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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. Some of our books and research reports are available in hardcopy and can be purchased via our online shop. 


Please read the Aboriginal Studies Press style guide for requirements on submitting and ensure you provide:

  • Final manuscript in Microsoft word format (.DOCX)
  • Illustrations as low-resolution JPG files.

Submissions can be emailed to


Your submission will be read by AIATSIS 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.

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 two independent experts and are generally between 3500 and 7000 words in length.

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. They should be accessibly written to appeal to a wide audience of specialists and general readers. Discussion papers are between 7000 and 20,000 words in length.

Working papers is a series that enables researchers and practitioners to publish preliminary findings, share ideas about a topic and elicit feedback. Working papers are peer-reviewed by researchers and expert practitioners and start at 3500 words. They have an adaptable format, are a fast way to circulate findings and are published on the AIATSIS website.

Research reports are the results of our workshops, research projects and forums are published in a range of research reports that provide timely updates on research findings. 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.


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Last updated: 29 July 2021