Contributions to Voting matters
Please note that Voting matters is not receiving submissions at present.
Anybody can contribute to Voting
matters. To avoid difficulties in the process of getting your paper
published, the following notes should help.
Please read some previous articles
to find out the style required. You should explain technical terms like monotonicity.
You can assume the reader understands STV, but not what the Condorcet Paradox
Please make sure that your paper
does not duplicate material already published in Voting
matters. You should study papers related to your own ideas. Since all of Voting matters is now available on the
Internet, this is a good place to start - and then the papers which appear as
The Editor tries to help and brief
emails can often avoid unnecessary work on your behalf.
These are important. The title,
date and publisher is essential. For material off the
Internet, since a URL can change, a title is still essential
- but please check that a Web search engine can find the paper from the
title you provide. Please give the organisation responsible for the web site if
at all possible.
Most contact these days is via
email. However, authors without email or Internet access should not be
disadvantaged. Postal communication should be to Voting matters, McDougall Trust, Unit W219, West Building, Westminster Business Square,
1-45 Durham Street, London SE11 5JH, UK.
If you use WORD, then please
email the .DOC or .DOCX file. Otherwise use an .RTF file or, especially for
simple documents, use ASCII.
and complex figures.
Rather than re-setting such
material, I generally prefer to adapt the author's version.
Over the last ten years, there
has never been a significant backlog of papers. This implies that most papers
are published in the next issue unless that is within a month or two.
I plan to referee some papers
myself and ask others to referee some papers. Most of the referees will be
previous contributors to Voting matters. Except very occasionally, the
referees will be anonymous.