Culturico is committed to providing its readers with informative and thought-provoking content that caters to a diverse audience. As a contributor, it’s essential to adhere to certain guidelines to ensure the success of your article’s publication. To achieve this, the following elements must be incorporated into your writing:
Articles published in Culturico should be written in a way that caters to the general public, avoiding overly technical jargon or complex language. While discussing specialized topics, authors should strive to make their ideas and concepts accessible to readers from various backgrounds.
Culturico values the integration of knowledge across different domains. Authors are encouraged to create content that resonates with a wide range of readers, including scientists, philosophers, and individuals from other fields. By presenting insights from diverse perspectives, articles can enrich the understanding of complex issues.
To provide readers with a clear understanding, articles should offer a well-structured background that introduces the topic and its significance. A concise overview can help readers from various disciplines relate to the subject matter.
As Op-eds, articles should present unique perspectives while maintaining an evidence-based approach. Authors are encouraged to express their opinions clearly and support them with relevant data, and real-life experience. This ensures that the article’s arguments are based on truth, compelling and credible. For us at Culturico, opinions help fill gaps where evidence is not yet available, but should be anchored in evidence-based practices and thinking.
Every article published on Culturico should impart new knowledge to its readers and leave them with a key takeaway or social message. Whether it is a call to action, an inspiring idea, or a thought-provoking insight, the social message should be clearly included to prompt readers to reflect on the topic’s broader implications.
The article should follow guidelines concerning length, style and format.
Length: our articles are generally between 1000 and 2000 words long, but we welcome shorter or longer article when properly structured and the topics are well presented and discussed.
Technical terms: these should be properly introduced in the article.
Symbols, abbreviations, and acronyms: these should be written in full the first time they are used in the article, and the abbreviation should be included between brackets.
Example: International Relations (IR): from then on, “IR” is sufficient.
References: a list of references should be included at the end of the article. References must be numbered in the order in which they appear in the text; citation numbers should be placed within parentheses and italicized. Add references only for books or for articles appearing in academic journals (but not media outlets or other websites). If a book or an article is cited more than once in the text, simply repeat the same citation number.
How to make a reference in the text: (1), (2), (3), (4)…(n)
How to make more than one reference in the text: (2, 3) (3-6) (1, 4-8).
References do not have to be extensive. The following is required: the list of authors, the title of the publication and the year of publication.
a) one author: Marx, K., “Das Kapital”, 1867.
b) two authors: Marx, K. and Engels, F., “The Communist Manifesto”, 1848.
c) more than two authors: Haapaniemi, E. et al. “CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing induces a p53-mediated DNA damage response”, Nature Medicine, 2018.
Please note: if you refer to an article published in a journal, please include the name of the journal (see “Nature Medicine” in the previous paragraph).
Links: a list of the links to other online resources, articles or websites should be included at the end of the article. Link numbers should be placed within parentheses and italicized. Do not add links for books or articles that appear in academic journals – these should be cited as references. If the same link is cited more than once in the text, simply repeat the same link number.
How to make a link in the text: (L1), (L2), (L3), (L4)…(Ln)
If you need to make more than one link: (L1) (L2, L3) (L3-6) (L1, L4-8).
Including links in this format will be of great help to our editors. Please do not include links as hyperlinks. This process will be performed by our editors once the article is ready for publication.
Figures, pictures and tables: please provide a short caption for your figures, pictures and/or tables. Please do not use images found on the internet, unless this is absolutely necessary and only if these are copyright-free and can be reused. To produce your own figures and schemes use software such as Adobe Illustrator or Microsoft PowerPoint.
Fonts: you are free to submit using your favourite (but legible) font.
At Culturico, we take great pride in publishing outstanding articles that inspire and inform our readers. To maintain the highest quality of content, our editorial staff carefully scrutinizes each submission, following a systematic procedure:
Upon receiving your article, our staff will thoroughly read it and make a prompt decision on whether to proceed with the publication process. We strive to respond to authors within 7 days.
Accepted articles are assigned to an editor who will work closely with the author. While we aim to publish all articles passing the initial editorial review, please be aware that our editorial team reserves the right to decide against publication at any stage of the revision process, for any reason. The assigned editor will review the manuscript and provide constructive feedback, typically within 7 days. The article will be sent back to the author for further revisions.
Multiple editing steps may be required to ensure the article’s quality and coherence. The editing process will continue until both the author and the editor are satisfied with the final version. Authors are encouraged to promptly resubmit their revised articles to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once the content is refined, the article is assigned to a linguistic editor who will carefully proofread it, usually within 7 days. After any necessary adjustments are made and both parties approve the article, it will be marked as “ready for publication.”
The author will be notified up to one day prior to the scheduled publication date. The actual publication time may vary depending on the number of articles awaiting publication and the topic’s relevance.
Throughout the editorial process, we maintain strict confidentiality regarding your article. Your work will be handled with the utmost care and respect, ensuring that all communications remain private between the author and the editorial team.
To guide you through the editing process, our editorial staff will provide your article with comments and tracked changes, utilizing the Microsoft Word reviewing and tracking system.
Here’s how you can proceed:
1. Address Editor’s Feedback:
Review the comments and tracked changes carefully. It’s essential to address all the editor’s points to enhance the clarity and coherence of your article.
2. Use Microsoft Word Reviewing System:
Keep track of the changes you make using Microsoft Word’s reviewing system. This allows for seamless collaboration and precise adjustments.
3. Utilize Comments:
If needed, feel free to use comments in the document to provide additional context or explanations for specific changes.
Not familiar with Microsoft Word’s reviewing panel? Check this step-by-step tutorial: video.
If your article is related to breaking news, make sure to specify it in the submission form. Our editorial staff will consider such articles with a sense of urgency. We will immediately prioritize the editorial process to ensure timely publication.