Weatherhead Center Working Paper Series

The Weatherhead Center invites WCFIA-affiliated Harvard doctoral candidates to submit manuscripts to its Working Paper Series. Accepted papers will be posted on the Center's website based on their relevance to contemporary issues in international affairs, originality of research, rigor of analysis, and significance of conclusions.

Who Is Eligible

The Weatherhead Center encourages WCFIA-affiliated Harvard doctoral candidates to submit papers on topics relating to their research interests and the research interests of the Center, which are broadly defined to include research on international, transnational, global, and comparative national issues that may address contemporary or historical topics, including rigorous policy analysis, as well as the study of specific countries and regions outside the United States.

Submission Procedure

Authors should forward their working papers for review as an e-mail attachment in Word to the Publications Department at

Manuscripts should range between twenty-five and eighty double-spaced pages and follow these formatting guidelines:

  • Format the main text in Times New Roman, 12 pt.;
  • include an abstract of 150 words or less;
  • use footnotes, not endnotes;
  • provide references in Times New Roman, 10 pt.;
  • double-space all text;
  • single-space notes, block quotations, and bibliographies;
  • indent paragraphs; and
  • do not leave extra space between paragraphs, except for headings.

Editorial Support

Authors are responsible for the accuracy of accepted papers. The Weatherhead Center Publications Department can provide developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading.

PDF Presentation

Authors of accepted papers have the option of adding a WCFIA-branded cover page on their online paper.


The copyright remains with the author of the working paper.

For More Information

To inquire about submitting a manuscript, please contact the Publications Department or view published Weatherhead Center Working Papers