Salus Journal’s Submission Guidelines for International Authors
We invite from international scholars to submit articles in the range of 3,000 to 6,000 words for double-blind peer review. This word count relates to the manuscript’s total words, including abstract, notes and references. You can submit your manuscript by emailing it in MS Word format to the Editor-in-Chief but first check that it complies with provisions set out in the journal’s style guide. By emailing your manuscript to the please email the Editor-in-Chief you agree to be bound by the journal’s publication ethics and malpractice standards.
Salus Journal does not require authors to pay for any article processing or submission charges.
Publication Ethics and Malpractice Standards
Salus Journal is committed to maintaining best practice in publishing ethics. Before submitting your manuscript for review, please read the journal’s ethical guidelines for submissions. By submitting your article you agree that your manuscript adheres to these standards.
To achieve a consistent style across all submissions, Salus Journal follows the APA style referencing (the journal does not use footnotes). All submissions need to adhere to the requirements laid-out in the journal’s style guide.
All articles, essays and critical/analytic papers are double-blind peer reviewed by independent referees. Referees will comment on manuscript and the Editor-in-Chief will review comments. The criteria for evaluating submissions are:
- importance of the topic discussed in the article;
- contribution to the field of inquiry or the debate in the literature;
- quality of the ideas presented;
- quality of the writing;
- relevance of the references cited; and/or
- appropriateness of methodology and/or theoretical framework (if applicable).
The review time is usually three to five weeks from the time your manuscript is received. A recommendation will be made to the author(s) as to whether or not the original or a revised article based on the peer review process will be accepted for publication. If the article requires amendments, it will be scheduled to appear in the next issue of the journal.
All articles submitted to Salus Journal are accepted on the basis that they do not contain classified material – Salus Journal will not knowingly publish any classified information. It is also understood that authors have obtained permission to use copyright material from the copyright owner. Therefore, by submitting a manuscript for review, authors indemnify Salus Journal, its editorial staff, and Charles Sturt University for any civil or criminal liability that might arise from such omissions, or by not obtaining agency/client permission to including sensitive material in their paper.
The name and e-mail addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to third parties.
For inquiries about the submission process or subject matter inquiries, please email the Editor-in-Chief.
For inquiries about the book review process, please email the Book Review Editor.
All articles published in Salus Journal are published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. By submitting to Salus Journal, you permit your work to come under this licence.
Where Salus Journal is added to online journal databases, you also grant a non-exclusive licence for your work to be archived in and made available to users of such databases.
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-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment 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 acknowledgment of its initial publication was in Salus Journal.