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Open Access Publications from the University of California

Submission Guidelines

Who Can Submit

IRCA/Abya Yala Nexus only publishes materials about work conducted under the auspices of IRCA/Abya Yala Nexus. For additional information, please contact:

How to Submit a Paper

  1. Make sure your paper is in an acceptable format. We can accept papers in Rich Text Format (RTF).

    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:

    OPTION 2: We can convert files from some programs into an acceptable format. Please contact:

  2. Write a one page abstract for your paper, and submit it for consideration to the editorial board at: 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: Include in an email message the following things: abstract; keywords; graphics in jpeg format; and name, affiliation, and biography notes, as well as email address for each author.
  4. If you have any questions, contact:

Overview of the Process

After you submit your paper, we will create an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) version of it and publish it on the site. 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: 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.