Author guidelines

Submitting a working paper

We welcome submissions from members of the Institute as well as from external authors who work in a relevant research area. Both work in progress and finalised research will be considered.  It is the responsibility of authors to ensure that submissions do not breach copyright laws.

Please submit your paper to:

Should you have any questions regarding the submission process or the suitability of your paper for the MIoIR Working Paper Series, please contact a member of the editorial board.

The Series' Editorial Board: Dr. Shukhrat Nasirov; Dr. Mabel Sánchez-Barrioluengo; Prof. Elvira Uyarra

Submission Checklist

  • Submission Format: MS Word, Adobe PDF
  • Include an abstract: 100-300 words (concise, informative and easily understood by non-experts).
  • Include Key words: 3-6 key words.
  • Include Author information: Full name, affiliation, contact details, a short biography
  • Include acknowledgments (if necessary).
  • Formatting: Arial, 12pt, double line spacing.
  • Visual information: graphs or tables inserted as images into the document (where required). 
  • Referencing: the Harvard style
  • Paper length: 10,000 words or 40 pages (whichever is satisfied).
  • Writing style: Please use British spelling - set your Word document to ‘English (UK)’.
  • Please note that all papers will be published as submitted, with the MIoIR Working Paper Series cover page added. 

Submission Process

  1. Each submitted paper is subject to a screening process by the Series' Editorial Board to determine: (i) whether it is relevant to the Institute's research themes and (ii) whether the paper complies with the Series' submission requirements. 
  2.  The screening process usually takes up to 10 working days. The decision on whether to publish the paper as part of the MIoIR Working Paper Series is based on satisfying the above requirements and made by the Series' Editorial Board unanimously.  
  3. Upon completing the screening process, a member of the Series' Editorial Board will contact the author(s) to inform them about the paper's acceptance for publication or whether the paper needs further adjustments (e.g., linking it better to the Institute's research themes; complying with the MIoIR Working Paper Series'submission requirements). 
  4. The Series' Editorial Board reserves the right to desk-reject the paper or to reject it after screening if the paper is deemed to not meet the MIoIR Working Paper Series' requisite criteria. 
  5. We advise the submitting authors to ensure that making their paper part of the MIoIR Working Paper Series does not jeopardise their chances to publish the paper in a peer-reviewed journal. This varies across journals, so please check the targeted journal if there are any relevant requirements. 
  6. Doctoral students who wish to publish their paper in the MIoIR Working Papers Series are required to have an email of support from their supervisor included in the submission pack. 
  7. All papers accepted for publication in the MIoIR Working Paper Series will be published under the CC BY-SA 4.0 terms.