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Submission Guidelines for The Institute for Research on World-Systems

Who Can Submit

The Institute for Research on World-Systems only publishes materials about work conducted under the auspices of The Institute for Research on World-Systems. For additional information, please contact Shante Morton,

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).
    OPTION 1:
    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 Shante Morton,
    OPTION 2:
    We can convert files from some programs into an acceptable format. Please contact Shante Morton,
  2. Write an abstract for your paper. Please limit abstract to no more than one page. 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 Shante Morton, Include in an email message with the following things: abstract; keywords; and name, affiliation (department and university), and email address for each author.
  4. If you have any questions, contact Shante Morton,

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 Shante Morton, 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.