About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Australian and New Zealand Journal of European Studies (ANZJES) publishes original peer-reviewed research on contemporary European issues. It aims to facilitate scholarship on, and understanding of, contemporary Europe, connecting scholars across Australia, New Zealand and internationally. ANZJES is multidisciplinary, welcoming original articles and research notes on Europe and European issues from a variety of methodological and theoretical approaches within the social sciences, history, law, cultural studies and the humanities.

ANZJES is a scholarly, double-blind peer-refereed publication, which reflects the aims of its publishing organisation, the European Studies Association of Australia New Zealand (ESAANZ)

The journal publishes original research articles, research notes and review essays (see Submissions for further information).

Open Access Policy

ANZJES is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

Article Processing Charges

ANZJES does not utilise Article Processing Charges (APCs) or other fees of any kind for publication.


ANZJES operates under Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY-NC-ND) 4.0 Licence (for further information, see Submissions).

Peer Review Process

All original research articles and notes published in this journal undergo a process of double-blind peer review. For review essays, single-blind peer review will be conducted in the first instance, with a second blind peer review conducted at request of the journal's editors.

Publication Frequency

ANZJES is published online three times per year.

Publication Ethics and Editorial Policy

ANZJES is committed to ensuring the highest quality and ethical standards in its publication. The journal's full Publication Ethics and Editorial Policy may be viewed here.


To guarantee long-term digital preservation, ANZJES is archived using the following services:

  • PKP Preservation Network (PKP-PN)
  • Trove/National Library of Australia


Authors may 'self-archive' their articles in digital form on their personal homepages, funder repositories or institutional archives operated by universities and non-profit research institutitions, provided that they link back to the original source on the JCER website. Authors may archive the submitted manuscript, accepted manuscript and/or published version of record. For the version of record, authors must clearly attribute ANZJES as the journal of original publication, and note the license under which the article was published.


ANZJES is published by the European Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand (ESAANZ).

Journal History

ANZJES was launched in 2008 as a collaboration between the Contemporary European Studies Association of Australia (CESAA) and the European Union Studies Association of New Zealand (EUSANZ). CESAA and EUSANZ merged in 2020 to form the European Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand (ESAANZ), which continues as the journal's publisher.