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Open Access Publications from the University of California

Submission Guidelines

Instructions for authors

Manuscripts will be considered for publication on the basis of their contributions to the current debates on new regionalism, post-nationalism and trans-Atlantic theories in an interdisciplinary fashion.

The peer review process will be as follows:

  1. Upon reception, each manuscript will be assessed for suitability prior to in-depth review by the editor.
  2. Once it is approved for review, the manuscripts will be blind peer-reviewed by scholars with competence and specialization in each of the fields.
  3. At this point, each reader will submit a brief report of the manuscript and the editor will make the final decision.
    *Articles sent back to authors to be revised and resubmitted should be revised in a timely manner.
  4. The editor will have the final decision on accepting the manuscript for its publication and the issue where the manuscript fits better.
  5. The editor will also have the final decision on special issues of the journal, proposed by internal editorial board members or external scholars.

Before submitting your paper

Word Limits

A word counter is desirable in the manuscript.

A typical paper for the journal should be in the range between 6,000-8,000 words, including endnotes and bibliography. This should not include appendices, which will be published as supplemental data.

Style Guidelines

Authors should follow the Chicago Manual of Style 16th edition.

Using third-party materials

You must obtain the necessary permission to reuse third-party material in your article. The use of short extracts of text and some other types of material is often permitted, on a limited basis, for the purposes of criticism and review without permission. In United States copyright law this is allowed by fair use. If you wish to include any material in your paper for which you do not hold copyright, and which is not covered by fair use, you will need to obtain written permission from the copyright owner prior to submission.


Once you have completed the guidelines that appear above, make sure you include the following information in your submission:

  • Author´s Details
  • A non-structured abstract
  • Up to 6 keywords
  • Funding details (if applicable)
  • Geolocation of the articles (so they can be included in JournalMap)
  • Figures (should be high quality (1200 dpi for line art, 600 dpi for grayscale and 300 dpi for color, at the correct size)
  • Tables (representing new information and not repeating the one in the text)
  • Equations (Please make ensure that equations are editable)
  • Units. Please use SI units

DOI Management

Since the journal will be using the DOI system for cross-reference proposes, authors are asked to add DOI reference format both in the bibliographical referecnes of the articles and when the published article is mentioned in external platforms. The journal will generate DOI references for each article of the journal in every issue in an automatic way, therefore, the authors do not need to manage or apply for the DOI references.