Relational Thinking

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Blog writing guidelines

Interested in writing a post for Relationing Thinking? Great! Here are a few tips to help.

Tips for writing your post

Posts are relatively informal in tone and written in a ‘popular science’ language for a general audience– i.e. not too much scientific jargon or heavy statistics. Posts tend to (but do not have to) focus on:

• The background/story behind the article
• Any interesting stories from undertaking the research
• The key findings and future directions

A few general tips that tend to make posts more popular

• Posts with a few images tend to get more traffic
• Breaking your post into a few sections with section headers is also a good idea
• Section headers improve search engine optimisation of the post if they include keywords or phrases
• Linking out to other content also boosts Google rankings
• Using short paragraphs and sentences will make your post easier to read on a screen

Ready to send us your post?

If you have written your post and your are ready to send it to us as a general guideline, blog posts should contain the following:

• Title
• Author(s) and links to their Twitter pages/websites
• A few short sentences to introduce yourself
• Main text (typically 750-1500 words)
• Photos/Images/Figures (Please provide at least one, with copyright and credit)

Posts in a second language

We encourage authors to provide a second blog post in their native language or the language relevant to the country in which the research was conducted. These can make it much easier for readers who are not fluent English speakers to understand your article.The second language blog post will be posted on the blog and the two posts will be linked together. Please note that the second language blog post will not be copyedited and will be published as provided by the authors. If you’re interested in providing a copy of your blog in another language then please let us know when you email us about writing a blog post.


If you have any questions or would like to discuss your potential blog post in more detail, please email Simon Hoggart (

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