Guidelines for submission

We welcome posts on a wide variety of topics that relate to arts and humanities research and the PhD experience more generally. Posts are welcomed from all current PhD students at Scottish higher education institutions, but also from other academics, institutions or individuals who have something relevant to say. If you have an idea for a post, please contact us at or

Proposed posts may fit into the four categories outlined below, but please get in touch if you’d like to offer us something different!

  • Dispatches: Reports, reviews, accounts and experiences of PhD life. For example, conferences, internships, research trips, events, collaborative projects, etc.
  • Research led posts: A place to share work in progress, discuss the development of your research or try out new material. Prose, poetry, artwork, sound , music, video, discussions of methodology, etc.
  • The PhD experience: Share your own personal experiences and pass on what you’ve learned.
  • PhD in pictures: Image led posts, telling stories visually rather than verbally. A PhD day in 10 pictures, an object or image that inspires your research, etc.

General content guidelines:

  • Posts should be between 300 – 1000 words. Posts over 1000 words will need to be edited down
  • All authors should send a short biography, of no more than 100 words. Please include links to your own blog or social media accounts that you’re happy for us to share
  • Please provide a short title for your post
  • Please make sure that you have permission to share images if they are not your own or in the public domain. All images should be sent as separate jpegs and captions should be provided
  • To avoid plagiarism, please do not submit content that has already been published elsewhere and reference where necessary
  • We reserve the right to make any necessary corrections (in agreement with the author), as well as to reject posts outright