Working Papers (WP) are another compulsory part of the Max Weber Programme. They are a way of ensuring that all Fellows produce a piece of research of publishable quality that has benefited from peer feedback from both a substantive and formal (linguistic and presentational) point of view. We are aware that not all disciplines use the WP format to the same degree; Fellows are therefore invited to view the requirement flexibly as an occasion to produce draft articles or book chapters if these are more appropriate formats in their fields. We would like to see WP(s) appear in the EUI’s open-access repository Cadmus, as this will not only insure that they will be widely disseminated but also provide a concrete output of the research undertaken by Fellows during their time in the Programme. However we appreciate that some Fellows may wish the WP not to be made public, and if adequately motivated this is also an option.
Working papers can be submitted at any time between September and the end of December. Fellows should start work on their papers early in the year, presenting them in the context of their Thematic Group and using the Academic Skills offerings to support their presenting and writing. At least one WP must be sent to Alyson Price no later than 31 March, who will forward it to your mentor/thematic group convenor for approval.
Extensions are granted in exceptional circumstances; if necessary, please contact Dorothee Bohle.
Working Paper Process
• present your WP in your thematic group or in an Academic Practice group
• send your WP to Alyson at any time but no later than 31 March
• expect feedback from your mentor/convenor
• respond to feedback
• send your final version to Alyson Price for editing
• accept/reject editing suggestions and return your final version to Alyson
• paper formatted for Cadmus, you sign off on the final copy
• your paper appears on Cadmus within a few days
If, for well motivated reasons, you would prefer your paper to go into the Red Number Series, which does not appear on Cadmus, contact Alyson as early in the process as possible.