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


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

    Building a resilient economy requires a multifaceted approach that addresses the various risks and challenges that can impact economic stability. This includes developing strategies to mitigate and manage natural disasters, such as natural hazard zoning and emergency preparedness plans. It also includes addressing issues related to pandemics and other global health crises, such as investing in healthcare infrastructure and promoting public health measures. In addition, building a resilient economy requires addressing structural vulnerabilities in the economy, such as income inequality, lack of access to education and training, and inadequate social safety nets. To achieve this, policies must be put in place to support individuals, businesses and communities in becoming more resilient to external risks and shocks. Moreover, it requires continuous monitoring, assessing and updating these policies to ensure that they are effective in promoting economic resilience. The Journal of Resilient Economies(JRE) is a platform that aims to advance the important concept of resilience by providing a multidisciplinary focus and a wide range of perspectives to better understand the challenges of building a resilient economy.

    As a Platinum Open Access journal, JRE offers a multidisciplinary approach and employs a rigorous double-blind peer-review process for all submitted papers. With the goal of promoting accessibility and inclusivity, JRE does not charge readers or authors for access to its articles, ensuring they are immediately and permanently available to all. Additionally, JRE is committed to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and actively seeks to contribute to the literature on the connection between the SDGs and economic resilience.

    Publisher: 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.