The ANU Centre for European Studies Briefing Papers are an interdisciplinary series that aims to provide a concise overview of the latest research that promotes greater understanding of issues relating to Europe, the European Union and the Europe-Australia relationship.
They serve as a summary of these issues, and as a ready information source for the preparation of submissions, media releases or reports for use by university students, government departments, diplomats and other interested parties, as well as the general public.
The Briefing Papers showcase the work of the centre, providing an avenue of public outreach for the broad range of workshops, seminars, public lectures and conferences that form the Centre’s work program.
They showcase, too, the research projects supported by the centre through its appointment of highly qualified scholars as staff members, postdoctoral research fellows, adjuncts and associates, and by its competitive visiting fellowship program.
While briefing papers will emerge primarily from the Centre’s work program, unsolicited contributions are also welcome.
Authors should bear the following in mind:
Papers should be approximately 4000 – 5000 words, inclusive of references, and comprise an overview or synopsis of research themes, aims and projected outcomes.
Papers should be accessible to the non-specialist or non-academic audience; please avoid writing in an overly-dense style and avoid jargon or, where unavoidable, include a clear explanation and keep uses to a minimum.
Citations should also be kept to a minimum but when used should be in-text, using the author date style. A short list of references, containing only works cited, should appear at the end.
All briefing papers will be subject to double blind review prior to publication.