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Open Access Publications from the University of California

Policies for Submissions

Who Can Submit

The working papers are overseen by the IAS Publications Director, Nathan MacBrien. At least one author on each paper must be affiliated with the University of California. Papers must be referred or approved for publication by one or more current UC faculty members. For more information, contact


A paper may be updated or removed from public view by sending a request to the system administrator at However, a 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. At this stage, we're 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.