Share your idea for "Sparks of Change"
Please use this form to pitch your idea for a Sparks of Change article.
eLife's Sparks of Change features personal stories about how research culture is or should be evolving. More information about the kinds of articles we're looking for is available here:
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Please give us an overview of the story you'd like to share
In around 250 words, describe a precise, personal experience and how it created changes in your life or community. Please do not only discuss a general theme or topic.
Tell us more about yourself
Help us to get to know you better! You can share, for example, your current or most recent affiliation, and any information about yourself that shows us why you should be telling this story, and why you'd like to share it now. We primarily select stories based on pitches, but it is useful for us to know about our potential authors a little better.
In which country did the story you want to share take place?
We ask this question as we are keen to feature stories from all over the world.
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How did you learn about Sparks of Change?
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