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Submissions to Britain’s World

We welcome submissions to Britain’s World. We are particularly interested in articles related to Britain’s global role, British policies towards the Indo-Pacific and Euro-Atlantic regions, foreign policy, defence policy, and international development programmes. We are also interested in pieces which explain or assess geopolitical and strategic phenomena and trends, as well as regional political developments.

Please pitch to [email protected] with four to five sentences to explain your format and article’s purpose.

We ask that authors do not submit their work to other publications when it is under consideration by Britain’s World.

Writing guidelines

Here are a few guidelines that will help your submission to Britain’s World get through the publication process:

Word length

We welcome Short Reads (700-1000 words) and Long Reads (1000-1650 words). We also welcome two-part pieces, but please let us know beforehand.


We like to keep our titles short (5-12 words) and to the point. Please feel free to suggest a title, but we reserve the right to alter it.


Britain’s World has a wide readership, so we like to keep the language concise and accessible. Refrain from using jargon and esoteric academic terms.

Shorter paragraphs will enhance the readability of your piece and are preferred. That being said, avoid masquerading a list in multiple short paragraphs.

Please do not use first person pronouns.

Sub-headings are optional. If they help break-up your article and enhance its readability, please feel free to include them. Refrain from including them for the sake of it!

Write names out in full in the first instance, using surnames in all subsequent appearances. Put the name before the position, e.g., Rishi Sunak, Prime Minister. 

We like acronyms, but do not fill your piece with too many as it can get confusing. Please write out acronyms in full in the first instance, e.g., United Kingdom (UK). Use full stops after abbreviations (p., Prof.) but not after contractions or in acronyms: Dr, Mr, Ms, UK, US, BBC, NATO, AUKUS, etc.

Grammar and punctuation

Britain’s World is a British publication. No Americanisms, please.

Please use single quotation marks (‘ ’) in all cases except for quotations within quotations, where double quotation marks (“ ”) should be used. Insert quotation marks ‘as is’ – in other words, include punctuation within the quote marks if it is in the quotation cited; if it is not, then place the punctuation outside. Use quotation marks for quotations not longer than three lines. For longer quotations, indent all text in the quote:

This quotation is indented by 1.27 centimetres. This is because it is longer than three lines. When a quotation is indented, there is no need to insert quotation marks. If you need to insert a quotation within a quotation, use double quotation marks (“ ”) for that quotation.

Please use written form for all numerals under 10. Use the % symbol for percentages in all cases, e.g. 50%, 66%, etc.

Use hyphens (-) to separate numbers, dates and/or words and en dashes (–) for clauses in or at the end of sentences, e.g.,  2nd-3rd March 2021 and ‘The bus – large and red – trundled along the road.’

Thank you for considering Britain’s World and writing for us!

The Editors