RECON Online Working Paper Series

Technical guidelines 


Manuscripts should not exceed 12,000 words (including notes, references and abstract), and must be submitted in Word-compatible format, i.e. “.doc” or “.rtf”.

Manuscripts must include an abstract of maximum 300 words, and 3-10 keywords. The institutional affiliation and contact details of the author(s) must be included.

Kindly differentiate between levels of headings in your text. For example, use numbered headings, or use capitals for headings (A), bold for subheadings (B), and italic for sub-subheadings (C)


Authors should preferably use the Harvard reference system. Other citation systems (e.g. the legal standard Harvard Bluebook) are accepted as long as they are used consistently.


For more details, download the technical guidelines for the RECON Online Working Paper Series (pdf)



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