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Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

JASAL is a peer-reviewed journal, published online by the Association for the Study of Australian Literature. Articles will appear as part of an annual numbered volume or a Special Issue. From 2008, articles in the annual numbered volume will appear on the JASAL website as they are finalised and readied for publication. In this way they will be made available for reading and comment as rapidly as possible.JASAL welcomes essays that consider Australian literature in all its forms (fictional, critical, print, filmic, and so on) and in terms of its socio-political and cultural contexts. We encourage comparative studies with other literatures and are particularly interested in contributions that challenge received critical paradigms and contribute to public debate. JASAL also welcomes review articles (up to 4000 words) and responses to previously published material (up to 2000 words).

 

Section Policies

Preliminary pages

Editors
  • Tony Simoes da Silva, University of Wollongong
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Articles

Editors
  • Brigitta Olubas, University of New South Wales
  • Tony Simoes da Silva, University of Wollongong
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Christina Stead Centenary Essays

Editors
  • Margaret Harris, University of Sydney
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Dorothy Green Memorial Lecture

Editors
  • Brigitta Olubas, University of New South Wales
  • Tony Simoes da Silva, University of Wollongong
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Review Essays

Editors
  • Jay Thompson, La Trobe University
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Reviews

Editors
  • Jay Thompson, La Trobe University
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Appendices

Editors
  • Tanya Dalziell, University of Western Australia
  • Paul Genoni, Curtin University of Technology
  • Susan Lever, The University of Sydney
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Notes on Contributors

Editors
  • Tanya Dalziell, University of Western Australia
  • Paul Genoni, Curtin University of Technology
  • Susan Lever, The University of Sydney
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Notes & Furphies

This section publishes short research notes and questions on Australian literature and literary culture. Items will normally be a few paragraphs, and may invite commentary from readers. It is not a news section but an opportunity for research exchange.

Editors
  • Frances Devlin-Glass, Deakin University (as Honorary Associate Professor)
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Reflection

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Peer Review Process

Essay manuscripts must be between 4500 and 6000 words (excluding endnotes and list of works cited), double-spaced in Times New Roman 12pt. font, with 1.5 line spacing and should conform to MLA style in regard to quotations, citations, endnotes, and lists of works cited. The JASAL Author Guidelines appear under Guidelines. Manuscripts that do not comply with the Style Guide may be rejected by the editors. Authors are responsible for obtaining copyright permission for any illustrations or figures cited in their texts. Allow three months for consideration.

Manuscripts are refereed anonymously by two Reviewers. Reviewers will assess the submission against the criteria of content (originality and thoroughness of research, and understanding of context), structure (well-structured argument and conclusion), and clarity of style.

 

Publication Frequency

For numbered JASAL issues, items are published on the website as soon as they are ready by adding them to the current volume's Table of Contents. For Special issues, including the annual conference issue, items will be published collectively at the same time.

JASAL is published at least once each year in a numbered issue and, usually, another Special Issue each year.

 

Open Access Policy

JASAL provides open access to all of its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Such access is associated with increased readership and citation levels. JASAL uses open source software, developed by the Public Knowledge Project to help make open access economically viable, and to improve the scholarly and public quality of research.

 

Books for Review

JASALreviews criticism and scholarly editions of Australian literature, Australian cultural history, and critical/historical works on Australian drama, film and television. JASAL does not review individual creative works, such as novels, books of poems, plays and so on. Anthologies of these works, however, may be considered for review.
Publishers should send appropriate books for review to: Dr. Jay Daniel Thompson, La Trobe University| Level 3, 215 Franklin Street | Melbourne VIC 3000

Telephone: 0439 488 046

 

Editorial Advisory Committee

Bill Ashcroft, University of New South Wales
Delys Bird, University of Western Australia
Nicholas Birns, The New School for Social Research, New York
Pat Buckridge, Griffith University
Vilashini Cooppan, University of California, Santa Cruz
Robert Dixon, University of Sydney
Carole Ferrier, University of Queensland
Terry Goldie, York University, Toronto, Canada
Sneja Gunew, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Dennis Haskell, University of Western Australia
Ian Henderson, University College, London
Peter Kirkpatrick, University of Sydney
Christopher Lee, University of Southern Queensland
Susan Lever, University of Sydney
Elizabeth McMahon, University of New South Wales
Susan K. Martin, La Trobe University
Lyn McCredden, Deakin University
Philip Mead, University of Western Australia
Barbara H. Milech, Curtin University of Technology
Nicole Moore, University of New South Wales - Canberra
Suvendrini Perera, Curtin University of Technology
Brigid Rooney, University of Sydney
Susan Sheridan, Flinders University
Elizabeth Webby, University of Sydney
Lydia Wevers, Wellington University, New Zealand

 

Management Committee

Bernadette Brennan (USyd), Philip Butterss (U Adelaide), Robert Clarke (UTas), Tanya Dalziell, (UWA), David Gilbey (CSU), Julieanne Lamond (ANU), Susan Martin (La Trobe), Marguerite Nolan (ACU-Qld), Brigitta Olubas (UNSW), Roger Osborne (UQ), Brigid Rooney (U Syd), Meg Tasker (Ballarat).

 

Reader postings

Readers may comment on any article online by opening the article title and posting a comment using the Reading Tools on the right hand column.

 

A Note to Contributors

JASAL accepts submissions from Authors without qualification, but we encourage Authors to join ASAL.