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Author Guidelines

We invite Australian and international scholars to submit research papers (6000-8000 words) and book reviews (1500-2000 words) for double-blind peer review. The word count does not include the abstract, footnotes and reference list.

All manuscripts must be in UK English and accompanied by an abstract of 150-200 words and up to six keywords.

All manuscripts should adhere to the Chicago 16th Referencing guide in Notes and Bibliography style when submitting their papers to AJIS. Submissions will not be accepted otherwise.

In the application process, authors must specify the paper title, author's full name (in the form preferred for publication), author's affiliations (including mailing address and email address) and a short biography (50 words maximum). Where there are multiple authors, write the authors’ names in order of appearance in the final publication and include affiliations and a short biography for each.

However, to ensure the integrity of the blind peer-review for submission to AJIS, every effort should be made to prevent the identities of the authors and reviewers from being known to each other. Authors should:

  • Delete their names from their text, with "Author" and year used in the references and footnotes, instead of the authors' name, article title, etc.
  • With Microsoft Office documents, author identification should also be removed from the properties for the file (see under File in Word), by clicking on the following, beginning with File on the main menu of the Microsoft application: File > Save As > Tools (or Options with a Mac) > Security > Remove personal information from file properties on save > Save.

Manuscripts must be in MS Word using the template provided; images can be other formats. All submissions must adhere to the requirements in this guideline and the journal template. By submitting a manuscript, the author(s) agree to comply with these guidelines.

Authors should not submit manuscripts that are under consideration for publication elsewhere.

By submitting a manuscript for publication, you confirm you are the corresponding/submitting author and AJIS may retain your email address for the purpose of communications. You agree to notify AJIS immediately if your details change. Once your article is being processed for publication, you can log in and view your progress at any time.

Authors must register with the journal in order to submit their articles for consideration. Once registered, authors are free to log in to view the process of their submission at any time. It is up to the authors to check the stage their submission is up to. Authors will also have the chance to view with reviewer comments and copyediting suggestions if their article goes under review and reaches the publication stage.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: It may take up to 4 to 8 weeks for your article to be reivewed, and then another 2 to 4 weeks for your article to undergo the copyediting and proofreading stage, if accepted. Please do not email us asking about the progress of your submission. We will not respond to such emails unless absolutely urgent. Be patient and kind; you will hear from us regarding your submission within the time frame allocated. Also note that there may be delays due to the large number of submissions we receive.