Step 1: The scholar drafts a pitch to The Conversation with help from a college communicator or firstname.lastname@example.org, and submits it using this platform. If the pitch is accepted, the scholar will be paired with the appropriate desk editor at The Conversation. The editor commissions a story with specific instructions.
Step 2: The scholar writes the article and the editor coaches them on writing for the public. They go through a rigorous editorial process of revision to make sure the ideas are clearly expressed. The scholar gives final approval that the article accurately reflects their research.
Step 3: The article is published on The Conversation.com, gets featured in The Conversation’s newsletter and social media, goes out on the AP wire, and is highlighted in alerts to republishers.
Step 4: The Conversation publishes stories through a Creative Commons license that allows any outlet to republish them with proper attribution.