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Submission Guidelines

Types of Submissions:

  1. Empirical Research Article: These papers are based on personal research experience, whether it be an experiment, a quasi-experiment, or a field experiment. The author tests hypotheses by systematically collecting data and observations. Most often, these articles are characterized by a Methods and Materials section.

  2. Original Arguments: Articles in this category encompass a broad category including literature reviews and document-based research. In this case, authors collect and analyze data or arguments from credible sources. In compiling this evidence, they make a compelling case for their claim. These arguments must be carefully organized, exhibit novelty, and clearly highlight societal impact.

  3. Media (art, video, etc): These include any original and alternative forms of research. A written description must be included with an explanation to why the given submission qualifies as research, its inspiration, and its significance.


General:

Determine the category of your submission. Then, consult the appropriate submission manuscript guidelines below.

  1. Submit all text as .doc or .docx formats, labeled: ‘LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_CATEGORY’

  2. Email us at warrenequilibrium@gmail.com, if you have any questions or concerns.

  3. We have an open, rolling submission policy for most of every academic calendar year. While the specific deadline date changes every year, the deadline will generally be in mid May.


Empirical Research Article:

  • Suggested Length: 15 pages, double-spaced, 12 pt. Times New Roman font. Does not include figures and tables.

  • Required Elements:

  1. Title - a maximum of 10 words in length.

  2. Author Affiliations - include relevant affiliations for each author, including authors affiliated with institutions outside UC San Diego. List the author affiliations. Include: UCSD, [College of Admission], Major(s), and Year of Graduation.

  3. Abstract - Provide a short (<200 words) summary on the central issues of your research project and the significance of your primary results.

  4. Section Headings - Please use your best judgement as to which sections would be best appropriate for your discipline and research project. This may include: Introduction, Background, Methods and Materials, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion. You may also use more section headings that are more specific to your project.

  5. Acknowledgements - provide a brief recognition of any funding sources and intellectual contributions

  6. References - Provide a list of all references in Nature format. When possible, in-text citations should also be present.

  7. Figures and Tables - Each figure and table must be provided on a separate page at the end of the main manuscript. Provide a caption for all figures and tables. Additionally, insert where the figure or table would go in the main manuscript with square brackets (i.e. [Table 3 here]).


Original Argument:

  • Suggested Length: 6 pages, double-spaced, 12 pt. Times New Roman font. Does not include figures and tables.

  • Required Elements:

  1. Title - a maximum of 10 words in length.

  2. Author Affiliations - include relevant affiliations for each author, including authors affiliated with institutions outside UC San Diego. List the author affiliations. Include: UCSD, [College of Admission], Major(s), and Year of Graduation.

  3. Section Headings - Please use your best judgement as to which subheadings would be most appropriate for your discipline and paper. This may include: Introduction, Background, Discussion, Conclusion. You may also use more section headings that are more specific to your paper.

  4. Acknowledgements - provide a brief recognition of any funding sources and intellectual contributions.

  5. References - Provide a list of all references in APA format. When possible, in-text citations should also be present.

  6. Figures and Tables (if applicable) - Each figure and table must be provided on a separate page at the end of the main manuscript. Provide a caption for all figures and tables. Additionally, insert where the figure or table would go in the main manuscript with square brackets (i.e. [Table 3 here]).


Media:

  • All media submissions must be accompanied by a written document of the inspiration, significance, and impact of the work.

  • Suggested Length: 3 pages, double-spaced 12 pt. Times New Roman font.

  • Submit high-quality pictures (in .jpg format) or video (in .mp4 format) by email: warrenequilibrium@gmail.com

    • If the file size(s) is too large to attach to email, upload the file(s) to Dropbox/Google Drive/any other equivalent and share the link + email to link with the email above.

  • Please note that video submissions will only be playable on the web browser/electronic form of the journal, however, the written document can be included in the printed journal.

  • Required Elements:

  1. Title - a maximum of 10 words in length.

  2. Author Affiliations - include relevant affiliations for each author, including authors affiliated with institutions outside UC San Diego. List the author affiliations. Include: UCSD, [College of Admission], Major(s), and Year of Graduation.

  3. Acknowledgements - provide a brief recognition of any funding sources and intellectual contributions.

  4. References - Provide a list of all references in APA format. When possible, in-text citations should also be present.