FAQ for the Working Paper Series
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- What is the purpose of the KBW
Research Series? The
KBW Series publishes papers that synthesize existing peer-reviewed research (or equivalent scholarship e.g., legal
decisions or law review articles) and provide research-grounded insight to
particular audiences, in order to help those audiences empower youth to create
a kinder, braver world.
- What types of topics do papers
series is being developed in phases.
Each phase will consist of two or three topic areas. [See Call for
Papers]. Over time, papers are expected
to cover a broad range of topics related to youth empowerment, kindness, and
bravery. They are expected to address a
broad swath of youth, including youth from different socio-economic
backgrounds, values, racial and ethnic groups, genders and sexual orientations.
- Are papers intended for particular
audiences? Yes, each paper is written with a clear target audience or audiences in mind. Audiences may include, for example: youth,
parents, teachers, school administrators, school boards, afterschool programs,
coaches, choral directors, religious leaders, policy makers, and community
centers. While most papers are focused
on U.S. audiences, some may have an international reach. Of course, papers written with one intended
audience also may benefit others.
- Are papers based on any
particular type of research?
Papers rely on various types of research.
Fields and disciplines include, for example: social science, scientific,
mental health, health, and legal.
- Are papers restricted to research
about youth, or is research on adults included as well? Most papers in the series will
focus on research about youth. To the
extent that empowering youth to create a kinder, braver world involves guiding
adults to help them, research on adults (i.e., parents, teachers, school
administrators) also may be relevant.
- What is the process for
submitting a paper for publication?
Information on how to submit a paper, content and formatting requirements, and
our review process, is here.
- Who decides whether a paper will
be published? At all steps during this process and at all
times, the Editors and the Berkman Center retain the sole right to decide
whether or not to accept papers, publish papers, and/or remove papers from
- How may the papers on this site be used or re-used? Except where otherwise noted, content on this site is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License: Details. To make sure you
give proper attribution for any paper you re-use, see the details on our
Attribution Policy page [forthcoming].