The BDF publishes timely commentaries on issues facing Cameroon and Africa’s socioeconomic development. We also are interested in pieces that explore the intersection of:
BDF encourages unsolicited contributions, including op-eds of 900-1200 words and longer commentaries up to 2500 words. In some instances, submissions may be published on our blog.
Advantages as BDF Contributor
We are looking for experts or people that have an in-depth knowledge in diverse domains that are of interest to us and fall in line with the overall objective of the foundation. By doing so, the foundation seeks to develop a long-term collaboration based on a mutually beneficial relationship. Apart from the very modest compensation to contributors, the foundation also puts at their disposal the following;
Conditions of acceptance of a contributor
If you are a new BDF contributor, please send us the following documents:
Procedure of acceptance of an article sent by a contributor
We value strong writing that avoids jargon and makes clear points in concise language. We urge our writers to open with a compelling hook that may include vivid anecdotes to attract readers’ interest, to use the active voice whenever possible, and to close with concluding remarks.
Your article should be a clean copy without visible track changes. Quotations should be incorporated into paragraphs rather than set aside as block quotes. Please do not include bulleted lists. Sometimes long blocks of text can be broken up into subsections for easier web reading; in those cases use headings to title the sections.
BDF does not use footnotes or endnotes. Instead, please hyperlink all relevant sources. It is especially important to include a hyperlink for specific numbers, quotations, and observations or facts that aren’t common knowledge. If you cannot use a hyperlink, for example in citing a book, then give relevant information such as the author and title in the text. Use English or French language sources when available; other languages are acceptable where necessary. Although we scrutinize all submissions carefully, authors are ultimately responsible for the factual accuracy of their contributions.
Please submit your article’s title and outlines by clicking this link. We will get back to you within a week.
Please submit a finished piece by clicking this link. We will get back to you in 2 weeks.
We look forward to your participation as BDF strives to expand scholarship on Africa’s socioeconomic development.