Culture Heritage Moon Calls for Paper

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The European Space Policy Institute (ESPI), the European Centre for Space Law (ECSL), and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) invite students and young professionals worldwide to submit a paper on “Protection of cultural heritage sites on the Moon”.

Therefore, a wide range of individual topics from various fields is welcomed in order to analyze and discuss relevant aspects. The papers may also address potential new aspects which take into account the needs and interests of the whole international community.

It is strongly encouraged that the article only focuses on one issue, rather than try to discuss a number of issues. This will allow the paper to adhere to the word limit while still offering an in-depth study. Beyond this limitation, participants are free to choose their subject as all inspiring or well-written papers will be accumulated and published

Participants from or studying in ESA Member States will be considered for special prizes
By submitting an article, participants consent to the publication of their paper or part of it.
Deadline is the 30 September 2019 (CET, 23:30h)

Papers are to be sent in both a word and pdf format simultaneously to the following two e-mail addresses to ensure, from a technical point of view, that your contribution is well received: Annette.Froehlich@espi.or.at; Annette.Froehlich@dlr.de

Submission Guidelines: 

  • Participation is open for all students and young professionals worldwide (graduated within 6 years before the deadline/without age restriction to support lifelong learning). Submission is limited to one paper per person.
  • Participants who wish to apply in addition for the ECSL awards, please indicate it while submitting your paper and add your citizenship and university.
  • Papers should be submitted in Standard UK English via e-mail in both Word and PDF format; both e-mail and paper should include the title of the paper and author’s name.
  • The paper should not exceed 5,000 words, be written in Times New Roman, size 12 with line spacing 1.5 and include consecutively numbered footnotes (which should be created through the Word footnote function; size 10 with line space 1.0).
  • Headings and subheadings in the text should be written in Times New Roman, bold, size 12 with line spacing 1.5 and include consecutively numbering (1., 1.1., 1.1.1. etc.)
  • The first footnote should contain the name, e-mail address and, if applicable, affiliation (university, institute, firm, etc.) of the participant.
  • The paper should make use of the OSCOLA reference style for the footnotes: https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/sites/files/oxlaw/oscola_4th_edn_hart_2012.pdf.
  • A short abstract (max. 200 words) should be included after the title but before the start of the paper, the abstract does not count towards the word limit (in Times New Roman, Italic, size 12 with line space 1.5)
  • A bibliography is not expected. Tables and figures should have a title and number (ex. Table 1: Space and SDG 1).
  • Cross-references should be created through the Word function in order to guaranty the right numbering.
  • A short bio including authors e-mail address should be added to the paper on the last page of the document. This bio will not count towards the word limit.
  • The author should have all rights on the submitted paper, which has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.
  • The paper should be written individually; co-authored papers will not be accepted.
  • Quotations may be in the original language as long as a translation is provided in English either in the text or in a footnote.
  • Spelling should be consistent throughout the paper.
  • The paper should have numbered pages, placed on the right-hand side of the bottom of each page.
  • Please indicate your telephone number in case of further questions. Thank you!

ECSL awards:
First Prize:

  • Reasonable costs of transport and accommodation (for a trip originating within Europe only) to attend the ECSL Practitioners’ Forum and Young Lawyer Symposium in 2020
  • An annual ECSL MembershipSecond Prize:
  • An annual ECSL membership (free admission to the Practitioners’ Forum) – Second place certificate
  • Special mention at the Young Lawyer SymposiumThird Prize:
  • An annual ECSL membership for one year (free admission to the Practitioners’ Forum)
  • Third place certificate
  • Special mention at the Young Lawyer Symposium