The submission of a proposal for the FUNCAS Working Papers collection requires and implies that the paper shall not be submitted to any other national or international collection of working papers, papeles de trabajo or documentos de trabajo until FUNCAS has issued its final decision with regard to its publication.
Working Papers therefore serve two fundamental purposes:
- To share with the research community the methodological novelties, purposes and results of research carried out by the foundation or external research promoted and financially supported by the foundation. To this end, they are predominantly distributed free of charge to universities and research centres, where the audience is most receptive.
- To facilitate discussion and direct debate on the content of research, thus allowing for the content itself or the manner in which basic conclusions are conveyed to be improved. To this end, all published Working Papers include the necessary details for direct contact with the author(s), thereby promoting dialogue and constructive debate.
All proposed Working Papers must contain methodological novelties and/or empirical applications of interest in relation to economic-financial matters.
The submission of a proposal for the Funcas Working Papers collection requires and implies that the paper shall not be submitted to any other national or international collection of working papers, papeles de trabajo or documentos de trabajo until Funcas has issued its final decision with regard to its publication. In cases where a study has been submitted to a scientific journal, the date of submission to the journal must be after the date on which it was received by Funcas for consideration as a candidate for publication in the Funcas Working Papers Collection. Funcas reserves the right to request documented evidence to prove compliance with this requirement. Failure to comply with this requirement shall be grounds for the automatic withdrawal of the award and Funcas reserves the right to seek damages.
The receipt of a proposal shall in no way imply its acceptance. Only those papers which, after passing the Funcas pre-selection process, successfully pass the anonymous external evaluation process arranged by Funcas shall be published.
Each researcher may submit a maximum of three papers in a calendar year. Proposals must be sent to by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, expressly indicating “To be considered for possible publication in the Funcas Working Papers collection”. All proposals must be submitted in Microsoft Word format. Proposals shall be accepted in either Spanish or English.
Accepted Working Papers shall be exclusively published on the Funcas website.
Funcas reserves the right to ask the author to provide a version adapted to the style of any of its editorial products. Should Funcas make such a request, the author of the published Working Paper shall be obliged to provide the adapted version within a period of 30 days from the date of the request.
All studies accepted and published as Funcas Working Papers within the calendar year shall automatically be considered for the “Research promotion program” award.