The BELMAS blog has been developed to raise the profile of the Society and to provide a place of discussion for those interested in Educational Leadership, Management and Administration.
Submissions are open to both BELMAS members and non-members. Click here to read what’s currently on the blog.
We welcome blogs in your own language in addition to the English version.
Do you have an idea you wish to write about in relation to Educational Leadership, Management and Administration? You might find the following Research Interest Groups and themes helpful to consider
We invite submissions of up to 800 words (excluding any references) on topics that are related to one of our Research Interest Groups (RIGS):
We also welcome blogs on topics related to the informal education sector and leading learning.
Blog posts can include the following:
Prospective contributors could submit their ideas for blog posts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have an idea that you are keen to share, we are happy to support you to develop your work further.
You might find the following guidance helpful when developing your blog. Please keep in mind the intended audience as the BELMAS blog is for everyone to read.
Think about how you would try to engage with someone who has no experience in your field. Ask yourself the following questions: Why is this important? What do I need to explain? How can I sustain their interest?
Prospective articles could:
Please make sure that your work reflects your own original views and work. Make sure you acknowledge any other sources that informed your work. If English is not your first language, the editorial team will provide full support to help you to refine your work.
After submission, the editorial team will aim to respond to your blog post within 10 days.
Blogs are required to be stand-alone, substantial pieces focusing on the chosen theme.
All blog posts are double peer reviewed. Although the editorial team’s decisions are final, we offer formative feedback to enable you to refine your blog for future publications.
Prospective contributors could also aim to write their articles using the ‘inverted pyramid’ structure as seen below: