Publishing with us

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:

Submissions can either be emailed to 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.

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.

Working papers is a new series that allows researchers and practitioners to publish preliminary findings, to share ideas about a topic or to elicit feedback. They are peer-reviewed by researchers and practitioners and start at 3500 words.


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Last reviewed: 20 Jul 2020