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Author guidelines

Youth Studies Australia welcomes contributions on all aspects of youth but may actively seek articles focusing on particular themes, such as Indigenous youth, youth with disabilities and CALD youth. The journal aims to present youth issues and research in a way that is accessible and reader-friendly, but which retains scholarly integrity. All papers are reviewed internally, and academic articles are peer-reviewed, if they pass internal review.

In preparing submissions, please:
  • consider the wide readership and keep the writing style straightforward and accessible
  • do not include statistical formulas in the text. An endnote can direct readers to the authors for more technical information
  • avoid the use of long quotations and specialist academic jargon
  • ensure word length does not exceed 5,000 words (including references, tables and headings)
  • supply the manuscript in Word? in normal style only
  • consult the Style manual: For authors, editors and printers (5th or 6th edition) on issues of style
  • limit references for any group citation to no more than four or five
  • supply the bibliography in EndNote?. If this is not possible, the references should conform to the author?date system outlined in the Style manual
  • include data with tables and figures so they can be recreated by the YSA compositor
  • include a short abstract, and, for each author, a short biographical statement, name, affiliation, mailing address, phone number, fax number and email address.
  • submit the manuscript in electronic (email or CD) and hard copy form to Sue Headley, Editor, Youth Studies Australia, Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies, University of Tasmania, Private Bag 64, Hobart, Tasmania 7001, email: [email protected]

Submission of a manuscript implies commitment to publish in the journal. YSA will not consider manuscripts that have been simultaneously submitted to another journal. Manuscripts should not have been published elsewhere in substantially similar form or with substantially similar content. Authors in doubt about what constitutes prior publication should contact the editor.

Copyright of manuscript text, as submitted to YSA, remains with the author. Youth Studies Australia holds the copyright for the typeset and graphically designed version as it appears in the journal and for any electronic or hard copy reproduction by the Publisher, Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies, based on that version. ACYS reserves the right to collect copying fees. Anyone requesting permission from ACYS to reprint papers will be required to seek the author?s permission as well as the permission of ACYS.


The editors welcome questions from authors who are considering submitting a paper to Youth Studies Australia. Send any such questions to the editor, Sue Headley.