UCL Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy


Working Paper Series submission guidelines

The STEaPP Working Paper Series welcomes submissions from academic staff, students, honorary fellows and other colleagues from academia and policy that directly address STEaPP’s research priorities.

Submitted papers will be reviewed by the Editor and a relevant member of academic staff from STEaPP to ensure they meet our editorial guidelines.

Most peer-reviewed journals do not object to the pre-publication of research as working papers. However, some may refuse to review or publish research which is already available online. As this varies by journal, and by discipline, it is the responsibility of the author to check the guidelines of publications that they may wish to submit to in the future.

STEaPP will publish approved submissions online as PDFs and publicise on the department’s social media channels.

Submissions should be sent to steapp.communications@ucl.ac.uk and must include:

  • An abstract of 100-250 words that describes the research question, methods, and findings
  • 3 keywords for indexing
  • Author contact details and short biography

If you have any questions on the submission process or suitability of a paper, please contact a member of the editorial board.

Editor: Professor Arthur Petersen

Editorial Administrator: Siobhan Pipa