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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
Submission of papers and abstracts using the below Application form - no later than Monday 30 July 2018.
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
Proofreaders return papers to authors to approve changes or make any required amendment.
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
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 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.
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:
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.
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
Telephone enquiries: +61 2 6125 4178