Submission Guidelines for Muskie School Capstones

Who Can Submit

Muskie School Capstones only publishes materials about work conducted under the auspices of Muskie School Capstones. For additional information, please contact


How to Submit a Paper

1. Make sure your paper is in an acceptable format. We can accept papers in Microsoft Word, Rich Text Format (RTF), or Adobe Acrobat (PDF).

We can convert files from some programs into an acceptable format. Please contact

2. Write an abstract for your paper. It can be any length, but a brief paragraph or two is preferred. Please also select keywords. These are words that will help a user locate your paper through a search.

3. Submit the paper by emailing it to Include in an email message the following things: abstract; keywords; and name, affiliation (department and university), and email address for each author.

4. If you have any questions, contact

Overview of the Process

After you submit your paper, we will create an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) version of it and publish it on the site. You will be notified by e-mail when the paper is posted.


If you publish this paper or a revised version elsewhere, for example in a journal, please send the citation of the new version to We will be able to inform repository users about the new version.

If you would like to post a revised version of your paper on the site, please follow the instructions in How to Submit; however, please specify when you submit the paper that it is a revision of a previously submitted paper.

Rights and Permissions

Before submitting a paper to the repository, please be sure that all necessary permissions have been cleared. You retain the copyright to your paper and grant us the nonexclusive right to publish this material, meaning that you may also publish it elsewhere.

It is necessary that you agree to the terms of publishing in the repository listed in the Content Release Form, and that you present this form with each new submission.

Content Release Form