Australian Folklore

Australian Folklore is a peer-reviewed journal, maintaining its high quality through the engagement of Australasian research with the global research community. The journal is parallel published in print and online editions. The online edition is made freely available to the general public in the spirit of open scholarship and contains the same array of scholarly articles as the print edition. Australian Folklore has long been listed by the Modern Language Association, and many papers from it cited in the MLA's selective Annual Bibliography and indices. A similar treatment is accorded by the Modern Humanities Research Association in its ABELL, both in its Traditional Culture and other appropriate sections. In Australia, it is an ERA-listed journal. Australian Folklore was first published in 1987.

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There are no fees to download articles from Australian Folklore, nor are there any fees to submit, review or publish articles in the journal. As an electronic publication, our open access online edition encourages authors to take advantage of the wide variety of media available in this format in addition to those available in the traditional paper format. For details on manuscript formatting and layout, please see the instructions for authors page. Manuscripts should be submitted online through the "submissions" page.



Featured Article: Dr. Andrew K.S. Piper discusses Heritage and Financial Management


In his article, The Future of the Past—A Cautionary Lesson: Heritage and Financial Mismanagement at the Port Arthur Historic Site, 1987–1996, the University of New England's Dr. Andrew K.S. Piper explores:

"the failure of successive Federal and State governments to intervene effectively for the long-term conservation of the Port Arthur Historic Site."

This important article unpacks the relationships between Heritage, Financial Management, Conservation and the ability of the general public to access significant Historic Sites. 

You can read Piper's comments in Volume 31 of Australian Folklore.

Posted: 2017-12-03 More...

Call for Papers: AF33 (2018) - Folklore, Archaeology and Oral Traditions

The Editorial Board of Australian Folklore calls for papers for the journal’s 2018 issue. We invite submissions of original work that are not being considered for publication elsewhere. Our 2018 issue will contain a special feature section, ‘Folklore, Archaeology and Oral Traditions’, exploring the crossovers between oral tradition, archaeology and the lore of material culture and heritage. Submissions may wish to consider that topic in any global context. The theme is intended to encourage cross-disciplinary contributions. Submissions on other topics are also welcome.  
Posted: 2017-11-24 More...
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