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Who Can Submit

Any Wesleyan University faculty member, instructor, adjunct, or post-doctoral fellow may submit a working paper for consideration in the series. All papers with clear relevance to problems of public life will be considered. The paper may be co-authored with non-Wesleyan faculty, but at least one of the paper's authors must be a current Wesleyan University faculty member, instructor, adjunct, or post-doctoral fellow to be considered for publication in the ACSPL Working Paper Series. For additional information, please contact wps@wesleyan.edu.

Paper Review and Acceptance Criteria

Submitted papers will be sent to one member of the senior faculty at Wesleyan for review prior to acceptance in the series. Papers will be accepted as long as they meet three criteria: (1) At least one of the paper's authors is an eligible Wesleyan faculty member or postdoc; (2) The subject or topic of inquiry has clear relevance to a problem or problems of public life; and (3) The paper is sufficiently bereft of spelling, grammatical, and formatting errors to warrant public distribution. The editors will notify the author of the decision within three weeks of submission.

Author Review

Authors do not have an opportunity to approve papers they have submitted prior to them becoming publicly available on the site; therefore, please be sure that the paper you submit is ready for public distribution.

Rights, Permissions, and Publication in Another Venue

You retain the copyright to your paper and grant us the nonexclusive right to publish this material, meaning that you may also publish it or a revised version elsewhere. However, if the paper is intended for publication elsewhere, you are solely responsible for ensuring that the intended venue will accept papers that have been published in this working paper format. We recommend that you confirm this by looking carefully at the copyright policies listed on the publication's website or, if necessary, by communicating directly with the publication's editors prior to submitting the paper in our working paper series.

If you publish this paper or a revised version elsewhere, please send the citation of the new version to wps@wesleyan.edu. We will be able to inform repository users about the new version and updated citation.


A paper may be updated or removed from public view by sending a request to the system administrator at wps@wesleyan.edu. However, a citation to the original version of the paper will always remain on the site.