Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Transforming Cultures eJournal is the journal of Transforming Cultures (TfC), a Key University Research Centre in Communication and Culture, based in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Technology Sydney. It supports project-based research on narratives of the local in Australia, and in the regions of the Pacific and Indian Oceans. TfC investigates transformation in: Cultural History, Cultural Interaction and New Media, International Activism, Place and Environment and Transnational Cultures. The Centre endorses a research culture which supports an ethics of transformation and intervention, relevance and respect.

The Transforming Cultures eJournal is also committed to the dissemination of cutting-edge material in cultural research. It emphasises the communication of its research to a wide range of audiences and the dissemination of its results in innovative forms which can include various media and forms of new writing. The mission of the Centre includes a determination to undertake research that is useful to society, and to interact with communities in the definition and conduct of this research and its dissemination. We welcome submissions from fellow academics, community members, and those who are working in the public service, in local industries and in community groups around the region.


Section Policies


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Book Reviews

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Peer Review Process

Most papers published in Transforming Cultures eJournal are double blind peer reviewed by at least two (2) reviewers selected from an internationally-based expert pool. Non peer reviewed pieces appear under the heading 'Reflections'. Authors are able to follow each step of the review process and editors of sub-sections moderate and supervise the review processes.


Publication Frequency

Twice or three times yearly when publishing. This title ceased publication in 2010.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides open access to all of it content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Such access is associated with increased readership and increased citation of an author's work. For more information on this approach, see the Public Knowledge Project, which has designed this system to improve the scholarly and public quality of research, and which freely distributes the journal system as well as other software to support the open access publishing of scholarly resources.



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The views expressed in this journal are those of the authors and do not, and should not, be considered representative of "Transforming Cultures eJournal" or UTS ePRESS or the University of Technology, Sydney.