Submission Guidelines

The article should be prepared according to the following guidelines:

  • The length of articles is normally no greater than 10,000 words but should not exceed 20,000 words, including an abstract and notes. An article exceeding the length limit will be returned to the author.
  • At the beginning of the article, the title, abstract and a list of key words should precede the text.
  • Please use section headings in bold type and number them.
  • References should conform to the style displayed in the samples below under Citations and References.
  • The paragraph break should be indicated by an extra line space rather than an indentation at the beginning of a paragraph.
  • Font should be 12-point Arial, whether in normal, bold, or italic, including endnotes. Please do not insert line breaks in the text or special spacing for formatting.
  • The left hand, the right hand, the top and the bottom margins should all be 3cm.
  • The paper you submit should be in PDF only. Please do NOT submit texts in MS Word, Rich Text Format (RTF), or WordPerfect.
  • Do NOT compress or lock your PDF. Do NOT compress the images in your premier word.doc either.
  • Do NOT number the pages of your PDF and Do NOT use any headers or footers either.

Citations and References
References in articles submitted to Revistas Academicas journals should conform to the formats below.
Book with one author
Adair, J. (1988) Effective time management: How to save time and spend it wisely, London: Pan Books.
Book with two authors
McCarthy, P. and Hatcher, C. (1996) Speaking persuasively: Making the most of your presentations, Sydney: Allen and Unwin.
Book with three or more authors
Fisher, R., Ury, W. and Patton, B. (1991) Getting to yes: Negotiating an agreement without giving in, 2nd edition, London: Century Business.
Book – second or later edition
Barnes, R. (1995) Successful study for degrees, 2nd edition, London: Routledge.
Book by same author in the same year
Napier, A. (1993a) Fatal storm, Sydney: Allen and Unwin.
Napier, A. (1993b) Survival at sea, Sydney: Allen and Unwin.
Book with an editor
Danaher, P. (ed.) (1998) Beyond the ferris wheel, Rockhampton: CQU Press.
If you have used a chapter in a book written by someone other than the editor
Byrne, J. (1995) 'Disabilities in tertiary education', in Rowan, L. and McNamee, J. (ed.) Voices of a Margin, Rockhampton: CQU Press.
Books with an anonymous or unknown author
The University Encyclopedia (1985) London: Roydon.
Written course material, for example distance learning unit material
Dhann, S. (2001) CAE0001LWR Unit 5: Note taking skills from lectures and readings, Exeter: Department of Lifelong Learning.
Department of Lifelong Learning (2001), CAE0001LWR Unit 5: Note taking skills from lectures and readings, Exeter: Author.
(NB – 'Author' at the end means that the publisher is the same as the author)
Government publications
Department for Education and Employment (DfEE), (2001) Skills for life: The national strategy for improving adult literacy and numeracy skills, Nottingham: DfEE Publications.
Conference papers
Hart, G., Albrecht, M., Bull, R. and Marshall, L. (1992) 'Peer consultation: A professional development opportunity for nurses employed in rural settings', Infront Outback – Conference Proceedings, Australian Rural Health Conference, Toowoomba, pp. 143 – 148.
Newspaper articles
Cumming, F. (1999) 'Tax-free savings push', Sunday Mail, 4 April, p. 1.
'Tax-free savings push', Sunday Mail (4 April 1999), p. 3.
Journal article
Muller, V. (1994) 'Trapped in the body: Transsexualism, the law, sexual identity', The Australian Feminist Law Journal, vol. 3, August, pp. 103-107.
Journal article with both volume and issue number
Muller, V. (1994) 'Trapped in the body: Transsexualism, the law, sexual identity', The Australian Feminist Law Journal, vol. 3, no. 2, August, pp. 103-107.
Journal article from CD-ROM, electronic database, or journal
Skargren, E.I. & Oberg, B. (1998) 'Predictive factors for 1-year outcome of low-back and neck pain in patients treated in primary care: Comparison between the treatment strategies chiropractic and physiotherapy', Pain [Electronic], vol. 77, no. 2, pp. 201-208, Available: Elsevier/ScienceDirect/ O304-3959(98)00101-8, [8 Feb 1999].