Journal History

eTropic was founded in 2002 in response to a developing innovative research interest in the tropics among scholars in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at James Cook University. Following the establishment of eTropic, a research focus on “People, Identity and Place” was formulated at the university linking scholars in Anthropology, Archaeology, Economics, Education, English, History, Indigenous Studies, Literary Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Tourism Studies. The journal eTropic provides a multi-disciplinary venue for the dissemination of new research on the variety and interrelatedness of nature, culture, and society in tropical regions. This research is also the focus of The Cairns Institute of tropical studies at James Cook University, which brings together local, national and international scholars.

eTropic reflects world-wide scholarly developments in the dynamic area of tropical studies. It is a fully refereed journal, under the chief editorship of Associate Professor Anita Lundberg, with the editor of literary and creative works Dr Victoria Kuttainen, and an experienced Board of Editors and distinguished International Advisory Board, including the Founding Editor, Adjunct Professor Stephen Torre.

eTropic is indexed in Scopus (from 2018), Ulrich's, and DOAJ. It is archived in Pandora (National Library of Australia) and Sherpa/Romeo. eTropic articles also appear on Scilit.