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Author Guidelines

Please check that your submission satisfies the following criteria:

  • Submitted online via the process provided,
  • Relevant to the issue of social inclusion,
  • Demonstrates original and scholarly research and sound methodology,
  • Contributes to current knowledge about social inclusion issues,
  • May be used for further research and/or practice,
  • Both English and American spelling are acceptable provided useage within the paper is consistent
  • Avoid using language that excludes, marginalises or discriminates against others.
  • All manuscripts need to conform to APA standard 6th Edition.
  • All authors agree to be named on the manuscript.

Authors should only submit papers online; first register and follow the instructions for uploading submissions. 



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.

  1. Papers must conform to the referencing style set out in the Publication manual of the American Psychological Assocation 6th Edition.


  2. If submitting to the following  peer-reviewed sections of the journal:

    • Articles
    • Conference Papers

    please ensure manuscripts have had all identifying information removed from within the text (by replacing author/s names with Author) and from the file itself by: 

    1. Going to the File menu,
    2. Clicking on Properties
    And in the dialogue box, delete any identifying information.


  3. The text is:

    • 1.5 spaced
    • uses a 12-point font,
    • employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses) and,
    • all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  4. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.


  5. The submission file is in Microsoft Word or PDF file format.


  6. Authors should utilise the following format for submissions to Journal of Social Inclusion:

    Title page should be centre justified and contain the following information:

    • Category submitted to, eg: Article
    • Title of the Paper
    • Author/s name, affiliation and contact details
    • Contact author should be clearly identified
    • Word count
    • Date of Submission
    • A brief biography for each author (50 - 100 words).


    Page 2 should contain title, an abstract of approximately 200 words, and up to six suitable keywords (not required for commentary or book review sections).

    The paper should commence on Page 3.  Titles and headings within the paper should be in bold and lower-case font.



  7. All authors agree to be named on the manuscript. The primary author has agreed and confirmed with the other authors that authorship is correct.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  • Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - non commercial - no derivatives License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. 
  • Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g. post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal. 
  • Authors are permitted to post their work online (e.g. in institutional repositories).

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