The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education is an open access, international, peer-reviewed, scholarly publication exploring Indigenous education. The Journal publishes two issues per year and there are no APCs (Article Processing Charges).

Peer Review Process

Papers submitted to The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education are subject to rigorous peer review so as to ensure that the research published is high quality and ethically sound. All submitted papers should be original, unpublished and not in consideration for publication elsewhere at the time of submission.

The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education has a 'double blind' review process: authors are not told who reviewed their paper and reviewers are unaware of the paper's authorship. The peer referees’ and authors' identities remain unknown to the authors throughout the review process.

Open Access Policy

The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education is published Open Access under a Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0 license. Authors retain full copyright. For more information see the copyright section below. There are no Article Processing Charges (APCs).

Articles are published immediately upon the final corrections of the master proof having been made. All articles are assigned a DOI number (Digital Object Identifier). 

Copyright and Licensing

Authors contributing to The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education agree to publish their articles under a Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0 license, allowing third parties to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, and to remix, transform, and build upon the material, for any purpose, even commercially, under the condition that appropriate credit is given, that a link to the license is provided, and that you indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

Authors retain copyright of their work, with first publication rights granted to The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education.

Archiving and Self-Archiving

Authors are permitted (and encouraged) to post their accepted work online in institutional/disciplinary repositories or on their own websites. Pre-print (accepted for publication) versions posted online should include a citation and link to the final published version in The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education as soon as the issue is available; post-print versions (including the final publisher's PDF) should include a citation and link to the journal's website.

This journal currently utilises the LOCKSS program which offers decentralised and distributed preservation, seamless perpetual access, and preservation of the authentic original version of the content. The PKP Preservation Network (PN) ensures that journals that are not part of any other digital preservation service (such as CLOCKSS or Portico) can be preserved for long-term access. The Journal is included in a digital archive and in SHERPA/RoMEO .

Ethics and Integrity

Ethical standards for publication exist to ensure high-quality scientific publications, public trust in scientific findings, and that people receive credit for their ideas. The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education complies with the guidelines and best practices set forth by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Authors should refer to any specific ethical guidelines for research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people used in the process of applying for funding or ethical approval of the research, and where feasible demonstrate how these principles were applied in the research within the article (e.g. AIATSIS Code of Ethics)

AJIE uses iThenticate - plagiarism detection software - and may utilise the software if the editorial team or the reviewer/s have concerns about original content. 

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in the AJIE journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party. The data collected from registered and non-registered users of this journal falls within the scope of the standard functioning of peer-reviewed journals. The journal’s editorial team collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with the journal. It includes information that makes communication possible for the editorial process; it is used to inform readers about the authorship and editing of content and it enables collecting aggregated data on readership behaviours.

Data that will assist in developing this publishing platform may be shared with its developer Public Knowledge Project in an anonymized and aggregated form, with appropriate exceptions such as article metrics. The data will not be sold by this journal or PKP nor will it be used for purposes other than those stated here. The authors published in this journal are responsible for the human subject data that figures in the research reported here. Those involved in editing this journal seek to be compliant with industry standards for data privacy, including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provision for “data subject rights” that include (a) breach notification; (b) right of access; (c) the right to be forgotten; (d) data portability; and (e) privacy by design. The GDPR also allows for the recognition of “the public interest in the availability of the data,” which has a particular saliency for those involved in maintaining, with the greatest integrity possible, the public record of scholarly publishing.

Users registered in any capacity with the journal can edit their personal data and notification settings by clicking View Profile in the upper right corner of the screen. To close an account, please contact the editorial office at ajie@uq.edu.au.