Submission guidelines

Policy Watcher welcomes your contribution. If you are interested in writing for us, please carefully read the following guidelines. We welcome article pitches and unsolicited manuscripts, and we review them on a regular basis. Please send your contributions to

  • Content Quality: All content submitted for publication must be original and meet high-quality standards. The content must be informative, accurate, and relevant to the topic.
  • Tone and Style: The tone and style of the content should match the overall voice and tone of the publication. Use AP style for all submitted manuscripts.
  • Papers are accepted for publication on the assumption that they have not been previously published elsewhere either in whole or in part.
  • Please submit your contribution as a Word document (rather than a PDF). No other formats will be accepted.
  • Plagiarism: Authors should avoid any form of plagiarism. All content must be original and not copied from any other source. If any quotes or references are used, proper citation should be provided.
  • Editing: Editors may review and edit the content before publication. Authors should be open to feedback and willing to make revisions as needed.
  • Copyright: Authors should ensure that they have the rights to the content they are submitting. If any third-party content is used, permission must be obtained, and proper attribution should be provided.
  • Conflict of Interest: Authors should disclose any conflicts of interest related to the content they are submitting. This includes any financial interests, affiliations, or relationships that may influence the content.
  • Timeliness: Authors should submit their content within the agreed-upon deadline. If there are any delays or issues, they should communicate with the publication as soon as possible.
  • Promotion: Authors are encouraged to promote their published content on their personal and professional platforms. However, they should avoid any practices that may be considered spammy or unethical.
  • Please include your full name and title with a short biography (50 words maximum) and a photo/headshot.