[csaa-forum] The Altitude Journal

Clifton Evers clifton.evers at unsw.edu.au
Mon Apr 19 11:44:21 CST 2010

Hi All,

The Journalism and Media Research Centre at the University of New South Wales and Deakin University now host 'Altitude: An e-journal of emerging humanities work'. The chief editors are Dr Clifton Evers, Dr Emily Potter and Dr Glen Fuller.

Altitude was published online from issues 1 (2000) to 8 (2007) through the API Network at Curtin University. Over the last 12 months we have been building the new Altitude website and transferring all the archives to UNSW hosting services, as well as organising the Australian Research Council ERA registration and ranking.

The website is now located at www.thealtitudejournal.org

Altitude is being re-launched in 2010 with an expanded multi-media and creative scholarly publishing agenda.

The first issue of the new Altitude is going to be an open issue, with no special theme. Word length is 4000 words. Deadline for abstracts for next issue is 30 May, 2010. Full draft required by 30 August, 2010. Publication will be late 2010.

Altitude aims to be an accessible, supportive, creative and rigorous way to develop emerging scholar's academic writing skills, and to enable emerging scholars to receive constructive criticism of their research by experts in their field. Altitude advocates an open review policy rather than a blind review policy in the interests of accountability and collegiality.

All the best,


-- Dr Clifton Evers
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Journalism and Media Research Centre
University of New South Wales

About the journal:

Altitude is a peer-reviewed journal of emerging innovative and creative work in the humanities. Altitude is committed to the democratisation of writing, research and knowledge, and to experimentation with new journal practices. It brings emerging and experienced scholars into discussion with writers and thinkers outside the academy. We use web-based open-access technologies (includes audio and visual material), and to extend the parameters of intellectual exchange.

After enthusiastic recruiting the editorial advisory board of Altitude now includes the following prestigious senior academics: Professor Catharine Lumby; Professor Gerard Goggin ; Professor Graeme Turner; Professor Meaghan Morris; Professor Grant Farred; Professor Elspeth Probyn; Professor Ien Ang; Professor Larry Schehr; Professor Catherine Driscoll; Associate Professor Greg Hainge.

Note: according to the ERA ranking Altitude is a C-tier publication. This ranking indicates that Altitude that at the present moment the journal is primarily an outlet for ECR and PG research. We aim to enthusiastically build Altitude's ranking with contributions from senior academics. Whilst not necessarily yet as prestigious as those produced by large publishing houses, we will make sure Altitude plays a vital role in disseminating research, enabling communication between scholars with common interests, and delivering feedback on work for early-stage researchers. Further, participating in Altitude is a great opportunity to help build the research profile and output of your respective centres and institutions.

Submission Guidelines:

Altitude accepts articles, video, sound, and images for the peer review process.

Each Volume = 1 year. Articles are numbered.

For example: Clifton Evers, Altitude, Volume 9, Article 1.

Editors review abstracts, initial screenings and listenings, and copy-edit. Peer-Reviews are subject to double review. The journal is reviewed by the editorial advisory board.

It is preferred that all article contributions are submitted electronically (via email attachment) in Microsoft Word or equivalent. If you wish to submit an image for peer review please send DVD or CD to editors.

Please include brief author biography with submissions, including degree status and university affiliation. Also, for all submissions please include a 200-word abstract.


Altitude welcomes the embedding of multimedia content within written submissions. If you intend to embed multimedia, please follow the guidelines below.

 *   Images must be submitted separately as .jpg files and in high-resolution (minimum 300dpi)
 *   Video clips should be uploaded to Vimeo <http://www.vimeo.com/hd><http://www.vimeo.com/hd>  and link sent to Editor in Chief Clifton Evers (with password, if privacy protected)
 *   Sound can be emailed or posted to Co-Editor in Chief Clifton Evers in MP3 or MP4 format.
 *   Do not embed multimedia files in the Word document. Instead, please insert reference point(s) in your paper where you would like to include multimedia content
 *   Include captions along with the source(s) of the multimedia file(s) at the end of your article.
 *   Please indicate whether the multimedia content was created by you or someone else
 *   If you use multimedia content created by others, please obtain permission from the copyright owner prior to submission.

Style Guidelines for Articles

Article contributions must be referenced (as 'Works Cited') in MLA style, for example:

Probyn, Elspeth. Sexing the Self. London and New York: Routledge, 1993.

Please use single quotation marks (or double quotation marks within quotations), aligned margins, and single spacing throughout the text (with a space between each paragraph). Paragraphs should not be indented.

Articles are to be no longer than 4000 words in length, emailed as a Microsoft Word attachment.

Altitude follows the MLA style guidelines, except for citations within the text.

These are to be provided with bibliographic information in the form of endnotes (numbering from 1 upwards). Multiple further citations of the same source can be indicated by page number within the text, ie. (12); this should be accompanied by a statement in the text's preceding endnote such as: 'Further references are included within the text'. Citing the page number within the text ceases when the next footnote appears, but later references to a work already cited can be shortened to author and title within the endnotes (ie. Gunew, Framing Marginality 13). Quotations are to be enclosed in single quotation marks (using double marks only with embedded quotations).


1.Gunew, Sneja. Framing Marginality: multicultural literary studies. Carlton: Melbourne University Press, 1994. 12.

2.Lingis, Alphonso. 'Typhoons'. Cultural Studies Review. 8:1 (2002): 95.


In an electronic environment, where scrolling dominates and page numbers are not used, number all paragraphs as they are important organisational and referencing markers.


In an electronic environment, where scrolling dominates and page numbers are not used, headings and subheadings become even more important organisational markers.


Three levels of subheadings - title, heading, and subheading - should be adequate for full length article. The headings and subheadings will be stylised as shown here.


Altitude will underline the title of books, journals and video. We will use bold to indicate emphasis. We will use pale green to indicate Web links.
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