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Mazellaws Digest invites people from around the world to submit their writings to encourage discourse. The overarching theme of the digest is Social Justice. While we encourage submissions from all disciplines, we hope to amplify voices working towards goals that align with Mazeltov’s overall goal of creating discourse to find innovation and justice.
The Digest aims to provide an opportunity to young academics, professionals, and students to showcase their work and share their perspectives. WE BELIEVE YOUR VOICE MATTERS!!
We can ONLY accept submissions through this email and in .doc or .docx format. Please DO NOT send your submissions to any of MIJ’s Social Media Channels.
In case of any technical difficulties in submitting your writing please email at (email@example.com).
All Op-eds and Articles submitted to MIJ are the authors own views and opinions and does not reflect MIJ’s view and/or opinions. MIJ is an apolitical organization and does not support any specific organization, view, political, religious stance.
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMITTING
The articles need to bring attention to phenomenon that exists but is typically overlooked. The articles need be argumentative and can rely more on highlighting alternative evidence or explaining a perspective. However, whatever is explained, it must be done so with credible reasoning to belief or with facts that are clearly evidenced. The articles need to be submitted in a timely manner.
The articles typically engage with a variety of perspectives on a subject matter creating a sense of dialogue. Alternatively, the writer can engage with a particular perspective in detail and outline its relevance. The subject matter needs to be outlined clearly at the start of the article. The language should neither be colloquial nor engage in jargon without explanation or clarification. We do not expect the reader to have specialist knowledge. The writer has the freedom to experiment with language and can aim to engage creatively with their ideas. Both exploration and dialogue can be given space as long as it is structured and purposefully written.
Detailed guidelines for writing:
- The writer should highlight what is the purpose of writing about X. We expect the writer to clarify what difference their writing is trying to make. For instance, is it outlining a problem, situation, or an idea? Why should anyone take the time to read it? This question focuses on the relevance of the idea, problem or situation. Relevance can be historical or contemporary but needs to be clearly stated.
- Use of simple and clear language
- Uncommon terminologies should be explained
- Appropriate grammar and punctuation usage is expected
- Focus of the article can be on a variety of subject matters/issues as long as it is coherent and can be understood by a reader. Coherence can be expressed by following the point, evidence, explanation structure for each paragraph. Should the writer find another structure more appropriate then they are free to use it.
- References made to anything other than the writers’ own opinions should be backed by a credible source. For example, newspaper articles, journal articles etc. (No specific style of referencing is required for such submissions)
Who can submit?
Writers can be at any level of proficiency (undergraduates, postgraduates, early career academics, social workers, those who enjoy writing and engaging with social issues. Submissions can be adapted from previous coursework and research. We encourage writers to write on previously unexplored topics that they are curious about.
The author is expected to submit an abstract that explains the objectives of the essay. The abstract should not exceed 250 words. The author is free to submit a manuscript (not exceeding 6,000 words). If the abstract is submitted without a manuscript, the author can expect a review and feedback within a week, upon which the author will be invited to share the full manuscript within a 4-week period.
Within the abstract, the author is expected to explain what the essay aims to achieve, and successfully reach that goal. The author should provide a chosen methodology or combination of methodologies that they intend to employ for the purposes of achieving the goals set out in the abstract. The author should also explain the significance of the contribution.
The essay should be more analytical than descriptive. The essay itself must also be argued cohesively and with references to any theory or axiom relied on to make the point. The essay does not need to contribute anything novel, so long as it is novel to the platform. However, the essay must provide a good argument, consisting of a premise that is effectively described and logical reasoning that is epistemologically supported.
The referencing for Academic Essays can either be APA/Harvard but must contain a bibliography. However, legal academic essays must use the OSCOLA referencing system.
The essays could follow the common structure of first arguing a point, providing evidence as to the validity of the point argued, providing examples of such evidence, and finally linking the evidence and example back to the point argued.
The essay is targeted at individuals who are somewhat familiar with the field or concept but want an in-depth understanding that critically engages with the topic. We typically expect the writer to engage with a topic of their choice as long as they are broadly concerned with social justice. They will explore a specific question they want answered or simply explore a position or a range of positions because it illuminates a key concern. The argument can be theoretical, or data-driven.
Authors should be advised that all submissions are privy to a single-blind peer review. Mazeltov’s aim with this publication is the promotion of free speech and young academic thought but we reserve the right to refuse publication of submissions if the review process deems the article to be unduly provocative or discriminatory in nature.
The publication process starts with an article submission to our platform by an author. Our editing team will then process an editorial review that aims to evaluate the attributes of the article. Thenceforth, the digest team will assess the articles’ relevance and suitability to our platform and determine whether to appeal or reject the submitted article before it can be accepted for publication. Once the article is selected, the decision is communicated to the social media team and they will check and approve the piece of writing. After veto by digest and social media teams, the author will then review her/his manuscript and amend it according to the advice of the editing team. Subsequently, the author will have maximum 24 hours to reach a decision whether the article will be published. Consequently, the article will then be published.