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Submission Guidelines

Who Can Submit

Global & International Studies publishes materials on issues related to globalization, global peace and security and international area studies. For additional information, please contact Regina Rivera at global-webmaster@global.ucsb.edu.

How to Submit a Paper

  1. Make sure your paper is in an acceptable format. We can accept papers in Microsoft Word, Rich Text Format (RTF), or Adobe Acrobat (PDF).
    OPTION 1: If you use a word-processing program other than Microsoft Word, look for an "export" or "save as" option in your program to save it as an RTF file. If you have questions, please contact Andrea Woodward, global-webmaster@global.ucsb.edu.
    OPTION 2: We can convert files from some programs into an acceptable format. Please contact Andrea Woodward, global-webmaster@global.ucsb.edu.
  2. Write an abstract for your paper. It can be any length. Please also select keywords. These are words that will help a user locate your paper through a search.
  3. Submit the paper by emailing it to global-webmaster@global.ucsb.edu. Include in an email message [OR CREATE A COVER PAGE FOR YOUR PAPER WITH] the following things: abstract; keywords; and name, affiliation (department and university), and email address for each author.
  4. If you have any questions, contact global-webmaster@global.ucsb.edu.

Overview of the Process

After you submit your paper, we will create an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) version of the paper. We will then send you a message asking you to approve the PDF version. Please look it over within 5 days and reply to global-webmaster@global.ucsb.edu as soon as possible. At this stage, we're unable to make any changes beyond the truly necessary. You will be notified by e-mail when the paper is posted.

How to Revise Your Paper

If you publish this paper or a revised version elsewhere, for example in a journal, please send the citation of the new version to global-webmaster@global.ucsb.edu. We will be able to inform repository users about the new version.

If you would like to post a revised version of your paper on the site, please follow the instructions in "How to Submit"; however, please specify when you submit the paper that it is a revision of a previously submitted paper.