Working paper guidelines for authors

CLS encourages users of NCDS, BCS70, MCS or Next Steps data to contribute to the CLS working paper series.

The CLS working paper series provides a means to:

  • pre-publish work that is being or will be submitted as one or more journal articles
  • publish detailed material and reports that have intrinsic merit but are unlikely to be suitable for a journal.

The author guidelines for these working papers may be downloaded below. Papers should be written in a style which conforms to the CLS style guide for publications, also available below.

Note on ISBNs

The CLS working paper series no longer uses ISBNs. However, if you have had a paper accepted to the CLS working paper series and would like it to have an ISBN, please let the editor know.