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Submission Guidelines

Cálice was born out of a series of projects that were part of the Locations of Culture course at Malmö University. We wanted to preserve the momentum of creativity that was evident in the projects which covered a wide variety of subjects and used many different methods of generating, collecting and presenting data.

We believe that there are many different ways of sharing knowledge. This can take the conventional form of academic research and scientific articles. It can also happen in the form of creative means such as paintings, poetry or comics. It can be complex and complicated, or easily accessible while still in-depth, i.e., in the form of a podcast or documentary. It can rely on tried and tested means, or be experimental.

We see Cálice as an opportunity for all contributors to explore topics they are interested in - as long as they are in some way related to society, culture and/or politics - and to explore and play with different ways of sharing their insights and knowledge. This, we hope, will lead to a multitude of perspectives, debates and bits of knowledge which we regard as essential for a well-functioning democracy. It is therefore that we do not have themed editions but leave you to decide for yourself what you want to work on.


In the guidelines below you find instructions on deadlines and submission as well as our overall policy. If you have questions or would like to join the magazine as a regular contributor, please do not hesitate to drop us a message:

1. Submission of contributions

a. Subjects and formats

The magazine has no clearly defined set of subjects or themes that need to be followed. Every contributor is free to choose their own subject and format which can be anything from traditional articles over videos and podcasts to artworks, comics and creative writing. The length of your contributions can vary depending on the topic, material, depth, and target audience. We recommend keeping short articles to a maximum of 500-600 words. Long, in-depth articles should not exceed 2 500 words. Likewise, videos and audio contributions can be short (5-10 min), medium length (15-30 min) or full-length documentaries (30-60 min). If possible, submit any written content in US English.

To make content more digestible (and interesting) for the audience - and keep the workload manageable - it is always also possible to split your contribution into several parts creating a series of connected articles/ podcasts/ videos/ …


If it is possible for you, feel free to add a cover picture (plus reference; make sure you are allowed to use it) and a very short description of your content which we can use when we upload it to the website.


If you submit a photo, drawing, painting or short comic (1 page), please upload them as png or jpg file. Visual content exceeding 1 page can be submitted as pdf or as png/ jpg files within 1 folder.


Make sure to indicate your full name either in your contribution or in the file name.

b. How to submit and deadlines

Finished projects need to be submitted by email to or to the "Finished" folder on Google Drive (contact us to get access). We publish bi-weekly on Sundays.


If you want to make sure that your contribution is edited and uploaded on the next possible Sunday, please upload your contribution until the Friday of the week before the next publishing date. If you upload it later, we might still be able to edit and upload it, but we cannot guarantee it. So, if the next publishing date is Sunday, July 2, then make sure that your contribution is in the finished folder latest by Friday, June 23.


c. Borrowing tools such as cameras and dictaphones

If you are filming a video or interviewing someone, you might find yourself facing the obstacle of not owning a (good) camera or dictaphone. If you are a student at Malmö University, you can borrow such tools at the Digihub.


d. Instagram and Spotify

Instagram: @calicemagazine

Spotify: Cálice Magazine (Dextercast)

2. Policy

a. Discrimination

Discrimination on any grounds within contributions or in interactions between contributors will not be tolerated. Inappropriate and discriminatory contributions and contributions featuring hate speech will not be accepted.


b. Referencing, copyright and plagiarism

If you use information/ data that has not been gathered by you yourself (i.e., when using news reports or academic articles as a source) credit the author(s) of that source! You can do so through hyperlinks or a bibliography.


When using material (i.e., photos or videos) that is not your own, make sure you have the right to use it. Credit the author(s) and reference their work appropriately. If you yourself created the visual content (i.e., photo) make sure to indicate that.


The editors will check all contributions for correct referencing, copyright issues and plagiarism, but please try to make their job as easy as possible! You can use websites such as pixabay, wikimedia, flickr and unsplash to find pictures that do not fall under the copyright. Make sure to double-check the usage right and reference the authors correctly.


c. Sources, fake news, and objectivity

There are many different ways of gathering information, creating and presenting knowledge. A frequent concern both in academia and in journalism is objectivity, or even whether it is possible to be objective. Having sources to reference is an important aspect of building a strong argument, reflexivity and cross-referencing can help to reduce personal bias. When using sources - be it newspaper articles, interviews, … - we recommend that you keep the following questions in mind:

Who is speaking?

What are they saying?

How are they saying it?

Why are they saying these things in this way?


If you speak of your own experiences and opinions, be transparent about it. Highlight your own bias/ that you are presenting an opinion in your work.


When using sources such as other articles, websites, documentaries, …, please ensure that these sources are credible. If you come across “facts” and you aren’t sure about their credibility, make sure to cross-reference and verify your information. This way we can avoid accidentally spreading fake news.


Here are some fact-checking websites:

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