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There are different ways of developing an article for Field Exchange, depending on what suits you. We welcome submissions of - or ideas for - field articles, research, evaluations, news, views and letters at any time.

Field articles are detailed accounts of programming experiences, challenges and lessons learned.

Research may be original field research or summaries of relevant research.

Relevant evaluations may be original or summary content.

News pieces are short articles highlighting or summarising initiatives or resources related to nutrition, e.g. key meetings, training, guidelines, assessment tools, etc.  

Views article share a particular individual or agency’s perspectives.

Letters responding to previous articles or raising new issues are always welcome.

We can have a call with you to discuss an idea you might have. On the basis of this, we can help you flesh out the framework for an article. We can then support you to write it, for example providing feedback on drafts.

You can submit a short abstract (e.g. 400 words) outlining a proposed article. This should include what you think the key lessons are for others in a similar situation.  We will make suggestions – in writing or on a call – and again can support you to develop the full article if you wish.

You may have an existing internal report that describes a programme experience but don’t have the time to turn it into a field article or research piece. We can help. Send us the original report and we will review its potential. We can develop an article and then share it with you for review and additions (e.g. elaborating on lessons learned and discussion).

Sometimes we receive fully written articles for consideration. We will review and seek any clarifications and sometimes make suggestions for extra information.

Where an article specifically challenges a standard approach to programming or  refers to another agency (for example), we may seek a postscript from an external reviewer or the agency in question that will accompany the article. We feel it is important to share all relevant experiences but ensure there is fair balance.

When you submit an article for Field Exchange, you will complete a simple author form that includes your biographical details and any acknowledgments.

We also request headshots of the authors and programme pictures to accompany the article (we can also source pictures from other sources if this is difficult for you).

The length of a field article varies from 2000-4000 words; our ideal is around 2500 words. We can help to edit down longer articles so submissions of up to 4000 words are acceptable. Other types of article (e.g. research summaries, views pieces, etc) are expected to be shorter. Please submit abstracts/articles in a word document.

If you have an idea for an article, or an abstract/full article to share, please email Marie McGrath

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