is a refereed interdisciplinary postgraduate journal published by the University of Melbourne Graduate Student Association (GSA).
The journal aims to showcase the best of Melbourne University's postgraduate community research, and to provide a forum for graduate students to present their work in an engaging and interesting style to a broader audience beyond their departmental peers. Through publishing a diverse range of postgraduate research, Traffic seeks to facilitate a sense of cohesiveness in the postgraduate community and to counter its fragmentation.
The journal is refereed (using a double "blind" peer review process), so it counts for valuable "publication points" when applying for jobs, scholarships or grants. It is also licensed by Gale Cengage databases, meaning that scholars worldwide can access and cite articles published in Traffic. If you are a Science researcher considering submitting to the journal, check out our Science FAQ
To contact the editor of Traffic, email traffic (at) gsa.unimelb.edu.au or telephone (03) 8344 8308
Traffic: Call for papers!
Submit your research article to Traffic 13
'Refresh: Revisit, Revive, Revolt' and be in the running for a $1000
prize, as well as picking up a refereed journal publication to add to
your CV. Submissions close 6 May 2013.
***UPDATE***Due to several requests received by the Traffic Editor for additional time to prepare papers, we have extended the deadline for submissions for Traffic to Friday 31 May. Please contact the editor on firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
[ T13_CFP_poster_1.pdf ]
Traffic #12 - The Big Picture
The twelfth edition of GSA's graduate student journal, Traffic, is now available.
Pick up your copy now for $12
at the GSA reception or from the Melbourne University bookshop.
GSA congratulates Dr Denise Harrison of the Royal Children’s Hospital on the successful completion of her large-scale statistical study on the effectiveness of giving sugar solutions to sick babies before painful procedures to reduce pain.
The results have been widely reported this week in the world’s media:
Denise’s preliminary research on the subject was the topic of her article in the first edition of GSA’s academic journal “Traffic”, for which she was awarded first prize in 2002.
Papers for this years’ edition of Traffic (Number 12): 'The Big Picture' have now closed. Thankyou to all contributors.
"Universities live and breathe facts and fiction--they encourage us to have critical minds, to question what is known, and to imagine what might be. At the postgraduate level students often ask if current facts are fictions; use creative methodologies to create fiction; and establish new facts which may hen be challenged as fictionsin the future. This is the cut and thrust of academic life..."
Dr Ralph Hampson, Monash University (PhD Melbourne 2009)
Traffic, GSA's interdisciplinary graduate student journal, is running two workshops in March and April through MSGR's UpSkills program that will help you transform your thesis chapter into a refereed journal article. The seminars are now full and enrolments are closed, but stay tuned for future seminars.
23 November 2009 saw the launch of Traffic number 11 'Fact or Fiction' at the Gryphon Gallery in the University of Melbourne Graduate Centre. The Honourable Michael Kirby and Provost Professor John Dewar attended and spoke at the launch.
The winner of the Traffic prize of $1000 was Christian Clark from the School of Philosophy, Anthropology and Social Inquiry for his article "Knowledge, Numbers and the Northern Territory Intervention: Re-conceptualising Facts in Remote Indigenous Australia." The runner-up was Dr Madonna Grehan from the School of Health Sciences for "Heroes or Villains? Midwives, Nurses, and Maternity Care in Mid-Nineteenth Century Australia".
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Join us for the launch of the eleventh edition of Traffic, 'Fact or Fiction?' and a seminar with the Hon Michael Kirby on 23 November at 2.30pm in the Gryphon Gallery, Graduate Centre. He will discuss the topic of "Truth or Fiction?" and launch the latest edition of the refereed graduate student interdisciplinary journal, Traffic. The journal, published by the Graduate Student Association, includes contributions from graduate students from fields as diverse as nursing, anthropology and history.
Michael Kirby will explain the differences we have had in the courts (including the High Court of Australia) concerning whether one can tell the difference between truth and falsehood by the impression of witnesses in the artificial circumstances of a court room. Or anywhere else for that matter. In recent years, the High Court has moved to reduce the previous confidence in the mystical judicial capacity to evaluation truth based upon impressions. Instead, it has insisted upon greater reliance on contemporaneous records, objective facts, and the internal logic of the circumstances.
A light snack and drinks will be provided at the seminar. Please RSVP to email@example.com if you wish to attend.
[ Traffic Launch Invitation ]
Traffic Style Guide
For any style issues not covered in the Traffic style guide see the Australian Government Publishing Service's Style Manual for Authors, Editors and Printers (6th ed.). Spelling and hyphenation should follow the Macquarie Concise Dictionary (3rd ed.).
The Call for Papers for Traffic
11 has now closed and while
we are no longer accepting article submissions, we are still seeking book reviewers.
We're also planning a 'best-of' Traffic
edition, drawing together the most engaging papers from the past ten issues.
, GSA's interdisciplinary, refereed graduate student journal, is calling for submissions to its eleventh edition. Tailor your research to suit the theme 'Fact or Fiction?' and you could win a $1,000 prize.