For your submission(s) to be accepted by our platform it must:

  • Be valuable to our audience. We do not accept overly self-promotional content.
  • Not have been covered on our platform before, except when approached with a unique angle (which is at the discretions of the editors.)
  • Simultaneous submissions are not allowed. We prefer submissions that are original and have not appeared elsewhere. You retain the copyright to your work, but if we publish your work on our platform, then we require that you credit AANIOP as the original publisher of the work if you wish to publish it on any other platforms.
  • Be written in clear, engaging and error-free language. Please avoid excessive use of jargon and buzzwords.
  • Be constructively critical of brands, institutions or personalities.
  • Include proper attribution for all data, images, and statistics used.
  • Product/service reviews are not acceptable as guest submissions.

How to Submit

  • Send all submissions in as an attachment in Doc or HTML format in an email to (AANIOP E-mail) with the subject: “Submissions”.  
  • The body of the Email must contain the title of the submission and the following contact information of the authors: Name (surname first), Institution (if any), Phone Number, Email, and social media handles (preferably Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn if available). If there are two or more authors, then all the authors who participated in the work must provide the contact information separately.
  • Contributors are not allowed more than one submission in a single email.
  • All articles must be double spaced, with 1 inch margins all around. Text must be in readable font (preferably Times New Roman, size 12)
  • Op-eds and policy briefs must have a minimum word limit of 800 words and a maximum word limit of 1800 words
  • The Maximum Word limit for Articles is 4000 words (articles that pass this limit will only be accepted at the discretion of the editor)   
  • If the submission contains images, they should be attached separately to the email. Do not insert them in the submission document.
  • To indicate where images go, use appropriate placeholders within the text.
  • Individual image sizes should be no larger than 200KB.
  • Include a brief author bio (not more than 150 words), with not more than one external link and attach a 100×100 headshot.
  • Please note that we receive a considerable amount of contribution requests daily. Submissions that do not adhere to the above guidelines may not be accepted.
  • Due to the above, only accepted submissions are guaranteed a response.
  • Editors reserve the right to reject unsatisfactory submissions.
  • Editors also reserve the right to edit, re-purpose and rearrange submissions according to their discretion.
  • The AANIOP may include display ads and in-house calls-to-action within the content.
  • If your article is accepted and published, we require that you share on your social media platforms.


An author is one or more individuals that have significantly contributed to the development of a manuscript. So you are recognized as the author of a submission if you satisfy the following four criteria:

  1. Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work;
  2. Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content;
  3. Final approval of the version to be published;
  4. Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.



Individuals who participated in the development of a manuscript but do not satisfy the criteria of an author should be acknowledged. Organizations that provided support in terms of funding and/or other resources should also be acknowledged.

Correction and Retraction of Submissions

Only corresponding authors can make a request for corrections and retraction of submissions. A Request should be made to the editor with the subject line “Submissions: Corrections” or “Submissions: Retractions” to the (AANIOP email).

Corrections may be made to a published article with the authorization of our editors. Editors will decide the magnitude of the corrections. Minor corrections are made directly to the original article. However, in cases of major corrections, the original article will remain unchanged, while the corrected version will also be published. Both the original and corrected version will be linked to each other. A statement indicating the reason for the major change to the article will also be published.


A submission is a confidential material. AANIOP will not disclose submissions to anyone except individuals who partake in the processing and preparation of the submission for publication (if accepted). These individuals include editorial staff, corresponding authors, potential reviewers, actual reviewers, and editors.  However, in suspected cases of misconduct, a submission may be revealed to members of law enforcement and institutions/organizations that may require it as evidence for the resolution of the misconduct.

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