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Modus Operandi


Becoming an author

puce bleu blue bullet viñeta azul Do you have an experience or an analysis to share with regard to peace?

The Irenees database of peace resources would be delighted to publish your contribution. is available in three languages (French, English and Spanish), counts alomost hundred collections, about 2 000 articles and has 40 – 45.000 visits per month.

To become an author, please send your document, with a short bio to the following address:

We check whether your article fits with the editorial guidelines of our site and how the document can be adapted to the format of our articles. If both conditions are met, we will publish your paper on our site and you will join the long list of our Irenees’ authors.

puce bleu blue bullet viñeta azul Indications:

Articles deal with major current challenges for peace-building and they present innovative experiences and in-depth analysis of the issues at stake. Articles can take different forms that are described in the table below.

puce bleu blue bullet viñeta azul Type of article:

- Analysis: Seeks to answer a research question (4 - 12 pages)
- Experience: Describes an experience that has contributed to building peace (2 pages)
- Actor: Presents the work of a specific actor working towards peace: description of his/her/its activities, projects, initiatives, contact details, etc. (1 - 2 pages)
- Interview: Transcription of an interview with an actor in the field
- Review: A review of a book, article or film, snog etc. that gives insight into dynamics of peace and conflict. The objecticve should be to incite people to read, view or listen to the original. (2 - 4 pages)
- Definition: Defines a concept that is particularly revelant for peace and conflict transformation. (1 page)
- Challenge: Identifies a specific challenge or obstacle to attaining peace. (3 – 6 pages)
- Bibliography: Shares a bibliography on a certain topic

puce bleu blue bullet viñeta azul Each article should contain the following information:

- Title
- Subtitle
- Date
- Place
- Author’s name

puce bleu blue bullet viñeta azul For whom?

Iréné is destined at a large audience of people interested in transforming conflicts and working for durable peace as programme officers, activists, academics, journalists etc. They may be professionals or volunteers. Articles should be written in an accessible, journalist style, taking the reader serious but avoid unnecessary jargon.

puce bleu blue bullet viñeta azul Authors: serves as a community of practitioners. Those contributing to Irenees are involved with a large variety of organisations ranging from research centres, universities, NGO’s to international and grass-roots organisations. They make their knowledge available, share experiences and confront their points of view so they can learn from each other and inspire others.

puce bleu blue bullet viñeta azul Irenees’ mission:

- To deepen the understanding of peace;
- To propose modes of action that are adapted to the needs and realities of practitioners.

puce bleu blue bullet viñeta azul Reward:

In exchange for your work we could offer a full scholarship for one of our online courses on conflict transformation. Please contact Claske Dijkema, for more information.

puce bleu blue bullet viñeta azul Licence:

Irenees is very much attached to the idea of the free flow of ideas in order to share knowledge and know-how and in order to facilitate debate. That is why its content is under a Creative Commons licence. All our online articles can be used and reprocduced online or in paper format if the following conditions are respected :

- Attribution: Licensees may copy, distribute, display and perform the work and make derivative works based on it only if they give the author or licensor the credits in the manner specified by these.
- Share-alike: Licensees may distribute derivative works only under a license identical to the license that governs the original work.
- Noncommercial: Licensees may copy, distribute, display, and perform the work and make derivative works based on it only for noncommercial purposes.
- No Derivative Works: Licensees may copy, distribute, display and perform only verbatim copies of the work, not derivative works based on it.