Contribute to the DEI in STEMM Blog

Post Guidelines

Thank you for contributing to the ASCN Working Group 5 blog series around diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice in STEMM. Please see below for required criteria for each of the posts before submitting. We recommend each blog post to be approximately 600 words-1200 words but length will be at the discretion of the editors.


  • Write a concise and engaging piece on a theme aligned with the purpose of the blog
  • Keep it simple but evidence-based (cite your sources) using American Psychological Association (APA) 7 citation guidelines
  • Include target audience within the text of the blog (administrators, biology instructors, etc.) and present them with actionable next steps
  • Include author names, pronouns, affiliations, and pictures
  • Identify at least 3 tags for topics, audience, and/or components from the ASCN blog page 
  • Link to the guidelines for commenting at the end of the post
  • If applicable: Own your identity when discussing your personal experiences

Optional but preferable:

  • If you are a member of working group 5, you can use the Google Drive folder that can be accessed from the Working Group 5 private workspace (you must be logged into your SERC account). 
  • Make it engaging by:
    • incorporating images or figures 
    • using bullets/lists
    • performing an audio reading of your post
    • creating a podcast, a video, or any other creative way to express the content.
  • Once published, ASCN will advertise via ASCN social media, newsletter, and the website. Once ASCN has posted the blog, please advertise to your colleagues, professional societies, etc. and let ASCN know when and where you do so.

Your post will be reviewed by the editorial team before posting to the ASCN website. The review process may take up to a month. If revisions are requested, you can work with the editors regarding a timeline for publishing.

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