Australasian Drama Studies (ADS) Journal

Australasia's Premier Academic Journal for Research in Drama, Theatre and Performance

Established in 1982, Australasian Drama Studies (ADS) is the official journal published by the Association. ADS is a fully peer-reviewed journal which publishes articles, interviews, and production casebooks on world theatre by Australasian and international scholars. The journal also publishes reviews of scholarly books and published play texts.

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Calls for Papers

Current calls for papers (General Issue April 2024)

Submitting articles

Submission Guide for articles to Australasian Drama Studies

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement


Dr Nicola Hyland
Dr Sarah Woodland

Assistant Editor

Dr Jonathan Graffam-O'Meara

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Subscriptions & access to complete issues online

From 2018 (Issue 72), Australasian Drama Studies will be published in digital format only.

Members of the Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies are provided with access to the entire archive of the journal from its first issue in 1982 using the login provided. 

Recent Issues and the ADS Archive from 1982 to the present will become visible in the drop down menu once you log in.

Online retrieval of articles is also available from APAFT (Australian Public Affairs Full Text Service) and from Informit (RMIT Publishing).

A new subscription system is currently under construction. Please check the Subscriptions page for updates.