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Working Papers on the Reconciliation of Work and Welfare in Europe

Editorial policy

Aims of the series

The Working Papers on the Reconciliation of Work and Welfare in Europe series seeks to promote the diffusion of research and research integration activities taking place within the network and being produced by other researchers working on issues of work and welfare in Europe who seek to disseminate and publicise ongoing research. For network participants, it aims to offer a broader forum for the presentation of work carried out in the framework of RECWOWE tasks. For others, it represents an opportunity to pilot work in progress. It is expected that in many cases publication in the Working Papers on the Reconciliation of Work and Welfare in Europe series will represent an intermediate stage on the route to the final dissemination of research and research integration findings in academic journals and other scholarly publications.

Who can submit papers?

Closed calls are open to any individual attached to one of the RECWOWE partner institutions. Open calls are open to any scholar active in research on work and welfare issues. In both cases, submissions are particularly encouraged from doctoral-level researchers, for whom there is an accelerated review procedure.

Content of submissions

The Working Papers on the Reconciliation of Work and Welfare in Europe series welcomes submissions that meet the criteria defined within the different calls for papers. Papers should be in English, and can be up to 10,000 words in length, unless otherwise stated in the call. For more detailed guidelines on submission please see the instructions for authors.

Review procedure and timetable

PUDISCwowe has constituted an editorial committee to oversee the operation of the Working Papers series. After the submission of a paper to the committee’s secretariat, the editorial committee will choose a suitable reviewer from the referee pool, who will return comments on the submission to the committee, either a) recommending publication b) recommending some minor revisions prior to publication or c) recommending rejection, due to serious concerns regarding the quality of the submission. This information will be forwarded in anonymised form to the author within 2 months of the original submission, or 1 month if the author is a doctoral-level researcher. In cases b) or c), the author is entitled to request a second opinion, which will be provided by a member of the editorial committee within a further 1 month. Where requested revisions are provided by the author, they will be validated within 1 month by the editorial committee, whose decision on publication is final.

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Publication and Publicity

The Working Papers on the Reconciliation of Work and Welfare in Europe series is an electronic series only. Papers will be available to download in PDF format from the PUDISCwowe and RECWOWE websites. All published working papers will be specifically announced through RECWOWE’s mailing list and in the network’s regular newsletter, ensuring publicity within and beyond the network. When the number of published papers is large enough, the series will be integrated in existing databases of social science working papers, and the series will be advertised to leading academic libraries and documentation centres.

Archiving and copyright

Each working paper will be given a unique reference number, and archived on the Working Papers on the Reconciliation of Work and Welfare in Europe series web platform.

Copyright will remain with the author.