‘Theories, Practices and Research in Work-integrated learning in Australia:
Enhancing employability capabilities for a sustainable future’

Seeking authors

ACEN is seeking Expressions of Interest from authors to write a chapter for the publication Theories, Practices and Research in Work-integrated learning in Australia: Enhancing employability capabilities for a sustainable future (edited by Sonia Ferns, Anna Rowe and Karsten Zegwaard).

The book is a peer-reviewed collection of scholarly chapters from researchers, practitioners and experts in WIL. All chapters must be informed by the latest cutting-edge research and written in language accessible to a wide audience.


The objectives of this publication are to:

  • reflect on the work done so far;
  • critically discuss leading views of the area; and
  • make recommendations to guide future research and practice.

The publication aims to:

  • raise the profile of WIL;
  • review, critique and integrate existing research and scholarship; and
  • offer recommendations for future work.

Key themes include diversity, sustainability, innovation, economic well-being and employability.

You can contribute

To contribute to the book, please submit an Expression of Interest here by 31 May 2019.

Expressions of Interest will be judged according to the following criteria:

  • Author/s commitment to, and experience in WIL.
  • Focus, cohesiveness and sequence of narrative.
  • Advances WIL research and scholarship.
  • Proposes a clear framework.
  • Aligns with the aim of the book.
  • Writing is of a high academic standard.
  • Informs future directions of WIL.

Other details

  • Chapters will be more competitive if several EOI’s are received.
  • As part of the peer-review process each contributing author is required to review 1-2 chapter submissions in October 2019.
  • The project team is in the process of securing a publisher.
  • If expressing interest in more than one chapter, please complete one EOI per chapter.

Key target dates

  • Expressions of Interest due 31st May 2019
  • Contributing authors confirmed – June 2019
  • Authors prepare chapter – June 2019 to October 2019
  • Peer review process commences – October 2019
  • Initial chapter peer reviews complete and feedback provided to authors – December 2019
  • Reviewed chapters resubmitted – February 2020
  • Production Phase – February to April 2020

Word Count

3500-4000 words per chapter.

For more information

Please contact the editorial team:

Dr Sonia Ferns

Curtin University

T: +61 8 9266 2435 

M: 0418902250 

E: s.ferns@curtin.edu.au 

Dr Anna Rowe

UNSW Sydney

T: +61 (2) 9385 9136

M: 0400390289

E: a.rowe@unsw.edu.au

Dr Karsten Zegwaard

University of Waikato

T: +64 7 838 4892

M: +64 27 44 55 686

E: karsten.zegwaard@waikato.ac.nz

Administrative and Editorial Support:

Kristy Harper

M: 0405 806 991

E: kristy@masterlyconsulting.com.au