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Author Guidelines

This journal does not charge APCs or submission charges of any kind.

File format for submission of articles is Microsoft Word and must be submitted electronically to Martin Renes at You should send the article as one document with no indication of name or anything which may identify you as author. In a separate document you should submit your name, institutional afiliation if appropriate, e.mail address and a brief personal biography to be used if the article is accepted. The biography should be single spaced and in Times New Roman 12 point.

1. Page Settings

1.1 Article Length and Paper Format: The full paper must be formatted for A4 paper using Microsoft Word (.doc file) and may be up to 6,000 words in length (excluding Title, Abstract, Tables and References).

1.2 Paper size, Margins and Alignment: A4 page. Top and bottom margins, 2.5 cm. Left and right margins, 3 cm. All text single-spaced, fully aligned.


2. Title and Abstract

2.1 Paper Title: 14pt, italics, centred, sentence case. Name: 12pt bold. Place: two lines after title and centred.

2.2 Abstract: The word ‘Abstract’ should be first in bold, 12 pt, followed by a colon (Abstract:) and then the text of the Abstract.

2.2.1 Keywords: Three words or phrases should be provided to facilitate indexing and refereeing. Leave two blank lines after the Keywords and begin Main text.

2.2.2 Main text: Font style Times or Times New Roman, 12pt, single-spaced, fully-aligned. Place one-line space between paragraphs. DO NOT INDENT the first line of each paragraph.

2.3 Headers, Footers and Page Numbers: Please do not use headers, footers, or page numbers.

2.4 Headings and subheadings: Any headings should be separated by a double space above and below. They should be boldfaced. The main headings should be typed in 14-point font; second-level titles in 12-point. Please avoid third-level headings, however, if there are other sub-levels, they should be typed in 11-point font.

2.5 Long Quotes (roughly, quotes of 30 words or more): 12pt, indented 1 cm left and right.

2.6 Footnotes: Please avoid using footnotes. If unavoidable, make endnotes at the end of the article.


3. Appendixes and References

3.1 Appendices: They should follow the same guidelines as the Main Text.

3.1.1 Tables and Figures: Tables and figures should be placed, when possible, in the body of the text. Captions in 12pt, bold, sentence case, left aligned.

3.1.2 Diagrams: Diagrams, illustrations, graphs etc. must be directly inserted into the word format text. The Author must submit evidence that copyright for all images used has been respected.

3.2 References: This journal is unusual in that articles may use any of the main reference formats such as MLA or Harvard etc. The only factor which is of great importance is that the references be consistent within the reference section of the article and the main body of the text.

3.2.1 Acknowledgements: Acknowledgements can be made after the References. Use Body Text style.

3.2.2. iographical Data on Authors will be added by the editors at the end of the article in Alphabetical order of Family name at the moment of its publication. Use Body Text Style. Please remember that biographical data should be sent in a separate file when submitting your article—see the first paragraph above.

BOOK REVIEWS are welcome and should follow the format above. The Review should have the title of the book reviewed, the date ofd publication, place, publisher, ISBN number in Times New Roman 14 point italics. The reviewers name should be separated by two spaces after the title in Times New Roman Bold.

Reviews should have a minimum of 1.000 words.



Copyright Notice

© The copyright of all essays and creative writing remains with the authors, and is protected by our Creative Commons licence.

The Guest Editor, Editorial Committee and the General Editor are not responsible for the views expressed by the authors.

As a result of the aim to become a forum for research papers, there is an open access discussion forum attached to Coolabah, though the Editorial Board take no responsibility for the contributions sent to the forum. However, if at any time a contributor to the forum engages in politically incorrect discussion the Editorial Board will reserve the right to deny access to the person in question.

Copyright for articles published in this journal is retained by the authors. No article may be reproduced in any other media by the authors although parts may appear in other articles with proper reference to this journal. By virtue of their appearance in this open access journal, articles are free to use, with proper attribution, in educational and other non-commercial settings.


Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement





Authors retain copyright. Creative Commons

1./ The authors who publish in this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal the right of first publication.

  2. Texts will be published under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work, provided they include an acknowledgement of the work’s authorship, its initial publication in this journal and the terms of the license:see <a rel="license" href=""><img alt="Creative Commons License" style="border-width:0" src="" /></a><br />This work is licensed under a <a rel="license" href="">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License</a>.


2./ The only exception to republication is creative writing, photography or any visual art that appears as part of a volume.


3./ Author/s will be requested to complete a declaration of originality and absence of plagiarism.


4./ All articles must be original work and be free of  plagiarism and/or fraudulent information. Should any such faults be detected by the referees, Guest Editor/s  or General Editors the article will be immediately withdrawn and evidence sent to the author of the use of plagiarism or fraudulent data. The guidelines then followed by the Guest Editor/s and General Editors in such cases will be those published by the Committee On Publication Ethics.


5./ It is the responsibility of the author/s to demonstrate in their contribution that they have the required level of research expertise in the area of the volume to which they are contributing, and that, in the case of co-authorship, they have contributed significantly to the article submitted.


6./ All contributions will be subjected to a double blind peer review processIn the case of disagreement between the referees, the article will be resubmitted to a third referee, who will make the final decision.


7./ If the referees agree to publication of an article making recommendations for certain changes, be they in terms of language, format, content and/or bibliography, these must be considered and/or made by the author/s before the article can be accepted. In the foregoing circumstances the author/s have the right to withdraw their article if they so wish.


8/ If the authors belong to a research group, or have received funding for their research of which the article is part, they must state so in a foot note on the first page.


9./ Should an author disagree with a decision not to publish he/she should first:


9.1 Register a reasoned complaint to the Guest Editor of the volume and the  General Editors.


9.2 If the author still feels unsatisfied with the results of his /  her complaint they   should then register their complaint with the Barcelona University Complaints  ombudsman/ woman issuing a reasoned document in English and a Spanish  translation of the original.






1./ It is behoven upon the General Editors to have an editorial committee of peer reviewers who are well recognised scholars, have experience as reviewers and are proficient in English. For certain highly specialised volumes it is behoven to the Guest Editor/s to refer articles to eminent specialists of their choice in the field. All the names of these reviewers must appear in the volume concerned.


2./ Should a reviewer recognise the author/s of the work under review they must immediately inform the Guest Editor/s and the General Editors and the article will be sent to another reviewer.


3./ The Guest Editor/s and General Editors must ensure that there is no area of conflict of interest between the article under review or its author/s, peer reviewers, Guest Editor/s or General Editors.


4./ All author/s must remain anonymous to the reviewers and all reviewers’ work must similarly remain confidential.


5./ Under no circumstances will articles be passed to anybody other than the reviewers, Guest Editor/s and General Editors in order to guarantee the customary ethics of confidentiality.


6./ The General Editors must undertake to meet the publishing deadlines for each volume.They must therefore work closely with all Guest Editor/s


7./ On the occasions needed the Guest Editor/s and General Editors will publish any apologies or clarifications in the following volume and by email to the author/s concerned.


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