Instructions for Authors

Submissions

Research articles

We invite scholars to submit original research articles at any time, which align with the Journal’s Aims and Scope. Every original research article is assessed by the Editors for suitability, and if suitable, is then subject to double blind peer review.

The required word length ranges between 4000-7000 words, but this can be negotiated with the Editors-in-Chief. This includes abstract, notes, and references.

Submissions must be in the format required by this Style Guide. They can then be submitted as MS Word documents to the editors at salus@csu.edu.au. By emailing your submission to this address, you agree to be bound by the journal’s ethics and malpractice standards.

 

Professional insights

We invite professionals and practitioners to submit Insights at any time, which align with the Journal’s Aims and Scope. Insights can include case studies, critical essays, interviews, and other work as related to formal professional experience.

Every Insight is assessed by the Editors for suitability and relevance to the Journal, and if suitable, it is then subject to review. The Editors will need to confirm the practitioner status of the author before acceptance.

The required word length ranges between 2000-3000 words, but this can be negotiated with the Editors-in-Chief. This includes notes and references.

Submissions must be in the format required by this Style Guide. It can then be submitted to the editors at salus@csu.edu.au. By emailing your submission to this address, you agree to be bound by the journal’s ethics and malpractice standards.


Book reviews

We invite Book Reviews at any time, where the book in question aligns with the Journal’s aims and scopes, and which has been published within the last three years. Reviews should go beyond a descriptive account of the book’s contents to analyse its merit, outcomes, and implications.

The required word length is 750 words. Submissions must be in the format required by this Style Guide. They can then be submitted to the Book Review Editor.

 


Style Guide

All submissions need to adhere to the requirements laid-out in the journal’s style guide. To achieve a consistent style across all submissions, Salus Journal follows the APA style referencing (the journal does not use footnotes).

 

Publication Charges

There are no submission fees, publication  or processing fees, or pay charges associated with this journal. It is free to submit, publish, and access.

 

Review process

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.

 

Confidentiality of Peer Review

Salus Journal is committed to ensuring that the peer review process is confidential and conducted ethically, anonymously, and without bias, fear or favour. To that end, it aims to ensure that the authors identities or professional networks are not disclosed to the peer reviewers. Peer reviewers are not to disclose their reports, in any way, to any person or entity beyond the Editors-in-Chief.

 

Permissions and Third Party Material

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.

You must obtain the necessary permission to reuse third-party material in your article. The use of short extracts of text and some other types of material is usually permitted, on a limited basis, for the purposes of criticism and review without securing formal permission. If you wish to include any material in your paper for which you do not hold copyright, and which is not covered by this informal agreement, you will need to obtain written permission from the copyright owner prior to submission. More information on requesting permission to reproduce work(s) under copyright.

 

Copyright Notice

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.