Fijian Studies: A Journal of Contemporary Fiji
ANNOUNCEMENT & CALL FOR PAPERS
The Fiji Institute of Applied Studies is pleased to announce the establishment of the Fijian Studies: A Journal of Contemporary Fiji. The bi-annual journal will be published in May and November of each year. The journal will aim to publish scholarly articles and reviews on Fiji. Contributions will be welcome on any subject, and from disciplinary as well as interdisciplinary perspectives as well as those of a theoretical nature, provided they deal with contemporary Fijian issues in the broad field of humanities and the social sciences. All articles published in the journal will be refereed.
The journal will also have a Dialogue/Talanoa section devoted to debates, commentaries and interviews with scholars, public figures and policy makers on issues relevant to contemporary Fiji. The intention is to foster an informed discussion and dialogue on sensitive or controversial issues from a wide range of people and perspectives.
Reviews section will feature reviews of books, conference proceedings, workshops, documentaries and other audiovisual material which deal with some aspect of Fijian history, culture, society and economy.
Authors are invited to submit papers for consideration by the journal. All papers must be the original work of the author(s), and not under consideration by any other publisher. 'Notes for Authors' is included in this announcement.
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD
Chairperson: Brij V.Lal (The Australian National University, Canberra)
A Haroon Akram-Lodhi (Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, Netherlands)
Anirudh Singh (University of the South Pacific, Lautoka)
Chandra P. Dulare (Queensland University, St. Lucia, Australia)
Claire Slatter (University of the South Pacific, Suva)
David Arms (Missionary Society of St. Columban, Ba)
David Robbie (Auckland University of Technology, Auckland)
Jacqui Leckie (University of Otago, Dunedin)
Jenny Bryant-Tokalau (Consultant, Fiji)
John Cameron (University of East Anglia, UK)
Jone Dakuvula (Citizens Constitutional Forum, Suva)
Kevin J. Barr (Ecumenical Centre for Research, Education and Advocacy, Suva)
Mahendra Kumar (University of the South Pacific, Suva)
Martin Doornbos (Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, Netherlands)
Michael White (University of the South Pacific, Suva)
Richard Wah (University of the South Pacific, Suva)
Robbie Robertson (La Trobe University, Vic, Australia)
Ropate Qalo (University of the South Pacific, Suva)
Sandra Tarte (University of the South Pacific, Suva)
Satendra Prasad (Asia Pacific University, Japan)
Savenaca Siwatibau (University of the South Pacific, Suva)
Sitiveni Halapua (Pacific Islands Development Program, East-West Centre, Honolulu)
Stephanie Lawson (University of East Anglia, UK)
Teresia Teiwa (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
Tupeni L. Baba (Auckland University, New Zealand)
Vijay Naidu (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
William Sutherland (Australian National University, Canberra)
Winston Halapua (School of Theology, Auckland University)
Yash Ghai (University of Hong Kong)
EDITOR: Ganesh Chand (FIAS, Lautoka)
ASSOCIATE EDITOR: Biman C. Prasad (University of the South Pacific, Suva)
NOTES FOR CONTRIBUTORS:
Authors are requested to adhere to the following guidelines; the journal reserves the right to return any submitted manuscript which fails to comply with the instructions below.
Mode of Submission
Articles could be sent either by post, or electronic-mail. In all cases, the authorﾕs name and affiliation should be on a separate page, and not be repeated in headers or footers to facilitate anonymous and impartial review of the submissions.
Hard Copies: Articles (including abstract, notes and references) must be printed, double-spaced, on one side only of white A4 paper. Send four hard copies, as well as a disk containing the article in MS Word format to: The Editor, Fijian Studies: A Journal of Contemporary Fiji, Fiji Institute of Applied Studies, P O Box 7580, Lautoka, Fiji.
