openjournals@Deakin has been developed by the University Library to host a range of Deakin University open access journals. The Library seeks open access publishing partnerships with University Faculties, research groups and others affiliated with the University. We provide a platform and system for journal management and publishing; as well as selected editorial, production and technical advisory services.  

Please direct queries in the first instance to Ben Chadwick, Research Platforms Librarian.

This service uses OJS (Open Journal Systems), an open source journal management and publishing system developed by the Public Knowledge Project

This site uses v. of the OJS software


  • openjournals@Deakin journals are also eligible to be archived via the PKP LOCKSS preservation process.
  • All journals hosted by Deakin, where articles have Deakin authors, are added to the institutional repository DRO.
  • Deakin has also submitted openjournals@Deakin journals to be preserved by the National Library’s PANDORA archive.


  • Papers: Explorations into Children's Literature

    Papers: Explorations into Children’s Literature is the premier Australasian scholarly journal in children’s literature. It publishes research on all aspects of children’s and young adult literature – canonical and contemporary – and encourages work drawing upon theoretical, analytical or practice-led methodologies. 

  • The Humanitarian Leader

    The Humanitarian Leader/Leader Humanitaire is a bilingual publication in English and French that is an independent voice for the aid sector, published by the Centre for Humanitarian Leadership.

    The Humanitarian Leader/Leader Humanitaire provides a platform for non-peer-reviewed research to allows authors to test ideas and insight in an accessible academic setting. Papers must broadly inform humanitarian leadership, and promote discussion and dialogue in the sector.

    Authors include researchers, activists, volunteers and humanitarian professionals – anyone with something to say about how aid could and should be better.

    Launched in August 2019, the Centre publishes 10 papers online each year, with an annual print and online edition released in December. 

  • c i n d e r

    c i n d e r is a creative writing research journal affiliated with the Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP) and Deakin University's School of Communications and Creative Arts (SCCA)

    ISSN 2209-7775

  • TESOL in Context

    TESOL in Context is the peer-reviewed publication of the Australian Council for TESOL Associations (ACTA) for teachers, researchers and others interested in TESOL within Australia and internationally. Normally two issues are produced each year. TESOL in Context is an internationally refereed journal with a wide target audience, both national and international. Readership includes TESOL / EAL professionals working in all sectors of education; universities, primary and secondary schooling, early childhood settings, adult migrant programs, vocational training, ELICOS and TESOL teacher education, both in Australia and internationally. Articles published in TESOL in Context typically examine the nexus between theory and practice.

    The aims of TESOL in Context are to provide professionals in the field with insights into TESOL issues in Australia and internationally
and contribute to the development of classroom expertise through dissemination of current research and thinking around TESOL.

    ISSN 2209-0916

  • Journal of Teaching and Learning for Graduate Employability

    The Journal of Teaching and Learning for Graduate Employability is a scholarly forum for the dissemination of research and evidence-based practice in teaching and learning for graduate employability. 

    The Journal is currently:
    • Indexed by Scopus (2018 onwards) 
    • Indexed by Informit – Humanities & Social Sciences Collection (2010 onwards)
    • Indexed by CrossRef (2010 onwards)
    • Listed in the ARC ERA 2018 Journal list.

  • Persona Studies

    Persona Studies is a peer reviewed academic journal that explores the construction of the public self. The concept of persona is explored in its production and performance in a variety of contexts. The journal supports both traditional articles and creative practice submissions.

    It is currently indexed in DOAJ and Informit-Humanities & Social Sciences Collection. It is also listed in Listed in the Ulrich’s periodicals directory and in TROVE, the National Library of Australia database.

    ISSN 2205-5258

  • Journal of Citizenship and Globalisation Studies

    The Journal of Citizenship and Globalisation Studies (JCGS)has ceased publication as an active journal and cannot accept new submissions. Past issues of JCGS will continue to be available on this website. 

    JCGS was published from 2017 to 2019. It was interested in the complex and often contradictory meanings of citizenship, social inclusion and globalisation at the local, national and transnational levels. 

  • Asia Pacific Humanitarian Leadership Conference Proceedings

    The Asia Pacific Humanitarian Leadership Conference was the first event of its kind in the region to debate and discuss some of the most critical challenges and opportunities for the humanitarian system in the region and globally.

    The Asia Pacific Humanitarian Leadership Conference Proceedings is a peer reviewed academic publication that explores how leadership in the humanitarian sector can be best developed, and raise the level of humanitarian engagement in policy development and debate, through academic and practitioner lenses.

  • Deakin Papers on International Business Economics

    Deakin Papers on International Business Economics (DPIBE) was an online academic journal published between 2008 and 2015. It was established primarily for students and aimed to publish short articles on various aspects of applying theories of economics and political economy to the international business environment.

    Whilst DPIBE is no longer in publication all back-issues will remain archived on this site.

    ISSN 2206-4060

  • Deakin Law Review

    The Deakin Law Review has ceased publication as an active law journal and cannot accept new submissions.

    • Past issues of DLR will continue to be available on this website. You may also like to keep up-to-date with contemporary legal topics via Deakin Briefs.
    • Do you have a copyright query? Please note that copyright in all the articles previously published by the DLR is owned prima facie by the authors; it is not claimed by Deakin University or the Deakin Law Review.

  • Journal of Information Systems and Small Business

    The Journal of Information Systems and Small Business (JISSB) is an international, double blind peer-reviewed open access journal. JISSB was launched in December 2006 and in 2009 was merged with the Australasian Journal of Information Systems.

    ISSN 1834-2957