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Author Guidelines

Articles published in the Asia Pacific Journal of Arts and Cultural Management fall into two categories: academic manuscripts and industry reports.

Academic Manuscripts
All submissions to the academic papers section of the Journal will be subjected to peer review. Academic papers must be original, they must not have been submitted to another Journal while under consideration by the Asia Pacific Journal of Arts and Cultural Management and should not have appeared in another publication. Where part of the research has been published elsewhere then this should be made clear in a reference within the article. All submissions will be sent to two referees in a double blind refereeing process, in other words both authors and reviewers are anonymous to each other. Articles may not be sent out to referees if they do not fit in to the scope of the journal's content or it may be suggested to the author that they be submitted as an industry report.

Early career researchers, particularly those based outside Australia, are encouraged to submit academic papers. Where these are considered suitable for publication as an academic manuscript but require significant amounts of work it may be possible to arrange mentoring to bring the article up to publishable standard.

Manuscripts can be e-mailed as an attachment to the managing editor, Dr Kate MacNeill

and should conform with the following requirements.

Your article should be accompanied by a title sheet that contains the following:

Title of article
A succinct title

Between 100 and 150 words

No more than four

Names and Biographical notes of each author
For each author a paragraph on their current employment or institutional association and research or practice interests of up to 75 words

Corresponding author
Please provide an e-mail contact for the corresponding author (that is the person that is responsible for communication with the Journal.

This title sheet should then be followed by the article, beginning with the title and the abstract but with no further information that would identify the author. The manuscript should contain page numbers and should normally be between 4,500 and 7,000 words, inclusive of any endnotes.

References should be in text references using the author and date system eg (Smith, 1996). Where a direct quote is used the page number should be cited eg (Smith, 1996: 36). A reference list should appear at the end of the paper with the authors listed in alphabetical order. The reference list is to contain only those references directly cited in the text. If two or more articles by the same author/s are cited these should be listed in chronological order. In the event that two or more of these are published in the same year then distinguish them by the use of a and b eg (Jones, 2010a) and (Jones, 2010b).


Authors, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year of publication). “Title of article”. Name of publication, Volume(Issue), ppxx-ppxy.

Author. (Year of publication). Title of book (Edition). Place of publication: Publisher.

For detailed guidance on the preferred referencing system

Industry/region reports
Papers that do not fit with in the academic manuscript category for reasons such as they do not contain original research, original data or original thinking may be published in the industry and region report section of the Journal. It is hoped that by the time this section will contain regular contributions from representative across the Asia Pacific region.


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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  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.

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