Australian and New Zealand Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse

SAANZ Journal

SAANZ is the journal of the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse.

SAANZ is an academic journal that seeks to represent the interests and activities, especially research and clinical applications, of those who work in the area of sexual abuse in Australia and New Zealand. The journal is maintained through the contributions and investment of ANZATSA's membership. SAANZ is concerned with understanding the psychological and social factors that impact on sexual offending and sexual abuse, and the victims of sexual offending and in promoting best practice in this important field.

Topics considered appropriate for the journal, but not necessarily limited to, include risk assessment and profiling of offenders and offences, treatment and custody issues, pure and applied research into features associated with sexual offending and sexual abuse, and the impact of offending and abuse on victim/survivors and treatment for such persons.

The Journal welcomes contributions from across the disciplines. The journal seeks to develop a primary focus on the application of research and practice in the sex offending area, and hence our focus is on empirical investigation, the application of theory and clinical developments in the treatment of both victims and offenders. Theoretical papers of relevance to understanding sexual offending, sexual abuse, assessment or management of sexual abusers will be accepted.

The journal is indexed in Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (AASIA) and Ulrich. The journal is a peer reviewed journal. All submissions are reviewed by at least two peer reviewers. All reviews are anonymous.

The first issue of SAANZ was published in July, 2008.

SAANZ submission guidelines

Note to contributors

In order to submit an article for publication in SAANZ, authors should prepare a manuscript that conforms to the following guidelines. Articles will then be reviewed by members of the Editorial Committee and the outcome of this review will be communicated with the authors so that any changes can be made prior to the article being accepted for publication.

SAANZ aims to publish articles that address areas in sexual abuse that are of practical or theoretical importance. In addition to articles that address research initiatives and theory development, SAANZ encourages submissions that discuss relevant issues in clinical practice with sexual abuse. SAANZ expects articles that will be published will be of a sufficient academic standard to be accepted by peer review and promote the work of ANZATSA on an international stage. SAANZ will publish works that address both survivor and abuser issues.

  • Discussion must be conceptually competent and be readable across disciplinary boundaries.
  • Length should not exceed 5,000 words. In exceptional circumstances longer articles may be accepted where the issues addressed are of special importance.
  • Original articles only are accepted.
  • Material submitted for publication will be reviewed through an anonymous process by two referees. Final decisions will be made by the Editors.
  • Authors may also submit short research reports. Such papers should be no longer than 12 pages in length including tables and references.
  • Manuscripts should be emailed to The Editor in either Australia or New Zealand (see addresses below). Please include the author(s) name, affiliation, phone, fax number and return email address where available.
  • Submit as an A4 formatted document, double-spaced throughout, with 4 cm margins. Cover page should include title of article and an abstract of up to 150 words, summarising the main argument or findings of the article. Because of the anonymous review process, authorship should be submitted on a separate page.
  • Tables and figures should be inserted into the text for the first review but authors will be asked to submit tables and figures as separate files on acceptance of the paper.
  • Quotations should be identified by single quotation marks throughout for text from other sources. Quotations running over five lines should be indented and typed without quotation marks. Acknowledgment should be typed under a final sub-heading immediately preceding References. References should generally follow the APA style, however for ease of reading, italics should be used in preference to underline in the reference list and elsewhere.

ANZATSA retains the copyright of all articles published, both in written and electronic forms (World Wide Web). Authors' abstracts will be reproduced on the webpage of the ANZATSA site as well as published in the journal.

Address for submissions from Australia:

The Editor, Dr. Katie Seidler
c/- LSC Psychology, 
PO Box 20494,
World Square, NSW 2002
Email: [email protected]

Address for submissions from New Zealand:

Armon Tamatea
School of Psychology
The University of Waikato
Private Bag 3105
Hamilton, New Zealand
Email: [email protected]

For enquiries about SAANZ Journal email: [email protected]

SAANZ Committee

Australian Editor

Katie Seidler , LSC Psychology, Australia (Australia)

New Zealand Editor

Armon Tamatea , The University of Waikato, New Zealand (New Zealand)

Astrid Birgden (Australia)

Chris Lennings (Australia)

Douglas Boer (New Zealand)

Emma Collins (Australia)

Gwenda Willis (New Zealand)

Jan Looman (Canada)

Jayson Ware (Australia)

Jeffrey Singer (United States)

Jennifer Howell (Australia)

Jim van Rensburg (New Zealand)

Joanne Thakker (New Zealand)

Lesley Laing (Australia)

Nick Wilson (New Zealand)

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