Australasian Law Teachers Association

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JALTA 2018 Submissions - Author Guidelines and Call for Papers Application Form


JALTA Author Guidelines 

You must read these Guidelines before lodging your submission using the Call for Papers Application Form below.



The Journal of the Australasian Law Teachers Association (JALTA) is an electronic double blind peer reviewed journal. JALTA is normally published annually and subsequent to the Association's annual conference.

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JALTA publishes articles of between 2,500-5,000 words in length, though articles that are longer than this limit may be considered for publication on a case-by-case basis by the Editor-in-Chief. There is no prescribed number of articles for each issue of JALTA. Submissions must be in double spaced 12 point Times Roman font. An Abstract of approximately 100 words must also be submitted.

Only papers presented at the ALTA Annual Conference are eligible for submission for publication in JALTA, subject to editorial discretion and to the peer review process.

Please note that submission of articles for JALTA is separate to the process of submitting an Abstract to present at the conference.

All submissions for JALTA should be made using the Call for Papers Application Form below.

Questions can be emailed to  



All submissions to JALTA are subject to double blind peer review by appropriate specialists in the field. JALTA satisfies the requirements to be regarded as being a peer reviewed scholarly journal. 


2018 Publication Timeline

The Journal of the Australasian Law Teachers Association endeavors to adhere by the following timeline for 2018:

Late July

Submission of papers and abstracts using the below Application form - no later than Monday 30 July 2018.

Mid August

Referees review papers. ALL papers go through a double-blind refereeing process, and are also reviewed independently by the Editor and by the Editorial Board if any concerns arise.

End of August

Papers start to be sent back to authors for amendment.

End of September

  • Papers due back one month after they are sent to authors (this varies from paper to paper).
  • Papers reviewed by the Editorial Board.
  • Papers sent to Proofreaders for review.

Early October

Proofreaders return papers to authors to approve changes or make any required amendment.

Early November

Papers Typeset.

Early December

Papers published on the ALTA website, both individually and in a consolidated edition.

Please note: We must strictly adhere to these deadlines to ensure we can meet our production deadlines for the 2018 Edition of JALTA.


Australian Guide to Legal Citation (AGLC) 3rd Edition

You must use the Australian Guide to Legal Citation (3rd Edition) when formatting and referencing your paper. 


Image, Chart and Figure Guide

Please follow this guide when making these additions to your paper.

Images, Charts, Figures

  • The better the resolution, the better the result. Images, charts and figures should be submitted separately as:
  • .eps or similar files
  • At high resolution (300dpi) in commonly used formats such as .pdf, .jpeg or .tif
  • In the final version for typesetting, authors can simply place a note such as 'Insert figure 2 here'


Can be inserted into word documents as normal


If authors have used Endnote or similar referencing software, the field codes should not be live. For Endnote, use the 'Remove Field Codes' command.


Copyright Licence Agreement

Copyright in articles published in JALTA remains with the author. When lodging the Call for Papers Application Form, the author will be asked to agree to this Copyright Licence Agreement.

This Agreement

This Copyright Licence Agreement sets out the terms under which you, the author (or joint author), agree to permit the journal of the Australasian Law Teachers Association (JALTA) to publish your manuscript and to permit third parties to do so.

Your Copyright

You retain copyright in your manuscript. You grant JALTA a licence to publish your manuscript and to permit third parties to do so on the terms stated below.


You warrant that:

  1. the manuscript is an original work created solely by you and that no part of the manuscript violates any copyright;
  2. If you refer to material not created solely by you, such material is properly attributed to its respective authors;
  3. No part of the manuscript has already been published elsewhere;
  4. No part of the manuscript has been submitted for publication elsewhere, or will be submitted for publication elsewhere, until the Editor confirms in writing that eth Journal does not intend to publish the manuscript;
  5. The manuscript is not defamatory; and
  6. the manuscript does not infringe any other rights of a third party.

You agree to indemnify JALTA and its Editor for any loss or damage arising from the breach of any of these warranties or for any other liability which may arise in connection with the publication of your manuscript.


Publication in JALTA is primarily in electronic form (on the Internet and in downloadable PDF format). However, JALTA may publish your manuscript in print or other format. You license JALTA (without charge) to publish your manuscript in any format and allow third parties to do so on such terms as the Editor thinks fit.

Subsequent Publication of the Manuscript by You

Although copyright in the manuscript remains with the author, you undertake to obtain the Editors' permission in advance of publishing the manuscript elsewhere. Permission for subsequent publication of the manuscript by you is usually granted, subject to identification of prior publication in JALTA including full citation information.

You are free to make copies of the published version of your manuscript as long as you distribute such copies at or below cost.  

Review of Your Manuscript

You agree that the Editors' decision on whether to publish your manuscript in JALTA shall be final. Your manuscript will be double blind peer reviewed and publication on JALTA will only take place after a positive peer review, subject to the final discretion of the Editor.

The Editor will edit your manuscript to correct any spelling or syntax error, to put footnotes into house style and, on occasions, to enhance expressions or to clarify meaning. You authorise the Editor to make such changes without seeking your prior approval. The Editor will usually consult the author before making any major changes.

Governing Law

The law of the Commonwealth of Australia applies to this Copyright Licence Agreement.  


JALTA Contact Information

JALTA Editor-In-Chief: Professor Dale Pinto

JALTA Co-ordinator: Sarah Parker

Email enquiries: or

Telephone enquiries: +61 2 6125 4178



JALTA Call for Papers Application Form

  • Use this application form to lodge your submission for JALTA 2018

    The closing date is 30 July 2018.
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