This is the homepage of the international journal Rock Art Research, the official organ of the Australian Rock Art Research Association (AURA) and the International Federation of Rock Art Organisations (IFRAO).
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The journal is devoted to developing theory and methodology for the systematic and rigorous understanding of palaeoart and related phenomena. Emphasis is given to communication across the various disciplines related to the study of global rock art, and to synthesising related subjects around the journal's focus: the surviving externalisations of early world views.
Contributions should be consistent with these general goals. Notes for contributors appear below. All major articles submitted will be refereed. While final responsibility for the acceptance or rejection rests with the editor, responsibility for opinions expressed or data introduced is always the author's.
Selected manuscripts will be sent to commentators and their reviews may be published in order to promote scholarly debate, in which case the author will be invited to respond to these comments. In addition to articles reporting original research of significance, the submission of brief reports, conference reports, reviews and bibliographical entries is also invited.
NOTES FOR CONTRIBUTORS
Manuscripts of major research papers should preferably be from 4000 to 8000 words. Longer articles will be considered on the basis of merit. Submissions should comprise the original together with two copies, typed in double-space, with a wide margin on one side of each page. Identify each page by number and author's surname. The preferred method of submission is on an IBM compatible computer diskette or CD-ROM disk, together with three hard copies. The content of the paper should be outlined by four to six keywords (e.g. 'Petroglyph - patination - ethnography - Pilbara') placed above the title. The manuscript must include an abstract of 50 to 100 words, summarising the article.
Spelling and punctuation in this journal follow the Style manual for authors, editors and printers of Australian government publications and the Macquarie dictionary; where the two disagree the former has precedence. Footnotes should not be used. The bibliography and references in the text should follow the IFRAO style as indicated in this issue. Terminology must comply with the Rock Art Glossary (see IFRAO Glossary).
If line drawings are included they must be larger than the intended published size (preferably by a factor of 1.5 to 2) and line thicknesses, stippling, lettering sizes etc. must be selected accordingly. Photographs should be gloss prints of high contrast. If submitted electronically they must be at least 300 dpi of TIFF or better format. Photographs of rock art that were obtained by physical enhancement or other interference will be categorically rejected, except for the purpose of critical discussion. In regions where traditional indigenous rock art custodians exist, their approval must be obtained before submission of any material relating to their culture, and where copyright applies the author must obtain the appropriate consent. Captions (on a separate sheet) are required for all illustrative material, together with an indication in the text as to where they, and any tables and schedules, are to be placed.
Announcements intended for a specific issue of this journal ought to be available at least three months before the month of intended publication. Text proofs are issued of all articles and must be returned promptly after correction by the author(s). Each author or group of authors receive thirty free copies of their article, additional reprints are available at cost.
All correspondence should be addressed to:
Rock Art Research
P.O. Box 216
Caulfield South, Vic. 3162
Telephone and Fax: Melbourne (61-3) 9523 0549
LIST OF CONTENTS
A complete list of contents of Rock Art Research from 1984 to the present
The AURA Newsletter is the occasional newsletter of the Australian Rock Art Research Association (AURA) Inc. and is received by all members of AURA. Recent issues can be viewed here as PDF files:
Number 18(1), July 2001, 241 KB
Number 18(2), December 2001, 211 KB
Number 19(1), June 2002, 257 KB
Number 19(2), August 2002, 384 KB
Number 20(1), April 2003, 340 KB
Number 20(2), September 2003, 900 KB
Number 21(1), June 2004, 628 KB
Number 21(2), October 2004, 308 KB
Number 22(1), February 2005, 304 KB
Number 22(2), September 2005, 239 KB
Number 23(1), May 2006, 226 KB
Number 23(2), November 2006, 492 KB
Number 24(1), October 2007, 339 KB
Number 25(1), June 2008, 471 KB
Number 25(2), October 2008, 524 KB
Number 26(1), March 2009, 458 KB
Number 26(2), August 2009, 108 MB
Number 27(1), June 2010, 53 MB
Number 27(2), November 2010, 62 MB
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All back issues of Rock Art Research are available, starting with the November 1988 issue. For a full set, the cost is $A330.00, including postage in Australia, and US$280.00 plus applicable postage anywhere else in the world. For the cost of international postage, please contact AURA. Individual copies or annual volumes (2 issues) are available at the current rates. Please order back issues from:
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