Electronic submission: please ensure that the paper meets the journalﾕs style guidelines, and is in the MS-Word format. Email the article to: email@example.com
Length of Articles
The articles should normally be between 8,000-10,000 words. Shorter or longer submissions will be considered on their merit. As the journal aims for a wide readership, authors should write in the accessible language of intelligent communication. Unless absolutely necessary, complex and lengthy models should be confined to the appendix. Use endnotes rather than footnotes, but seek to minimize the use of endnotes by including the material in the note within the text. When unavoidable, the location of endnotes within the text should be indicated by superscript numbers
Each article should include an abstract of 100-200 words.
Titles of articles should be brief and accurate. Headings and sub-headings within the text should be short and clear. Avoid excessive subheadings.
Use British and ﾔzﾕ spellings (e.g. labour, organize).
Quotations, Numbers, Dates and Tables/Figures
Use single quotation marks. For quotations within quotations, use double marks. Indent longer quotations. Omit points in USA, Ms, Dr and other such abbreviations.
Use the smallest possible number of numerals when referring to pagination and dates (e.g. 10-19, 42-5, 1961-4, 1961-75, 2000-2). In the text, spell out numbers from one to ninety-nine; use numerals for 100 and over. Always use numerals for percentages (75 per cent) and units of measurement (13 km, US$ 40,000). Spell out ﾔper centﾕ in the text: the symbol % is acceptable in tables. Dates should be in the form of 19 May 2000.
Tables and figures should be kept to a minimum. Notes and sources should be placed under each table/figure. Column headings in tables should clearly define the data presented. Camera-ready artwork should be supplied for all figures.
Use the Harvard system of referencing. Works cited in the text should read thus: (Narayan, 2001: 41ﾐ4); Prasad (1998, 2002). For groups of citations, order alphabetically and not chronologically, using a semi-colon to separate names: (Chand and Naidu, 1997; Narayan, 2001; Robertson, 1998). Use ﾔet al.ﾕ when citing a work by more than two authors, but list all the authors in the references. To distinguish different works by the same author in the same year, use the letters a, b, c, etc., e.g. Narayan (2001a, 2001b).
All works cited in the text (including sources for tables and figures) should be listed alphabetically under References, beginning on a separate sheet of paper. For multi-author works, invert the name of the first author only (Chand, G. and V. Naidu). Use (ed.) for one editor, but (eds) for multiple editors. When listing two or more works by one author, repeat the authorﾕs name for each entry. Indicate (opening and closing) page numbers for articles in journals and chapters in books.
Arrange references using the following style and punctuation:
Narayan, P.K. (2001) ﾔFijiﾕs Garment Industry: An Economic Analysisﾕ. Journal of Economic and Social Policy 6(1): 35-55.
Robertson, R. (1998) Multiculturalism and Reconciliation in an Indulgent Republic, Fiji after the Coups: 1987-1998. Suva: Fiji Institute of Applied Studies.
Chand, G. and V. Naidu (eds) (1997) FIJI: Coups, Crises, and Reconciliation, 1987-1997. Suva: Fiji Institute of Applied Studies.
Contributions to books:
Wah, R. (1997) ﾔThe Fijian Renaissanceﾕ, in G. Chand and V. Naidu (eds), Fiji: Coups, Crises and Reconciliation, 1987-1997. Suva: Fiji Institute of Applied Studies; pp. 151-71.
Narayan, P.K. (2002) ﾔFiji Tourism Demand: An Autoregressive Distributed Lag Modelﾕ. Paper presented at the 33rd Annual Conference of the Mid-Continent Regional Science Association, Kansas City, Missouri (30 May-1 June).
Prasad, B. C. (1998) ﾔProperty Rights, Economic Development and Environment in Fiji: A Study focusing on Sugar, Tourism and Forestryﾓ. Unpublished PhD dissertation, Brisbane: Department of Economics, University of Queensland.
Prasad, B.C. and P.K. Narayan (2002) ﾔProductivity Differential and the Relationship between Exports and GDP in Fiji: An Empirical Assessment using the Two Sector Modelﾕ. USPEC Working Paper No. 6, Suva: Department of Economics, The University of the South Pacific.
Authors will receive 1 copy of the journal and 15 complimentary offprints of their paper.