Street Epistemology Blog Submission Process

The Street Epistemology Blog is a place for people engaging in Street Epistemology to share their stories and lessons with a wider audience. Anyone can submit a post for consideration!

Read over some existing blog posts to get an idea for what we publish. A typical good first post would relate the story of your experience doing Street Epistemology, how you've failed and succeeded, and what you've learned in the process that you can turn into advice. If you are unsure if your post idea is suitable for the blog, send us an outline for the post and we'll give you feedback.


Submission format


After your post passes peer review, you will be invited to also make an audio recording of your post to appear on the Street Epistemology podcast.



You retain copyright on your post, but agree to provide it under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

We generally don't accept for publication material that has already been published elsewhere. You are of course free to repost your work anywhere else after it appears on the Street Epistemology Blog.


Review process

Within one to two weeks a peer reviewer will reply by email with a review of the post and request major or minor revisions to make in a second draft. The reviewer may attach a shared Google Document with the text of the draft. There they make direct edits that don't affect the meaning, Suggested Edits for smaller changes that may alter the meaning, and leave comments for you to make larger changes. After the post passes peer review and editing, our web team will format and publish it.

We also review the epistemology of the post. For ordinary claims, go ahead and relate personal experiences, refer to common knowledge shared with readers, and present other claims by citation from reliable sources in the form of a quote, paraphrase or summary. Deliver advice or lessons derived from your experiences or sources, with the caveat that it's up to the reader to test your advice. If you make any new general claims, don't state them as firm conclusions but as tentative, testable hypotheses.


Reviewer Comments

Here are some of the comments that peer reviewers tend to make on posts when requesting revisions. Do these upfront, and you will have less to revise!












Reasons for rejection

These are some of the reasons we might request a second draft or reject the original concept for the post: