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Thank you for your interest in writing an article for ECOCLUB.com. Please find details below:

A. ARTICLE GUIDELINES - last update 21 March 2014

1. Style & Content

(a) For the purposes of granting complimentary Professional Membership we require that articles are relevant and compatible with our Philosophy which you may find here.

(b) Articles will be considered for publication on the understanding that the material is original, recent (i.e. one year old or less), that it has not been published online or in print and that is not currently under review by other publishers or already accepted for publication elsewhere. We may consider older and previously published material if the author agrees to update the article incorporating new developments, data and bibliography.

(c) We are currently seeking the following types of articles:

  • (i) Academic Case Study: articles with a local focus involving field research and a literature review of the underlying topic and of similar case studies. Case Studies should be written and presented in an academic style, in the 3rd person and without excessive use of jargon. They should include research findings, data, bibliography, photographs, maps (and optionally videos) that back up their arguments and conclusions.
  • (ii) Travelogue: travel writing pieces that focus on a specific destination and discuss ecological and social justice issues affecting and/or affected by tourism.
  • (iii) Correspondents Report (see our call for Correspondents): local ecotourism news reports, special reports on local projects & initiatives worth visiting / supporting and any of the recommended topics listed below:

2. Recommended Topics

We are interested in articles that discuss, in a factual manner, topics relevant and compatible with our philosophy and website focus such as:
 
Ecological & socially just tourism, social, cultural & ecological impacts of tourism, poverty & inequality reduction or increase through tourism, human rights in tourism, work conditions & worker rights in tourism, tourism & hotel unions and successful industrial action, gender roles, promotion of gender and transgender equality, combatting racism and nationalism, promotion of internationalism and interculturalism, education and intercultural communication through tourism, appropriate and intermediate environmental technology for tourism accommodation & transport, community-owned tourism, alternative forms of tourism, direct/economic democracy  & local decision-making in tourism, living wages and tourism, social tourism programs, solidarity tourism, ecosocialism & tourism, feminism & tourism, alternative examples of tourism organisation & management, worker-managed hotels, alternative funding, local exchange trading schemes, alternative currencies, barter, volunteerism & tourism, tourism cooperatives, collectives, communes, eco-villages, the adverse impact of tourism multinationals, all-inclusives, mega-resorts, condo hotels & golf developments, tourism and the enclosure of the commons, reviews of the role of multilateral banks and aid agencies in tourism development, the adverse impact of hunting, fly-fishing and other consumptive tourism activities, history / economic history of tourism, alternative media, internet & tourism, organic farming & Tourism, fair trade & tourism. 

3. Length

Academic Case Studies should be written in grammatically correct English, and be between 2,000 and 5,000 words (without counting bibliographical references). Travelogues should be between 1,500 and 3,000 words. Correspondents Reports should be between 600 and 1,500 words.

4. Format

Articles (in particular Academic Case Studies) should include bibliographical references (and any footnotes) at the end of the document, in alphabetical order of the author's surname. They should be written in Word (.doc or .docx) or in OpenOffice Writer (.odt) format or in "Adobe" (.pdf) format and sent as an attachment in an email. Articles should include relevant photos, diagrams, tables or maps, depending on the topic. Accompanying graphics can be submitted in most common formats, but preferably in .jpg or .gif). Pictures should be at least 800 x 600 pixels and 300 dpi. The author is responsible for obtaining the rights to any material submitted. All submissions should be clearly marked in the subject of your email: "Article Submission to ECOCLUB.com" or "Correspondents Report" if you are a Correspondent.

5. Editing

We reserve the right to edit all articles due to space constraints, clarity, spelling, syntax or style and/or to comply with our guidelines and our philosophy. We also reserve the right to ask for changes, improvements or supporting data, before accepting an article for publication. We also reserve the right to decline to consider or publish an article if the authors views, analysis or conclusion directly contradicts our philosophy.

