Submit to the Journal

NENA Journal is an open platform and encourages unsolicited submissions.

Please email your piece to: journal@neweconomy.org.au

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By signing up, you are committing to contributing two pieces per year to the journal.

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Publication Guidelines

Download a copy of the NENA Journal Publication Guidelines [download file coming soon], or scroll down.

NENA Journal is an open platform and encourages unsolicited submissions.

  • Articles must be consistent with the purpose of the journal
  • Editors will not publish anything that is defamatory, grossly offensive or low quality
  • Please see the Piece Type Guidelines for guidance on tone, word count etc.

Purpose of the Journal

NENA Journal is a place for contribution and conversation for those interested and involved in the New Economy movement. By providing a platform for this purpose, we facilitate learning, connection and information for those currently engaged with the movement as well as for the general public.

Journal Content

Published on the first Tuesday of each month, each NENA Journal issue features pieces on the New Economy, with an emphasis on the New Economy movement in Australia. Pieces will be diverse and will include news articles, book reviews, interviews, philosophical treatises, short stories, cartoons and photographs.

Submission Requirements

  • The length and tone of pieces will vary depending on the type of piece submitted. Please see the Piece Type Guidelines for guidance
  • Submissions need to be appropriately referenced or hyperlinked. References need not be included in the final text but are necessary so Editors can fact check
  • If writing about people or companies, it is good journalistic practice to ask them for comment
  • Peruse the Guide for NENA Journal Editors and help Editors by ensuring your piece is consistent with it

Referencing

  • Hyperlinks are the rule
  • Where hyperlinks are not possible, or there is a direct quote necessitating the provision of a page number, use footnotes in the following form:

Book: [author], [Book name] ([publisher], [edition], [year published]) [pg number]

Article: [author], [‘article title’], [journal] ([year]) [volume number]:[issue number], [pg number]

  • When hyperlinking to a book, use the website of the publisher or an independent bookseller. Do not link to Amazon or similar.

How to submit

Please email your piece to journal@neweconomy.org.au with the subject line “Submission”.

  • Include your name and organisation / affiliation (if applicable)
  • We will request a 100 word bio and a picture for an author profile
  • We can publish anonymously where necessitated by circumstance – e.g. in the case of whistleblowers
  • You must disclose any funding received for the piece or any conflicts of interest you may have relevant to the submission
  • Notify us whether the piece has previously been published and, if so, where (e.g. on a personal blog).
  • Provide confirmation any tables, pictures or figures do not infringe copyright, for example providing written approval to publish them
  • Articles are by default Creative Commons. Specify if you would like to make other arrangements

Submission process

Once you have submitted your piece, it will be uploaded to Google Drive as a Google Doc. NENA Journal editors will add you to the document and then make edits which you will need to review when prompted.

We will endeavour to publish your piece at the earliest opportunity, which may not be the journal issue immediately following your submission.

Piece Types Guidelines

Editors have discretion to ask for a lower word count within the range prescribed below. The recommended word count, style and tone should be understood as a guide only.

Long form pieces

  • 1500-3000 words
  • Well researched with ~20-30 references
  • e.g. investigative journalism, academic research, essays, history, philosophy

NENA Journal encourages long form journalism, though the length of the piece must be justified by its novelty, how well researched it is and the clarity and accuracy of the prose.

News articles

  • 500-1000 words
  • Can be longer if justified as a long form piece
  • More objective style
  • Can be published in advance of next issue if time sensitive
  • e.g. news about policy, new developments, initiatives, achievements

Opinion

  • 400-800 words
  • Can be longer if justified as a long form piece (e.g. deeply considered reflections)
  • Subjective style
  • e.g. blog-style entry, opinions about current events

Book and culture reviews

  • 500-1000 words
  • Can be longer if justified as a long form piece
  • e.g. books, films, exhibitions and other forms of culture

Interviews

  • 500-2000 words
  • Can be longer if justified as a long form piece
  • Can be a transcription if sufficiently coherent
  • e.g. interviews with practitioners, thinkers, politicians, people of interest
  • Can accompany an associated podcast

Event or project reports

  • 500-1000 words
  • Can be longer if justified as a long form piece
  • e.g. reports of meetings, events; updates from NENA Hubs, community initiatives, community actions

Short stories

  • 500-3000 words
  • Prose needs to be engaging, clear
  • e.g. utopian visions of the New Economy

Cartoons

  • Can be a single picture or multiple panel
  • e.g. commentary on current events, a story, an explanation, a report

Photography

  • Can be stand-alone photo journalism or to accompany a piece