ASLAN Hub aims to feature articles from a range of authors and contributors, to provide a breadth of perspectives and feature new information as it comes to light.
Why contribute an article?
Having your material published on ASLAN Hub helps to showcase your research and reach new audiences. Articles are also viewable in the WordPress blogging platform, and we share links with our Twitter followers and on Facebook. We can also include a link to your webpage or social media account. Just to be clear, ASLAN Hub is run on a not-for-profit basis, so we are unable to offer any payment for your article.
What to write about?
The main subject areas covered by ASLAN Hub are:
- Ancient Sites – monuments and places around the world that are of historic, prehistoric or cultural significance
- Landscapes – pathways and tracks, earthworks, alignments and other notable endeavours that have altered the landscape
- Archaeology – new finds and discoveries that change the way we view our past, and our origins
- Natural history – plants and animals, including extinct ones like dinosaurs
We also use a number of sub-categories. The geographical focus is the British Isles and Northern Europe, with occasional articles on places further afield. The chronological focus is everything before 1000 AD, with occasional straying into more recent times.
What we’re looking for?
Our preference is for articles that are of interest to readers and offer new insights compared to, say, the Wikipedia page for that topic. Your article may relate to your own research or expertise, it could be based on your visit to an ancient site, or it could a book review.
In particular, we’re looking for:
- well-informed and researched articles, normally between 450 and 3000 words in length;
- articles that are your own work, with the work of others in quotation marks, and with sources or references supplied at the end;
- if possible, images to accompany your article, which should either be your own work, or public domain / creative commons (with attribution).
How to submit?
You can get in touch via our contact page. Once we have replied, you’ll have our email address to send the article to. The article author will retain ownership of their article, and should you request that your article is removed from ASLAN Hub for any reason, we will do so. Likewise, we reserve the right to remove articles from the website without notice (although normally there would be a good reason for us doing so).
Any other queries?
Should you have any other queries, please get in touch via our contact page.