Editorial partnerships are content collaborations with individuals and their organisations in which openDemocracy provides the editorial expertise, publishing platform, social networks and readership to help further the impact of your articles, blogs, or multimedia material.
The carefully chosen content is published to a specifically curated page or network of pages on the openDemocracy site, with the material also feeding into the main openDemocracy 'waterfall' of articles and preserved in the openDemocracy archive. Partnerships are highlighted on the openDemocracy front page.
We make sure articles are accessible to a wider audience, and we like to structure them into debates which invite the openDemocracy reader to make up their own minds about the arguments unfolding. If you have the makings of a challenging debate, we are on the look out for new partners for themed guest editor weeks which bring new vision to the openDemocracy front page. There are many longer term forms of collaboration we are happy to discuss.
We cover world affairs, ideas, and culture and we would like our partnerships to reflect this diversity.
The cost of partnering with openDemocracy depends upon the size and duration of the project and the intensity of the work involved.
Have a look at our partnership information page for the ladder of different partnership 'bands' so that you can choose a format that suits your aims.
What can partnering with openDemocracy offer you?
openDemocracy is a global commons – a plural, online, high quality space free for all – read by 200,000 unique visitors a month, including people in policy-making circles, journalists, grassroots workers, campaigners and academics.
In partnering with academic research projects we hope to be recognised as successful partners in knowledge transfer when we help you engage and develop a wider public beyond academic circles. We are interested in exploring different ways in which you can make an impact with your material, whether this is through greater interaction via question and answer sessions, structured debates, or social media, blogging and podcasting. We would be happy to help you demonstrate this impact to colleagues and funders.
Contact the openDemocracy Editor, Rosemary Bechler, and Publisher, Andrew Hyde, on [email protected] to outline your particular project. After an initial discussion, we will draw up and cost a scheme for you to approve, including the material to be presented, any related events, and the timeline you'd like to work towards. Each project is specially customized and we are always happy to discuss new ideas.
What they say
I thought the Citizenship after Orientalism partnership was excellent - exactly what OD does best, staying close to current news, and at the same time getting behind it to look much deeper.
Iannis Carras (Historian of the Balkans and Russia)The Battle of Algiers pages look great. Already students at Sussex will be using them alongside a special screening of the film. This is going to be a great resource.
Martin Evans (Professor of Modern European History, University of Sussex)