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Working Paper Series










it is our hope that the series will continue to provide critical reflections on women, peace and security in diverse contexts, and with potentially transformative effects.

The LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security 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 women, peace and security research and practice. The editors welcome new submissions.

How to submit

  • Content: Flexible, including preliminary research findings, and 'essay' type position papers. 

    Papers oriented around a set of clear policy recommendations may be better suited to the LSE WPS Policy Briefs Series.

  • Length: Between 4000 and 8000 words, including a 250 word abstract and footnotes

  • Structure: To include an abstract, headings and subheadings.

  • Style: Academic, but accessible to the non-specialist reader and carefully grounded in scholarly literature where appropriate

  • References: To be added into the document as endnotes and without a separate bibliography. All references should be given according to Chicago style

  • Consistency: Titles, acronyms and other abbreviations should be used consistently. 
  • LSE house style: Working Papers will be produced in British English (e.g. organisation, not organization); quotes will be in double quotation marks; non-English words will be italicised.
  • Accuracy: Authors are responsible for ensuring names are cited accurately and that acronyms are explained within the text
  • Review: Papers will be reviewed by two members of the LSE Women, Peace and Security Working Paper Series editorial board.

  • Publication: Papers will be published in PDF on the LSE Women, Peace and Security website and LSE Research Online. There may be a limited print run, depending on funding and assessment of need..

  • Public engagement: Authors are encouraged to write a post (750-1200 words) for the Centre for Women, Peace and Security blog to introduce their paper to a wider audience.

Submissions should be sent by email only to Hannah Wright, member of the editorial board   

Submissions must be in a Word document (not PDF), including the title, the names of the author(s), email address for correspondence, and the month and year of submission.

The final decision on whether to publish a paper as part of the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security Working Paper Series rests with the Centre Director.

Please send enquiries to

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Building Brazil's National Action Plan: lessons learned and opportunities 
Renata Avelar Giannini and Pérola Abreu Pereira (24/2020)

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Gender and Transformative Justice in Sri Lanka
Bhavani Fonseka and Ellen Schulz (18/2018)

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Engaging with the Gender, Peace and Security Agenda in Research and Activism in Lebanon
Elizabeth Laruni, Charbel Maydaa and Henri Myrttinen (17/2018)


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Alexis Leanna Henshaw (7/2017)




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