Editorial Policy

“The censorial power is in the people over the government, and not in the government over the people.”

About the Editors and the Editorial Process

Citizen Critics comprises a collaboration between scholars and experts across public policy, politics, and the language and discourse of politics. To be a lead author on a piece for Citizen Critics, you must be a current expert, researcher, or academic in the field about which you are writing. We do not publish submissions from employees of independent research companies or think tanks. We also do not publish paid or unpaid public relations pieces. Our aim is to provide a fact based, nonpartisan, editorially independent forum.

We have a rigorous editorial process. To publish a piece with Citizen Critics, it must be submitted first to the editor of the desk where the piece would be published. It is then reviewed by at least one additional reviewer before it is approved for publication and a last set of style edits are completed. We strive to complete this process quickly, at the discretion of the editor of the desk to which the piece has been submitted. We offer a collaborative editorial process and authors, along with the editor of the desk, will have final approval over the finished product. However, final publication decisions are made by the individual desk editor and the managing editor. Articles may be pitched to each individual desk editor or desk editors may send queries to individual scholars or experts, either through an individual email or through a “call for pieces,” a request sent out to scholars and experts in a particular area we are looking to publish about.