The journal is published
in English. All papers submitted to publication must be in English.
Papers should be
submitted in triplicate plus a disc copy (Word 6 format preferred) to
the Editor, Journal of the Australasian Society of Victimology, GPO Box
2296, Adelaide, South Australia, AUSTRALIA, 5001. Although papers of
considerable length (eg 8000 words) will be published occasionally,
writers should aim to be concise. Reasoned argumentation is encouraged
Papers should be typed
in double spacing on A4 (or similar) paper, wide 1 inch / 2.54 cm
margins along all sides. No headers / footers are to be inserted.
Spelling and grammar, etc should be checked before submission.
Proofreading is strongly encouraged.
Graphics / tables /
charts can be included so long as the quality provides for direct
reproduction / scanning. Papers should include clear instructions as to
the relevance of the graphics, etc. Photographs are not encouraged.
References should be in
Harvard (author/date) format and preferably comply with Australian
Government Printing Standards. This technique of referencing requires
the surname of the author(s), the year of the publication and, if
required, the relevant page number(s) in brackets within the text of the
relevant place. For example,
victimisations, whether directed at the victim’s person or property, are
harmful actions” (Fattah 1991, p139).
One should bear in mind
the harm caused by criminal victimisation (Fattah 1991, p139).
According to Fattah
(1991, p139), “Criminal victimisation, whether directed at the victim’s
person or property, are harmful actions.”
A list of references,
arranged in alphabetical sequence, detailing all of the sources referred
to in the paper should be included at the end of your paper. A
bibliography indicating all the material used in preparing the paper
(not just sources cited in the paper) may be used instead of a reference
list. The format use for a reference list, however, is different to a
bibliography. It is the contributors responsibility to ensure that the
standards for either a reference list or bibliography are satisfied.
Fattah, E. 1991,
Understanding Criminal Victimisation, Prentice-Hall, Scarborough,
Bennet, T. 1994,
‘Confidence in the police as a mediating factor in the fear of crime’,
International Review of Victimology, 3(3), pp179-194.
Endnotes may be used so
long as they are identified numerically in the body of the paper. These
notes should be brief and serve to clarify issues, define / explain key
The Editors accept no
responsibility for breaches of copyright. All papers will be received
in ‘good faith’. Contributors should obtain permission to reproduce or
quote material as required. Plagiarism will not be tolerated
All contributors will
receive advice pertaining to their submission. All contributors whose
paper is published will receive a copy of the journal free of any
The Editors do not
accept responsibility for any damage suffered by papers / discs
submitted, nor for any loss incurred in the preparation, submission and
return of papers.