Open Call for Working Papers

The Governance and Local Development (GLD) Institute invites submissions of academic papers relevant to the GLD Mission to be considered for our working paper series. We provide in-house and friendly external input and editing, plus the working paper will be published on our website, promoted in social media, and included in our SSRN eJournal (The University of Gothenburg Governance & Local Development Institute Research Paper Series can be found here. You are welcome to subscribe!) Working papers can be replaced by publication details upon request when papers are published in peer-reviewed journals.



The Governance and Local Development Institute welcomes submissions of academic manuscripts for publication on our website and social media. All manuscripts will be reviewed by our editorial board; only papers selected for our working paper series will be published. Please note that manuscripts published elsewhere will not be accepted. All manuscripts should relate to the GLD mission and be clearly written and checked carefully for typographical errors. Though our working paper series features topics of a scientific nature, we aim to make our publications accessible to a wider audience and, therefore, ask that manuscripts are readily understandable and refrain from the use of unnecessary jargon. Finally, we advise that papers should be between 7,000 and 10,000 words in length and must not exceed 12,000 words. All manuscripts must be submitted in Microsoft Word format.

Your manuscript must be formatted in the following manner:

· Title Page Acknowledgements Page

· Abstract Page

· Body of the Paper

· References

· Appendices (if applicable)

For more information, see the official style guide (link opens in another window).




A Little Bit About the Process

· After the paper has been submitted and approved for the process, the author will receive comments and friendly feedback.

· The author will make edits and resubmit the updated paper with a memo of changes.

· The working paper will receive style guideline edits for publishing.

· Once final approval from the author is granted, the paper will be published on our website, social media, and in our SSRN eJournal!


The Journal University of Gothenburg Governance & Local Development Institute Research Paper Series can be found here. Welcome to subscribe!



Our Mission

“We aim to promote human welfare by conducting scientifically rigorous research across the globe. Our research focuses on answering a fundamental question: why are some communities able to provide secure environments, good education, adequate healthcare, and other factors that encourage human development, while others fail to do so? We engage with communities across the world, develop methodological tools, gather data, undertake analyses on major issues affecting societies today, and disseminate findings to academics, relevant policy-makers, and the communities in which we work.”