The WPS offers an outlet for academic argument, position papers and research results, allowing to showcase the speakers' work even as it is in progress, and thus reflects cross and interdisciplinary interests within the themes of displacement and domesticity.
Contributions can be submitted via the page ‘Submit Your Essay’ in this website.
Contributions are equally welcomed in the following forms:
- 3000-words paper;
- visual essay (images-based contribution, accompanied by 1000-words text);
- structured working notes.
- Word count is NOT inclusive of bibliography and notes.
- Manuscripts must not exceed 12 standard 8.5 by 11 inch (letter) double-spaced pages (approx. 3000 words).
- Leave 1-inch margins on all sides.
- Font for the text body will be 11 or 12 point with preference for Times New Roman or Arial.
- All authors must provide an electronic version of the paper in Microsoft Word format for PC. We will not accept PDF versions.
- Indent the first line in each paragraph.
- Paragraph text should be left indented (not justified).
- Subheadings, if relevant, should be bold and all caps in the same text as the body.
- Quotations exceeding three lines should be single spaced and indented 1/2 inch on each side.
- Either American or British English is acceptable, so long as there is consistency throughout the article.
APPROACH TO READER
Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the Working Paper Series, papers should be written for an academic audience that may have either a general or a specific interest in your topic. Papers should present a clear narrative structure. They should not be compendiums of field notes or bullet points. Please define specialized or technical terminology where appropriate.
Authors are urged to write as concisely as possible, but not at the expense of clarity.
ABSTRACT AND INTRODUCTION
Provide a one-paragraph abstract of no more than 100 words. This abstract should explain the content and structure of the paper and summarize its major findings. The abstract should be followed by a short introduction to begin the main text.
FOOTNOTES AND REFERENCES
Please ensure that every reference cited in the main body of the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). We ask that your submission follow the APA (American Psychological Association) style of reference. Extensive and accessible guidelines can be found here:
Descriptive or explanatory footnotes should be kept to a minimum: essential information should be said in the text and references generally should be included in the reference list. Footnotes considered to be absolutely necessary must be designated in the text by superscript Arabic numerals in continuous sequence. Please keep in mind that maximum word lengths are inclusive of all components of the manuscript, including references, captions, and notes (which should be kept to a minimum).
FIGURES AND ILLUSTRATIONS
All illustrations must be placed at the end of the paper, after the notes and references section. Line drawings as well as color or black and white photographs are acceptable. Do not include more than 5 images. Caption text should not exceed 50 words per image and should appear under each image. Do not set caption text in all capital letters. The first time a point is made in the main body of the text that directly relates to an illustration, please indicate so at the end of the appropriate sentence with a simple reference in the form of “(Fig. 1).” Use the designation “(Fig.)” and a single numeric progression (1, 2, 3, etc.) for all graphic material. Clearly indicate the appropriate figure number for each illustration. If you use material other than your own, please secure the necessary permission to reuse it and note the source of the material at the end of the caption.
GRANTS AND EMPLOYMENT
If you have done this work as the result of direct employment or as the result of a grant, it is essential that you acknowledge this support at the end of the paper.
PROCEDURE OF APPROVAL
After the conference has ended, contributions for the conference proceedings are received with the understanding that their contents were not only presented at the conference (marginal edits allowed), but are original, unpublished material and are not being submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers will be selected upon a blind peer-review basis. Confirmation of acceptance will be sent out to authors with suggestion of edits if applicable.
The editors - members of both the organising and scientific committee - reserve the right to edit or otherwise alter contributions, but authors will receive proofs for approval before publication.
*Failure to follow these guidelines may result in the rejection of your paper.
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