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CIArb Australia Resources

ISSN  2652-113X (Online)   Volume 1  Issue 1  2019

Welcome to the CIArb Australia Resources page. Commissioned and curated by a committee expert in their respective fields, you will find the latest news in regulatory reform, legislation, case law and items of interest from Australia and around the world, to inform and support your practice.

Editorial Guidelines

We welcome the submission of articles for consideration for publication for the CIArb Australia Resources. All prospective contributions should be in accordance with the guidelines set out below.

  • Submissions should be sent as a separate file in Word with full references set out in footnotes (not endnotes). Please submit by email, with the following in the subject line and body: “For Resources: [Name of Author, Subject]” (eg “Resources: John Smith, International Arbitration]” to the following address: Gianna Totaro, CEO, CIArb Australia
  • All submissions will be peer reviewed. Editorial decisions are exclusively based on the merits of the submitted article.  All decisions remain within the full discretion of the CEO and the Editorial Committee which comprisesAlbert Monichino QC (Chair), Leon Chung (International Arbitration), Nick Longley (Domestic Arbitration), Dr Vicky Priskich (Domestic Arbitration), James Healy (Adjudication and Expert Determination) and Dr Shane Monks (International and Domestic Mediation).
  • Manuscripts may be returned to authors with suggestions related to substance and/or style or be rejected.
  • In all submissions an abstract of about 150 words should be included.
  • Submissions should ordinarily be in one of the following categories and given it is a digital publication, all relevant references to cases be hotlinked:
    1. Articles: these should generally be between 1500 and 3000 words (excluding footnotes). Shorter and longer articles can be admissible within reason.
    2. Case Notes: these should be between 1,000 and 2,000 words (excluding footnotes) and identify the case, legislation, rules of procedure etc which are being reviewed.
    3. Book Reviews: these should be 750 – 1000 words.  Reviewers can contact Gianna Totaro, CIArb Australia CEO, who will arrange free reviewer’s copy.
  • Pieces submitted should not have been published elsewhere and any submission can only be accepted on the basis that the authors warrant that the article has not been published elsewhere and will not be published elsewhere unless with the permission of CIArb Australia and appropriately acknowledged. There are some exceptions to this principle and where the authors wish to be taken into account they should make this clear.
  • Please provide in your covering email your full contact details and also a brief “Contributor” entry, for example: John Smith: Partner, Smith & Jones, Canberra, Australia accompanied by an online CV which will be hotlinked to View Profile.
  • Given the standing of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, it is essential that the Resources page is presented in a professional way in line with highest international standards. This means that only submissions that comply with this guidance can be published.
  • Authors are encouraged (but it is not mandatory) to follow the style of Australian Guide to Legal Citation (AGLC‘), a collaboration between the Melbourne University Law Review and the Melbourne Journal of International Law.
  • It is important for the author to clarify the levels of heading required, i.e. title, main section headings, secondary headings etc.
  • Quotations should be clearly identified in quotation marks and any emphasis added by the author should be noted. All text should be in Australian English, unless directly quoted. It is for the author to gain any copyright clearance that may be required and all articles are accepted on the basis that the author warrants to the CIArb Australia that the material is free of copyright restriction or that relevant clearance has been obtained.
  • Numbers and Words. Spell out one to nine. 10 onwards in numerals. Per cent is always written in full, after a figure, rather than words (6 per cent, 23 per cent). Use a comma for four or more figures (g. 1,234), not a space. Ordinal numbers: 1st, 2nd, 3rd not 1st, 2nd, 3rd.
  • The preferred format is Date, Month (in full) Year (e.g. 1 January 2017). Also, 1984–88 or 1984–1988 not 1984–8. The 1970s (not 1970’s).
  • Judgment, acknowledgment, lodgement and abridgment (no “e” between the g and the m). Australian English spelling unless it is quoted directly from source (i.e. -ise not -ize). Case law (not case-law). Up to date, when adverbial, “the book has been brought up to date to January 1, 1993); but up-to-date when an adjective: “an up-to-date book”.
  • Do not capitalise court or judge, except in names, nor arbitrator, architect, engineer, claim, defence, claimant, respondent, tribunal or award.
  • Use non-gender specific terms unless the context otherwise requires. Devices such as “he/she” are rarely necessary. Use the plural when speaking of a class if necessary: “arbitrators are less likely to be tempted by bribes and they…”, rather than “the arbitrator is less likely… and he”.
  • Active and Passive. Avoid the passive. Write, “the arbitrator must have meant” rather than “it must have been meant by the arbitrator”.
  • OpinionAuthors may (and are expected to express opinions).  However, it is essential that they do not stray into personal criticism.