About the journal

Australian Aboriginal Studies (AAS) is a quality multidisciplinary journal that exemplifies the vision where the world’s indigenous knowledge and cultures are recognised, respected and valued. It encourages contributions that articulate the ways in which research approaches and methodologies are underpinned by ethical decision-making.

The journal publishes thought provoking articles by leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander thinkers about the importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge to wellbeing as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of living in and engaging with the world. AAS also includes a range of peer-reviewed articles and review essays that contribute to a transformative discourse about indigeneity, both within the Academy and within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

New voices are encouraged to contribute to the conversations. AAS is published by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) and contributes to their work of building pathways to share and grow Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge.The journal acts as a forum for dialogue about the key themes in the disciplines involved with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research. It is networked to multiple universities and research centres, and includes practical research with policy relevance.

Each issue contains several scholarly articles, accompanied by research reports and book reviews. All major articles are peer-reviewed and copyedited for publication. Australian Aboriginal Studies is abstracted in the following databases: AIATSIS Indigenous Studies Bibliography, Informit APAFT (Australian Public Affairs Full Text) database and Indigenous Collection, EBSCO Academic Search Complete and Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre and ProQuest.

Australian Aboriginal Studies is also comprehensively indexed with full text in the Informit APAFT database and Indigenous Collection, EBSCO Academic Search Complete and Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre databases and ProQuest.

Editorial Advisory Board

The Editorial Advisory Board of Australian Aboriginal Studies includes eminent international and national scholars in a range of disciplines.

The Australian Aboriginal Studies journal editorial advisory board ensures that each issue of the journal meets the inter-disciplinary, peer-reviewed standard expected by its subscribers.
The current editorial board consists of:

  • Prof Fred Myers, NY University, USA
  • Dr Melinda Hinkson, ANU
  • Prof Robert Layton, University of Durham, UK
  • Dr Anthea-Jo Taylor, Edith Cowan University
  • Professor Howard Morphy, ANU
  • Toni Bauman, AIATSIS
  • Dr Patrick Sullivan, University of Notre Dame Australia
  • Dr Lorraine Gibson, Macquarie University
  • Professor Tim Rowse, UWS
  • Dr Barbara Glowczewski, CNRS, France
  • Professor John Taylor, ANU
  • Associate Professor Pat Dudgeon, UWA
  • Dr Yin Paradies, University of  Melbourne
  • Jeanie Bell, Batchelor Institute for Indigenous Tertiary Education
  • Professor Martin Nakata, UNSW
  • Dr Gaye Sculthorpe, the British Museum
  • Professor John Maynard, University of Newcastle
  • Professor Lynette Russell, Monash University
  • Professor Mick Dodson, ANU
  • Professor Colleen Hayward, Edith Cowan University
  • Dr Graeme Ward, ANU
  • Professor Francoise Dussart, University of Connecticut, USA
  • Professor Lester Irabinna Rigney, Flinders University
Last reviewed: 22 Feb 2017