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Call for Contributions

The LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security is welcoming publication proposals across our four platforms – the Working Paper Series; the Policy Brief Series; the LSE WPS Blog; and the WPS Forum. As an academic space for scholars, practitioners, activists, policy makers and students, we welcome proposals on topics connected to the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda, as well as broader issues relating to gender, peace, security and conflict. You can see our list of published publications here.

Topics may include, but are not limited to, submissions with a regional/case study focus; or those with a thematic focus on issues relating to gender, peace and security. At present, we are especially interested in publishing on WPS and the COVID-19 pandemic; WPS and digital activism; and the gendered impacts of recent UK Government aid cuts.

Below is a short breakdown of each platform and the key audience for each. If you are unsure of where your publication might best sit or would like to discuss your publication please contact the Communications Manager, Nicky Armstrong:

  • Working Paper Series 

    The Working Paper series is an outlet for articles and position papers. It showcases work in progress by academics and researchers from any discipline and sector in the field of gender, peace and security research and practice. The series presents an opportunity to publish timely, open access essay-style pieces for a diverse audience of scholars, activists, policy makers and practitioners, with a rigorous and supportive editorial process. Our working papers are between 4,000 and 8,000 words in length.

    Find out more about the series here.

  • Policy Brief Series

    The Policy Brief series presents analysis and recommendations for policy makers arising from academic research and practice in the global field of women, peace and security. Policy Briefs are between 2,000 and 5,000 words in length. 

    Find out more about the series here.

  • LSE WPS Blog 

    The LSE Women, Peace and Security blog seeks to make a gender analysis of peace and security available in an accessible way for a wide readership. We welcome well-argued, evidence-based submissions between 750 and 1,200 words. The main aim of the blog is to increase the public understanding of the broad area of women, peace and security. Your article should be written with a wide audience in mind, including non-academics.

    Find out more about the blog here.

  • WPS Forum 

    The WPS Forum is a space on the LSE WPS Blog that hosts dialogue around a particular topic or publication. The pieces in each Forum work in conversation, rather than being standalone blogs, providing discussion and dialogue centred around a core issue/theme/publication through a mini-series of typically three to five blogs of between 1,200 to 2,000 words each.

    Find out more about the forum here.