Guidelines on how to submit your paper for review


External submissions are reviewed by the LEQS editors before publication. Proposals (up to 500 words) or complete papers (not exceeding 10,000 words) can be submitted by email to

Please see the submission guidelines before submitting a paper. Manuscripts must contain original and unpublished research. They should be written in English, typed in 1.5 spacing with 3.17 cm margins on both sides of standard paper – after paragraphs double spacing should be used. The preferred maximum length of manuscripts is 30 typed pages and should not exceed 10,000 words.

Title Page

The title page should contain the full title, names of all authors, and their institutional affiliations, an abstract of maximum 150 words and up to five keywords. A footnote on the same sheet should include names of authors, postal address, telephone and fax numbers, email address of all authors, as well as all acknowledgements. The author who will be responsible for correspondence and proofs should be clearly indicated.


Figures and tables should be on separate sheet and have descriptive titles and consecutive numbers. All illustrations should be in black/white and of a sufficiently good quality for reproduction. 

Footnotes and References

Notes should be included at the bottom of each page (footnotes) and should be limited to reporting relevant information that is nevertheless not possible to include in the main body of the text. References should not be given in footnotes. Instead, the following format should be used:When quoted in the text the format is Somebody (2000), or Anybody and Everybody (2001), or Nobody et al. (2002). When the reference is given in a text within a parenthesis, the reference should be given as (One and Only, 2003). References are to be listed alphabetically after the text. The author should make sure that there is a strict one-to-one correspondence between the names(years) in the text and those on that list.

Examples are:

  • Someone, D. (2005). Interesting New Book. London: EI
  • Somebody, L., B. Great and A. Nother (2007). 'The Everyday Article'. The Great New Journal 51, pp. 795-810.
  • Nobody, L. (2009). 'Interesting Chapter'. in B. Everybody (ed.) The Big Book. London: EI. pp. 561-657.
  • Someone, S. (2007), Another Great LEQS Discussion Paper, European Institute, LSE (available at - accessed on 12/05/2009)


The copyright of the manuscript remains with the author(s). The copyright covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article, including reprints, photographic reproductions, microfilm or any other reproductions of similar nature, and translations. Upon publications the author(s) agree to give full acknowledgement to this publication in any subsequent publications of their work.