Notes for Contributors
Types of Contribution
Refereed Articles (minimum 3,000-5,000 words or equivalent, no maximum)
Original and previously unpublished scholarship in visual communication design of a research or developmental nature, including: case studies, student dissertations, minor theses, research reports, new methodologies, substantial position statements, reflective analyses, critical reviews, visual essays, experimental practice and curriculum developments. This is an opportunity to have a scholarly work internationally refereed for academic publication.
Position Statements and Resource Reviews (1,000-2,000 words or equivalent)
To include polemics and personal observations relevant to visual communication design in Australasia, such as: interviews, manifestos, design and designer reviews, student essays, responses to refereed articles, project briefs, curriculum reviews, conference reports, letters to the editors, book reviews, reviews of teaching resources and examples of work. This is an opportunity to present a position, make a case and/or call for action in a scholarly context.
All submissions require a separate page indicating a Title for the article/statement/review, the Full Name for each Author with their current affiliations, a Contact Address listing email and telephone details. Avoid the identification of authors within the manuscript.
For Refereed Article submissions only, a short (100-200 word) biography of each author for reader information would be appreciated. We also encourage authors to submit examples of their own practice, student work or other examples that generally illustrate and support the tenor of the article. Examples of work will be published along with the biographies.
For Refereed Article submission only, an abstract or short summary of 100-200 words
For Refereed Article submission only, 3-6 keywords that identify the main issues for the readership.
The main document should be clearly organised with a hierarchy of headings and sub-headings that structure the presentation. The style should be clear and concise, presented for an Australian graphic design audience.
We are interested in a variety of formats for refereed articles. Specific issues should be referred to the Editors. In general, please avoid the use of footnotes and endnotes, referencing should follow the Harvard Style (reference in the text by author name and date, cited at the end in alphabetical order), and all tables and figures should have descriptive captions (including source information). Further details on the Harvard Style are available from: http://www.library.uq.edu.au/training/citation/harvard.html
Submissions should be emailed to the Editors. We will accept submission of your manuscript in a variety of electronic formats, providing we are able to edit the document. This would include Word, RTF, PDF, html and email (flat text) submissions. For other submission possibilities, please contact the editors.
Each submission should include a confirmation that all authors have agreed to the submission to visual:design:scholarship, and that the article is not being considered for publication by any other journal and has not previously been published.
Before publication authors are required to assign copyright to the Australian Graphic Design Association, subject to retaining their right to reuse the material in other publications. A credit to the publisher and the original source should be cited if an article published in the visual:design:scholarship is subsequently reprinted elsewhere.
Authors are responsible for obtaining permissions from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or significant reproductions previously published elsewhere.
The authors of the article warrant that their works, collectively or individually do not infringe any intellectual property rights (IPR) or violate any laws. The authors shall indemnify the Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA) and hold AGDA harmless from any damages and liabilities arising from any breach of IPR in connection with their literary or artistic contributions to the visual:design:scholarship.