Guidelines for Authors
English in Australia is the peer-reviewed national journal of the Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE).
We welcome high quality teacher oriented and scholarly submissions in any relevant field of English, language and literacy education.
Your submission should reflect dilemmas, debates and concerns facing current contemporary English educators in Australia and elsewhere. Your submission may report on empirical research conducted with or by English teachers and students in classrooms, it may discuss the effects of policy on English teaching or it may elaborate on changes in the practices of teachers. It should be explicitly linked to issues of English teaching, pedagogy or curriculum and should demonstrate familiarity with current and pertinent scholarly literature.
The name of the journal is in no way parochial. Articles will be considered from anywhere which professes English as mother tongue or second language. However, if your article relates closely to a specific national context please ensure that it is appropriately pitched to readers in other national contexts.
Contributors are encouraged to read previous issues of English in Australia to get a sense of what is required in terms of structure and style.
1. All manuscripts should be submitted to the editor as an email attachment.
2. The email text should contain your name, address, telephone number(s) and fax number(s), current position and information relevant to a 2 or 3 line biographical entry.
3. The article should begin with an abstract of 100‐150 words.
4. All references should conform to the American Psychological Association (APA) style. Please consult the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition, or any guide to APA referencing available through university library websites.
5. Please ensure that you have carefully edited and proofread your manuscript. Accepted articles that have style problems or inaccurate/missing references will be returned to the author for revision.
6. Please avoid footnotes. Usually it is possible to incorporate them into the text. Where they cannot be avoided they should be numbered with a superscript and listed at the end of the article (endnotes).
7. All manuscripts should be typed with double spacing on A4 paper with a 2.5 cm margin on all sides.
8. It is your responsibility to seek copyright clearance for any materials quoted.
9. All manuscripts are subject to double blind peer review by at least two reviewers. This means that the identity of the author is not divulged to the reviewers, nor are the reviewers’ names revealed to the author.
10. Recommended length of articles for publication is between 4000 and 6000 words (including references).
11. You retain copyright of materials published in the journal; English in Australia holds first publication rights only. Authors retain the right to self‐archive the final draft of their articles in their institution’s eprint repository.
You can expect feedback from the reviewers and editor to help you shape your work effectively. Please feel free to contact the Editor or members of the Editorial Board to discuss any contribution which you may be considering.
Although English in Australia is predominantly a curriculum research and practice journal, occasionally poems and short texts of other genres relevant to the themes and readership of the journal are also published. Please send submissions to the editor.
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