Propose a Paper

Propose a Paper

To propose a paper using the QCed database and to take advantage of a network of over 60 researchers follow these steps:

Step 1: You must be a DIPnet member to propose new paper ideas (or to peruse already proposed paper topics). To join DIPnet follow the instructions found here.

Step 2: Draw up a paper proposal as a Google Doc and share it with the DIPnet Coordinator.

In your proposal you should:

  1. Identify yourself, your project collaborators, your institution, and contact information for the project lead.
  2. Indicate the date you submitted your proposal.
  3. Provide a 1-2 paragraph overview of your paper plan. This overview should ideally include specific hypotheses and analytical approaches to ensure minimal overlap with other proposed papers. 
  4. Provide a timeline for completion of the project.

The DIPnet Coordinator will review proposals and post accepted proposals on the Paper Proposals page.  It is the responsibility of the lead proposer to keep the paper on track and communicate with others on the project.

Collaborating on previously proposed papers

If you are interested in collaborating on a paper that is already posted you read the Authorship Guidelines. You have 6 weeks from the time of initial posting to contact the author with an outline of how you think you can contribute to the project. 


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