You are invited to contribute an abstract and/or paper to kickstart our newly launched open access NJ: The Journal of Drama Australia.
Hopefully you have heard by now that NJ has moved to the Scholastica platform from our previous home at Taylor and Francis. If you haven’t yet had the chance to visit the new NJ site, please follow this link (https//:njdrama.scholasticahq.com).
To celebrate this move, we are now opening a call for both papers and abstracts, with the goal being to help authors (including early career researchers), achieve a 2022 publication. This opportunity is made possible by the fact that we publish immediately upon acceptance and finalisation of editing and proofing. You will however need to move quickly as our current call for abstracts closes on August 14 (submit your 200-500 word abstract to j.dunn@griffith.edu.au). Alternatively, you may have a full paper ready to go. If so, we are happy to accept full papers at any time. However, if you are hoping for a 2022 publication, we suggest you submit your work to the Scholastica site (https://njdrama.scholasticahq.com/for-authors) by October 1.
The Drama Australia Board members took the decision to move to this open access platform in order to expand our national and international readership (including of our amazing back issues), while also giving drama and theatre researchers the chance to have their work freely accessible across the globe. There are no submission costs and no publication costs for authors! Of course, in order to maintain the high standard of our journal, all papers will continue to be double blind peer reviewed and must be relevant to the readership of NJ.