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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.