Submit a Working Paper

We welcome contributions to the Life Course Centre Working Paper Series by Centre members, students, partners and affiliates from across institutions and research disciplines, including policy makers, knowledge professionals and our international collaborators.

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More about our Working Paper Series


The Working Paper Series has demonstrated outstanding impact in high-profile reports and inquiries from government and non-government organisations in Australia and internationally. Some showcase examples of the power of our Working Papers to inform important policy discussion and development include the Productivity Commission’s 2018 report on the state of inequality in Australia, which featured a number of papers; the Australian Government Inquiry into Intergenerational Welfare Dependence 2018-2019 and its final report, Living on the Edge, which cited papers and featured an entire chapter titled ‘Life Course’; and the Australian Human Rights Commission 2017 Children’s Rights Report, which drew upon student-led Working Papers.


Our Working Papers also consistently generate strong media exposure and profile for authors, and our Media and Communications Officer uses a range of channels to strategically position papers to reach target audiences. This includes, but is not limited to social media; media releases; key policy outlets such as The Mandarin and Analysis and Policy Observatory (APO); our News articles; and inclusion in our Digest newsletter

Submit Working Paper

Please refer to our Working Paper Guidelines for detailed instructions on how to prepare and submit a manuscript to the Working Paper Series.

Please complete the submission form below and ensure you attach the two following documents.

1. The manuscript

Manuscripts may be submitted in .doc or .pdf format. Formatting style is at the discretion of the authors. Please do not include your title or author names in the main manuscript.

2. The frontmatter

Using the frontmatter template, please ensure you provide all requested information.

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Please submit your completed frontmatter document in .doc format.

For questions or further information, please contact our series editor:

Prior to submitting your paper, please make sure that you have addressed and agreed to all of the following:
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