Advertising Policy

The journal does not rely on advertising revenue or place any ads in its publications or website. Paid partnerships are developed only between related bodies (e.g. student societies) or organisations which render professional services to the journal—these organisations may be credited in the masthead or similar.

The journal does engage in some direct solicitation of manuscripts and student reviewers, usually in the form of editors getting in touch with potential contributors that they know personally or with whom they have mutual friends. Members of societies that have partnered with APESA may receive a call for papers via their society’s channels. We often advertise by asking faculty members in various Australian Universities to include a slide in their lecture decks which informs students of the journal and how to submit.

The journal considers social media to be a primary asset in spreading the word about its activities. Followers of the journal, APESA or its partner societies are understood to have volunteered to receiving calls for papers or similar.

The majority of reviewers for the journal are faculty members who have volunteered to be involved with the project. Where a reviewer recommends a particular individual as a subject matter expert, the editors are to politely contact the individual and ask personally if they would like to be involved.

Because APESA is a registered charity and the journal’s publication is part of its charitable activities, solicitations for authors, editors or reviewers are designated commercial electronic messages for the purposes of the Spam Act 2003 (Cth), which broadly means that statutory limitations on unsolicited commercial messages do not apply.