Oral History Australia
Giving Voice to the Past

Oral History Australia Journal

About our journal

Since 1979, Oral History Australia and its predecessor, the Oral History Association of Australia, has published an annual journal for the benefit of its members and the broader oral history practitioner community.

The journal contains articles, reports and book reviews and in recent years has also included a section for peer-reviewed articles. 

The publication was previously known as the Oral History Association of Australia Journal and since 2014 has been the Oral History Australia Journal (ISSN: 0158 7366).

The journal's content reflects the diversity and vitality of oral history practice in Australia and may include contributions from overseas.The views expressed by contributors do not necessarily reflect the views of the Editor, the Editorial Board or the publisher of the Oral History Australia Journal.

Since 2017 the journal has been published in an electronic format only.

Current vacancy

Call for Expressions of Interest: Chair, OHA Journal Editorial Board

The Chair of the Oral History Australia Journal Editorial Board manages the peer review process for the journal. Activities include recording submission details, de-identifying papers, assessing the quality of submissions and communicating with authors and peer reviewers. The process offers insight into the assessment and review of papers; it is an invaluable learning experience for postgraduate research students and early career researchers. The successful applicant will be mentored in the role by the previous Chair.

Please send your expressions of interest to the OHA Journal’s general Editor:  Sue.Anderson@unisa.edu.au.

Accessing the journal

Member access

The current issueof the journal is available to OHA members  through a password-protected link.

Log-in details for this page are issued to members by branch secretaries annually when a new issue becomes available.

Member access link - current journal

Subscription access

Overseas institutions can receive a copy of the current Oral History Journal - and/or previous issues - by paying a fee. Enquiries: mandjcassidy@gmail.com 

Accessing previous issues

Previous issues of the journal can be accessed one of two ways:

  1. Through Informit.
  2. Through the National Library of Australia.


Searching previous issues

Access indexes to previous issues of the journal:

Submitting articles 

Important dates for next issue

Contributions are currently being sought for the Oral History Australia Journal No. 40, 2018.

The deadline for the submission of peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed articles has been extended to 30 June 2018.

See further details of the Call for Papers:


Please refer to the following style guide and frequently asked questions concerning the peer-review process.