The Scope and Purpose

The purpose of Carpe Diem is to publish exceptional quality refereed articles twice yearly in numbered issues. The journal would be published in both hard and electronic format, with a long-term view to electronic publishing only. The refereed articles submitted for publication should present the following:

  • Exceptional standard assignment output
  • Original research
  • A judicious review of current theory, methods, policies, publications or practices in the disciplines of Business and Informatics as mentioned below.

All contributions are most welcome but the Editor reserves the right to determine whether a submission is published or not published.


The Aims of Carpe Diem are as follows:

To communicate original refereed contributions on all facets of Business and Informatics to the Australian academic environment and to the Australian and global financial and business environments. This would also more importantly include the international community. The following Discipline Areas included:

  • Accounting
  • Financial Services
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing
  • Economics
  • Management
  • Small Business Management
  • International Business
  • Law
  • Professional Ethics
  • Corporate Governance and Leadership
  • Business Research Methods (Quantitative & Qualitative)
  • Critical Thinking
  • System Development Methodologies
  • Information Management
  • Intelligence Systems
  • Programming Language
  • Network Technologies
  • Databases
  • Business Intelligence
  • E-commerce
  • Security
  • Web Technologies
  • Data Communications

Should you have any queries as to whether your discipline area would be recognized by Carpe Diem, please contact the Editor.

To distribute contributions from undergraduate and post-graduate students, being of exceptionally high quality and originality.

To provide a forum to exchange new ideas, innovations, news and opinions in the form of regular columns.

To provide standards for students such as the communication and presentation of assessable work.

To encourage excellence in writing and presentation of written reports and assignments.

To promote an interest in research at an undergraduate level.

To create an interest in academic writing.

To provide recognition for academic achievements and excellence.


The Carpe Diem Target Market

The primary target market is that of students both undergraduate and postgraduate that are enrolled for courses that cover aspects of Business and Informatics in the areas previously indicated. This market extends not only to the ACU National, local and international students but to students enrolled at universities in Australian and in universities internationally.

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