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Submission Guidelines

Who Can Submit

The UC Berkeley School of Information (ISchool) only publishes materials about work conducted under the auspices of the School of Information. For additional information, please contact reports@ischool.berkeley.edu.

How to Submit a Paper

  1. Request a report number from reports@ischool.berkeley.edu. When requesting the number, you must give the title, all authors (including their affiliations with department and university) and the publication date (year or month/year) of the paper. You will only receive a number if you submit this information completely.
  2. Add the following text to the title section (title page or head of the first page) of your paper, preferably centered:

    UC Berkeley School of Information Report ###your_number###
    ###publication_date###

  3. 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.
  4. Write an abstract for your paper. Please also select keywords. These are words that will help a user locate your paper through a search.
  5. Submit the paper by emailing it to reports@ischool.berkeley.edu. Include in the email message the following things: your assingned 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.
  6. If you have any questions, contact reports@ischool.berkeley.edu.

How to Revise Your Paper

If you publish this paper or a revised version elsewhere, please send the citation of the new version to reports@ischool.berkeley.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.