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Submission Guidelines

Who Can Submit

The Law of the Sea Institute only publishes materials about work conducted under the auspices of the Law of the Sea Institute. For additional information, please contact losi@law.berkeley.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 necessary, we can convert files from some programs into an acceptable format. Please contact losi@law.berkeley.edu.
  2. Write an abstract for your paper of between 250-500 words in length. 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 losi@law.berkeley.edu. Include in an email message the following things: abstract; keywords; and name, affiliation (department and university), and email address for each author.
  4. If you have any questions, contact losi@law.berkeley.edu.

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 losi@law.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.