Australian Journalism Review

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

The journal is published by Intellect Books, with JERAA retaining oversight of journal content and direction and managing all submissions.

To subscribe to AJR, visit the Intellect website. Alternatively, join JERAA and receive AJR twice a year as part of your membership.

AJR is is currently ranked Q2 by Schimago and listed with Scopus, Web of Science and EBSCO.

AJR’s editorial team

Professor Matthew Ricketson, Deakin.
Dr Peter English, University of the Sunshine Coast.

Early Scholars Editor:
Dr Bridget Backhaus, Griffith University.

Book Review Editor:
Jeanti St Clair, Southern Cross University.

Edition 46(2), December 2024

Submission deadline for the December 2024 edition is July 1, 2024. Research papers of up to 7500 words on any topic of relevance to journalism education, theory and/or practice are welcome for this edition.

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 in 2024 are February 1 and July 1.

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.

Articles should be submitted through the Australian Journalism Review site.

Click on the “Submit” drop-down button, next to “Aims and Scope”, which will take you here.

Articles focused on theoretical development and original research should not normally exceed about 7500 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. Submissions for peer-reviewed articles that include human subjects in their studies will need to have ethics approval from the author’s university, or justification for why it is not applicable. This is in line with the National Health and Medical Research Council ethics guidelines.

Book reviews

AJR’s Book Review Editor is Jeanti St Clair from Southern Cross 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 Bridget Backhaus, from Griffith University, Australia. She can be contacted at


AJR follows the Intellect Books style guide.

Abstracting and Indexing

ABC-CLIO; Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre; Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre Plus; Australian Public Affairs Information Service; China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI); Communication Abstracts; Communication Source; Danish Bibliometric Research Indicator (BFI); EBSCO; Index Copernicus; Informit; Scopus; UGC-CARE; Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory; Web of Science: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)

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