AJAS (ISSN 0705-7113) is the official journal of
the Australian and New Zealand American Studies
Association. It is published twice a year, in July and
December, by the Association.
Articles appearing in this journal are indexed in Historical
and America: History and Life. The journal
is part of JSTOR,
where issues appear 3 years after publication. The journal
is also part of the EBSCO
Australian/New Zealand Reference Center database,
and will be included in the American History and Life with
Full Text database when that is launched.
The best article published in the
journal in the two years between conferences is awarded
the James Holt Award, a prize worth
The recipient of the 2010-2011 Award was Bruce
"The Pennsylvania Connection: From Gettysburg 1863 to
Shankesville 2001: Lincolnian Sacrifice Revisited and
Re-enacted in the New Millennium," published in
Vol. 30, no. 2 (December 2011).
The best article by a postgraduate
student published in the journal in the two years between
conferences is awarded the Peter Coleman Prize,
valued at $250AUS.
The recipient of the 2008-2009 Award was Joshua
Balfour for his article ‘“Confronting
Entrenched Weapons Programs: A Short Story of Success
from the George W. Bush Administration," published in
Vol. 28, no. 1 (July 2009).
AJAS also publishes the
winner of the Association's Norman Harper Prize,
an award for an essay by an undergraduate student, valued
at $100AUS. Submissions for this award must reach the
Editors by December 1st each year.
The recipient of the 2011 Award was Ross
Webb, of the University of Auckland, whose
essay, ‘I am voting for myself, my children and my
race this time’: Black Labour, Community Mobilisation
and Civil Rights Unionism: the Brotherhood of Sleeping
Car Porters in the 1920s," appeared in vol. 31
no. 1 (July 2012)