The Journal of The Royal Society of Western Australia is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original scientific research with an emphasis on local science. The Journal has a broad ranging scope that covers any branch of the natural and physical sciences as well as anthropology and archaeology. It publishes research papers, review articles, short notes and letters of relevance to Western Australian scientists, although the research need not necessarily have been conducted in this State. Special issues with collected papers on a selected topic within the scope of the Journal are occasionally published. The Journal will consider overviews of any subject in the natural or physical sciences with the general membership of the Society in mind, and analyses of topical controversial issues in Western Australia. Prospective authors of such papers should consult the Honorary Editor for further advice.
The Journal is published each year, is accessible by Royal Society
members, and is used by many institutions and societies in Australia and
overseas. After Vol 98-2 in December 2015, the Journal is no longer
printed and is available only online to fully paid members and to
approved exchange partners or educational institutions.
Library holds copies of all printed Journals from 1899 to 2015.
The Museum of Victoria has digitised many of the Journals from 1899 which are now freely available online via The Biodiversity Heritage
Library which provides free access to digitised biological literature
through a global consortium of contributing libraries and affiliated
literature digitisation projects.
David Haig, University of Western Australia
Trinajstic, Curtin University