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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

All submissions must be: 

  • Compliant with the Australian Guide to Legal Citation (AGLC) - for more information on AGLC compliance, please utilise the free online AGLC document from Melbourne University
  • Times New Roman
  • 12 point font
  • 1.5 spacing
  • Abstracts - no more than 150 words
  • No identifying information on submitted manuscript
  • If student author desires their own response author, preferred author's details (including, but not limited to, name, contact details, position at university/organisation, specialty field, and link to previous publication history [if applicable]) must be supplied via e-mail to the editor-in-chief upon submission of manuscript.

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