Swinburne is committed to self-determining, collaborative, innovative, impactful and reciprocal research and enterprise partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, communities, organisations, businesses and entrepreneurs.
Swinburne Indigenous Studies Group
The Indigenous Studies Group (ISG) is a broad network of Swinburne academic and general staff and higher degree research students that are engaging with Indigenous Studies. Established in 2016, the Indigenous Studies Group helps to develop, support and foster Indigenous Studies teaching, research, engagement and community collaborations.
To join the Indigenous Studies Group or for further information, please contact Dr Sadie Heckenberg (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Fellow, Moondani Toombadool Centre) via firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Individual unwaged: A$20
- Individual waged: A$30
- Organisation: A$40
- International: add A$30
Please note that all back copies of the journal are available. Single issues cost $10 and double issues cost $20.
Please make cheques/money orders payable to: Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues.
Please return subscription information and payment to the following address:
Professor Andrew Gunstone
Editor — Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues
We invite the submission of articles and commentaries in any relevant discipline, including politics, public policy, education, history, cultural studies, law, art and health.
All submitted articles undergo a three-stage process: a review by the Editor, a double-blind refereeing process and an internal refereeing process by the Editor and the Editorial Board. All submitted commentaries are internally refereed by the Editor and the Editorial Board.
Articles should normally be between 3000 and 8000 words in length. Articles that exceed 8000 words are unlikely to be accepted. Commentaries should normally be between 1000 and 5000 words in length.
The manuscript itself should only show the title and an abstract of not more than 150 words. This abstract should be a concise summary, rather than an introduction, to the manuscript.
You should not submit a manuscript to the JAII and another journal simultaneously. You can provide your manuscript by sending an electronic attachment using Microsoft Word format.
You should also provide a cover sheet that contains: the title of the manuscript, author(s), a short (50 word) biographical note, academic or other affiliation and contact details, including a mailing address and an e-mail address. This cover sheet will not be sent to referees.
All manuscripts should be typed, single line spaced, justified and on one side only of A4 size paper. The margins should be 2.54 cm for the top and bottom and 3.17 cm for the left and right. Number all pages consecutively. Do not use double spaces between words or sentences. Use 12 point Arial font unless otherwise stated. The spacing settings should be 0 point.
The article title should be bolded, centered and 14 point Arial font. Level 1 sub-headings should be bolded and justified. Level 2 sub-headings should be bolded, justified and in italics. A maximum of two levels of sub-headings can be used. There should be a single space (12 point Arial font) between headings and text.
The abstract should be 12 point Arial font, justified and in italics.
The left and right borders of paragraphs should not be indented. The first line of each paragraph should be indented 1.27 cm (except for paragraphs following headings, figures, tables or long quotations (see below)). The spacing settings of paragraphs should be 0 point. Line spacing should be single. There should be no space between paragraphs.
All long quotations (40 words and over) should be left and right indented 1cm and have no quotation marks. All quotes fewer than 40 words should have double quotation marks and be contained within the text. Any additions or font changes by the author to quotes should be noted in square brackets.
Citations and footnotes
The JAII uses a version of the Harvard system. The citation should include the last name of the author, the year of publication and, if appropriate, the page numbers. No comma separates the author, year and page numbers. A colon separates the year and the page numbers.
Do not use ‘p.’ or ‘pp.’ for page numbers. If citing a specific point, a page number should normally be included in a citation. Do not use terms such as ‘ibid’ and ‘op.cit.’ If there are more than three authors, use the name of the first author followed by ‘et al’. If a number of publications are cited together, use semicolons to separate the publications.
If an author has more than one publication in the same year, use ‘a’, ‘b’, etc. to differentiate the publications. If the author is an institution, it can be cited in an abbreviated form in the text and cited in full in the references. If citing long quotations (see above), place the full stop after the citation.
Footnotes can be used to expand on an issue mentioned in the text. Footnotes should be used sparingly. They should be numbered consecutively and be placed at the bottom of the page. They should be 10 point Arial font and justified. The spacing settings of footnotes should be 0 point. Line spacing should be single. There should be no space between footnotes. The footnote numbers in the text should be written in superscript.
- Jones (2005: 50) argued that …
- It has been argued (Jones 2005: 50) …
- One study suggests (Smith et al 2006: 10) …
- Some have argued (Brown 2007: 20; Jones 2005: 50) …
- Brown has argued consistently (2006a: 10; 2006b: 10) …
- The CAR (2000: 100) states …
References should include the author’s surname, initial/s, the year of publication, title, and publication details. References should be listed alphabetically by author’s surname. If there are several publications from a single author, list the publications chronologically.
Only include publications cited in the text and footnotes of the manuscript. References should be in 10 point Arial font, justified and have the second and following lines indented 1.27cm. The spacing settings of references should be 0 point. Line spacing should be single. There should be no space between references.
