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Publishing policies

What, why and how we publish

All of our activities are informed by the principle of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander control of, and meaningful engagement in, the research process. We believe in prioritising, developing and disseminating research in targeted ways that will reach our key audiences through a diverse range of communications including publications, newsletters, organisational website, media, social media and stakeholder engagement.

We publish:

  • project reports made available in downloadable PDF format alone, or PDF and hard copy
  • community reports (for example, Improving the Patient Journey on the link between poor health outcomes and a lack of access to safe travel options)
  • Summary reports, generally in 4-page full colour format (for example, Learning from Action)
  • Case studies, such as the Taking Care of Business Case Studies Report
  • Practical tools, including guides for researchers and supervisors, flipcharts, web tools (such as the Taking Care of Business web tool)
  • Fact sheets
  • Policy briefs
  • We have also published larger works such as conference proceedings in hard copy, PDF, and CD–rom.

In addition, publish a fortnightly eBulletin that gathers information of interest to people and organisations working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research, the framework being Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and its social determinants.

Following a project establishment process during which the nature of the publication, its budget, branding and distribution are established, manuscripts are reviewed (if required) then rigorously edited, copy edited and produced using professional designers and printers. As each project is individual, if you need more information, please contact the Research Communications Manager (

The Lowitja Institute Publications Style Guide

For reviewers

Created: 10 July 2012 - Updated: 26 September 2017