How we edit contributions

Manuscripts(Credit: Monyan Brenn (CC by 2.0)

All contributions will be acknowledged by the editor as soon as possible.

In most cases we will edit the piece to make it more readable and accessible to the general reader. This includes the addition of a narrative title and an introductory paragraph.

Where major edits have been made, the final version will be sent back to the author for approval.

LSE Research Online

All of our original articles will be deposited in the LSE’s repository, LSE Research Online. You can visit the Democratic Audit collection here. This allows articles to be archived at permanent URLs, and to be searchable via Google Scholar.

Creative Commons policy

All of our articles are also published under the Creative Commons licence, (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) and other blogs and publications are free to use them, with attribution. If you do not wish your article to be republished anywhere else, please let us know.

Role of the General Editor

Articles may be referred to a senior editor if they are

  • potentially libellous or defamatory
  • or we have concerns about author’s potential conflicts of interest
  • or may impact on the reputation of the author, the LSE, or the LSE Public Policy Group

In the hopefully rare cases where we cannot accept a blog, authors can appeal to our Advisory Board and we will ask two members to adjudicate the issue.

If you have any questions about our policy, please let us know by emailing us at