Guest Posting and Editorial Guidelines

published May 30, 2023 - updated December 8, 2023

Hello and welcome! We’re delighted you’re considering contributing to the AcademicHelp Blog. Are you a talented writer with a lot on your mind? Do you want to share your professional insights with our large audience of educators, students, and educational service providers? Perfect! We’re excited to hear from you.

The AcademicHelp team is constantly on the hunt for more brilliant minds to join us and share their ideas and insights in our blog. We want to facilitate and expand the boundaries of the knowledge exchange as much as possible. And we will be more than happy to hear and share your thoughts on our platform through a guest post.  

Guest Posting and Editorial Guidelines

Before you submit, please familiarize yourself with this page. It should answer your questions about:

  • Our guest blogging principles
  • The types of content we accept (and don’t)
  • How the submission process works
  • Where to submit your post idea

Please note: We appreciate every pitch. However, due to high demand, we can’t respond to all submissions. If your submission aligns with our needs and fits our editorial calendar, we’ll get in touch.

Our Principles

AcademicHelp cannot promise blog placement. 

Our editorial team reviews all pitches and makes decisions based on various factors, such as topic relevance, fit within our site structure, SEO potential, and audience interest. Despite meeting our editorial guidelines, we can’t guarantee your post’s publication due to the high volume of submissions.

Our goal is to publish the best, most relevant educational content. We evaluate submissions mainly based on their suitability for our audience and the potential reach of each topic. No one, including AcademicHelp clients, partners, or previous authors, is guaranteed publication.

We also don’t publish promotional pieces. The main purpose of any article in our blog is to inform and educate our readers. So any obviously self-serving or promotional pieces won’t be accepted and posted on our platform.

Submissions must meet our quality standards to be published. 

AcademicHelp maintains specific standards around the types of blog posts we accept and decline. Editors reserve the right to pass on contributions that do not meet our editorial standards.

Published articles will reside exclusively on the AcademicHelp Blog. 

If your post is published on our blog, we encourage you to share it with your network (including social media) and link back to it. However, as per our Content Usage Guidelines, you cannot republish the article on any other website, including your own website or blogging platforms like LinkedIn, Medium, etc.

All final content decisions are at the discretion of the blog team. This means the AcademicHelp blog team reserves the right to:

  • Edit your guest blog content for search optimization, accuracy, comprehensiveness, and new information.
  • Include calls-to-action to AcademicHelp content and offers (e.g., downloadable resources).
  • Use your guest author photo across our content (e.g., on AcademicHelp’s social media channels and email newsletters).
  • Remove the post from the blog.

As you become our guest author, we will always include your name and a link to your profile on our website in the posted article.

Guest Posting and Editorial Guidelines

The Bare Essentials for Every Post We Publish

If you look at our blog, you will notice that all our articles have a distinguishing style. Successful guest contributions are comprehensive, data-rich, and engaging posts that teach our readers something new about the world of education. To help you understand how to organize your guest post, we created the following style guide with all the necessary details to consider while writing.

Our Audience

Our readers are US high school, college, and university students, as well as those who study in Master’s and PhD programs. We try to tailor our content so that it is interesting for our target audience. Our focus lies in:

  • relevant topics for students that influence their daily lives
  • helpful content for our audience with practical tips
  • personal insights and first-hand experience

Article Guidelines

When pitching your guest post make sure that your article is original and does not contain any plagiarised content. Write in your own words about something that interests you in the specified field. It’s noticeable when the writer enjoys the discussed topic and when they don’t.

Other than originality, also consider the requirements specified below.


The A*Help’s news section covers hot pieces, useful guides, and interesting stories across a variety of topics starting from Higher education news and ending with job market trends. Therefore, our articles are written in a journalistic tone of voice. Keep the tone of voice formal and unbiased. You can stick to your personal writing style if it caters to the focus of the writing – creating an informative and engaging article.


The subject of your article should fit in one of the following categories:

  1. Higher Education – News, Trends, and Tips
  2. Education Technology – AI in education, useful apps, digitalization in the classroom
  3. Writing Tips – Everything about academic writing, how to be a successful writer, etc.
  4. Job Market – Career trends, opportunities, and possibilities, especially for students and graduates
  5. Language Learning – Tips on language acquisition, popular strategies and ways to practice
  6. Student Life – Anything and everything from mental health to interests and hobbies

Word Count

Our articles may differ in length. However, we would appreciate it if you aimed for a minimum of 800 words, with a maximum being around 1500 words. This way you will be able to cover the subject in the detail and depth needed. 


All our posts generally have the same structure, which goes the following way:


  • Simple
  • Engaging
  • Reflects the Main Idea

Lead paragraph/Short Description:

  • Briefly outline what is going to be described in the article

Key Takeaways:

  • Formatted in a bulleted list
  • Include 3-to 4 key ideas from the article
  • Simple and down to the point


  • Start with the Introduction expanding further on the information mentioned in the lead paragraph
  • Include further information in detail under respective subheadings (if you envision that in your content)


  • Put a full stop at the end of your article by outlining the general message of your writing. 

Use of Sources

We welcome the use of external sources like scientific research, questionnaires, surveys, statistical data, etc. Don’t forget to mention the original source in the text. In case you:

  • Quote some source or a person – credit them accordingly
  • Quote social media users/influencers – better choose verified accounts/personas

You can also opt to make a list of ‘Useful Sources’ at the end of your article to include all needed links under appropriate references. 

We generally look for:

  1. Original ideas, compelling arguments, and high-quality writing. We won’t republish anything that’s been published elsewhere.
  2. Articles that align with the writing style/tone of our Blog. We aim to be friendly, yet informative, and never jargon-filled.
  3. Proper attribution of data, quotations, and outside content referenced in the article.
  4. Note: All data should be no more than two years old.
  5. No more than one link to your company’s website in the body of the post.
  6. Links to at least 3-5 relevant AcademicHelp blog posts in your piece.

The Types of Posts We Accept

Experiment / Analysis. Have you recently conducted an educational experiment or completed a data analysis with intriguing findings? Write it up and send it over. These posts should include cited data, actionable takeaways, and thorough explanations of each step.

Canonical. These posts provide readers with in-depth, tactical takeaways supported by recent examples, original quotes, original graphics, and current data.

Article Examples

To make it easier for you to visualize the type of content we are looking for, here are a few examples of guest posts that we already published on our blog:

Submitting Your Article: How and Where?

Ready to share? Please submit your blog post idea here [email protected]. You can submit everything by following the next steps:

How to Submit Your Article or Pitch an Idea
  1. Indicate the Email Subject: In the subject line put “Guest Post Submission for AcademicHelp Blog”
  2. Include Introduction: We are eager to hear more about you and your background! So, start your email with a brief self-introduction and highlight your relationship with the field of education and related areas.
  3. Body: After the intro, attach your article in the .docx format. If you want to pitch an idea about the post, indicate it here in Bold.
  4. Author Bio: At the end of the email, include a brief description of you as an author that you would like us to include in your bio on our page. Attach a high-resolution image of yourself as well, so everyone can put a face to your name.

If your article meets our editorial standards and aligns with our content strategy, we will respond to let you know your article will be published.

Guest Posting and Editorial Guidelines


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