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Open Access Publications from the University of California

Submission Guidelines

Who Can Submit

SOCR only publishes materials about work conducted under the auspices of the SOCR Resource. For additional information, please see and

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), Adobe Acrobat (PDF) or self-contained HTML.
    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 the SOCR resource (
  2. Write an abstract for your paper. It can be up to one-page in length. Please also select appropriate keywords. These are words that will help a user locate your paper through a search.
  3. Submit the paper electronically to the SOCR Resource ( Include in an email message the following things: abstract; keywords; and name, affiliation (department and university), and email address for each author.

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 the SOCR Resource ( 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.