Submissions

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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, DOIs or URLs for the references have been provided. The in-text citations and reference list (bibliography) have been checked and comply with APA (Edition 7) rules.
  • The text uses 12-point Arial 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 (not end of document).
  • The manuscript closely follows the layout guidelines as set out in the eTropic StyleSheet & Template. See Author Guidelines.
  • Instructions for ensuring anonymous peer review have been followed. (Your submission includes 2 copies of your manuscript: one labeled Anonymous (+ short title) with no author details; one labeled Author with author details and bio).

Author Guidelines

Authors must closely follow the eTropic Style Sheet for all submissions and use this sheet as a Template StyleSheet &Template.docx. 

Scholarly academic articles should be about 6000 words. On the title page include Title, a 200-word abstract, and about 5 keywords. A separate Manuscript with a 100-150 word biographical note for each author can be uploaded to the site (this manuscript should be labeled Author and short title). Or Bio details or sent to the Editor via email.

Creative works (short story, poetry, creative nonfiction, visual artwork and photographic essays) should be up to 5000 words. On the title page include Title, a 200-word abstract, and about 5 keywords. A separate 100-150 word biographical note for each author can be uploaded in a separate manuscript labeled Author (and short title) to the site or sent to the Editor.

If you have problems registering please contact the Editor at: etropic@jcu.edu.au OR anita.lundberg@jcu.edu.au

All submissions undergo double-anonymous peer review.

 

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