About Project Syndicate
What we do
Project Syndicate is the only news service focused solely on producing and delivering high-quality commentaries to a global audience. Featuring exclusive contributions from the world’s most prominent political leaders, policymakers, economists, philosophers, scientists, business leaders, and civic activists, Project Syndicate delivers cutting-edge analysis and insight to news publishers and their readers, regardless of their ability to pay. Project Syndicate’s membership now includes more than 450 media outlets – more than half of which receive our commentaries for free or at subsidized rates – in more than 150 countries.
Why we do it
Project Syndicate began in the early 1990s as an initiative to assist newly independent media in post-communist Central and Eastern Europe, before quickly expanding to Western Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Our rapid growth has been guided by a simple credo: All people, wherever they live and whatever their income, deserve equal access to a broad range of views by the world’s foremost leaders and thinkers on the issues, events, and trends shaping their lives.
Growth of Project Syndicate’s Network of Member Publications
our contributors include...
22 Nobel laureates
42 heads of state
Project Syndicate thus provides an invaluable global public good: ensuring that publishers in all countries, regardless of their financial and journalistic resources – and often in challenging political environments – can offer their readers original, engaging, and thought-provoking analysis by the world’s leading innovators in economics, politics, health, technology, and culture. Indeed, without Project Syndicate, most of the publications we serve would be unable to secure comparable commentaries.
How we do it
Project Syndicate is a public-benefit enterprise. News organizations in developed countries provide financial contributions for the rights to Project Syndicate’s commentaries, which enables us to offer these rights for free, or at subsidized rates, to newspapers and other media in the developing world. Because no publisher is turned down solely on the basis of its inability to pay, Project Syndicate has cultivated strong partnerships with the most respected publications in every country in which it operates. This, in turn, has made Project Syndicate an even more attractive outlet for the world’s most eminent authors, for whom a truly global audience simply is not available through anyone else.
Indeed, because Project Syndicate’s highest priority is to disseminate authors’ commentaries as widely as possible, translations are provided free of charge, enabling editors worldwide to publish them at the same time. Project Syndicate currently translates authors’ commentaries from English into 12 languages (Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish). Member publications translate into 50 additional languages.
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"Generosity gives assistance, rather than advice," wrote a French moralist in the middle of the eighteenth century. It seems his reflection still holds on today. However, looking at the things Project Syndicate does for so many years for so many media all over this imperfect world, one is tempted to say the both parts of Vauvenargues' maxim are true. Who else is generously offering so many different views and opinions of the most eminent thinkers, experts, and policy-makers about the most important issues of today?
Principally, these open-minded thoughts are not only the chance of many media outlets, including Belgrade daily Danas, to get otherwise hardly available analyses by global actors. Their comments also are the opportunity to learn more about the tolerance and respect and understanding for the people who have other beliefs and traditions. And that is necessary if we want to preserve the world we live in without having to sacrifice our basic values. One of them is, no doubt, the basis of the press – freedom of speech and expression. Defending the right of all people to say things even if one dislikes their views is one of the first principles of liberty.
In such cases, Project Syndicate’s network most likely makes it possible to reword the old saying from the Bible: 'It is blessed to give, as well as to receive.'”
Senior Editor, Danas, Serbia
“Project Syndicate’s commentaries and analyses have proved extremely useful to Ta Nea, especially over the last few difficult years. Most important, they have allowed us to offer our readers a variety of international perspectives and insightful points of view on the unfolding crisis in Greece and the Eurozone. No other syndication service offers such a spectrum of high-quality views. We look forward to continuing our fruitful relationship with Project Syndicate, and thank them for their continued support.”
Editor, Ta Nea, Greece
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Project Syndicate welcomes unsolicited submissions, representing a broad range of academic and professional fields and points of view, by qualified authors from around the world. Prospective contributors are encouraged to familiarize themselves with Project Syndicate’s offerings when considering whether their submission addresses a relevant topic.
Authors should note that Project Syndicate’s mission is to provide its member publications with original commentary that analyzes, rather than reports on, current global events and trends, thereby giving deeper meaning and context to their coverage. Contributors typically have demonstrated expertise on, or related to, the topic they are addressing.
Prospective contributors should adhere to the following guidelines:
- The submission must be in English, accompanied by a brief note containing a short description of the commentary and the author’s qualifications.
- The submission must be exclusive to Project Syndicate. Submissions that have been published elsewhere in any form and in any language, in print or online, will not be considered.
- The submission should be made directly by the author or author’s staff. Public-relations representatives are requested to advise their clients accordingly.
- The ideal length of a Project Syndicate commentary is 800-900 words. Submissions should not be shorter than 700 words or exceed 1,000 words.
- Project Syndicate commentaries are aimed at a knowledgeable non-specialist audience. Submissions may not contain footnotes or endnotes, though they should include, wherever possible, links to cited data, quotes, speeches, reports, or academic research.
- Accompanying images, graphs, or figures should be at least 540 pixels wide and should be submitted in JPEG or PNG format. We prefer to create graphs in-house, so inclusion of raw data sets is recommended. We reserve the right not to use such materials.
In some cases, submissions are accepted for online-only use. These commentaries appear on Project Syndicate’s website but are not syndicated to our member publications.
Authors whose submissions have been accepted are notified as quickly as possible. All questions regarding an accepted submission should be directed to the relevant Project Syndicate editor. Authors are requested not to contact Project Syndicate’s Prague office regarding the status of an accepted submission.
Unfortunately, we cannot respond to every submission. Prospective contributors who do not receive a reply within five days should feel free to submit their manuscript elsewhere.
To submit an unsolicited commentary to Project Syndicate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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