You think … contributions
ideas move the human race forward.
We appreciate your interest in contributing to the work we do at borg. our goal is to encourage innovative, interesting, and relevant legal & policy solutions to current social, economic, and political challenges both in Africa and transnational.
If you'd like to contribute, here are ways you can:
The ideas.memo accommodate diverse viewpoints on social, economic, legal, and policy-oriented issues. Every idea counts as long as you feel it can better society.
Length: 500 - 1200 words
- Op-ed style
- Use hyperlinks to appropriate sources or reference in the parenthesis instead of using footnotes
- Hyperlinks should be linked to a relevant part of the sentence instead of with words such as “click here” or “here”.
- All foreign words and maxims should be italicized with their English translation in parenthesis.
- Avoid jargon, slurs, and generally offensive language.
Contributions to the policy thinking series are either published as:
Articles: deep dive commentaries and analysis of current legal or policy issues.
Policy Letters - Short essays or commentaries on current policy topics.
Policy Briefs - a succinct evaluation of policy options.
Position Paper - Your fact-based position on a legal or policy-oriented issue.
Length : [Policy brief/letter] - 1500 words, [Position Paper] - 1000 words, [Article] - 2000 words
- Must include recommendations
- It should be professional and not just academic, while we are interested in the hypothesis, your informed position on what can be done is a priority.
- Remember our rule "it is better to be informed, than opinionated," your work should not just be your opinion but an informed one, provide sources in footnotes.
- if your work contains images, tables, charts, and graphs present in the layout of the policy brief it should also be submitted separately, i.e., all .jpg, .png, .bmp, .gif, .psd, etc.
Independent Research | White Paper
You conducted independent research, and you would like to share your research-based contributions to current debates.
Length: No general word limit but 12,000 words is appropriate
- Must be evidence-based and your abstract and methodology must be sent in a separate Word document
- Use footnotes and include a bibliography at the end of the work