Submit a paper

For consideration to present at ACUR 2018, students are invited to submit a full paper by Friday, 31 August 2018.

Students should indicate on the manuscript coversheet (below) whether they would also like their paper to be considered for publication.

We encourage all presenters at the conference to submit a paper. Students at any stage of research, including those with in-progress orpreliminary findings, are welcome to submit a paper.

Paper Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions must be no longer than 4000 words, including the abstract and the reference section.
  • Submissions must be original work that is not published, accepted or submitted for publication elsewhere.
  • Submissions, in Microsoft Word format, must be lodged electronically, and include:

    – a complete copy of the work labeled [YOUR NAME]: NOT FOR REVIEW
    – a BLIND COPY suitable to send out for review (that is, a copy for reviewers that does not include author details)
    – a completed ACUR-2018-Manuscript-Coversheet.

  • Referencing style guidelines can be found on the APA website.
  • Formatting and other advice on preparing your manuscript, including directions on preparing a BLIND COPY, can be found on the Macquarie Matrix website.
  • The official language of the Macquarie Matrix is Australian English (refer to the Macquarie Dictionary for spelling conventions). All manuscripts must use inclusive / non-discriminatory language.

Please send TWO separate emails to: ACUR 2018 Paper Submission.

1st email with subject: [YOUR NAME]: NOT FOR REVIEW. Sign and scan the ACUR 2018 Manuscript Coversheet and email it with your manuscript attached. This copy should contain all your details and details of any additional authors.

2nd email with subject: BLIND COPY. This copy should have your paper only attached. You will receive an email acknowledging that your paper has been received.

Assessment Criteria

  • Originality and Interest:

    • The paper adds to our existing body of knowledge.
    • The findings are noteworthy.
    • The paper clearly demonstrates why the research is important.

  • Soundness:

    • The title and abstract are appropriate for this conference.
    • The research question(s) is clearly defined, located in an appropriate context (literature review) and appropriately answered.
    • There is good methodological integrity, including appropriate consideration of ethics.
    • The conclusions are supported by the research data and the methods used to collect it.
  • Readability:

    • The paper is clearly presented.
    • It can be easily read by an intelligent audience who are not necessarily experts in the field.

  • Meets guidelines:

    • The paper meets guidelines for length and style.
    • Any tables, images, links or other additional data are useful and relevant.
    • References are present and complete.

Download the ACUR-2018-Manuscript-Coversheet here.