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Editorial Policy

The Bloggers

ÉTS’s graduate students, professors, researchers, lecturers, course instructors, alumni and administrative personnel are welcome to contribute content to the blog.

Article Submissions & Modifications

Article proposals must be submitted to the blog’s Editorial Committee. The committee will then advise authors of any changes that must be made to the article or, if the content goes against the Editorial Policy, the committee will reject it. The committee will also let contributors know when their articles will be posted online.

Article Topics

Bloggers may write about areas of instruction, research or expertise as long as these relate to graduate studies at ÉTS. Articles may also discuss current industry issues or a personal experience or vision of the graduate studies environment, whether it be a social or academic matter. The content – whether it serves to inform the reader, provide food for thought, or share a professional or student opinion – must be open to interaction with readers.

Here are some examples of appropriate topics:

  • Testimonials from students about their research, academic projects or other subjects related to their experiences as graduate students
  • Testimonials from professors or researchers to highlight the innovative aspects of their research areas
  • Opinions from professors/researchers on current issues and analysis of situations based on their expertise
  • New developments in graduate-level instruction and research at ÉTS based on practical applications in industry
  • Reports on case studies carried out by students or student groups
  • Videos and articles about events and conferences in the engineering field

Instructions for Bloggers

Contributing bloggers must:

  • Include their real name and title
  • Use an inviting and inclusive tone that promotes dialogue
  • Ensure that the quality of the French or English is excellent
  • Limit each article to a maximum of 1,200 words
  • Respect all copyrights
  • Be open to comments from the online community. This means reading comments and interacting with readers
  • Use language that is appropriate and inoffensive
  • Refrain from including personal, confidential or private information about ÉTS, its employees, professors, lecturers or other parties

Quality photos, videos and images may be included with the article, as well as links to other blogs, websites or articles on the ÉTS blog. However, heavy images should be avoided to ensure that articles remain easy to read.

The Editorial Committee reserves the right to reject or delete articles that do not comply with the editorial guidelines or that include:

  • Advertising or advertorial content
  • Offensive or vulgar language
  • Discriminatory or defamatory remarks or illicit content
  • Remarks that may be considered hurtful to an individual, group or organization or that constitutes a form of discrimination
  • Contain unfounded allegations

Since the blog is accessible to the public, its content should be managed with care and controversial or political subjects must be handled judiciously so that ÉTS’s credibility is not negatively affected in the eyes of the public.

If a mistake is accidentally included in an article, the author should write a short text presenting the correct information and explaining how it differs from what was said in the original article.

Bloggers assume sole responsibility for the content of their articles. The comments, opinions and ideas presented in each article represent the author only and do not necessarily represent the position of ÉTS.

ÉTS manages the blog platform and is committed to diligently removing inappropriate content as defined in its Editorial Policy, as soon as it is advised of it, and will not be liable for any damages resulting from articles posted on the blog or removed from it.

ÉTS is in no way responsible for content on external sites that is included as links by the authors.

Copyrights & Privacy

Copyright management

Bloggers are responsible for ensuring that they do not infringe any third-party copyrights and therefore ÉTS is not responsible for any copyright infringement. The Editorial Committee reserves the right to delete without notice any content published on the blog that constitutes copyright infringement. Bloggers must always cite the references and exact sources of material written by other authors. The ÉTS document Citer, pas plagier  provides instructions on how to cite and reference sources.

License

Considering that we wish to make the blog articles available and that the Internet facilitates the sharing and distribution of information, the entirety of the blog platform will be hosted under a Creative Commons license (Creative Commons License – CC BY-NC 3.0).  This license makes it possible to distribute content while preserving and protecting the rights of authors and ensuring that the conditions of their use and attribution are respected.

Privacy

Substance ÉTS does not process or collect personal information, except email when subscribing to the newsletter.

 

Comments Moderation Policy

Below each article is an area where readers may leave comments. This provision is meant to promote conversation and interaction among bloggers and users. They may react to texts by sharing their opinions, sparking a discussion or suggesting another topic for discussion.

Comment Moderation Process

Comments must respect the following elements:

  • Include the commentator’s real name
  • Be respectful of the blogger and other persons leaving comments
  • Be related to the article
  • Be open to comments from other members of the online community
  • Use appropriate and inoffensive language
  • Be written in English or French
  • Respect all copyrights
  • Be free of discriminatory remarks, illicit content and unfounded allegations
  • Be free of personal, confidential or private information
  • Be free of discriminatory remarks and information that could be harmful to a person, group or organization
  • Be free of advertising or advertorial-type content

The Editorial Committee reserves the right to reject or delete comments that do not comply with the editorial guidelines. The Report Abuse function allows users to send an email to the Editorial Committee to report abusive content in the comments or articles.