Truisms about the Australian publishing climate for law journal articles, and some strategies to cope; or 'A Feminist perspective on the human rights of vegetarian child-soldiers in outerspace'

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The Australian Research Council's now abolished ranking of journals provided a tool to decide where an author should publish her/his journal articles. This article aims to provide some further, more balanced, guidance on journal article publishing for Australian authors. The articles can be divided into two parts. First, I highlight some truisms on matters to be considered in the context of legal writing and publishing of journal articles. I then present some findings from my research into the consequences of the ARC's ranking system and related matters. The controversial ranking system has now been abolished. However, some important lessons can be learned from it so as to avoid the same mistakes being made again in the future.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-29
Number of pages26
JournalCanberra Law Review
Volume10
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011

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