Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria Society
Promotion and advancement of science

General Information

Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria publishes original research papers, review articles and short communications that are peer reviewed. The Society invites contributions for the Proceedings from authors across the various disciplines of biological, physical and earth sciences, including multidisciplinary research, and on issues concerning technology and the applied sciences. Contributions on topics that are relevant to Victoria and the south-eastern Australian region are encouraged. The journal also publishes Special Issues and themed collections of papers commissioned by the Council of the Royal Society of Victoria. It is published online in May and November.

Acceptance of manuscripts is the responsibility of the Editor-in-chief in consultation with the Editorial Board. All manuscripts are subject to a formal process of peer review and are considered on the understanding that they are the result of original research that has not appeared, and will not appear, elsewhere in substantially the same form.

When preparing a manuscript for publication, authors should follow as closely as possible the journal style and layout, which can be inspected in an issue online. Detailed guidelines are set out in the Author Instructions.

Note: Royal Society of Victoria’s Proceedings 1854 to 2006 are available online, free of cost, for personal use at the State Library of Victoria in their ‘Digitised Collections´.

There are no page charges for Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria.

Publication Format

The journal is published online and a limited number of hard copies are available from the publisher at a cost of $AU50 (plus GST) per issue provided the order is placed before online publication (1 May and 1 November).


Formal reprints are not provided, but CSIRO Publishing supplies the corresponding author with a free PDF of the published article. Authors may create links to their articles from their personal web pages. Electronic versions of all articles are available from the journal’s website.

The Open Access content in the Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria has been sponsored by the owner. Articles are published under a CC BY-NC-ND licence: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 (

In summary you may:
•    Send copies to individual colleagues for non-commercial purposes
•    Print out and distribute copies to colleagues attending any conference presentation you make
•    Include the PDF in a course pack, subject to the usual copyright licensing agency arrangements.

However, you may not include the PDF on any website or on any server, including an institutional repository. You may place a pre-publication version of your work on your personal website or in your institutional repository provided that you include a link to the definitive version on the journal’s website. Please contact the Permissions Manager if you wish to use the PDF for any purpose other than those listed above.


The journal is indexed/abstracted in a variety of databases.


To submit your paper, please email the Editor-in-chief at
Ensure that ‘Manuscript submission’ appears in the subject line.

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