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Open Access Publications from the University of California

Policies for Submissions

Who Can Submit

The Institute for the Study of Societal Issues (ISSI) only publishes materials about work conducted under the auspices of ISSI. WE DO NOT ACCEPT UNSOLICITED MANUSCRIPTS. For additional information, please contact Deborah Lustig at or 510 642-0813.


A paper may be updated or removed from public view by sending a request to the system administrator at Deborah Lustig at or 510 642-0813. However, a bibliographic citation to the original version of the paper will always remain on the site.

Author Review

Authors are asked to review PDFs created from their papers within 5 days of being sent the PDF. If the author does not respond within 5 days, the paper will be automatically posted. At this stage, we are unable to make any changes beyond the rare error that occurs in PDF conversion.

Rights and Permissions

Before submitting a paper to the repository, please be sure that all necessary permissions have been cleared. You retain the copyright to your paper and grant us the nonexclusive right to publish this material, meaning that you may also publish it elsewhere.

It is necessary that you agree to the terms of publishing in the repository listed in the author agreement below:

I grant the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues (hereafter called the "Organized Research Unit") on behalf of The Regents of the University of California (hereafter called "The Regents") the non-exclusive right to make content for the eScholarship Repository (hereafter called the "Work") available in any format in perpetuity.

I warrant as follows:
(a) that I have the full power and authority to make this agreement;
(b) that the Work does not infringe any copyright, nor violate any proprietary rights, nor contain any libelous matter, nor invade the privacy of any person or third party; and
(c) that no right in the Work has in any way been sold, mortgaged, or otherwise disposed of, and that the Work is free from all liens and claims.

I agree to hold The Regents of the University of California, the Organized Research Unit, and its agents harmless from any claim, action, or proceeding alleging facts that constitute a breach of any warranty enumerated in this paragraph, and further agree to indemnify The Regents, the Organized Research Unit, and its agents against expenses and attorney's fees that may be incurred in defense against each claim, action, or proceeding.

I understand that once the Work is deposited in the repository, a full bibliographic citation to the Work will remain visible in perpetuity, even if the Work is updated or removed.

To obtain an electronic copy of this agreement, please contact Christine Trost at