CWIHP Working Paper Series
Based on archival sources from outside of the United States, the Cold War International History Project Working Paper series features fresh analysis from academics, journalists, policymakers, and graduate students.
About the CWIHP Working Paper Series
CWIHP Working Papers offer novel interpretations of well-known episodes in Cold War history, explore understudied events, issues, and personalities important to the Cold War, and improve understanding of the Cold War’s legacies and political relevance in the present day.
Edited by Christian F. Ostermann and Charles Kraus, the series is supported generously by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, other foundations, and private donations from individuals and corporations.
As a non-partisan institute of scholarly study, the Wilson Center takes no position on the historical interpretations or opinions offered by authors in any of the CWIHP publication series.
CWIHP welcomes submissions which use archival sources from outside of the United States; offer novel interpretations of well-known episodes in Cold War history; explore understudied events, issues, and personalities important to the Cold War; or improve understanding of the Cold War’s legacies and political relevance in the present day.
There are no minimum or maximum lengths for Working Paper submissions, however most papers published through the series range from 7,000-10,000 words. Citations should follow the 16th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style.
The originality, substance, and argument of each submission is assessed by the editor, the CWIHP staff and advisory board, and/or outside experts.
Although committed to offering rigorous editorial review, CWIHP is not able to rewrite papers in the event that a submission requires substantial improvements in language and/or style. Authors are encouraged to consult third-party academic copy editing services for support.
Published on the Wilson Center website, CWIHP Working Papers are freely accessible and are never hidden behind paywalls. Despite being open access, there are no article processing charges (APC) associated with the publication of a CWIHP Working Paper.
Authors should submit Working Paper manuscripts in duplicate to the editor, Christian F. Ostermann, at Christian.Ostermann@wilsoncenter.org, as well as to firstname.lastname@example.org. Authors may also contact the editor with questions prior to submitting a manuscript.