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SUBMITTING PROPOSALS

Proposals for Books

Proposals for Journal Articles:

Asian Law, Australian Journal of

Law in Context

PERMISSIONS

Permission requests to reproduce your work must be directed to the Publisher. Please refer to our guidelines in the attached PDF for more information: Permissions


Submitting a Proposal for a Book

The Federation Press welcomes the submission of book proposals in the fields in which we publish, mostly in the areas of law and related disciplines. For our full list, including non-law titles, please see the Subject listing on this website. Following are some proposal guidelines.

What to include in your proposal

Please include:

  • The rationale for your book (approximately 100 words)
  • The proposed length of your book and its current status (completed/ in draft form/ writing not yet begun). If the book is not complete, please make sure you include your estimated completion date
  • Draft chapter outline with abstracts (50 words) on each chapter. This should make clear the structure, scope and argument of your proposal, and the number of words, with and without footnotes, in it 
  •  Summary of the experience and background which qualifies you to write the manuscript (approximately 100 words)
  •  The category (or categories) in our subject index appropriate to your proposal
  • What competitive advantage your book would have over its rivals (apart from your authorship) 
  • The intended market: what group or groups of people you think will be sufficiently interested in your book to buy it. Please try to be as precise as possible and quantify markets wherever practicable
  • Do not send your entire manuscript

You may find our House Style Guide helpful.

Where to submit your proposal

Email your proposal to publishing@federationpress.com.au  

OR

Post your proposal to:

The Publisher
The Federation Press
PO Box 45
Annandale NSW 2038
Australia

What happens after I submit a proposal?

We acknowledge receipt of proposals within two weeks. Proposals are considered in the first instance by the Publishers, with input from Editorial and Marketing. We try to reach a decision within one to three months, but occasionally more complex proposals sometimes take longer.

Intellectual property issues

Like most publishers, The Federation Press usually holds copyright in the work, although occasionally licence arrangements apply. All work is attributed to the author(s) and/or editor(s).


Submitting an Article for Australian Journal of Asian Law

WHERE TO SUBMIT

All contributions should be sent to:

      The Editors

                            Australian Journal of Asian Law

      C/- Asian Law Centre

                            Law School, The University of Melbourne

                            Victoria 3010

      tel: +61 (0)3 9344 6847
      fax: +61 (0)3 9344 4546

Email: law-asianlawjournal@unimelb.edu.au

 

WHAT TO SUBMIT

  1. Abstracts of approximately 100 words
  2. Original contributions which have neither been previously published nor submitted to another publication
  3. Articles or translations and commentaries of between 8,000 - 12,000 words
  4. Book reviews of between 2,000 - 3,000 words
  5. All contributions must follow the journal's Style Guide.

HOW TO SUBMIT

  1. Email an abstract of approximately 100 words
  2. Send contributions by email attachment to the journal address: law-asianlawjournal@unimelb.edu.au.

THE EDITORS WILL

  1. Acknowledge receipt of abstracts sent by email within 1 week
  2. Acknowledge receipt of other contributions within 2 weeks
  3. Have all contributions peer-reviewed before acceptance for publication

IF YOUR CONTRIBUTION IS ACCEPTED

  1. You must assign the copyright in your contribution to Australian Journal of Asian Law
  2. You must warrant that your contribution is original, has not been previously published; is your own work; does not breach another's copyright or right of privacy; and is not libellous or obscene, all according to the laws of New South Wales
  3. You will be given three copies of the issue of the journal in which your contribution appears (in consideration for the above assignment and warranties).

Submitting an Article for Law in Context

 

WHERE TO SUBMIT

      All contributions should be sent to:
      Marc Trabsky - Editor

                            Law in Context

      School of Law
      La Trobe University
      Bundoora Vic 3083

Email: lawincontext@latrobe.edu.au

 

WHAT TO SUBMIT

  1. Abstracts of approximately 100 words
  2. Original contributions which have neither been previously published nor submitted to another publication
  3. Articles of between 8,000 - 12,000 words
  4. Case notes, statutory notes & book reviews of between 2,000 - 3,000 words
  5. All contributions must follow the journal's house style

HOW TO SUBMIT

  1. Mail an abstract of approximately 100 words
  2. Send contributions in hard copy and via email to the above address

THE EDITORS WILL

  1. Acknowledge receipt of abstracts sent by email within 2 weeks
  2. Acknowledge receipt of other contributions within 4 weeks
  3. Have all contributions peer-reviewed before acceptance for publication

IF YOUR CONTRIBUTION IS ACCEPTED

  1. You must assign the copyright in your contribution to us
  2. You must warrant that your contribution is original, has not been previously published; is your own work; does not breach another's copyright or right of privacy; and is not libellous or obscene, all according to the laws of New South Wales
  3. You will be given three copies of the issue of the journal in which your contribution appears (in consideration for the above assignment and warranties).
   
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