Working Paper Submission Guidelines

AidData’s Working Paper Series contains pre-publication papers addressing the causes and consequences of development finance; whether, when, and how data transparency and accountability initiatives lead to better decision making and improved development outcomes; and related research methods.

After receiving your manuscript, a member of AidData's editorial team will contact you regarding the technical review process.

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Guidelines for Working Paper Authors

Formatting Guidelines

Font Family

Helvetica Neue or Arial.  Only use one typeface for the entire working paper. This includes any embedded tables or figures. (Exception:  equations can be set in whatever font accommodates the symbols that you need to use.)

Font Size

11 pt for body text (paragraphs);  9 pt for footnotes.  Use your discretion for other text elements.

Text Color

Do not use colored text.

Paragraph Spacing and Alignment

Ensure whitespace of at least 1 line in between paragraphs.  Paragraphs should be left aligned rather than justified.  Default line spacing is fine.  (i.e. Do not double space paragraphs.)

Document Margins

Do not go below 1" margin on any side.