Ads, links, reprints, and submissions:
Frequently Asked Questions
I have a website / product / service that I want to promote. Could you please tell your readers about it?
I get lots of requests for free links and advertising, and I don’t have time to answer them all. So please note my policy:
1. I don’t offer free links or advertising.
2. I don't sell text links.
3. I'm not in the business of recommending editorials, "how to" articles, or popular advice articles to my readers, however well written. They don't fit with the narrow mission of my website (see below).
If you have a website or product that you would like to advertise with a paid banner on Parenting Science.com, you can contact me.
Can I guest write an article or submit a manuscript for possible publication?
Sorry, no. I do not publish the work of other authors or accept submissions at this time.
What about a link exchange?
I am open to link exchanges. But before you write to propose one, please keep I mind these guidelines.
Links I won’t make
I don’t offer free advertising for websites that promote goods or
services. If you have a promotional website, and you want my readers to
know about it, you can contact me about placing an ad.
2. I don’t
do link exchanges with websites that promote medical or therapeutic
services (e.g., a website for a therapist who offers counseling
sessions). That’s not intended as a slight to your expertise. It’s
because I can’t recommend a service provider to others if I don’t know
him or her personally.
3. I need links
to be relevant to my content. You might have a great site, but if it
doesn’t “fit" anywhere on my site, I can’t use it.
4. As a rule, I don't promote parenting resources unless they are
evidence-based, fully-referenced, and written by trained academics.
Parenting Science is not a general interest parenting website. It's
purpose is confined to helping parents and educators learn what
peer-reviewed, academic journals have published on topics relating to
child development and child-reading.
Links I have made
In general, the links that I list on my website fall into one of these categories:
• Academic, research-based information sites (i.e., the websites of university researchers)
• Government websites that describe health or safety policies
Websites associated with major professional medical organizations
(e.g., the AAPA) or credentialed medical professionals who offer advice strictly related to those credentials (e.g., Dr. William Sears)
Websites that offer unique, free, high-quality, non-medical services
relevant to one of my articles (e.g., free, legal music downloads)
• Support groups for specific issues relevant to one of my pages (e.g., attachment parenting; childbirth trauma)
Can I reprint one of your articles on my blog or website?
No. My articles are already available online here. If you think your
readers would be interested, please feel free to publish a link to any
of my articles. That’s what I do when I find an off-site article of
great interest to my audience.
Can I reprint one of your articles in my (offline) newsletter, magazine, or book?
If you are interested in buying the rights for a one-time reprint, you can contact me with the details and I will consider it.