Journal of Australian Studies


The Journal of Australian Studies (JAS) is the journal of the International Australian Studies Association. 

JAS is a fully refereed international quarterly, which publishes scholarly articles and reviews on Australian culture, society, politics, history and literature.

The editors are particularly interested in multi and interdisciplinary work. First published in 1977, the journal is now published by Taylor & Francis.


Maggie NolanAustralian Catholic University

Julie KimberSwinburne University


Nell Musgrove – Australian Catholic University


Carolyn Holbrook
James Keating
Laura Rademaker
Thomas Rogers
Ellen Smith


Michael Lefcourt  – University of Queensland


Ien Ang – University of Western Sydney
Yasue Arimitsu – Doshisha University, Japan
Barbara Baird – Flinders University
Susan Ballyn – University of Barcelona
Deb Narayan Bandyopadhyay – Burdwan University, India
Nicholas Birns – The New School, New York
Frank Bongiorno – Australian National University

David Carter – University of Queensland
Ann Curthoys – University of Sydney

Kate Darian-Smith – University of Melbourne
Robert Dixon – University of Sydney
Catriona Elder – University of Sydney
Melissa Harper – University of Queensland
Ian Henderson – King’s College, London

Jenny Hocking – Monash University

Lars Jensen – Roskilde University
Jacqueline Lo – Australian National University
Stuart Macintyre – University of Melbourne
John Maynard – University of Newcastle
Ian McLean – University of Wollongong
Hou Minyue – East China Normal University (Shanghai)

Stephen Muecke – University of New South Wales
Lyndall Ryan – University of Newcastle
Hsu-Ming Teo – Macquarie University


Special Issues: Each year JAS has special themed issues. If you are interested in proposing an issue please contact the editors.

Submission details
JAS Style Guide

The John Barrett Prize

Dr John Barrett (1931-1997) established this award by way of a bequest to La Trobe University in 1987. Dr John Barrett was a lecturer and reader at La Trobe University from 1969 until his retirement in 1990. His research specialisation was 20th century Australian history, particularly national involvement in the world wars. Dr Barrett was a member of the Journal of Australian Studies editorial board from 1979-1990.

The John Barrett Award for Australian Studies is awarded annually for the best written article published by the Journal of Australian Studies (JAS). The award is administered by the International Australian Studies Association.

Two prizes are awarded each year:

  • the best article by a scholar (open)
  • the best article by a scholar (post-graduate).

The award comprises a cash prize of AUD$500 plus a two year membership to InASA (including a subscription to the Journal of Australian Studies).

A prize committee established by the International Australian Studies Association (InASA) executive makes the award each year.


Subscriptions to JAS are $105 per year.
 Subscription comes as part of InASA membership. JAS subscribers receive other benefits such as discounts to conferences. Click here to download a membership form. JAS is published by Taylor and Francis.

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