Writing for Times Higher Education

June 21, 2024
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Thanks for considering writing for THE. Depending on the nature of your writing and your intended audience, there are four places where your writing could appear.

Our main news site carries feature and opinion articles expressing views and experiences on all aspects of higher education and research globally. 

If your focus is on offering advice to others in the university sector, our Campus platform is the best fit. For information about submitting content to THE Campus, click here

If you are a student or a higher education professional who wants to write for students, THE Student is the best fit. For information on submitting content to THE Student, click here

If you're interested in submitting content to THE Counsellor, a resources platform for international school counsellors, email seeta.bhardwa@timeshighereducation.com.

Also, please note our policy on AI use, which we do not encourage and usually prohibit.

Longer articles appear in our main news site's features section, both online and in print. We look for lively essays about higher education policy and practice, as well as academic life more generally. The length of each feature is decided by the features editor, but, as a rough guide, they are usually 1,800-2,500 words. Note that we may suggest editing down a longer piece to opinion length if we think it would work better that way. 

Opinion articles set out a concise argument on a topical issue related to higher education or academic life. Some appear online only, others also appear in print. This is decided on the basis of merit and timing. Published opinion articles are around 750 - 900 words long, but we are happy to edit down longer submissions when necessary.

If you have an idea for an opinion or feature article, please email a short summary of your proposal to THE.Submissions@timeshighereducation.com. We will also consider completed articles. 

If your feature or opinion article is accepted for publication, we will work with you to edit it and you will have final approval of the copy.

Please note that we are a news magazine, not an academic journal. Opinion articles and features for the publication are written in a high-end magazine style, so please avoid using bullet points, subheadings and footnotes. References to other articles or sources should ideally be hyperlinked to those sources.

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