Books with one author
Behrendt, L. 2003. Achieving Social Justice: Indigenous Rights and Australia's Future. Sydney: The Federation Press.
Publications with two or more authors
Goot, M. and Rowse, T. 1991. ‘The ‘backlash’ hypothesis and the land rights option’. Australian Aboriginal Studies 1991(1): 3-12.
Chapters in Edited collections
Dodson, P. 2000. 'Lingiari: Until the Chains are Broken'. In Grattan, M. (ed.). Reconciliation. Melbourne: Bookman Press, 264-274.
Mansell, M. 1999. 'Forget the Preamble - Give us real rights'. Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues 2(3): 18-19.
Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation (CAR). 2000. Corroboree 2000: Towards Reconciliation. Canberra.
Dodson, P. 1996. ‘Reconciliation at the crossroads – Address to the National Press Club April 1996’.
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/other/IndigLRes/car/1996/0104.html (accessed 8 September 2003).
Previous issues listed by volume number, issue number and topic:
- 1/1 | Native Title, Wik, Jabiluka Mine, Joyce Hall Profile
- 1/2 | Federal Politics, Pastoral Leases, Native Title, Marginalisation in remote areas
- 1/3 | Special issue - 1998 Federal Election
- 1/4 | Yunupingu Lecture, Ten Point Plan, Indigenous Employment
- 2/1 | Special issue - Indigenous Peoples and the United Nations
- 2/2 | Stolen Generations, Journey of Healing, Sorry Day, Apology
- 2/3 | Preamble, Reconciliation, Aden Ridgeway Interview, Patrick Dodson Lecture
- 2/4 | Spirituality, Astronomy, Whiteness, Workplace Ethics
- 3/1 | Special issue - Mandatory Sentencing
- 3/2 | Property Rights, Reconciliation, Olympic Games, Ray Martin Interview
- 3/3 | Social Justice, Native Title, Noel Pearson Lecture, Reparations Tribunal
- 3/4 | Rights, Emancipatory Learning, Politics of Scholarship, Deaths in Custody
- 4/1 | Canadian Issues, Music, Politics of Sport, Education Websites
- 4/2 | Education, Racial Hatred Act, 1967 Referendum, Koiki Mabo Biography
- 4/3 | Treaty, Self-determination, Canadian Self-government, Label of Authenticity
- 4/4 | Stolen Wages, Media and Education, Reconciliation Place, Indigenous Policy
- 5/1 | Treaty, Media, Health, Indigenous Identities
- 5/2 | Sentencing Discrimination, Reconciliation, Education, Stolen Wages
- 5/3 | Standpoint Theory, Music, Sovereignty
- 5/4 | Poverty, Stolen Generations, Urban Art, The Political Left
- 6/1 | Native Title, Stolen Wages, Reconciliation, Frontier Violence
- 6/2 | History of Government Policies, Indigenous Knowledge, NAIDOC
- 6/3 | Health, Epistemology, Education
- 6/4 | History Wars, Language and Native Title, Political Movement, Welfare Fund
- 7/1 | Indigenous Knowledge, Higher Education, ATSIC Reform
- 7/2 | Native title and Sovereignty, Yorta Yorta Struggle, Your Voice Campaign
- 7/3 | Indigenous Soldiers, ATSIC’ Achievements, ANTaR Report Card
- 7/4 | ATSIC and Indigenous Rights, Koori Justice, Petrol Sniffing
- 8/1 | Health Care and Nurses, Mathematics, Palm Island, Reconciliation
- 8/2 | Policing, AFL, Ridgeway Speech, Stolen Wages
- 8/3–4 | Special double issue - Reconciliation
- 9/1 | Humanitarianism, Native Title, Indigenous Affairs, Koori Heritage Trust
- 9/2–3 | Special double issue - The Howard Government
- 9/4 | Leadership, Identity, Media
- 10/1 | Media, Reconciliation, Canadian Indigenous Issues
- 10/2 | Special issue - Indigenous Researchers Forum
- 10/3 | Indigenous Policies, Indigenous Rights, The NT Intervention
- 10/4 | Identity and Cinema, Family Violence, Health Research
- 11/1 | Nyungar Cosmology, Engineering Higher Education, Stolen Wages
- 11/2 | Special issue – The Apology
- 11/3 | Academia and Disputed Space, Recruitment, Nulungu Lecture, Poetry
- 11/4 | Urban Issues, Sport, Sami Cultural Knowledge, Leadership, Governance
- 12/1–4 | Special issue - 2008 World Indigenous Peoples' Conference on Education Refereed Conference Proceedings
- 13/1 | Vocation Programs, The Apology, White Australian Policy
- 13/2 | Literature, Science Education, Social Security, Closing the Gap
- 13/3 | Special issue – Health Workers and Indigenous Communities
- 13/4 | Entrepreneurship, Racial Attitudes, Mediation, Health Workers, Rights, Enterprise
- 14/1 | Special issue – Demonstrating Indigenous Women’s Educational Leadership
- 14/2–3 | Special issue – Indigenous Policy and Dialogue Conference Proceedings
