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Author Guidelines

The Sydney Journal invites authors to submit manuscripts that fall within the ‘Focus and Scope’ of the journal.

Acceptance of an article for publication in the Sydney Journal is made on condition that authors accept the parameters described in About the Journal. Submitted articles must not be under consideration elsewhere and must be previously unpublished.

Copyright for articles published in the Sydney Journal is retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal. Articles may also be published in the Dictionary of Sydney online at www.dictionaryofsydney.org Where necessary, articles may be reformatted for presentation on that site.

By virtue of their appearance in this open access journal, articles are free to be used, with proper attribution, in educational and other settings.

The names and email addresses entered in the Sydney Journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

Authors should post their submissions online after registering and logging in at http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/journals/SydneyJournal/. No hard copy submissions will be accepted. Receipt will be automatically acknowledged and registered. After an assessment of the paper’s suitability for publication in the Sydney Journal, the editors will send it electronically to two referees, who will decide whether to recommend rejection or publication with or without changes. The process is tracked electronically, including any communication with the author. Authors and reviewers remain anonymous. Authors should not identify themselves in any way in their article. Accepted articles, when in final form, are assigned to an issue of the Sydney Journal, copyedited and formatted for publication. On the date of publication, the issue will be announced and subscribers notified. Subscribers can read articles as published or retrieve them later through searches.

Articles must be:

• in English, using Australian spelling

• accompanied by an abstract of up to 300 words and up to six key words

• in typeface Times New Roman 12pt

• left justified

• without indented paragraphs

Headings must be:

• limited to three levels

• level 1 in 16 pt bold, level 2 in 12 pt bold and level 3 in 12 pt italic

• in sentence case

• without extra returns following

Use no spaces before question marks or closing quotation marks, and a single (not a double) space after full stops and other punctuation. Insert page numbers on the bottom right hand corner of each page. Please do NOT submit compressed files. Do not use any word processing options/tools, such as strike through, hidden text, comments and merges.

 

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 or RTF 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., http://pkp.sfu.ca).
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-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.
  7. The text provides all available DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers) to each source used as a reference. For assistance on locating the DOIs, please go to the free service http://www.crossref.org/SimpleTextQuery to retrieve all available DOIs to add to the references.
 

Copyright Notice

Authors who submit articles to this journal from 31st March 2014 for publication, agree to the following terms:

a) 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 and adapt the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

b) 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.

c) 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). Where authors include such a work in an institutional repository or on their website (ie. a copy of a work which has been published in a UTS ePRESS journal, or a pre-print or post-print version of that work), we request that they include a statement that acknowledges the UTS ePRESS publication including the name of the journal, the volume number and a web-link to the journal item. 

d) Authors should be aware that the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) License permits readers to share (copy and redistribute the work in any medium or format) and adapt (remix, transform, and build upon the work) for any purpose, even commercially, provided they also give appropriate credit to the work, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. They may do these things in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests you or your publisher endorses their use.

For Vol 4 No 1 (2013) and before, the following copyright applied:

This material is published under an ‘Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 License’ under the Creative Commons framework.

 

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.