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Submission Guidelines

What We Publish

If written for a university course, all submissions must have received a minimum High Distinction grade from an academic staff member. Submissions will be curated for print based on:

  • Clarity of thought, style, and expression

  • Good use of source materials and correct referencing

  • Engaging and original analysis

  • Utilises historical perspectives, concepts, or topics

Submission Guidelines

We encourage academic articles. Articles must be no longer than 2000 words and have received at least 80% in any assessment. Please include a tentative title for your article (and if from UQ, the course code). To help our volunteer editorial team manage our time and give your work the attention it deserves, please do not submit more than two articles. Send submissions to in .doc format. For any work requiring referencing, please adhere to the most recent edition of the Chicago Manual of Style with footnotes (no in-text citations). We do not include bibliographies so full and correct footnotes are important. You do not need to be a current student to submit an article. 

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