- 14/4 | Languages, Teachers, Minerals, Philanthropy, Health, Community Well-Being
- 15/1 | Rangers, Education, Art, Men’s Sheds, Social Attitudes, Entrepreneurship, Poetry
- 15/2 | Special issue – Current Perspectives on Indigenous and Multicultural Sports Studies
- 15/3 | Self-management, Galarrwuy Yunupingu Interview, Indigenous Arts, Community Development Training, Reconciliation and Governments, NTER, Poetry
- 15/4 | Special issue – Indigenous Entrepreneurship
- 16/1 | Social and Emotional Wellbeing, Family Violence, Health Policy, Policy Change and Partnerships, Poetry
- 16/2 | Wellbeing Action Framework, Aboriginal Art, Leadership and Schools, Management
- 16/3 | Racial Vilification, Rights, Oombulgurri, Men’s Groups, Indigenous Businesses
- 16/4 | Special Issue – More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teachers Initiative (MATSITI)
- 17/1 | Cultural Competence, Sentencing Courts, Teaching and Learning, Ralpa Scheme, Poetry
- 17/2 | Entrepreneurship, Language, Logic, The Sapphires, Tourism
- 17/3 | Cultural Mapping, Mining and Employment, Indigenous Policy, Poetry
- 17/4 | Special Issue: Red Dirt Research in Remote Australia
- 18/1 | Special Issue: Maps, Dreams, History Revisited
- 18/2 | Indigenous Knowledge, Galarrwuy Yunupingu, Reconciliation Lecture, Representation and Power
- 18/3 | Margaret Preston and Assimilation, Sport and Men’s Sheds, Perceptions of Racism, Poetry
- 18/4 | Healthcare, Resilience and Well-being, Reconciliation Attitudes, Mental Health and Employment, Stronger Futures Act
- 19/1–2 | Special issue – Indigenous Content in Education Symposium Refereed Conference Proceedings
- 19/3 | Education and Well-being, Aboriginal Heritage Act, Indigenous Populations, Housing Policy, Reconciliation, Radioactive Waste Dumps, Film Review
- 19/4 | Cultural Awareness, Health, Rights and Racism, VET Programs
- 20/1 | Special issue – Indigenous Leadership and Entrepreneurship
- 20/2 | Women’s Health, Student Achievement, Police Recruitment, Men’s Programs, Ecological Knowledge
- 20/3 | Reconciliation and Food, Working with Children, Cultural Competence, Women’s Health and Wellbeing, Aboriginal Capital, Health
- 20/4 | Creative Writing, Stolen Wages, University Leadership, School Boarding Special Mini Issue
- 21/1–2 | Sport and Culture, Men’s Mental Health, Literacies and Knowledge, Racism, School Boarding Special Mini Issue
- 20/3 | Deficit Discourse, Indigenous Methodology, Astronomy, Media, Swinburne Barak-Wonga Oration (co-editor Angela Burt)
- 21/4 | Special issue – National Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Conference (co-editor Angela Burt)
- 22/1–2 | Special Issue – Corrections and Indigenous People: Looking Back and Moving Forward
- 22/3–4 | Implicit Bias, Disability Services, Employment, Fathering Discourses, Accessing and Completing Law, Employer Attitudes
- Dennis Foley – University of Canberra
- Bronwyn Fredericks – University of Queensland
- Bronwyn Reynolds – University of Tasmania
- Mark Rose – Deakin University
Reflecting on reconciliation with Senator Pat DodsonSenator Pat Dodson speaks on racism, deaths in custody and the need to move on from fear at the Swinburne Annual Reconciliation Lecture 2020.Thursday 25 June 2020
Dr Emma Lee joins National Co-Design Group for Indigenous voiceSwinburne’s Dr Emma Lee is appointed to the National Co-Design Group reviewing how an Indigenous voice could operate at a national level.Friday 05 June 2020
Swinburne and Girls Academy extend partnership to support education for Indigenous girlsSwinburne’s Moondani Toombadool Centre and Girls Academy renew partnership to promote higher education pathways for Indigenous girls.Read more (Swinburne and Girls Academy extend partnership to support education for Indigenous girls)Friday 15 May 2020
How an Indigenous study tour is promoting reconciliationJennifer Turner is contributing to Swinburne’s reconciliation journey by transforming learning through a cultural immersion experience.Thursday 12 December 2019
Swinburne creates new role to embed Indigenous knowledges into curriculumsMat Jakobi has been appointed as Swinburne's inaugural lecturer in Indigenous Cultural Capabilities.Wednesday 30 October 2019
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