Editorial Guidelines


All articles on the Forum are either solicited or submitted by independent, voluntary contributors. 


  1. Submit your articles, along with your CV, to our editors using our submission page. Please mention the title of your article in the subject line. 
  2. Authors should provide their biography (100-150 words), stating their role at their current institution/organization and a high-resolution picture to accompany the article. 
  3. Articles can be submitted by a single author or more.


  1. Write ups should be between 1000 to 1,500 words (unless discussed otherwise with the editors).
  2. The title should identify what your post is about in a clear and concise manner. It should be short, clear and interesting—about 40–80 characters, and no more than 110 characters.
  3. Please write an abstract which will flag your point to your readers at the outset. It is typically intended to lay the groundwork for your article.  
  4. Arguments must be supported by evidence and transparent analysis.

When stating facts or quoting other authors, cite the source using the MLA footnotes format.

Editorial Policy

  1. An article should fall within the scope of the website’s subject matter and be in a style suited to the intended audience.
  2. It should be evidence-based, newsworthy and accurate both factually and legally. 
  3. It must be original work. The Forum will not host any form of plagiarized content. 
  4. The Forum will reserve the right to share the articles across its social media platforms, with due attribution provided to the authors. 
  5. The Forum reserves the right of refusal. Articles may be denied submission if they: 
    • Contain claims or information which could risk the safety of an individual, party or state, 
    • Have the primary purpose of denunciation of an individual, party or state. 
  6. All submissions will be reviewed for quality and should be in line with our editorial policy
  7. The editorial team does not guarantee the publication of the articles.

Editorial Process

Once a submission is accepted, our editorial team may make edits to the language, content and structure to enhance clarity to the reader and make it consistent with our editorial guidelines, while ensuring that the content and views of the author are not compromised. 


The opinions expressed in the articles on the Diplomacy, Law & Policy (DLP) Forum are those of the authors. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of the DLP Forum, its editorial team, or its affiliated organizations. Moreover, the articles are based upon information the authors consider reliable, but neither the DLP Forum nor its affiliates warrant its completeness or accuracy, and it should not be relied upon as such.

The DLP Forum hereby disclaims any and all liability to any party for any direct, indirect, implied, punitive, special, incidental or other consequential damages arising directly or indirectly from any use of its content, which is provided as is, and without warranties.

The articles may contain links to other websites or content belonging to or originating from third parties or links to websites and features in banners or other advertising. Such external links are not investigated, monitored, or checked for accuracy, adequacy, validity, reliability, availability or completeness by us and we do not warrant, endorse, guarantee, or assume responsibility for the accuracy or reliability of this information.

All contributors are expected to take note and follow the Forum’s editorial policy. The editorial team reserves the right to reject a submission if it falls outside of the blog’s editorial line.