6. To Proceed

 
(a) If you have not yet written the article (Academic Case Study or Travelogue):
Please submit a ticket before submitting the article for consideration and include:
  • your biographical note
  • a brief outline on how you plan to tackle the particular topic
  • key initial assumptions
  • what practical information our readers may derive from your article.

(b) If you have already written an article ((Academic Case Study or Travelogue):

If you have already written an article, which has not been previously published, you are welcome to send it to us for review, by submitting a ticket and attaching:

  • the article
  • a brief summary (200 words) including key points and conclusions and
  • your biographical note.

If we find the article suitable for publication, we will usually recommend specific modifications so that it meets our guidelines.

The acceptance of any material for publication is at the discretion of the ECOCLUB.com Team. While we may encourage a contributor to submit material, or we may show an interest in material, this should not be construed as acceptance for publication.

7. Contributor Benefits

 
1. After the article, along with your name, we will include your Job Title/Position, your Organisation's name (if applicable), a brief biographical note (up to 50 words) and, if applicable, a link to your Member profile at ECOCLUB.com.
 
2. Upon request we will offer authors of Academic Case Studies and Travelogues ECOCLUB.com Professional Membership for 1 Year, once the article is accepted for publication.
 
3. Also see our Call for Correspondents 
 

8. Important Notes

1. We do not wish to see advertising within articlesdirect or indirect. Travel writing articles in particular should limit references to specific companies to a minimum, avoid promotion and be objective, for example by criticising in a fair manner and making recommendations for improvement.
 
2. In the event that an article is subsequently proven to contain non-original material, plagiarism, to have been already published and/or republished elsewhere without our express, written, permission, the article and any benefits offered will be removed and the author will be permanently barred from Membership.

9. Copyright

1. Contributors are responsible for copyright clearance, where applicable, on material which is not their own and warrant that material submitted does not infringe copyright of any other work. The Author is responsible for all statements made in the material submitted. When written, photographic or artistic material is received for publication in ECOCLUB.com, the author / photographer / artist is deemed, on publication, to assign interest, title and right to first and reprint use in any other ECOCLUB S.A. publication on paper or in electronic form, at no cost to ECOCLUB S.A., the publishers. Articles may not subsequently be published elsewhere without our express, written, permission. To seek permission please email editor [at] ecoclub [dot] com. 
2. To request permission to republish articles online or offline please contact us through our Helpdesk providing full details of your publication. Permission will be normally granted on condition that you (a) mail us a hard copy or pdf copy of the offline publication or a link in case of an online publication, and (b) that you acknowledge your source in the following manner:
"Article first published in ECOCLUB.com - International Ecotourism Club (Web: http://ecoclub.com) a mutual aid network for an ecological & socially just tourism established in 1999. Original article posted at http://ecoclub.com/direct-link-to-the-article-here "
3. Otherwise, no part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means: electronic, electrostatic, magnetic tape, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without first obtaining permission from us.

10. Disclaimer

Any views expressed in this website belong to their respective authors and are not necessarily those of ECOCLUB S.A. Although we try to check all facts we accept no liability for inaccuracies - which means please do not take any travel or other decisions based only on what you read here. Use of this website is covered by the Terms & Conditions stated at http://ecoclub.com/terms.html and by your uncommon sense and good humour!

11. Terms Acceptance

Submitting material to ECOCLUB.com for online publication indicates your agreement with the above terms.

 

B. FREE REVIEW SERVICE

If you would like to us to review for free your new eco-related book, film, software or gadget in our dedicated Reviews section please contact us. We normally ask for a full copy of the book, film or software, and a sample in case of a gadget. Copies can be sent to us by post or by email (if electronic). Please always send by REGISTERED Post in a strong, padded envelope to ECOCLUB S.A., PO BOX 65232, PSYCHICO, ATHENS 154 10, GREECE. Please do not post review items to us without contacting us first to check if we are interested in reviewing them. Kindly note that we conduct objective reviews of value to our readers. Our Members are also able to promote their work by themselves. 

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