Instructions to authors

Please read and follow these instructions carefully; doing so will ensure that the publication of your paper is as rapid and efficient as possible. The Institute reserves the right to return papers that are not prepared in accordance with these instructions.

Submission of papers

Authors should papers via e-mail to the Secretary at

Don’t be too concerned about the format of the document as it may well be reformatted for editorial purposes. As a general guide however please refer to the checklist below.

Submission Checklist

  • Please ensure that papers are submitted in word (.doc) format in Size 12, Times New Roman font.
  • Please use 1.5 spacing throughout the text. 
  • Please make sure to fully justify all sections of the paper (except headings).
  • Please keep the length of your paper to 25 pages or less – including references, notes and tables.
  • Please use the word count feature to ensure that your manuscript avoids going beyond the 7500 word limit.
  • Please include a short (100 word) biography.
  • Please include a brief Abstract of your paper (up to 250 words as a guide).

Licence and permissions

It is a condition of publication that authors grant an exclusive licence to the Australasian Institute of Policing Inc. This ensures that requests from third parties to reproduce articles are handled efficiently and consistently, and will also allow the article to be as widely disseminated as possible. In assigning copyright, authors may use their own material in other publications, provided that the journal is acknowledged as the original place of publication, and the Institute is notified in writing and in advance.

Work submitted for publication must be original, previously unpublished, and not under consideration for publication elsewhere.  If previously published figures, tables, or parts of text are to be included, the copyright-holder’s permission must have been obtained prior to submission. For more information on how to obtain permissions, please consult Rights and Permissions.

Preparation of papers

All manuscripts will undergo some editorial modification, so it is important to check proofs carefully. Proofs will be sent via e-mail to the corresponding author for checking. To avoid delays in publication, proofs should be checked and returned within 48 hours. Corrections should be returned by annotated track-changes by e-mail.

Authors’ corrections to published papers are made only in exceptional circumstances (for example major errors that compromise the conclusion of the study).



H.N.C Public Administration
B.A. Police Studies
MSc Social Science Research Methods
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Adult and Training)
Degree of Doctor of Philosophy
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Professor Colin Rogers is a former police Inspector with 30 years service joined the university full time in 2004, having taught as part time lecturer in criminology since 1997.

His areas of expertise include Community Safety Partnerships, Situational Crime Prevention, Problem Oriented Partnerships and also Police Governance and Accountability.

Currently, he has accepted a job at Charles Sturt University starting in September/October as Professor of Policing. He has been the AiPol editor for 4 years.