Mentor Way is the guest blog site. Our goal is to gather global information from other people. Articles are blind peer-reviewed and available through open access.

Writer’s Guidelines

Would you like to write for us? We are looking for contributed articles that will reach a broad audience of industry professionals, researchers, and educators. Our readers are interested in techniques and tools that will improve how they manage, create their creativity. We are seeking articles that offer real innovations and solutions. All submissions must be original content that has not been published elsewhere.

We are interested in the following types of articles:

  • How-to or instructional articles that are research-based in describing how to do something in an online setting.
  • Case studies that situate the case within existing published research, and highlight the problem being addressed and the outcomes. Case studies should  not be promotional in nature,
  • Research articles that point out practical implications and can be applied to online settings.

We do not offer guest post accounts, linkbacks, or dedicated bylines. Advertorials or PR disguised as an editorial are out of scope and are not considered for publication.

Submission Guidelines

Our editorial team will discuss your pitch, and if we accept it, we’ll ask you to share a draft of your post. Next, it’s likely that one of our editors will want to work with you to do at least one round of revisions. Contributors frequently tell us that they appreciate the care and attention they receive when working with Mentor way editors to create a blog post that resonates with the people they’re trying to reach.

Article Criteria

Your submission must meet the following criteria:

  • The article must be contextualized to help the audience understand what has previously been written, researched, and published on the topic, and how it builds upon that work.
  • Provide different or opposing perspectives on an issue, or at least present all sides of an argument. We are looking for depth.
  • Articles should help the audience understand what’s new, what’s important, and what the take-home message is.
  • Advertorials or PR disguised as an editorial are out of scope and will not be considered for publication.

Article Format

Please submit your article as a Word document or RTF.

Your article should include:

  • At least one suggested headline or title for the article, subject to change.
  • Body of the article.
  • Sidebars, if applicable, such as a list of links to resources or additional reading.

Article Details

Introduction: Begin your article with the most interesting idea that your article is adding to the field.

Images: Embed images in your article. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to use images and/or any other material from outside sources before submitting an article. You will be required to send high-resolution images separately as .jpg, .tif, or .gif for the final version of the article.

Style:  Please write in an informal, clear style and avoid academic jargon. Use sub-headers to indicate new sections of the article.

Citation: References must be listed in a consistent format following Mentor Way publication style.

Length:

  • Opinion-editorials: 500-800 words.
  • Research articles, case studies, and other in-depth pieces: up to 3,000 words.
  • Interview and reviews: 750-1,200 words.

Readers: Our readership includes providers and consumers of particularly instructional designers, educators (both scholastic and corporate), and corporate trainers and managers. Please assume our readers know the guest blog is a growing and interesting field.

Copyright: Mentor Way retains ownership of published material.

Editorial Process

All contributed articles will be edited according to the editorial process.

  • The article will then be reviewed by co-editors-in-chief and editorial board.
  • The possible outcomes are: reject, revise and resubmit, accept, accept with minor revisions, or accept with major revisions.
  • Editorial board reviews take approximately 1 week.
  • If the author is asked to revise the article, based on editors’ suggestions, a new deadline is determined.
  • When the author submits the revised article, the editors will review it, edit it, and assign a tentative date of publication.
  • Final notification of publication takes approximately 2 weeks.
  • Authors are required to sign a standard copyright release form, which the editor will provide. Details of the form are available, upon request, prior to submission.

Editorial Contact Information

If you have any questions about writing for Mentor Way, please contact the co-Editors-in-Chief at Contact us

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