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Article submission guidelines

Engage in intelligent debate on topical issues relevant to the RSA’s aims.

Content guidelines

We welcome your contributions and comments and we encourage you to debate freely with others on the site.

We just have a few simple guidelines that we ask you to abide by:

  • We encourage comment on a range of topics and from diverse contributors, but we will only include items relevant to the aims of the RSA (see About the RSA).
  • For the benefit of all users, we aim to keep comment as lively and accessible as possible. So, please keep articles as short (preferably no more than 800 words), snappy and jargon-free as possible, and include links where relevant.
  • We welcome intelligent and challenging debate, but personal attacks, libellous, or offensive material will not be tolerated. Please respect other people’s views and beliefs and consider your impact on others when making your contribution.
  • Any content you submit to us must be your own original work and must not infringe the copyright (or other relevant rights) of others.
  • This is a platform for people to interact with our content and each other, not to sell their wares. We will reject posts that we believe constitute advertising or spam.


Articles may be edited but we aim to keep any editing as light touch as possible. We will edit for sense, grammar and, where necessary, length. Our editors will also write (and may rewrite) headlines.

Moderation – Article submissions

Articles will be sent to our editors for moderation before being posted to the site. Any articles that are deemed inappropriate (for the reasons set out above) will not be posted to the site.

You will receive an email notification when your article goes live.

Moderation – Comments

While we will post-moderate comments as far as possible, we cannot guarantee that all comments live on the site are appropriate. We rely on the help of all users of this platform to alert us (via the ‘flag’ link) to any comments that may be abusive, offensive or otherwise inappropriate.


We encourage discussion among authors and visitors to this platform, so we would ask authors to keep an eye on their posts, engage with readers and, where possible, respond to the comments and conversations prompted by their articles.


Please feel free to share the articles and video on this site via the ‘share/save’ icons.

Submit your article

Please email your Word document to RSA Comment

Useful contacts

To make an enquiry related to submissions/moderation, or to give feedback/make suggestions for ways we can improve RSA Comment, email RSA Comment


News Item

If you are working on something that you’d like to announce to the Fellowship, but do not feel that the above options are quite right, then you have the option to submit a short 'news bulletin' for the RSA website.

Keep it short and sweet, ideally under 300 words. You can always hyperlink to more information. It should be written in the third person and directly reference you and your relationship to the project/event you're promoting.

Please send your news piece to, with a clear subject line: RSA News Item Submission.

Please note that our team is working with reduced capacity during this time which may affect turnaround time from submission to publication.


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