Working Paper Series

Working Paper Series 1: Joel Kotkin, ‘What is a City for?’

Working Paper Series 2: Peter Ho, ‘The Planning of a City-State’

Guidelines for Authors

The Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities (LKYCIC) welcomes original submissions (that is, previously not published materials) that contribute to our research agenda. They can be on relevant topics in any of the LKYCIC research priorities –

  • Demographics
  • Density
  • Sustainability
  • Resilience and Risk
  • Mobility and Connectivity
  • Social Capital

Papers in this Series are intended for sharing new and exciting research, reporting preliminary research results and ideas so as to stimulate critical discourse on innovative cities. These can be research in progress or thought pieces.

We place a premium on clear, concise, readable writing, careful research and analysis, logical and systematic presentation of materials.

While there is no formal refereeing process, submissions will be read by members of staff, edited where appropriate and authors may be asked to make changes before they are accepted for publication.

Papers should be emailed as Microsoft word (.doc) files to:

Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities
Working Paper Series

Please include:

  • Name, affiliation and contact details;
  • Abstract (maximum: 100 words);
  • Keywords (maximum: 5);
  • Research Area (see above listing).

Format and Style
Papers should be between 6000 and 8000 words in length. This includes footnotes and references. Papers must be written in English. Use the following stylesheet:

Page Setup:Top and bottom: 2.5 cm; left and right: 2.7 cm; text justified; page numbers at the bottom right of page; main section, sub-sections, tables and figures should be numbered.

Font: Arial size 12 for main text; Arial size 10 for footnotes; Arial size 12 bold for Heading 1; Arial size 12 italics for Heading 2.

Line Spacing: Double spacing.

Citations and References: Please check all citations and references carefully. All text citations must be fully listed as references at the end of the paper. All references listed must be cited in the text. Start the reference list on a new page and place all entries in alphabetical order. Follow the author-date reference style used in APA 6th Edition. Examples:


Calder, A. (2009). Compliance for green IT: A pocket guide. Cambridgeshire: IT Governance.

Grubb, M., & Neuhoff, K. (Eds.). (2006). Emissions trading & competitiveness: Allocations, incentives and industrial competitiveness under the EU emissions trading scheme. London: Earthscan.

Book Chapter

Treasure, D. C., Lemyre, P. N., Kuczka, K. K., & Standage, M. (2007). Motivation in elite sport: A self-determination perspective. In M. S. Hagger & N. L. Chatzisarantis (Eds.), Intrinsic motivation and self-determination in exercise and sport (pp.153-166). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Journal Article

Rindermann, H., & Ceci, S. J. (2009). Educational policy and country outcomes in international cognitive competence studies. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 4(6), 551-568.


DUKE-NUS: Health Services and Systems Research, A Blueprint for Identifying a Successful Walking Program Targeting Singaporeans Age 50+. Retrieved from: accessed on 25 Jul 2013 10:05pm.

A Cognitive Behavioral Bibliography for Older People with Depressive Symptoms: A Feasibility Study. Retrieved from: accessed on 25 Jul 2013 9:35pm.

Terms and Conditions

The following terms and conditions govern working papers accepted by LKYCIC for publication:

Copyright – Copyright is held by the author or authors of each Working Paper. The author grants and assigns to LKYCIC the right to print, publish and disseminate the accepted paper as a Working Paper in the LKYCIC Working Paper Series. It is understood and agreed that the author will not be provided any royalties or other form of consideration relating to publication of the Working Paper.

Author’s Warranty – The author warrants to LKYCIC that the author is the sole author of the Working Paper; that the work is original (except for any material from previously copyrighted material obtained by permission or assignment which is the responsibility of the author); that the Working Paper has not been previously published, is not in the public domain and does not infringe upon any statutory copyright or upon any common law copyright or any other right; that all the information therein including charts, graphs, tables and the like, is true and accurate to the best of the author’s knowledge and belief; that the author is the sole and exclusive owner of the rights herein conveyed to LKYCIC and has not previously assigned, pledged or otherwise encumbered the same.

Manuscript – The author will prepare the Working Paper in accordance with LKYCIC Working Paper Guidelines. If copyrighted material is included in the Working Paper, the author will secure from the copyright owners written permission to reprint said material in the Working Paper. The Working Paper will be published electronically.