Discover open journals and publications produced and managed by James Cook University, one of the world's leading institutions focussing on the tropics, located in tropical North Queensland.

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  • Queensland Archaeological Research

    QAR, is a peer-reviewed journal published since 1984 devoted to publishing substantive, original and high-quality archaeological research pertaining to Queensland, Australia and adjacent areas. Email submissions to
  • eTropic: electronic journal of studies in the tropics

    eTropic publishes new research from Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and allied fields on the variety and interrelatedness of nature, culture, and society in the tropics. Tropical regions of the world include: the north of Australia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, East Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, tropical Africa, the Indian Ocean Islands, the Pacific, Hawai'i and the America South.

    eTropic journal is free open access; indexed in Scopus, Google Scholar, DOAJ and Ulrich's; archived in Pandora and Sherpa/Romeo; DOIs and Crossref; ranked Scimago Q2.

    Editor-in-Chief Associate Professor Anita Lundberg
    Founding Editor Professor Stephen Torrre


  • LiNQ (Literature in North Queensland)

    LiNQ (Literature in North Queensland) publishes fiction and poetry, as well as peer-reviewed papers and reviews of local, national, and international interest in the areas of literature, media/cinema, and culture.

    The journal has a long standing commitment to regional writing in general and to Australian literature in particular.

    From 2017, LiNQ will partner with Etropic journal to produce a special issue that publishes academic and creative works.