Submissions and Submission Guide

Food Field Notes is a place where people come together to talk about food. Whether it is discussing scholarly research, food & culture, food in art, sustainable agriculture, food sovereignty, nutrition, or some other food related issue we are interested.

Although most submissions come from students at the University of Oregon, we are open to guest bloggers from within Oregon and around the world.

COPYRIGHT/PLAGIARISM: We take property rights very seriously. If you discover work that is posted without your permission, please notify us immediately so we can take it down.


Submission Guidelines:

  1. All submissions must be original work, created by the person(s) submitting it for publication. By submitting to our Site, you are verifying that you are the creator(s) of the work.
  2. Submissions must NOT have been previously published elsewhere online.
  3. You must provide an abstract for your work of 200 words or less.
  4. You must have a title for your work when you submit it.
  5. Written submissions must:
      1. Be 2,000 words or less. This is not to limit scholarly work. However this is an online format. Translate your brilliant 75,000 word thesis into a “reader friendly”-”citizen accessible” 2,000 word post.
      2. Helvetica 12-point Font.
      3. Submitted online through our submission contact form.
      4. Include a contributor bio at the bottom of 50 words or less.
      5. If possible, contribute images with your post.
      6. If you are submitting original artwork/photography with your story please note: By submitting artwork/photography to our Site, you are verifying that you are the creator(s) of the work. All copyright remains with the contributor.
      7. If you are submitting original video content for our Site with your story, please note: By submitting video content to our Site, you are verifying that you are the creator (s) of the work. All copyright remains with contributor.

Food Field Notes is run by a dedicated team of graduate students, and as such there may be times where a small lapse in response time may occur. However, we will respond to your submission as soon as possible. If a response from our team has taken longer than two weeks, please send us a follow-up email:

**We do not accept submissions from businesses, public relations firms, or agents. Food Field Notes is a place to market ideas, not market your products**

To Submit:

Use the following notes to assist in submitting your draft.

    1. On the bottom of the Food Field Notes site, there is a button that reads “Register”. Click this to go to our registration portal and register for the journal.
    2. You will receive and email confirmation that allows you to log in to our author portal.
    3. On the left side of the dashboard, there is a menu option titled “Articles”, which will provide you with the option for “Add New”. This link will bring you to the new article portal, where you can submit your article to Food Field Notes.