How to submit a short-summary/report

We seek to publish recent empirical or theoretical findings in the area of social research that was quality-approved by a peer-review process. All short-summaries/reports should be written in English (the original paper might also be in German, but short-summaries/reports published on our webpage should be in English). Please e-mail your submission to katrin.auspurg@lmu.de.

All submissions have to include at least the short summary described in (1). Optional: you might also provide a short-report as described in (2).

(1) Short summary (“teaser”) to be published on the webpage (at most 250 words):

  • Please provide up to 5 bullet-points highlighting the motivation, research question, data/methods, and main findings/conclusions of your research.
  • Ideally provide also an image to be published as a “teaser” (e.g. a data graph on results; an image relating to your research question).
  • Do not forget to include contact information and also information where readers can find your full-paper.

(2) Optional: you might additionally provide a short-report (at most 1.500 words) where interested readers could get more details:

  • Please provide a text-document that is summarizing your research in a clear and accessible style. Your short report should be easily understood also by readers who are not (yet) experts in the special area of your research, but familiar with essentials of (empirical) social research (i.e. you do not have to explain standard approaches such as human capital theory; only shortly introduce those concepts that are probably not well-known by typical members of the Akademie).
  • Ideally use figures to illustrate main assumptions and results.
  • Do not forget to include contact information and also information where readers can find your full-paper.
  • The Akademie welcomes “Open Science”. You might therefore also include links to “replication tools” (used data, analyses files; online-appendixes with further information on your empirical design, etc.).

An example with guidelines for both parts can be found here. Both the “teaser” and the report have to be written in a simple and accessible style (again: better use figures than tables to present results). Please take also care of our length-restrictions.