This short guide lists important aspects to take into consideration when preparing to submit your fieldnote.


Your fieldnote text will be your personal account of your fieldtrip and research. Here are a few useful points to help you write an engaging fieldnote:

  • Think of how you and your team organised your days, your routines and what events left a lasting impression. Feel free to organise your text as diary-style entries or around the highlights and anecdotes of your fieldtrip.
  • Explain why you went there and what research was conducted: this aims to provide general context of your research and why it will be useful, no need to go into too much detail as your layman summary on our Projects page will be linked to your fieldnote.
  • Favour your and your team's impressions, reflections, emotions over strict scientific statements. Usually, authors tend to mix a bit of both.
  • Give a title to your fieldnote. The title can be different from that of your project. This is important as the title will be part of your fieldnote’s URL. We advise you keep it self-explanatory and short.
  • Add acknowledgments at the end of your fieldnote if you wish to thank your team and other parties you worked with during your fieldtrip.
  • Provide a few pictures to illustrate your fieldnote.

Publishing material & process

To make the publishing process smooth, please follow the below guidelines whenever possible:

  • We use British English in all our content. Unless you explicitly wish to write your fieldnote in another form of English, please use British English grammar and spelling.
  • There is no set length, but 5000 characters (spaces included) would be a good indication of length.
  • Provide your text in an editable digital format (Word, etc.) Please avoid pdf format.
  • Include pictures’ copyright mentions with the photographer’s name as well as captions. If they were taken by someone else and or show people in a recognisable fashion, please ensure you have the rights to use them in this context.
  • Send the pictures and/or videos separately, in the highest resolution possible.
  • Provide relevant URL links you would like us to add (lab webpage, etc.) and social media profiles you would like us to tag.
  • If you wish to use our logo in your multimedia content, please ask us beforehand and follow our visual identity guidelines.

Upon reception, we will proofread your fieldnote and email it back to you for your validation.

Upon your validation, the fieldnote will be published on our website and we will notify you by email with the URL link. Your fieldnote will also be shared via our social media channels, so don’t hesitate to email us the profiles you would like us to tag.

Many thanks for your collaboration and we look forward to reading your fieldnote!

Get inspired

Dreaming of Fieldwork: Portage Glacier, USA, Summer 2023 – Jane Walden

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Contemporary working relationships between humans and sled dogs in Greenland – Aurélie Hendrick

Historical Archives to monitor long-Term evolution of HImalayan debris-covered glaciers (HATHI) – Marin Kneib

Exploring evolutionary adaptations during colonisation of freshwater by south Greenland Stickleback – Cameron Hudson