JCU Journals

We apologize for the recent inconvenience regarding the temporary unavailability of the following journals:

  • Queensland Archaeological Research (QAR)
  • LiNQ (Literature in North Queensland)
  • eTropic: electronic journal of studies in the Tropics
  • Journal of Resilient Economies (ISSN: 2653-1917)

We are in the process of transitioning to a new cloud-based vendor that specialises in open journal systems, which will significantly enhance the functionality and accessibility of journals.jcu.edu.au.

This transition is a complex process and will take some time to complete. We anticipate that it will be at least another month before everything is fully operational. We appreciate your patience during this period.

About our Journals

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.

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 qar@jcu.edu.au.

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 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

Email: anita.lundberg@gmail.com

Building a resilient and sustainable economy requires a multifaceted approach that acknowledges the intertwined nature of economic resilience and sustainability. This approach includes strategies to mitigate and manage natural disasters, such as natural hazard zoning and emergency preparedness plans, as well as addressing issues related to pandemics and other global health crises through investments in healthcare infrastructure and public health measures. Structural vulnerabilities in the economy, such as income inequality and lack of access to education and training, must also be addressed.

To achieve economic resilience and sustainability, policies must support individuals, businesses, and communities in becoming more resilient to external risks and shocks. Continuous monitoring, assessment, and updating of these policies are essential to ensure their effectiveness. The Journal of Resilient Economies (JRE) provides a platform to advance these concepts by offering a multidisciplinary focus and a wide range of perspectives to better understand the challenges of building a resilient economy.

JRE is committed to accessibility and inclusivity, operating as a Platinum Open Access journal that does not charge readers or authors for access to its articles. This ensures that research is immediately and permanently available to all. Furthermore, JRE actively contributes to the literature on the connection between the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) , particularly SDG8 and economic resilience, aligning with its commitment to the SDGs and promoting sustainable development.

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

Calls for Papers

We have a call for papers for the special issue with a publication date of July 31st. This call remains in effect, and we are enthusiastic about the submissions we have received so far. While the publication of the special issue may be slightly delayed due to the transition, we want to assure you that all accepted papers will be published.

In the meantime, you can continue to submit your manuscripts directly to citba@jcu.edu.au. We are committed to maintaining our high standards and ensuring that your work is published as soon as possible. Please use this article template for your submission.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support. We are confident that these improvements will greatly benefit our community and enhance the quality of our journal.

This special issue invites scholarly and artistic reflections on speculations about the im/possible and un/desirable future(s) of the tropics. We encourage inquiries on future tropical scenarios, social or ecological, utopian or dystopian, embodied or mediated, among local or global diasporic communities. (Full paper deadline 1 Oct 2024, Publication date March, 2025). Please email the Editor in Chief Associate Professor Anita Lundberg for full details at: anita.lundberg@gmail.com