Submit your work

We invite working paper submissions on a variety of topics related to women's economic empowerment and economic growth.

Submitting your paper to the series does not preclude you from eventually submitting your work for consideration in a scholarly journal, as you will retain full copyrights to your manuscript. There are many benefits of submitting a paper. Authors will receive:

  • The opportunity to showcase your research in an online, open access platform and get visibility before the paper appears in a scholarly journal
  • Copy-editing services, including: proofreading, formatting and bibliographic checking
  • Optional double blind peer-review process to increase your future chances of success publishing in a scholarly journal
  • Editorial assistance to generate a 2-4-page policy brief for your working paper

Although we do not guarantee dissemination within a specific timeframe, the average length of time from submission to dissemination online to date is one month for working papers that receive copy-editing only, and four months for working papers that undergo peer review.

Before submitting your paper, please read the following documents:

Paper submissions and any questions about our submission process can be emailed to our Managing Editor, Kate Grantham at: