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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

  • The work that is submitted must not have been published or in process of being reviewed by another publisher. Authors are to ensure that any images used in their submission have copyright clearance.

  • Final submissions must be submitted as .docx files (not pdf files).

  • Please ensure that the submission is referenced and formatted in strict accordance

    with the IDEA AuthorGuide (see following). In addition, please also see the detailed

    guide to notes using the Chicago referencing system.

  • For publication ALL images, diagrams etc will be required as separate .jpg files at

    300 dpi at size approximating 20x20cm square. Images can be uploaded via

    Dropbox.

  • The Editor will set up a Dropbox folder and share it with you.

    ALL SUBMISSIONS NEED TO FOLLOW THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES

    PAGE SET-UP
    Please use A4 portrait document settings, left justified, with no special formatting.

    STRUCTURE AND STYLE

    Title: AvenirLight10pointboldtype.

    Word Count: 5000 – 7000 words (including Abstract and references)

    Abstract: An abstract of up to 300 words, left justified and single-spaced with the word Abstract in bold type, followed by a colon and then plain text for the abstract.

    B o d y t e x t : Body text is to be left justified and single-spaced. Please use:

    • single inverted commas for quotes, NOT double.

    • only single spaces between words and sentences.

    • a single line space only between paragraphs.
      Please do not indent, number sections, use footers or headers, or number pages.

Headings and subheadings: If headings are used to structure the paper, leave one blank line before and after the heading. If it is necessary to use sub-headings, leave no blank line after the heading. Please bold headings and except for the first letter of the first word do not capitalise words

Font: Avinir Light 10 point for bodytext.

Images: All graphics including diagrams, photographs and the like are to have appropriate captions placed in the text where the image should be located:

Figure 1: Caption.

In general images will be published in colour.

For publication all images are required as separate .jpg files at 300 dpi at size approximating 20x20cm square

References:
List references at end of document rather than as footnotes
Please do not use the ENDNOTE program as this affects formatting.

For referencing in the body of the text and for the list of references at the end of the document please use the documentary-note (humanities) system of the Chicago Manual of Style Edition 15. The Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide is available at http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

An example of a book reference is:
Bruner, J. Acts of Meaning. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1990.

An example of a journal article reference is:
Lindsey, P. & McLain-Kark, J. ‘A comparison of real world and virtual world interior

environments.’ Journal of Interior Design 24(1) (1998): 27-39.
For examples of how to reference other source material please refer to essays published in

the 2013 IDEA JOURNAL: http://idea-edu.com/journal/2013-idea-journal/ Copyright:

Copyright permissions are also to be submitted via Dropbox by 30 July 2017.

A proforma has been sent to you that you can use to apply for copyright permissions for images included in your submission to the 2015 IDEA Journal. Please add the completed form and approval from copyright owner to your Dropbox and reference to relevant images.

Please refer to the Wikimedia Commons file that outlines copyright issue and caption requirements for images used from open source and creative commons.

Prior to inclusion of any material over which you do not hold copyright, you must obtain written permission from the copyright owner, prior to submission. This includes text, data, tables, illustrations, photographs, drawing, audio clips, video clips, film stills, and screenshots.

Please note that copyright permissions are also due by 30 July. Unfortunately we will be unable to proceed with the publication process if these are not in place by this time.

For further information or clarification please contact: Lynn Churchill, executive editor, IDEA JOURNALl.churchill@curtin.edu.au Subject: IDEA Journal

Please also visit the IDEA Journal website to access previous issues of the IDEA JOURNAL:

http://idea-edu.com/journal/

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