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Would you like to write for us?

  • Are you involved in astronomy and astrophysics research being conducted in India?
  • Do you wish to share your research results in simple words?
  • Do you want students and public in general to understand what you are working on?

If you answer Yes to any of the questions, then CosmicVarta is the platform for you! We are looking for writers actively. Here, you can write about your recent research in simple words and hence, communicate it to the rest of the world.

We usually accept articles based on recently accepted papers. Authors, who can review their own papers are most welcome to submit a popular verison of their papers, for wider audience and publicity. There is not fixed format as such, however we generally expect the articles to be short and concise which conveys the essence of the work, in a simplified language.

While we accept only English language submissions at the moment, based on the audience and situation we may include articles in native languages in the future.

Here are a few guidelines we expect authors to follow before submitting their articles:

  • The article should be a concise version of the recently accepted/published paper, intended for the general audience. We do not expect technical language. The articles will go through an editorial review by our team and the articles not meeting the criteria will generally need to be revised before being published here.
  • The submitted article must be about a paper accepted/published within the last 6 months only. However, we also accept review type papers, intended for the general audience, where this limit does not apply.
  • The submission here should not be published or being considered for publication elsewhere. The responsibility lies with the author to ensure that the article submitted here is original.
  • Figures are welcome in the article. However, the author has to ensure that the figures do not violate any copyright regulations and prior permisison is available in order to be used here. Note that figures available within arXiv often come with a Creative Commons (CC) license.
  • The authors will be contacted with a form where they may upload the article and related figures/other material. Do not forget to provide the link to the originally published/accepted paper.

Write for the purpose of visibility among the general masses and for the purpose of disseminating real research results of astronomy among young minds. If you would like to write for us, do fill up the form below and we will contact you.

Do you want to contribute in any other way?.

If you are passionate about science communication, but want to contribute in any other way, we can consider your request for this option as well. We are seeking people who can help in maintaining our web page as well as other activities related to the handling of articles on this portal. Do get in touch if you are interested in contributing!!!

You may use the contact section or the email below for any queries/comments related to submission of articles or any other queries.