Call for papers

December 2020 Special Edition

Australian Aboriginal Studies (AAS) is inviting papers for the December 2020 issue on the theme Brilliant: Indigenous Genius, Then and Now.

The theme celebrates and showcases the brilliance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures, philosophies, achievements, adaptive societies, and contribution to the making of our nation.

AAS is a quality multidisciplinary journal that exemplifies the vision where the world’s Indigenous knowledges and cultures are recognised, respected and valued. AAS encourages contributions that articulate the ways in which research approaches and methodologies are underpinned by ethical decision making. Please refer to the Guidelines for ethical research in Australian Indigenous studies.

Since 1983 AAS has published interdisciplinary research in Australian Indigenous studies with a focus on the humanities and social sciences. It is published twice a year for a wide audience in a plain English style and visual content is encouraged.

Each edition includes a thought-provoking article by a leading Indigenous thinker about the importance of Indigenous knowledges to wellbeing, as well as Indigenous ways of living in and engaging with the world.

AAS publishes blind peer-reviewed articles, book reviews and review essays that contribute to a transformative discourse about indigeneity, both within the academy and within Indigenous communities. New voices are encouraged to contribute to the conversations.

AAS is published online and by print on demand by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS). With direction and support from a distinguished editorial board, it contributes to the Institute’s work of building pathways to share and grow Indigenous knowledge.

AAS 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. It 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.

Submit your manuscript by 31 May 2020 via Scholastica below.

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Last reviewed: 11 Dec 2019