Become an editor

Join the Exploring Economics Experience!

Do you want to review new material for our open-access and bottom-up e-learning platform?

Do you want to contribute summaries and academic commentaries and appear as an editor on the website?

Do you want to work with an international team of students and young scholars?

 Then become part of the Exploring Economics Experience!

The Exploring Economics Experience consists of a 3 months-commitment for the Exploring Economics project as an editor. As an editor, you scout, edit and produce material for Exploring Economics. As a member of the editorial team, you will publish summaries and commentaries under your name on the website (see for example here) and you are listed on our team page. 

What does this mean?

 The time necessary: 1-3 hours per week

You will join our editorial team for at least 3 months (1 May 2021 - 30 July 2021). Of course, it is possible and very much welcome to stay longer.

Our editors are the beating   of Exploring Economics! Besides suggesting new material, you will mainly review the material suggestions by material scouts. We work together as a team, but with time you can also focus on a specific economic topic or perspective and discuss how you can find or create new material on this topic on Exploring Economics. Find more detailed information here.

How to apply

Fill out the application form and tell us something about your background, expertise and your motivation to join the Exploring Economics Editorial Team (~150 words). You can apply in English, French and Spanish language.

After you successfully finish the Exploring Economics Experience we will issue an Exploring Economics certificate as a written confirmation of your voluntary commitment that can help you during your studies or an application.

The application deadline is April 28.

Find out more!

We have other options

You can't commit to being a fixed member of the editorial team? No problem! We have other options for you to join the Exploring Econoimcs community!

Do you want to submit, create or write new material by yourself and publish it under your name on the website?

To make this more understandable, we have sorted the participation possibilities by level:

 Level A: Material scout

 The time necessary: 1-5 hours per month

As a material scout, you are feeding the  discover and  study section with videos, podcasts, online courses and other teaching material. You search, classify, summarize and comment new content, which is published with your name on the website. You can focus on a specific school of thought or topic of your interest that you want to strengthen on Exploring Economics. Find more information on what kind of material Exploring Economics features here.


 Level B: Editorial team member

 The time necessary: 1-3 hours per week

On Level B, you join our editorial team for a certain period of time. See the box above for further descriptions.


 Level C: Material producer

 The time necessary: depending on the project, at least 3 hours per week

You can produce essays, dossiers, wiki-articles or creative content and publish your material under your name on Exploring Economics. As in journal publishing, we conduct a professional review process – however, your text will be freely available on our e-learning platform and serve as learning material for our users. Find more information here.


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