis and explore particular themes of wider resonance. We are particularly keen to create a “dialogue” between posts so please do cross-refer to, and comment on, other posts.
  2. Your proposed post must be new material which has not already been published elsewhere. Further, if your proposed post includes the work of others please acknowledge such work using the standard reference rules i.e. (i) place quotations within quotation marks and include a citation to the relevant publication; and (ii) if you paraphrase the work of another, include a citation to the relevant publication.
  3. Please include a short title (Please Capitalize Posts As You See Here). A title which asks a question can generate more interest.
  4. Blog posts must be between 500 to 1,500 words.
  5. Please insert spaces between paragraphs.
  6. Please include, where appropriate, hyperlinks to outside references or to primary sources in the body of your text.
  7. Avoid using ALL CAPS in the title or in the text.
  8. Your content must be your own work.  If you refer to the work of another author in your post, you must acknowledge that author as the source of such work.
  9. If you would like to publish your Kluwer post elsewhere, please allow a delay of at least 1 week from posting on the Kluwer Mediation Blog, please state at the top of the post that it was first published on the Kluwer Mediation Blog and add a hyperlink to the original Kluwer post.
  10. In keeping with the informal style of the blog, we ask that you do not use footnotes or endnotes. However, if you determine that footnotes would be appropriate, please follow the instructions below. (The numbering of footnotes is automatic, so no need to do so in the text of the footnote.)
  11. Due to the large number of submissions which we receive we are unable to accept submissions from undergraduate students. We are also unable to review revised versions of submissions which have not been accepted for publication.