Submissions should be emailed as Word documents to:

[email protected]

Please be sure to read the submission guidelines before submission. If you have any queries, please address these to the editor.

Submission guidelines

  • Each paper – of whatever length – must include an abstract of no more than 200 words. The abstract must be written in plain English and written in a way that is understandable by academic readers and non-academic readers alike.
  • Author details should be included as a separate page before the main document or attached as a separate accompanying Word document to the main manuscript. Details to include: name, organisation affiliation, and email – if more than one author, please indicate the contact for correspondence. Short biographical details (one paragraph) to be included.
  • Manuscripts will use a sans serif font e.g. Arial, font size 11.
  • Paper size should be A4, with margins set at ‘normal’. Line spacing for draft submissions should be 1.15 or 1.5.
  • Titles and main headings should be in bold e.g. Partnering to Build a Social Co-operative for Aboriginal Women Transitioning from Prison.
  • Sub-headings should be sentence case in bold (a lower level of sub-sub heading should be avoided; if included it should be sentence case in italics).
  • Quotations of less than 20 words should be put in the text with double quotation marks. Quotes of more than 20 words should be indented and delineated by a space at top and bottom but without quotation marks.
  • Tables and figures: Headings for tables should be placed above any included tables and should be labelled sequentially. Captions for figures should be above figures and consistently labelled as Fig. 1 or Figure 1, and follow sequentially. Tables and figures created in Word should be inserted in the text where cited, rather than at the end of your article. Figures and tables in other formats (e.g. EXCEL, JPG etc) should be submitted separately to your manuscript. Any images supplied in colour will be published in colour online (where appropriate), but will be black and white/greyscale in print copy. It is important therefore that you supply graphics that can be viewed and understood in black and white and any labels/text should reflect this by not using words indicating colour.
  • References and citations should use APA style (author/year) – see style guide for further information. Where figures or tables are reproductions (non-original content), permission must be sought from the copyright holders appropriate before final publication. Please check that all sources of information are appropriately acknowledged and cited, and that references are complete. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Public Ethics International Standards for Authors.
  • Authors of short articles, refereed articles and book reviews will receive PDF copies of their articles.
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