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How to nominate a paper

Authors of papers (e.g., fellows and other IAS-affiliated researchers) are invited to nominate their own work or the work of others. In case you nominate a paper of a colleague in your field, please make sure to involve the author in the process. You can nominate only one paper per edition of the journal. To nominate a paper please submit:

  1. the paper (or a link to the paper);
  2. your (short) motivation why the paper is relevant for IAS Review. (In case the paper that you nominate builds on earlier work that has already been included in a previous edition of IAS Review, then please explain how this new paper is related);
  3. An extended abstract:
    • written at a level that is understandable to researchers in other fields;
    • explaining the significance of the paper in its field(s);
    • explaining the relevance of the paper in the context of IAS Review;
    • inspiring other disciplines, e.g., providing potential connections with other fields;
    • adding -if needed- further reading suggestions (e.g. to help understand technical papers);
    • adding -if needed- a title that is more accessible to a general public; 
    • max 500 words.  
  4. Three to five keywords;
  5. A picture that matches with the content (if available).

Content criteria

We look forward to receiving nominations for papers:

  • on interdisciplinary topics;
  • that preferably relate to systems thinking and/or complexity science methods OR to approaches (methodological, conceptual, or empirical) that could be relevant for (and/or applicable to) other research fields;
  • That are peer reviewed (an exception can be made for highly-cited papers in archives);
  • That are published within six months before submission to IAS Review, or that are seminal in a certain field.    

When putting together IAS Review, priority is given to papers on relevant IAS research themes.

Submission deadline

The submission deadline for the next issue is 1 June 2022.