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Australian Journalism Review

The JERAA has two publications. Its main publication is the Australian Journalism Review, which is published twice yearly. It also has a newsletter, published several times a year and is available online through the Informit system. Read more about the newsletter, and past editions, here.

To subscribe to AJR, contact JERAA Treasurer Jolyon Sykes by e-mail: or by phone: 02 4268 2253

Alternatively, join the JERAA and receive AJR twice a year as part of your membership.

Getting Published

Australian Journalism Review welcomes submissions on topics reflecting a broad range of perspectives on journalism practice and education.

AJR is published twice a year, usually in July and December, and deadlines for submissions are generally March 15 and September 15 each year. The editor is Professor Ian Richards, Director of the Postgraduate Journalism Program at the University of South Australia in Adelaide. Associate editor is Kathryn Bowd, Senior Lecturer in Media and Journalism, University of Adelaide.

Articles submitted to AJR should be original contributions and not under consideration for any other publication at the same time. Exceptions should be clearly indicated. If an article is accepted for publication, authors will need to assign copyright to the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia (JERAA).

Electronic submission by email is preferred in all cases. Please note that hard copy submissions will not be considered for publication.

Article submissions, including a brief abstract of 100 to 150 words, should be sent as an email attachment to the editor at Please ensure the name(s) and e-mail addresses of the author(s) are clearly indicated, as well as their formal positions and institutional affiliations.

Articles focused on theoretical development and original research should not normally exceed about 6000 words. Preference will be given to articles not exceeding this length. All articles are double peer reviewed. Referee comments are generally copied by the editor and forwarded by e-mail to contributors.

Authors are responsible for obtaining copyright for any illustrations, tables, figures or other material previously published elsewhere. Please note that preference will be given to articles with fewer than six graphs/tables.

Articles should be submitted as Word documents where possible, with a minimum of formatting. Avoid footnotes wherever possible.

AJR adheres to principles of responsible research publication.

Book reviews

AJR’s Book Review Editor is Associate Professor Kerry McCallum from the University of Canberra. Her e-mail is

If you accept an invitation to review a book for AJR, please ensure that you include all publication details, ISBN number, number of pages, format and recommended retail price.


Please note that it is the author’s responsibility to provide thorough and accurate references in AJR style. The editor of AJR reserves the right to decline publication of papers which are inadequately or incorrectly referenced.

References and style follow guidelines provided by the American Psychological Association. For questions on references and style, consult the following:
American Psychological Association. (2001). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Note that APA style differs from normal journalistic style in many areas.
References cited in the text should read (Hughes, 1972, p. 273) or (Jensen & Jankowski, 1991, pp. 139-141).

All references cited in articles should be listed alphabetically and presented in full at the end of the article. Use the following style:



Zelizer, B. (2004). Taking journalism seriously. Thousand Oaks, Sage.


Book chapters


Deuze, M. (2010). Journalism and convergence culture. In S. Allan, The Routledge Companion to News and Journalism (pp. 267-276). Abingdon: Routledge.


Journal Articles

Richards, I. (2013). Beyond city limits: regional journalism and social capital. Journalism: theory, practice and 
criticism, 14(5), 627-642.


O’Donnell, P., McKnight, D., & Este, J. (2012). Journalism at the speed of bytes: Australian newspapers in the 
21st century. Retrieved January 13, 2013, from
Williams, H. (2013, February 28). Calls to support fledgling freelancers as more flock to war zones. Frontline 
Bloggers. Retrieved March 30, 2014, from

Newspapers and magazines

Newspapers and magazines may be cited by author if a byline is used in the news report, or by article title. Use 
Forde 2014a and Forde 2014b to distinguish different articles by the same author in the same year.
Kessell, A. (2014, October 10-16). Chelsea’s coach proves she’s special. The Guardian Weekly, p. 46.
DPP launches appeal against Cobb sentence. (1998, November 19). The Canberra Times, p. 3.


Bowd, K. (2010). Local voice, local choice: Australian country newspapers and notions of community
Unpublished PhD thesis, University of South Australia.

Conference Papers

Willey, K., & Gardner, A. (2013). Flipping your classroom without flipping out. Paper presented to 41st SEFI 
Conference, Leuven, Belgium, September 16-20. Retrieved May 15, 2014, from

Annual Reports

Australian Broadcasting Corporation. (ABC). (2012). Now more than ever: annual report 2012. Sydney: 
Australian Broadcasting Corporation.


National Archives of Australia; Australian Broadcasting Commission; SP1322/1, general correspondence files, 
1933-1974; 28/2/27/10, Property and/or premises – New South Wales Gore Hill television premises – general; 
“TV News – move to new premises”, February 28, 1958; “Gore Hill accommodation – News”, January 10, 1962; 
28/2/59/2 PART-1, Accommodation, alterations, furniture & fittings, 1956-1972; “Accommodation moves – Gore 
Hill”, January 5, 1972.

Please note:

All book, chapter and article titles should use initial capital letters for only the first word and any proper nouns 
(see examples above).

The Newsletter

‘The JERAA Newsletter’ is a newsletter for members of the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia, covering all achievements and announcements, program news, international news, research news, new policies and procedures,  and any key dates/events.

You are invited to send submissions for the newsletter to the media officer

Past Newsletters

2011 September JERAA Newsletter (PDF 33Kb)

2011 May JERAA newsletter (PDF 22Kb)

2011 February JERAA Newsletter (PDF 30Kb)

2010 December JERAA Newsletter (PDF 219Kb)

2010 November JERAA newsletter (PDF 117Kb)

2010 August JERAA Newsletter (PDF 1.6Mb)