Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues
The Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues (JAII) is a quality interdisciplinary academic journal that publishes refereed articles and commentaries in all areas of Australian Indigenous Studies.
The JAII invites the submission of articles and commentaries in any relevant discipline, including politics, public policy, education, history, cultural studies, law, art and health. All submitted articles undergo a three-stage process: first, a review by the Editor, second, a double-blind refereeing process and third, an internal refereeing process by the Editor and the Editorial Board. All submitted commentaries are internally refereed by the Editor and the Editorial Board.
Submitting the manuscript:
Contributors should not submit a manuscript to the JAII and another journal simultaneously.
Contributors can provide their manuscripts either by sending three hard copies or by sending an electronic attachment. If sending an electronic attachment, please use Microsoft Word format.
Contributors should provide a cover sheet that contains: the title of the manuscript, author(s), a short (50 word) biographical note, academic or other affiliation and contact details, including a mailing address and an e-mail address. This cover sheet will not be sent to referees.
The manuscript itself should only show the title and an abstract of not more than 150 words. This abstract should be a concise summary, rather than an introduction, to the manuscript.
Articles should normally be between 3000 and 8000 words in length. Articles that exceed 8000 words are unlikely to be accepted. Commentaries should normally be between 1000 and 5000 words in length.
All manuscripts should be typed, single line spaced, justified and on one side only of A4 size paper. The margins should be 2.54 cm for the top and bottom and 3.17 cm for the left and right. Number all pages consecutively. Do not use double spaces between words or sentences. Use 12 point Arial font unless otherwise stated. The spacing settings should be 0 point.
The article title should be bolded, centered and 14 point Arial font. Level 1 sub-headings should be bolded and justified. Level 2 sub-headings should be bolded, justified and in italics. A maximum of two levels of sub-headings can be used. There should be a single space (12 point Arial font) between headings and text.
The abstract should be 12 point Arial font, justified and in italics.
The left and right borders of paragraphs should not be indented. The first line of each paragraph should be indented 1.27 cm (except for paragraphs following headings, figures, tables or long quotations (see below)). The spacing settings of paragraphs should be 0 point. Line spacing should be single. There should be no space between paragraphs.
All long quotations (40 words and over) should be left and right indented 1cm and have no quotation marks. All quotes fewer than 40 words should have double quotation marks and be contained within the text. Any additions or font changes by the author to quotes should be noted in square brackets.
Citations and footnotes:
The JAII uses a version of the Harvard system. The citation should include the last name of the author, the year of publication and, if appropriate, the page numbers. No comma separates the author, year and page numbers. A colon separates the year and the page numbers. Do not use ‘p.’ or ‘pp.’ for page numbers. If citing a specific point, a page number should normally be included in a citation. Do not use terms such as ‘ibid’ and ‘op.cit.’ If there are more than three authors, use the name of the first author followed by ‘et al’. If a number of publications are cited together, use semicolons to separate the publications. If an author has more than one publication in the same year, use ‘a’, ‘b’, etc to differentiate the publications. If the author is an institution, it can be cited in an abbreviated form in the text and cited in full in the references. If citing long quotations (see above), place the full stop after the citation.
Footnotes can be used to expand on an issue mentioned in the text. Footnotes should be used sparingly. They should be numbered consecutively and be placed at the bottom of the page. They should be 10 point Arial font and justified. The spacing settings of footnotes should be 0 point. Line spacing should be single. There should be no space between footnotes. The footnote numbers in the text should be written in superscript.
- Jones (2005: 50) argued that …
- It has been argued (Jones 2005: 50) …
- One study suggests (Smith et al 2006: 10) …
- Some have argued (Brown 2007: 20; Jones 2005: 50) …
- Brown has argued consistently (2006a: 10; 2006b: 10) …
- The CAR (2000: 100) states …
References should include the author’s surname, initial/s, the year of publication, title, and publication details. References should be listed alphabetically by author’s surname. If there are several publications from a single author, list the publications chronologically. Only include publications cited in the text and footnotes of the manuscript. References should be in 10 point Arial font, justified and have the second and following lines indented 1.27cm. The spacing settings of references should be 0 point. Line spacing should be single. There should be no space between references.
- Books with one author:
Behrendt, L. 2003. Achieving Social Justice: Indigenous Rights and Australia's Future. Sydney: The Federation Press
- Publications with two or more authors:
Goot, M. and Rowse, T. 1991. ‘The ‘backlash’ hypothesis and the land rights option’. Australian Aboriginal Studies 1991(1): 3-12
- Chapters in Edited collections:
Dodson, P. 2000. 'Lingiari: Until the Chains are Broken'. In Grattan, M. (ed.). Reconciliation. Melbourne: Bookman Press, 264-274
- Journal articles:
Mansell, M. 1999. 'Forget the Preamble - Give us real rights'. Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues 2(3): 18-19
- Institutional publications:
Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation (CAR). 2000. Corroboree 2000: Towards Reconciliation. Canberra
- Internet references:
Dodson, P. 1996. ‘Reconciliation at the crossroads – Address to the National Press Club April 1996’.
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/other/IndigLRes/car/1996/0104.html (accessed 8 September 2003)