Submission of papers
All papers submitted will be subject to editorial consideration by the Convenors and organising committee to ensure that they meet the usual standards associated with an international, academic conference.

Two categories of papers will be accepted: refereed papers and non-refereed papers.

For AIRAANZ 2005, there are four changes to the paper submission process and in formatting
  1. Each paper should have a cover sheet with the following info information: title of paper; name of author(s); address; full contact details.
  2. When submitting papers to the refereed stream, please do not include names of author(s) on the first page or in a header. Once accepted, papers should have a header as set out below.
  3. Do not set the text in columns; please use standard formatting.
  4. Please use single quotation marks except for quotations within another one.
Refereed papers
Each paper will be blind refereed by two referees, drawn from the conference organising committee, the AIRAANZ executive and others selected by the conference organisers. It is also anticipated that authors of these papers will themselves be asked to act as referees.

Non-refereed papers
These papers must still meet normal academic standards, address the broad conference theme and comply with the guidelines below.

The conference organisers seek to ensure the credibility of the refereeing process by setting out transparent refereeing guidelines see below - and ensuring referees are selected based on their understanding of the particular issues in any paper and the material addressed in the conference more generally.

Monday October 18th Due date for submission of refereed papers
Monday December 6th Due date for submission of non-refereed papers and abstracts
Monday December 6th Early Bird Registration Close Off

Content and format of all papers

All papers, be they submitted for the refereed or the non-refereed stream, should follow these guidelines.
  • The title should clearly and succinctly reflect the paper's content.
  • The abstract, which should be of no more than 200 words, should fully summarise the paper's arguments and key findings. It should not be an introduction.
  • We seek papers which are analytical and innovative. Papers which are primarily empirical in nature should clearly outline the research methods employed and the key themes to emerge. The more theoretically-oriented papers should address the literatures or arguments to which they seek to make a contribution. Even if the paper is from early work-in-progress, we urge authors to outline some conclusions, however speculative. In all cases, authors should be seeking to contribute to debates within industrial relations and its related disciplines.
  • Please keep your paper within the page limit. The organisers reserve the right to edit papers which are over length.
Format for refereed and non-refereed papers
Page limit 10 pages including references and diagrams
Size of paper A4
All margins 2.5cm
Header for final version only Centre, author(s) name(s), 10 point, one free line
Footer None
Font Times New Roman, 12 point, single spaced
Paper title 14 point bold, title case, centred, one free line
Author(s) 12 point bold, one free line
Abstract Maximum 150 words; indent both sides by 1cm, one free line
Headings Major: bold, one free line above
Minor: Italic, one free line above
Paragraphs 6 point space between paragraphs, no indents
References 10 point, indented 1cm LHS, not justified
Footnotes Please avoid!
Quotes Single quotes
Referencing system Harvard style