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We welcome all current doctoral researchers to share their stories with us. If you’re not a current doctoral researcher, don’t worry! The editorial team may still consider your submission if you’re a member of the academic or non-academic community.

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Your submission should be between 700-1500 words and should have a personal angle to be considered.

We don’t accept anonymous submissions at this time. Your article will be available on search engines and will be part of your wider academic profile. Keep in mind that it will be accessible to future employers, students, and colleagues, among others.

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Our editorial team will provide feedback on your article to ensure that it meets our high standards before publishing. We may request changes to your article and we aim to give you helpful feedback within two weeks.

Please note that we reserve the right to reject article submissions at our discretion, but we will usually seek to offer corrections rather than reject an article outright. There are a variety of reasons why we may reject an article, but we’ll do our best to work with you to make your submission the best it can be.

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We periodically update our Article Submission Policy, which you can find here. Please make sure to check for any updates when you visit our site. You should also read our site’s Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy, and Disclaimer along with this Submission Policy.

Articles submitted to The PhD Place remain the sole copyright of the respective author(s). The “Author” is the person who submits the article using the form below.

The Author holds full rights to commercially reproduce their submitted content.

When you submit an article, you’ll need to provide your name, a short biography, university, and author picture which will be published alongside your article. We don’t accept anonymous submissions.

Articles should be written in accessible, natural language and must be inclusive. They must not contain defamatory, profane, obscene, or illegal material. Articles also must not contain slanderous or libellous content. You’re responsible for ensuring your work and any information provided doesn’t violate intellectual property rights.

The PhD Place acts under the author’s instructions and isn’t obligated to check or confirm the legal use of reproducing any content. The Author indemnifies and defends The PhD Place Ltd for any claims made as a result of alleged infringements.

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If you mention specific academics or organizations in your article, such as supervisors, sponsors/funders, friends, groups, societies, or clubs, you need to confirm that you have their explicit consent to publish their name on The PhD Place within the context of the article.

We review all content and may remove it at any time without prior notice. We’ll never add any information to your article or bio without your permission. You can edit or delete your articles and author information from the live website at any time upon written request.

We may occasionally need to remove a submission from The PhD Place along with any associated author information. By submitting your article, you give permission for The PhD Place Ltd to share it and your author information (name, picture, and/or social media link) on our social media pages and other pages of the website, such as the Home page.

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