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Author Guidelines

Papers will be considered for publication if they add to the knowledge of coastal and marine ecosystems, estuarine and freshwater wetlands. Contributions concerned with general reviews, conservation issues and management strategies of wetlands systems will also be published. The criteria for publication are that the work should be presented concisely and clearly in English and introductory material should not exceed that which is necessary to indicate the essential background. All papers are reviewed by referees and to prevent delays in publication small editorial revisions may be made without reference to the author.
In those cases where institutional permission is required before publication, it is the author's responsibility to obtain the necessary permission prior to submission. After acceptance of a manuscript the copyright resides with the Society.

Wetlands (Australia) is included on the DEST Register of Refereed Journals.

Manuscripts must be typed with double spacing throughout, and with a margin of at least 4 cm on the left-hand side. All pages of the manuscript must be numbered consecutively, including those carrying references, tables and captions to illustrations, all of which are to be placed after the text. Illustrations are to be numbered as figures in a common sequence, and each must be referred to in the text.

Authors are referred to the 'Style Manual for Authors', Editors and Printers of Australian Government Publications (3rd edn., 1978; Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra) for conventions to be generally adopted in the preparation of their paper.

Authors are also advised to note the layout of headings, tables and illustrations in the latest issues of the Journal. Poorly prepared or unnecessarily lengthy manuscripts have less prospect of being accepted.

References are cited chronologically in the text by the author and date and are not numbered. All references in the text must be listed at the end of the paper, with the names of authors arranged alphabetically. Titles must be included for all references. Authors are referred to the latest issues of the Journal for the style used in citing references to books and other literature. Abbreviations, if used, should conform to those given in the latest issue of 'Serial Sources for the BIOSIS Data Base' (BioSciences Information Service, Philadelphia, Pa.).

Units of Measurement. The metric system is adopted as standard. The system of units known as SI should be used.


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. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word or RTF file format.
  3. The text is double-spaced
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

Copyright Notice

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

a.) Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

b.) 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.

c.) Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.


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ISSN: 0725-0312