For Contributors

Rules for Submission

The Journal of the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet welcomes contributions from those working and researching in the field of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. Contributors are the initial owners of the copyright to their submitted article. By submitting material to the Journal of the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet, the contributor is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that they will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at the Journal of the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet. If you have concerns about the submission terms, please contact the editors.

The Journal does not charge any submission fees or article processing charges.

Formatting Requirements

All submitted materials (initial and final submissions) should follow the Submission Preparation Guidelines.

The Submission Process

The submission process consists of the following steps:

  1. Read and accept the Article Submission Agreement
  2. Provide information about yourself
  3. Provide information about any authors
  4. Upload your article and related items.

Before you begin, please be sure you have the following items:

  • Article Title
  • An abstract (separate from the article body)
  • Keywords for your article (optional)
  • Article in one of the following formats: Microsoft Word, or RTF.
    Articles must be submitted without a title page, abstract, or page numbers. These will be provided by the system.

Please click the Submit Article link on the sidebar to submit your paper.

The Review Process

The Journal of the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet will review all submitted materials. For each issue, the review process commences on submission of your manuscript or in the case of invited papers or special issues, the review process commences after the submission deadline.

  • Initial Evaluation. Each contribution is evaluated by a member of the editorial team (Editor, Associate Editors, and Editorial Board Members). If the contribution is determined to be worth further review, it is assigned to two peer reviewers. If the editorial team deems the submission unfit for the call, the author/s are notified within 1-2 weeks of the deadline.
  • Peer Review. Contribution is sent to two peer reviewers, who within 21 days submit a detailed review and recommendation to accept as is, accept with minor revisions, accept with major revisions, or reject.
  • Resubmission. Editors notify contributors, who receive detailed reviews and have 14 days to resubmit the contribution (if necessary). Materials that require minor or major revisions are not guaranteed publication, should the contributor fail to meet the expectations of the reviewers or the editors.
  • Preview. Accepted contributions are published in PDF form; contributors are encouraged to proof their individual pieces with care.
  • Publication. Contributors receive notification that the issue of the Journal of the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet has been published online.

Rights for Contributors

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to Research Online all copyright in the article, subject to the expansive personal-use exceptions described below.

Attribution and Usage Policies

Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by a personal-use exemption or by written agreement of Edith Cowan University, requires credit to Edith Cowan University as copyright holder (e.g., Edith Cowan University © 2021).

Personal-use Exceptions

The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from Edith Cowan University provided the author does not alter the format or content of the articles, including the copyright notification:

  • Storage and back-up of the article on the author's computer(s) and digital media (e.g., back-up servers, USBs, Cloud storage, etc.), provided that the article stored on these computers and media is not readily accessible by persons other than the author(s);
  • Posting of the article on the author(s) personal website, provided that the website is non-commercial
  • Posting of the article on the internet as part of a non-commercial open access institutional repository or other non-commercial open access publication site affiliated with the author(s)'s place of employment (e.g., a Phrenology professor at the University of Southern North Dakota can have her article appear in the University of Southern North Dakota's Department of Phrenology online publication series); and
  • Posting of the article on a non-commercial course website for a course being taught by the author at the university or college employing the author.

People seeking an exception, or who have questions about use, should contact the editors.

General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of Edith Cowan University’s Research Online Institutional Repository and/or software agree not to misuse the Research Online Institutional Repository service or software in any way. The failure of Research Online Institutional Repository to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavour to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between Research Online Institutional Repository and the Author/s regarding submission of the work.