Submit a paper

Submission of papers NOW OPEN.

For consideration to present at ACUR 2017, students are invited to submit a full paper by 15th July 2017. Students should indicate on the manuscript coversheet (below) whether they would also like their paper to be considered for publication at the same time.

We encourage everyone who is accepted for presentation at the conference to submit a paper. Students at any stage of research, including in-progress and preliminary 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.
  • You must electronically submit a complete copy of the work labeled [YOUR NAME]: NOT FOR REVIEW as well as a BLIND COPY suitable to send out for review (that is, an anonymous copy for reviewers). All submissions must be in Microsoft Word. We also require submission of an ACUR 2017 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). For all manuscripts non-discriminatory language is mandatory.
  • Please send TWO separate emails to: ACUR Paper Submission.
  1. 1st email with subject: [YOUR NAME]: NOT FOR REVIEW. Sign and scan the ACUR 2017 Manuscript Coversheet and email it with your manuscript attached. This copy should contain all your details and details of any additional authors.
  2. 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.

Criteria used to judge submissions are:

  • 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 2017 Manuscript Coversheet here.