Photo by Nick Morrison |
Photo by Nick Morrison |

Does the Research Whisperer consider guest post submissions? Yes! We love our guest authors. LOVE them.

So, if you’d like to be a potential recipient of our edgily enthusiastic thanks, read on!

What kind of stuff appears in the Research Whisperer?

We usually publish on Tuesday mornings at 8am (AEST). That post could be on any topic relevant to doing scholarly research and academic cultures. Lots of our posts are about finding funding and grant development, building a track-record, research careers and academic identities, and the process of doing research.

But there are lots of posts about other things, too.

Who is in the Research Whisperer community?

The Research Whisperer community is an international group of researchers, higher degree students, institutional research managers/administrators, those interested in research generally (e.g. higher education journalists), and other organisations that support researchers.

What do I need to send to Research Whisperer?

  1. An article of around 800-1,000 words (can be longer if necessary, but not beyond 1,500 words).
  2. A short blurb about yourself (100 words – with Twitter handle, if possible!) and a profile pic (although that isn’t necessary, we think that it is nicer if people can see what the author looks like). Also, if you have an ORCID, we are happy to add that, too.
  3. If you have an image that you’d like to accompany your post, please send it along (as long as you have the right to do so, of course). If you don’t, that’s perfectly fine and we’ll source one for you.
  4. Send submissions to

A few things to keep in mind:

  • We are a non-profit, volunteer blog and do not pay for articles.
  • We do not accept sponsored posts (that is, we do not accept payment for publishing articles).
  • We do not publish ‘advertorials’ for for-profit research companies.
  • We tend not to cross-post already published content.

Examples of guest posts

At the end of each year, we thank our guest posters. If you want to see some examples of previous guest posts, have a look at the end of these articles.

All articles are published under the Creative Commons “Attribution-non commercial-sharealike” license.