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Author Guidelines

Submission Statement:

  1. As well as the paper, provide the following information, as a cover page, about the subject/unit for which the paper was initially assessed: subject/unit name and number; assignment question; assessed grade; school or department; university.

Formatting the Submission

  1. Microsoft Word, Times New Roman, 12 point.
  2. No longer than 5000 words.
  3. Include a title and the author’s name. A note should accompany the author’s name stating: degree being studied; year level at the time of writing; name of the course for which the paper was initially written; school/department and university name; and any other information the author feels relevant.
  4. 50-100 word abstract.
  5. No more than six key words.
  6. Single line spacing.
  7. A single line space between paragraphs.
  8. Use Endnotes, not Footnotes.
  9. Two levels of heading can be used. Major headings should be in bold, secondary headings should be italicised. Two line spaces should be inserted before major headings, and one line space before minor headings.

Units of Measure

  1. SI units must be used (i.e. metric).
  2. Figures quoted as a percentage should appear in the form: 10 per cent (except in tables or figures).
  3. Dates should be in the form: 21 September 2009.

Tables and Figures

  1. Place tables and figures within the text, not at the end.
  2. Writing in tables and on figures should be in 12 point unless this causes a table of A4 size to exceed the page.
  3. Headings should be in the form: Figure 1Number of wild male donkeys in the Flinders between 1950 and 1990.
  4. Sources should be in the form: Source: Ranger (2009, p. 11).
  5. There should be in-text reference to any tables or figures.


  1. All references should follow the Harvard format as outlined in Hay, I. Bochner, D. and Dungey, C. 2006, Making the Grade, 3rd ed., Oxford University Press, Melbourne.
  2. Books appear in this format: Blunt, A. and Wills, J. 2000, Dissident Geographies: An Introduction to Radical Ideas and Practice, Pearson, Harlow.
  3. Book chapters appear in this format: Moreton-Robinson, A. 2003, ‘I Still Call Australia Home: Indigenous Belonging and Place in a White Postcolonising Society’, in Ahmed, S., Castaneda, C., Fortier, A. and Sheller, M. (Eds.), Uprootings/Regroundings: Questions of Home and Migration, Berg, New York, pp. 23-40.
  4. Journal articles appear in this format: Lawrence, R. and Gibson, C. 2007, ‘Obliging Indigenous Citizens? Shared Responsibility Agreements in Australian Aboriginal Communities’, Cultural Studies, vol. 21, no. 4-5, pp. 650-671.
  5. Websites appear in this format: United Nations 2007, United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,, accessed 1 June 2010.


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 text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal. This includes a submission statement as a cover page.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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