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Author Guidelines

Abstract: Maximum 250 words.

Word limit: It is expected that the typical article will be from 5000-8000 words including in-text citations but excluding the reference list. Articles longer than this will be considered if their length is justified.

Referencing style: APA (A good guide to formatting general items in your reference list can be found here, electronic sources here, and a guide to formatting in-text citations can be found here).

Punctuation: Use double quotation marks with punctuation (e.g. commas and full stops) inside the quotation marks only if it logically belongs with the quotation, otherwise put the punctuation outside of the quotation marks.

To satisfy other formatting requirements, it is recommended that prospective authors prepare their manuscript using the appropriate template available from: journal templates.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. When available, the URLs to access references online are provided, including those for open access versions of the reference. The URLs are ready to click (e.g.,
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 11-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

The copyright for articles in this journal is retained by the author(s), with first publication rights granted to the journal. By virtue of their appearance in this open access journal, articles are free to use with proper attribution in educational and other non-commercial settings.

Authors submitting to this journal are assumed to agree to having their work archived by the National Library of Australia. Information on the National Library's PANDORA Archive can be found here.


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ISSN: 1835-5196