About ALS


Australian Literary Studies is a fully refereed scholarly journal.

We publish literary studies scholarship that is rigorous, clear, and has a strong sense of its intervention in the field. We are interested in scholarship which speaks to Australian literary criticism, as well as that which expands the scope of literary studies internationally.

Founded in 1963 by Laurie Hergehnan at the University of Tasmania, and edited from 2002 to 2015 by Leigh Dale at the University of Wollongong, it is now edited by Julieanne Lamond at Australian National University.

Australian Literary Studies “remains one of the primary resources for (post-nationalising) knowledge about Australian literature but it also continues to be one of the important forums in which the conversation about the history, theory and practice of literary studies, or English as it is trending back to, is conducted in this country.” - Philip Mead.

Publication model

ALS is a nonprofit organisation which runs independent of government or university funding. We charge subscription fees to cover the costs of copyediting, website maintenance and editorial assistance. We have chosen not to deal with major publishers or aggregators because we want ALS to be affordable for students, researchers and libraries. Nor do we want to charge authors to publish, as is the case with much open access publishing. Instead, we are working with a small-scale mix of subscription and open access publishing. New essays are open access in html form for a four-week period; the archive is accessible via institutional or individual subscription. ALS is also working with a rolling publication model; instead of publishing four issues a year, we publish essays, singly or in groups, periodically throughout the year.

Our ISSN is 1837-6479.


Julieanne Lamond

Deputy Editor

Susan Martin

Reviews Editor

Joanne Jones


Jayne Regan

Copy Editors

Carol Hetherington

Alice Ingram



Editorial Advisers

Katherine Bode

David Carter

Tanya Dalziell

Robert Dixon

Joanne Jones

Jeanine Leane

James Ley

Susan Martin

Andrew McCann

Philip Mead

Ben Miller

Nicole Moore

Brigid Rooney

Susan Sheridan

Alice Te Punga Somerville

Elizabeth Webby

Lydia Wevers

Gillian Whitlock

Organizational Structure

Australian Literary Studies Inc. is a nonprofit organisation incorporated in the ACT.

Management Committee

Dr. Julieanne Lamond (President)

Prof. Susan Martin (Vice-President)

Mr. David Brennan (Treasurer)

Dr. Sarah Ailwood

Prof. Tanya Dalziell

Prof. Philip Mead

Prof. Nicole Moore

Prof. Elizabeth Webby