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.

Most journals available are provided as open access.  Access each individual publication to view specific copyright statements.


  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

    Special Issue themes draw together scholars of the tropics, including: Northern Australia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, East Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, tropical Africa, the Indian Ocean Islands, the Pacific, Hawai'i, and the American South.

    eTropic journal is free open access, indexed in Scopus, Google Scholar, DOAJ and Ulrich's, and archived in Pandora and Sherpa/Romeo. eTropic uses DOIs and Crossref. The journal is ranked Scimago Q1.

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

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  • Journal of Resilient Economies (ISSN: 2653-1917)

    What does it take to build a resilient economy? From natural disasters to pandemics, economies and the associated businesses, industries, occupations, and communities can be vulnerable to a range of external risks. The Journal of Resilient Economies (JRE), is a Platinum Open Access journal, with a multidisciplinary focus to further advance the important concept of resilience. JRE does not charge either the readers or the authors. This ensures all accepted articles will be immediately and permanently available to readers free of charge.

    The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and economic resilience are intertwined. Accordingly, SDGs are an integral part of JRE policy and focus. As part of the commitment to this global agenda, JRE is committed to making significant contributions to the literature around the SDGs and their connections to resilience.  

    Who funds this Journal?

    Publication infrastructure and maintenance of JRE is fully supported by James Cook University Open Journal Systems (OJS), driven by the belief that knowledge has the power to change lives, and that research outputs should be freely accessible online, without barriers.

    JRE aims to make the academic research available:

    • online
    • immediately
    • without charge
    • free from most copyright or licensing restrictions

    Read the complete version of JCU Open Access Policy and related documents here.