Editorial Guidelines

We believe that it is absolutely necessary to keep our editorial guidelines very short, because the intention for World War One Centenary: Continuations and Beginnings is to be a platform through which a contributor can express any ideas, in their own style and with whatever degree of informality the author chooses.

We have no style guide and require no specific referencing format: we are not an academic journal, nor a newspaper. There is no minimum or maximum length of contributions to WW1C; as a general example most blog contributions tend to be in the region of 200-800 words. Please provide hyperlinks and images if relevant (please ensure that you have the necessary permission to reproduce images). Please see below for examples of good practice.

Contributors to our blog may present unrefined ideas, early thoughts and as yet unformed research projects or works-in-progress but should never compromise on the commitment, as academics, to a high intellectual standard. Contributions must reflect the fact that the authors are representatives of the disciplines that make up First World War studies, their department or organisation, and the academic profession. Contributions can be ‘political’—we would encourage it!—but should be written in a responsible, respectable fashion and not be purposefully inflammatory. We advise against including personal information in your blog, as this may have unintended consequences.

Members of our academic committee group will receive automatic rights to post contributions to the blog on registration. Graduate students and external experts can register and their first post will be reviewed and published as soon as is reasonably possible unless the oversight committee has good reason to reject the contribution. Once posts are considered satisfactory to the committee contributors will be given rights to publish posts directly to the blog.

Academic committee members will receive automatic administrative rights to post contributions to the blog. Graduate students should send contributions to ww1collections@it.ox.ac.uk unless an alternative workflow has been established with your supervisor. They will be published as soon as is reasonably possible unless the oversight committee has good reason to reject the contribution.

By contributing to WW1C you have agreed to the legal notice, policies and the Creative Commons licence shown at the foot of this page. The blog makes content available as Open educational Resources (OER); content that is available for reuse and redistribution by third parties globally, provided that it is attributed to its creator. Creative Commons provides the legal and technical infrastructure for the success of OER. Please see full details at http://creativecommons.org/education

Good practice

If you are including works by others in your blog post (e.g. images or quotes) we ask that what you embed is under the same, similar or more open license than this resource (Creative Commons-Attribution-Non-Commercial-Sharealike or CC-BY-NC-SA). Work licenced under the following may be included:

  • CC-BY
  • CC-BY-NC
  • CC-BY
  • Public Domain (check the source for republishing permissions)
  • No Known Copyright Restrictions (check the source for republishing permissions)
  • Open Government Licence
  • Open Parliament Licence

When you upload an image to WordPress please include a caption, the license and the source. E.g. Image of Australian Soldiers in a Trench, Arras 1917. This image has no known copyright restrictions, available via Flickr Commons. And add the source as the image link.

Exemplar Posts

  • http://ww1centenary.oucs.ox.ac.uk/?p=139
  • http://ww1centenary.oucs.ox.ac.uk/?p=112
  • http://ww1centenary.oucs.ox.ac.uk/?p=98