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Editorial board

Editorial policy

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Editorial board

Editor from Issue 59 (2016) – present:
Dr Monique Rooney lectures in English, Film and Television at the Australian National University, Canberra.

Editors from Issue 44 (2008) – Issue 58 (2015):
Dr Monique Rooney lectures in English, Film and Television at the Australian National University, Canberra.
Dr Russell Smith lectures in English at the Australian National University, Canberra.

Editor from Issue 8 (1997); Issue 10 (1998) – Issue 43 (2007):
Prof Elizabeth McMahon lectures in the School of Arts and Media at the University of New South Wales, Sydney.

Editor from Issue 1 (1996) – Issue 7 (1997); Issue 9 (1998):
Prof Cassandra Pybus has held research professorships at the University of Sydney, Georgetown University in Washington DC, the University of Texas and King’s College London.


Editorial Board:
David Bissell, Australian National University
Gemma Blackwood, University of Tasmania
Ian Buchanan, University of Wollongong
Claire Colebrook, Penn State University
Steven Connor, University of Cambridge
Stuart Cunningham, Queensland University of Technology
Ned Curthoys, University of Western Australia
Guy Davidson, University of Wollongong
Simon During, University of Melbourne
Tom Ford, La Trobe University
Ken Gelder, University of Melbourne
Andrew Hassam, Monash University
Marilyn Lake, La Trobe University
Sue Martin, La Trobe University
Elizabeth McMahon, University of New South Wales
Meaghan Morris, University of Sydney
Julian Murphet, University of Adelaide
Fiona Probyn-Rapsey, University of Wollongong
Libby Robin, The Australian National University
Gillian Russell, University of York
Susan Sheridan, Flinders University
Rosalind Smith, Australian National University
Joseph Steinberg, University of Cambridge
McKenzie Wark, The New School, New York
Terri-Ann White, University of Western Australia

Ecological Humanities Editors:
Dr Thom van Dooren (Issues 47-52), Transforming Cultures Research Centre, University of Technology, Sydney.
Dr Libby Robin (Issues 31-46), Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University, Canberra.
Dr Deborah Rose (Issues 31-52) Division of Society, Culture, Media and Philosophy, Macquarie University, Sydney.

Consulting Editors:
Dr Russell Smith (Editor Issues 44-58: 2008-2015), lectures English at The Australian National University
Prof Cassandra Pybus (Editor Issues 1-7 & 9: 1996-1998), ARC Professorial Fellow, University of Sydney.
Prof Elizabeth McMahon (Editor Issues 8 & 10-43: 1998-2007), lectures English at the University of New South Wales.
Prof Lucy Frost, School of English, French, German and Journalism, University of Tasmania.

Special Issues Editors:
Issue 38: Sexual Revolutions edited by Guy Davidson
Issue 39-40: New Urgencies edited by Nicole Moore and Michelle Arrow
Issue 42: Approaching Whiteness edited by Anne Brewster and Fiona Probyn-Rapsey

Copyeditor Issues 58-
Fergus Armstrong

Web Manager Issues 59-
Fergus Armstrong
Monique Rooney
Emma Sampson

Web Manager Issues 44-58:
Russell Smith

Web Manager Issues 29-43:
Emma Sampson, Dial Nine for an Outside Line

Web Manager Issues 1-28:
Dr Diane Caney, Over There

Site Design (from Issue 45):
Emma Sampson, Dial Nine for an Outside Line

Original Site Design & Logo:
Robin Petterd, The Other Edge


Editorial policy

Australian Humanities Review provides a forum for open intellectual debate across humanities disciplines, about all aspects of social, cultural and political life, primarily (but not exclusively) with reference to Australia. It aims to present new and challenging debates in the humanities to both an academic and a non-academic readership, both within and outside of Australia.

AHR welcomes contributions from scholars working in all disciplines of the humanities, including literary and film studies, cultural and media studies, gender studies, history, politics, philosophy, sociology and anthropology. Please note that we do not publish poetry or creative writing.

All articles published in AHR are blind refereed by two academic reviewers, either by members of the editorial board, or by external referees where special expertise is required.

Australian Humanities Review supports free speech and tries to avoid censorship. We are committed to the promotion of open intellectual debate in the context of high standards of scholarship. We regard such a practice as a basic means of expression – and thus a basic right – of diverse individuals and communities, and see our promotion of free speech as fundamental to the protection of intellectual and artistic expression.

AHR has been publishied as an Open Access publication since 1996 according to the definition of the Budapest Open Access Initiative: “By ‘open access’, we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.”  See http://legacy.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/boaifaq.htm#openaccess)

AHR is listed with the Directory of Open Access Journals: http://www.doaj.org/

AHR is proud to be part of Open Humanities Press

AHR is included on the DEST register of scholarly refereed journals, and on Ulrichs, the international register of scholarly journals.



Submission guidelines

Australian Humanities Review accepts unsolicited articles or research papers but ONLY in the form of 250-word abstracts or proposals. Please DO NOT send the full text of your article. If we wish to consider your proposal for publication we will invite you to submit the full text. We may ask authors to make revisions to their work before submitting it to referees. Please note that a request to make revisions does not necessarily mean that we will publish your work. Please also note that a decision not to publish may be based on editorial priorities and does not necessarily reflect on the quality of the work.

Please submit texts as Word or RTF documents. Our preferred format is Times New Roman, 12 point, single line spacing, left aligned. Headings should be in bold on a separate line, but otherwise the same as the main text. Long quotations should be indented. Leave a blank line between paragraphs and do not indent new paragraphs. It assists us if you keep other formatting to a minimum. Please refer to the AHR Style Guide PDF for more informatting about formatting submissions.

Please adopt the MLA Formatting and Style Guide, using in-text citations in brackets and a list of works cited. Please DO NOT use Endnote or any other referencing software in your submission as it interferes with formatting; bibliographies and in-text references should be in plain text; we will return any incorrectly formatted documents for resubmission. Use footnotes for complex citations or supplementary information where appropriate. A brief guide to MLA Format is available at: http://www.library.cornell.edu/newhelp/res_strategy/citing/mla.html. More detailed information is available at: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/557/02/.

Please submit images etc. as separate files, indicating where they should appear in your text.

Email submissions to: ahr[at]anu.edu.au


Contact AHR

Email: [email protected]

Mailing address:

Editor, Australian Humanities Review
School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
AD Hope Building #14
Australian National University
ACT 0200 Australia

Issues 44-52 of AHR were published in PDF and Print-on-Demand format by ANU E Press :
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://epress.anu.edu.au/titles/australian-humanities-review

Monique Rooney, 2021