The Kellogg Institute Working Paper Series

About the Series

The Working Paper Series is a public good created by the Kellogg Institute. It assists individual scholars and contributes to international comparative social science scholarship by allowing for publication, dissemination, and discussion of new research on a relatively fast track—more quickly than the usual timelines for publication of articles in journals or books.

The working papers are disseminated primarily through the Kellogg Institute website, where working papers are downloadable free of charge: The inventory now includes more than 390 working papers.

Visiting fellows are generally expected to submit a working paper during—or shortly after—their Institute residency. Faculty fellows and guest scholars are welcome to submit papers at any time. The general editor of the Working Paper series is Kellogg Faculty Fellow Robert Fishman, professor of sociology at the University of Notre Dame. Elizabeth Rankin serves as editorial manager of the series, managing copyediting and production in coordination with the general editor.

The working paper has three basic elements: the paper or article itself, an abstract of the paper, and a biography of the author. All three elements must be included in the initial submission. Submission of the entire paper, including tables and figures, must be in Word (see further style guidelines for submission below).

Peer review: We expect the paper or article to be of a quality comparable to that found in journals respected in the fellow’s academic discipline. Each submission receives peer review from two scholars with expertise relevant to the article's content. Reviewers' comments are provided to the author anonymously. The scholars' comments help to guide authors in their revisions and are used by the series editor in deciding whether or not the submission is worthy of publication. The Kellogg Institute reserves the right to decide on publication of the revised document.

Kellogg Working Paper Style Guide

Please submit the following:
Abstract: 240 words in English (and Spanish and/or Portuguese, if possible—otherwise we will translate)
Biography of author(s): professional data, 150-word limit (per author)
Journal-length article: 13,000 (preferred), up to 15,000 words

Submission format

Submit electronically, using Microsoft Word
Use at least 1.25 inch margins throughout, with at least an 11-point font size.
Double-space the entire paper—including notes, reference list, abstract and biography.
Number each page of the body of the paper after the first page.
Use endnotes or footnotes as you prefer..
Provide tables and figures (in Word only) exactly as you would like them published.  Gather at the back of the paper; we will insert when copyediting is complete.

Style guidelines

We use the Chicago Manual of Style for working papers and recommend it as a resource for authors. If you use another style sheet, please alert us when you submit your paper. We copyedit lightly for house style, clarity and consistency. Please note the following:

Acronyms: Spell out in the first instance with the acronym in parentheses; use acronym thereafter, perhaps with a reminder of what it means later in the paper if there is a gap between mentions. Acronyms are usually in caps, even if the words are lower case.
-gross domestic product (GDP)
-Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Names of foreign institutions: On first appearance, provide English translation with original language name in parentheses. If there is an acronym, include after the original language name followed by ‘comma or’
-National Housing Bank (Banco Nacional de Vivienda, or BNV)

Foreign names/words: Italicize non-English words or phrases that do not appear in an English dictionary, with translation in parentheses following the first mention
-Fujimori governance implied that people should hacer y luego hablar (act first; discuss later).
Commonly used foreign words that appear in English dictionaries do not need italics or translations (e.g., per se, hacienda, esprit de corps)

Citations and references: Kellogg prefers the author-date system, as outlined in the Chicago Manual, but we are willing to follow a variety of widely accepted styles, as long as you are consistent. All papers must include a reference list or bibliography.
Please do include the following information in your reference list or bibliography:
-Author, date, title, press name and location (for books)
-Author, date, title, journal name and volume identification (for articles)
-Page numbers (for chapters or journal articles)
-Web addresses for information obtained electronically

Examples of standard reference list entries

Books-single author
Adkins, Arthur. 1960. Merit and Responsibility: A Study in Greek Values. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Books-multiple authors
Weinberg, Arthur, and Lila Weinberg. 1980. Clarence Darrow: A Sentimental Rebel. New York: Putnam’s Sons.

Book-editor, translator, or compiler
Tortelli, Anthony B., ed. 1991. Sociology Approaching the Twenty-first Century. Los Angeles: Peter and Sons.
Mill, John Stuart. 1980. Autobiography and Literary Essays. Edited by John M. Robinson and Jack Stillinger. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Chapter in book
Kaiser, Ernest. 1964. “The Literature of Harlem.” In J. H. Clarke, ed., Harlem: A Community in Transition, pp. 25–60. New York: Citadel Press.

Article in Journal
Karl, Terry Lynn, and Philippe C. Schmitter. 1995. “From an Iron Curtain to a Paper Curtain? Grounding Transitologists or Students of Postcommunism.” Slavic Review 54 No. 4 (Winter): 965–978.
Bellworthy, Cartright C. 1990. “Reform of Congressional Remuneration.” Political Review 7 (6): 87–101.