Want to write for Vista?

Looking to share your knowledge and expertise on international education? IEAA welcomes contributions to Vista, our biannual magazine for international education professionals.

Vista features in-depth analysis, insights and commentary on international education in Australia and around the world. It is published in Winter and Summer each year. The digital edition is open access and has a wide readership across the globe.

Publication dates

The deadline for each edition is:

Winter 2017 Monday 1 May 2017 June 2017
Summer 2017–18 Wednesday 1 November 2017 December 2017

Editorial guidelines

We welcome contributions from both IEAA members and non-members.

Vista aims to provide a broad mix of analysis, insights and commentary on issues relating to international education and serves to instigate further discussion on important and emerging topics.

We recommend you read a few previous editions of Vista to get a better idea of style and content.

Be objective

IEAA does not publish ‚Äčadvertorial or commercial content*. Editorial content should not promote one company or institution over another. Individual case studies highlighting a particular institution or organisation are acceptable within the context of a broader article that informs and provides value to readers.

* Sponsor adverts excepted.

Be topical

Vista is published twice a year. Articles that are time-specific or have a limited shelf life may have lost currency by the time Vista is published, so make sure your article is forward-looking and will still be relevant in six months time.

Be engaging

Vista is not intended to be an academic journal. It is an engaging, magazine-style publication designed to appeal to a broad section of international education professionals. Where possible, use in-text references without extensive bibliographies. If formal references are unavoidable, we prefer Harvard citation style.

Be concise

Short sentences are powerful.

Long, rambling sentences with multiple sub-clauses and unnecessary words often don’t actually say very much at all and end up leaving readers bemused and breathless and not wanting to read any further. Short sentences can help you communicate your ideas more effectively.

In the spirit of brevity, we recommend Brian Clark’s ‘Three Quick Steps to Clear Writing’ and Malcolm Forbes’ advice on ‘Editing Ruthlessly’ to enhance your writing.

Submission details

Format: Microsoft Word
Word count: 800–1,200 words
Style: Australian English
Author byline/photo: Please include a brief byline and headshot suitable for publication.
Images/graphs: You are welcome to submit photos or graphs to accompany your article.

Please note that we only accept articles that have not been previously published. Submissions are made on a voluntary basis.

Articles may be edited for clarity and consistency with IEAA style. If extensive changes are required, we will contact you directly to discuss any modifications.

More information

If you wish to discuss your ideas or a proposed article, please contact:

Peter Muntz
Communications Manager, IEAA
(03) 9925 4575