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Australian Journalism Review

JERAA's flagship publication is Australian Journalism Review, which is published twice yearly.

To subscribe to AJR, contact JERAA Treasurer Jolyon Sykes at or on 02 4268 2253.

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


Themed edition December 2018

Call for papers for special edition on Safety of Journalists.


Getting Published

Australian Journalism Review welcomes submissions on topics reflecting a broad range of perspectives on journalism theory, 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.

The Editor is Dr Kathryn Bowd from the University of Adelaide, and Associate Editor is Dr Janet Fulton from the University of Newcastle.

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).

All articles should be submitted by email.

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 email 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 blind peer reviewed.

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 or similar, 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 Dr Katrina Clifford from Deakin University. She can be contacted at

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.


Emerging Scholars section

AJR runs a regular section showcasing the work of PhD and high-quality Honours students. Editor of this section is Dr Kerrie Foxwell-Norton from Griffith University. She can be contacted at



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 – GoreHill”, 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)