Human Sciences Working Papers

The Human Sciences Working Papers Archive is designed to facilitate communication across the human sciences, to stimulate comment, and to make ideas quickly available. A working paper is a pre-publication that is circulated to colleagues at the local level, via the Internet, or through conferences. Despite access to publishing options in the human sciences, the opportunity is largely unavailable (at least nationally and internationally) for sharing working papers of innovative theoretical notions, theory-generating research, and research in progress. The editorial process is lengthy and uncertain, and more than half are rejected on average. Even Nobel Laureates have experienced rejection. The greater problem is for professionals and the public who never have the opportunity to explore the current work and new findings.


Two new papers have been published:

Members are invited to share current work. Professional work is protected because the author holds the copyright.