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Submission Guidelines

Who Can Submit

The UC Berkeley School of Information (I School) only publishes materials about work conducted under the auspices of the School of Information. For additional information, please contact

How to Submit a Paper

  1. Make sure your paper is in an acceptable format. We accept papers in any format, but at least one version of a paper must be submitted in PDF or HTML. We do not accept submissions if they do not contain a PDF or HTML version.
  2. Write an abstract for your paper. 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 the email message the following things: your assigned number; title; abstract; keywords; all electronic versions (PDF or HTML must be submitted); and name, affiliation (department and university), and email address for each author.
  4. If you have any questions, contact

How to Revise Your Paper

If you publish this paper or a revised version elsewhere, 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.