Submitting articles

ADS is published twice annually: in April and October. April issues are general and unthemed; October issues are guest edited and are devoted to some special focus interest.

Contributions for April issues should be directed to the general Editor (Meredith Rogers) while those for October should be directed to the Guest Editor[s]. In practice, prospective contributors should, in the first instance, send an expression of interest and abstract to the relevant editor or guest editor before committing to a fully-written article.

  • Contributions up to 6000 words (including endnotes) are acceptable.
  • All articles are peer-reviewed anonymously; consequently the author's name must not appear on the copy submitted. The editors will contact the author with any suggested alterations and comments after peer assessments have been made. This process can take up to 2 months.
  • If accepted for publication, a disc or email copy is required and a five-line biography of the author.
  • Titles should reflect as closely as possible the topic of your article. In your title, please try to include the appropriate key words that a researcher might use to find your article in a database.
  • Contributors should follow the MLA style for citations but using endnotes. For example, after a quote or reference is made in the text, an endnote number is cited. In the list of NOTES at the end of the article the citation should then conform to the following examples:

From a Book

  • 1. Rustom Barucha, Theatre and the World: Performance and the Politics of Culture (London: Routledge, 1993) 25.

From an Article

  • 13. Justin Clemens, 'A Thousand Little Stupidities: Why I hate Deleuze (and Guattari)', Antithesis 8.2 (1997): 181.

From a Chapter in a Book

  • 4. Tadashi Suzuki, 'Culture is the Body', in Bonnie Marranca and Guatam Dasgupta, ed., Interculturalism and Performance: Writings from the PAJ (New York: PAJ Publications, 1991) 247.

From a Newspaper Article

  • 52. Stephen Sewell, 'Lost in the Clouds', Courier-Mail (28 July 2001): 4

(N.B. this style is preferred even if the original headline is 'Lost in the clouds')

From a Website

Reviews should not normally exceed 1,200 words and should not include Endnote references.

Additional Information

Australasian Drama Studies is indexed in AUSTLIT, the Australian literary database; in APAIS (Australian Public Affairs Information Service); the MLA Bibliography; Australian Literary Studies; Modern Drama; and the International Bibliography of Theatre.

Online retrieval of articles available from APAFT (Australian Public Affairs Full Text Service) and from Informit (RMIT Publishing). Acceptance for publication implies assigning rights to ADS to publish material in any format. Copyright and moral rights remain with authors.

The editors welcome relevant visual images to accompany written texts. Please submit images as separate jpeg files or black and white photographs. Please ensure that the photographer/designer is duly acknowledged and that they understand the copyright arrangements (including the image's online availability through APAIS). The photographer's name as well as any persons appearing in the image should be clearly marked on the back of the photograph or in an email in the case of jpeg attachment.

Please email your submission or any other enquiry to Meredith Rogers. For submissions for publication in special focus issues, please send directly to the guest editor as listed on the inside cover of recent issues.

Download a PDF copy of the Submission Guide [PDF 83KB].