HRAS publishes two kinds of unsolicited manuscripts:
Original scholarly pieces of peer-reviewed research of no more than 8000 words in length (including endnotes). Appendices, documents and other materials can be included in Supplementary Material.
Either hitherto unpublished or obscurely published primary sources (word limit subject to negotiation), along with a peer-reviewed scholarly introduction of between 4000 and 6000 words (including endnotes). The introduction will appear within the journal and the document(s) will appear in Supplementary Material.
The journal also publishes a number of commissioned manuscripts:
Review articles by leading scholars on current areas of research and/or debates about theoretical and methodological issues in the history of science in Australia, New Zealand and the southwest Pacific, commissioned by the Editors.
Biographies of deceased Fellows of the Academy of Australian Science, commissioned by the Academy. The memoirs are between 5000 and 8000 words (including endnotes).
Bibliographies of Fellows’ publications are included in Supplementary Material.
Critical appraisals of recently published books (and other media) on the history of science in Australia, New Zealand and the southwest Pacific, commissioned by the Book Review Editor.
A list of print and digital publications on the history of science in Australia, New Zealand and the southwest Pacific arranged by subject.