Research journals

A list of research journals.


Antithesis is Australia's longest-running graduate interdisciplinary journal of contemporary theory, criticism and culture, appearing annually. Antithesis is a refereed arts and humanities journal edited by graduate students and published annually in association with the School of Culture and Communication at The University of Melbourne. It is the oldest graduate student-oriented journal in Australia.

Asia Pacific Journal of Arts and Cultural Management

The Asia Pacific Journal of Arts and Cultural Management is a peer reviewed journal now in its 10th year. It was founded in 1993 at the University of South Australia and The University of Melbourne is pleased to be taking it into the second decade of publication. The Journal has a focus on the Asia-Pacific region and invites contributions from academics across the entire region, as well as welcoming contributions and updates on developments in arts and cultural management from industry practitioners.

Cultural Studies Review

Cultural Studies Review (formerly The UTS Review) is a refereed journal published twice a year in March and September by UTSePress.


emaj (electronic Melbourne art journal) is the only online, refereed art history journal published in Australia. emaj aims to provide an international forum for the publication of original academic research in all areas and periods of art history. Topics covered include fine arts, architecture, curatorship, politics and aesthetics, visual culture, philosophy, historiography and museum studies. emaj welcomes monographic articles about specific artists or art collectives as well as thematic or theoretical analyses on aspects of art history.

Going Down Swinging

Going Down Swinging is a literary magazine publishing short fiction, poetry, comic art and spoken word, all in the one book/CD package. GDS has been publishing since 1980 to widespread acclaim.

Melbourne Art Journal (MAJ)

Melbourne Art Journal (MAJ) is a refereed art history journal published annually. MAJ publishes the annual Joseph Burke and Margaret Manion lectures, as well as on a wide range of art history topics, from medieval to twentieth century, European, Australian, and Asian.

PLATFORM: Journal of Media and Communication

PLATFORM is a biannual open-access online graduate publication. Founded by the Media and Communications Program, School of Culture and Communication, The University of Melbourne, PLATFORM was launched in November 2008. This graduate journal is refereed by an international board of established and emerging scholars working across diverse paradigms in Media and Communication. It is planned to develop it as an international journal. PLATFORM aims to encourage sharing and support within and across Media and Communication postgraduate communities worldwide.

Refractory: a Journal of Entertainment Media

Refractory is a refereed e-journal that explores the diverging and intersecting aspects of current and past entertainment media. The journal is published by the Screen Studies Program.

Senses of Cinema

Senses of Cinema is an online journal devoted to the serious and eclectic discussion of cinema and is peer-reviewed by request. The journal regularly publishes work of graduates in the School.