We accept research-based works in the areas of land rights and native title, Indigenous studies including history, anthropology, cultural, colonial and legal studies, education, governance, linguistics and health. Our research publications are open-access and available in at least one ebook format. Many of our edited volumes, monographs and research reports are available in hardcopy and purchased via our online shop.
Please read the AIATSIS Research Publications Guide for authors for requirements on submitting.
You need to provide:
- an AIATSIS Research Publications Submission cover sheet (DOCX, 553KB)
- final manuscript in Word format
- illustrations as low-resolution jpeg files.
Submissions can either be emailed to ResearchPublications@aiatsis.gov.au or posted to Research Publications, the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, GPO Box 553, Canberra, ACT, 2601.
Please note that we do not return submissions.
Initially your submission will be read by AIATSIS research and publications staff who will then seek external assessments from peer reviewers. Substantial works may be assessed by our Publishing Advisory Committee which is an independent advisory group that reports to the AIATSIS CEO.
Research Publications staff will advise you of the outcome of the assessment of your manuscript and, if accepted, you will be kept informed throughout the process up until your work is published.
AIATSIS Research Publications
Land, Rights, Laws: Issues of Native Title is a multi-disciplinary series of research papers that analyses emerging issues in native title research in a condensed and accessible short form. The series allows practitioners and researchers to provide arguments in the context of well-defined subject areas and research methods. Papers are anonymously peer-reviewed by at least two independent experts and are generally between 3500 and 7000 words in length.
Publications in the AIATSIS Research Discussion Papers series contribute to a greater understanding of contemporary issues in Indigenous studies, introducing new research topics and innovative approaches. Discussion papers are of a high scholarly standard, are informed by relevant research and may locate the topic within policy frameworks. The series encourages new ideas and theorising as well as allowing practitioners and researchers to provide new arguments in the context of well-defined subject areas and research methods. Discussion papers cover diverse areas of research. They should be accessibly written to appeal to a wide audience of specialists and general readers. Discussion papers are generally between 7000 and 20,000 words in length.
Research reports are the results of workshops, research projects and forums, available in peer-reviewed papers. Reports are peer-reviewed by at least two independent experts and generally start at 20,000 words.
Research monographs, books and edited volumes are published in a range of areas including land rights and native title, history, anthropology cultural and legal studies, governance, education, and health. Monographs, books and edited volumes are anonymously peer-reviewed by at least two independent experts and can be between 50-90,000 words.
- AIATSIS Research Publications Submission cover sheet
- AIATSIS Research Publications Guide for authors
- AIATSIS Research Publications Style and referencing guide
- ASP Publishing Style Guide for Authors and Editors
- Ethical publishing guidelines
- Rewriting your thesis
For any queries please email ResearchPublications@aiatsis.gov.au