Our features are written by academics and university staff and also by our in-house team of specialist reporters. We look for lively essays about higher education and academic life. If you have an idea for a feature, please email a short summary (up to 200 words) of your proposal to THE.Submissions@timeshighereducation.com. We will also consider completed articles.
The length of each feature is decided by the features editor. However, as a rough guide, our features are usually 1,500-2,500 words.
Articles for our opinion section are written by academics, university staff, policymakers and other contributors. Opinion articles set out a concise argument on a topical issue related to higher education or academic life. If you have an idea for an opinion article, please send your suggestion to THE.Submissions@timeshighereducation.com. Opinion articles are usually about 750 words long.
If your feature or opinion article is accepted for publication, you will have an opportunity to check a proof of the article and to submit corrections prior to publication.
We run a blogs section that carries 500- to 800-word articles. We are not prescriptive about topics and themes, although blogs must have some connection to higher education. You can email suggestions to THE.Submissions@timeshighereducation.com.
Times Higher Education pays authors for work published in the magazine, but not for blogs.
Please note that we are a news magazine, not an academic journal. Opinion articles and features for the publication are written in a fairly informal style – and we do not publish footnotes.