Woman with wax tablets and stylus (so-called "Sappho"). Image via Wikimedia Commons.
Woman with wax tablets and stylus (so-called “Sappho”). Image via Wikimedia Commons.

VIDA welcomes contributions by scholars at all stages of their careers, within and beyond the academy. We accept submissions based on research in feminist, gender, or women’s history, not limited to Australia. Submissions should be around 1000 words in an accessible and conversational style.

Blog posts can be used to explore new research material or a case-study from work in progress, or be employed to promote an existing book or journal article by presenting your findings in a condensed form. VIDA will also solicit particular content from individuals on issues to be dealt with as part of an ongoing series.

Authors should aim to provide one open access image to accompany their post, for example, search Wikimedia Commons or Trove’s open access images (if this is not possible please enquire further). Hyperlinks should be used for references from both academic and popular sources.

If you are interested in sharing your research online, please contact Managing Editors Alana Piper and Ana Stevenson at or with any questions or submissions.

How to turn your article into a blog post

Unsure about the process of turning your journal article into a blog post? There is some great advice out there already – check it out! Our own Managing Editor Alana Piper even provides some great advice for first-time bloggers.

Alana Piper, “Out of the Tower and into the Blogosphere: How and why you should be sharing your research online,VIDA: Blog of the Australian Women’s History Network.

Patrick Dunleavy, “How to write a blogpost from your journal article in eleven easy steps,” LSE Impact Blog.

Duncan Green, “An antidote to futility: Why academics (and students) should take blogging / social media seriously,” LSE Impact Blog.

Melissa Terras, “The verdict: is blogging or tweeting about research papers worth it?LSE Impact Blog.

Community Standards

VIDA does not accept any misogynistic, racist, homophobic, transphobic, body shaming, ageist, or ableist language.