Australian Journal of Politics & History

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Edited By: Ian Ward and Andrew Bonnell

Online ISSN: 1467-8497

Author Guidelines

Please note address for correspondence on manuscripts:

The Editor
Australian Journal of Politics and History
School of Political Science and International Studies
University of Queensland, QLD 4072
Fax: +61-7-3365-1388
Web address:

Four (4) copies of manuscripts prepared in double line spacing using only one side of the paper should be supplied. The author’s name and affiliation must not appear on the copies submitted but only on a separate covering sheet. An abstract of no more than 130 words should accompany the submission.

Recommended word length is 6-8,000 words, including fully referenced notes. Long quotations should be inset; short quotations should be in double quotation marks. Spelling should follow the Oxford English Dictionary.

Manuscripts should follow the Chicago Manual of Style, noting the following examples:

• Samuel Huntington, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order (New York, 1996).
• Subsequently, Huntington, The Clash of Civilizations.
• Do not include publishers unless such omission would render the source particularly difficult to find.

Journal Articles
• John Lewis Gaddis, “International Relations Theory and the End of the Cold War”, International Security, Vol. 19, 3 (Winter 1992-93), pp. 5-58.
• Subsequently, Gaddis, “International Relations Theory”, p. 8.

Government Publication
• The Rt Hon. Sir Robert Menzies, MP, “Drought Assistance: Ministerial Statement”, (Commonwealth Parliamentary Debates (CPD), House of Representatives, 7 December 1965), p. 3647.
• Subsequently, (CPD, House, 7 December 1965).

Sydney Morning Herald, 5 March, 1999, p.4.

Contributors receive one free copy of the issue of the journal and twenty free offprints of their article.

The refereeing policy for articles requires that two reports be furnished whereby the anonymity of the author of the article is preserved. The anonymity of referees, whose comments are forwarded to the authors, is likewise preserved. The editors are responsible for the selection and acceptance of articles; the opinions expressed in articles published and the accuracy of statements made therein are solely the responsibility of the individual authors. The editors disclaim responsibility for statements, either of fact or opinion, made by the contributors. The editors retain the right to condense articles and reviews. The “Issues of Australian Foreign Policy”, Chronicles and Review Articles will be internally refereed by members of the Editorial Committee.


Authors publishing in the Journal will be asked to sign an Exclusive Licence Form. In signing the form it is assumed that authors have obtained permission to use any copyrighted or previously published material. All authors must read and agree to the conditions outlined in the form, and must sign the form or agree that the corresponding author can sign on their behalf. Articles cannot be published until a signed form has been received. Authors can download the form from here.

Books for Review

Books for review should be sent to:

Emeritus Professor Paul Crook
Review Editor
Australian Journal of Politics and History
School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics
The University of Queensland, QLD, 4072
Fax: +61-7-3365-1399

The journal advises publishers that books which are not reviewed cannot be returned, but will be donated to The University of Queensland Library. The Australian Journal of Politics and History reviews high profile books in modern history, politics and international relations, economic affairs, and the history of science and culture. Potential reviewers are invited to send a curriculum vitae to the Review Editor.