Call for contributions
Kinea publishes quality articles, with its specialized reviewing process, free, they can be accessed free of charge and under Creative Commons licenses, and international, with a translation in four languages: Catalan, Spanish, English and French. Kinea’s team of editors, and the authors and reviewers, are all volunteers, every one of them taking from their free time to offer you these articles.
However, Kinea could not exist without our readers help. You can contribute, in many possible ways and according to your means, to the continued existence of Kinea.
Giving money to Kinea
We believe that one of the strengths of Kinea comes from the hard work of translating and illustrating our articles. To ensure the quality of these works, we choose to remunerate their authors. The funds that pay for these come only from the generosity of our readers.
If you like the articles on Kinea and want to help us, giving as little as the price of one coffee a month, you can do so very simply through the Tipeee platform. You can choose, if you want, to give a small amount of money for each month we publish an article.
Make a donation
The money we collect is only used to pay the translators and illustrators that collaborate with Kinea. Our accounts are available on demand (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The more help we get from our readers, the more articles we can publish.
Propose your articles and share your knowledge
If you want to write an article, if you want to help evaluate articles that fall in your domain of expertise, we’ll be happy to hear from you (email@example.com).
- Author: We are looking for articles on very diverse topics including but not limited to politics and society, economics, science and technology, and human sciences, provided they are clear, original, rigorous, well-explained and may interest a large public. We take care of translating the articles. If you are interested in writing articles for us, please take a close look at the instructions for authors for more details.
- Reviewer: Each article gets reviewed by at least two people, one "specialist" and one "non-specialist". The “non-specialist” focusses in particular on the accessibility and readability of the article while the “specialist” focusses on the rigor and accurateness of the content. The authors do not know the identity of the reviewers until the end of the process.
- Translator: Translators are a central piece of Kinea's publishing process and they are fully credited for their work. When realistic, we expect from translators to do a little bit of research: to make sure that technical terms get correctly translated and to provide, when possible, alternative links and references in the target language. To ensure the best quality in every language, our translators are remunerated.
- Proofreader: Proofreaders come after everyone else, but before publication, to check and correct any language mistakes that may remain. While not very intensive, it is a very important job, especially to keep the image of seriousness of Kinea and its articles. We are looking for people who do not usually do mistakes in the language which they want to proofread and who can look for the right information when a doubt exists.
Join the core team
All members of the core team get a @kinea.media e-mail address which gives access to our collaboration platform, where everything happens: from editing articles, to collaboratively writing newsletters, announcements and all the rest. Finally, all core team members meet once a month through videoconferencing to discuss important decisions. If you want to take on one of these roles, we would be happy to have you in the core team :
- Editor: Members of the editing committee are responsible for making sure the publication process functions well and articles are published every week. Each article is the specific responsibility of one editor. They find people to review it, take a decision (together with the rest of the committee if uncertain), work with the author to make the required changes, help them find illustrations, find translators and proofreaders and make sure everyone is doing their job so that the article gets published on time.
- Team manager: Some contributors like to have someone on their back to remind them of deadlines and encourage them. Additionally, when many contributors live in the same city, it is nice to have them meet by organizing some get-together which can be a working session, a party, or a combination of both. Team managers can also take care of the recruitment process (looking for new contributors and meeting them).
- Communication manager: There is a lot to do to promote articles published on Kinea and give them the readership that they deserve. In particular, it can be very effective to find specialized Facebook pages, groups and mailing lists to inform them of the existence of an article on a subject of interest to them. Either if you have some experience with social media or if you want to learn and are ready to spend quite some time on the task, we would be glad to have you on board.