Submission Guidelines

The ComRel initiative at CSRM is welcoming submissions for an Occasional Paper series on Mining and Resettlement. Papers dealing with issues of relevance to the current policies and practices of mining and resettlement will be accepted from all disciplines. Submissions from consultants, industry, independent advisers, auditors, lenders, students and career researchers are all welcome.

There are three submission categories:

  1. Industry papers: will showcase issues, approaches and events from the perspective of practitioners working with the mining industry (e.g. companies, governments civil society etc.). These will take the form of position papers on mining and resettlement policy, case studies, or professional narratives.  Contributions should not exceed 5,000 words.
  2. Research summaries: are for previously published work in journal articles, book chapters or book length manuscripts. The research summary format allows authors to provide a succinct overview of their work. Summaries should be no longer than 3,000 words.                                                                                                                                    
  3. Original research papers: should be a maximum of 7,000 words in length and should not have been published or under consideration elsewhere.

The strongest papers will be considered for inclusion in an Edited Book Volume or Special Issue Journal which will be brought together at the end of 2015.

Papers should be double-spaced in 12pt Times New Roman font and should include an abstract of no greater than 150 words in length. Author(s) must also submit a brief biography and contact details. Documents should be submitted electronically in one of the following three formats: *.doc, *.docx or *.rtf.

Research Context
Mining and resettlement is a major challenge for the mining sector, governments and project-affected peoples. Current industry policy and practice relies on planning frameworks and compliance mechanisms that are largely dependent on models derived from research into dams and forestry project. Scholarship in the area of mining and resettlement is limited to a small number of sources.

The primary objective of the Mining and Resettlement Occasional Paper Series will be to support the sharing and transfer of knowledge relating to mining and resettlement. The series will prioritise the publication of work that:

  • showcases recent or current examples of mining and resettlement practice with a focus on: the application of planning frameworks; use of social safeguards; and effectiveness of international standards in responding to project or context specific factors
  • introduces new perspectives and approaches to the understanding or practice of mining and resettlement. Inter-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary work will be especially well regarded.
  • examines the roles, responsibilities, and interactions of different actors involved in mining and resettlement planning and events
  • explores the relationship between mining and resettlement and cognate debates and challenges, either with respect to the mining industry or other development arenas.  

All submissions will be subject to a single-blind review process. Any copyright concerns are the full responsibility of the author(s). Papers published under the Mining and Resettlement Occasional Paper Series will be freely available via the worldwide web on an ‘open access’ basis.  

Please send electronic submissions This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Inquiries about the Mining and Resettlement Occasional Paper Series or other related questions may be directed to the Series Editors, Assoc. Prof. Deanna Kemp (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Dr. John Owen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Contributors are encouraged to liaise with Series Editors ahead of submission.

Editorial review process
The series will be edited by Assoc. Prof. Deanna Kemp and Dr. John Owen who will co-ordinate a review process. The process will comprises UQ Adjuncts, CSRM Industry Fellows, members of the Panel of Experts, Partner Investigators and other peers who will be called upon to review papers.

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