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Submission Guidelines

Who Can Submit

Human Complex Systems only publishes materials about work conducted under the auspices of Human Complex Systems. For additional information, please contact dread@anthro.ucla.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).
    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 dread@anthro.ucla.edu.
  2. Write an abstract for your paper with a maximum of 250 words. 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 dread@anthro.ucla.edu. Include in an email message and 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 dread@anthro.ucla.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 3 days and reply to dread@anthro.ucla.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 dread@anthro.ucla.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.