We are adopting the following style rules (which are similar to those used by VoxEU.org) for the research summaries published on VoxChina:
- a) 500-1500 words (not counting references, footnotes, or tables);
- b) Start mentioning a current academic/policy/public debate or concern;
- c) Cite someone else's work before citing your own work;
- d) The level should be above a newspaper opinion piece but much more accessible than a journal article;
- e) The contribution cannot read like a press release or non-technical summary for a single article (although many columns are clearly based on one paper); it should read like a research-based contribution to the broad academic/policy/public debate on some issue;
- f) The contribution should have a clear and distinct focus or viewpoint, and is not meant to provide a broad literature review.
- g) Graphics and, especially, references are welcome to illustrate the research basis of the analysis, commentary and opinions expressed;
- h) Please submit it as a Word file (to ease HTML generation); PLEASE send xls, ppt or high quality pdf files of figures.
We will have English editors to go over your submission for some editorial changes (if necessary). All changes will be reviewed by you before the article is published on VoxChina.