Accessing the Journal

Current Issues

From 2022, Archives and Manuscripts is an open access online journal published by the Australian Society of Archivists. Articles will be published online and a print on demand service will be available.

All Individual, Corporate A and Corporate B (Standard) ASA members receive complimentary print copies to Archives and Manuscripts as part of their member benefits.

Current issues and all past issues can be accessed from All issues are full-text searchable and globally accessible on our open access platform.

2012-2021 Issues

In 2012, the Australian Society of Archivists entered into a publishing partnership with Taylor & Francis who produced both a print and online version of the Journal.

1955-Present Issues

Between 1955 and 1975 (up to volume 6 issue 5), Archives and Manuscripts was published by the Archives section of the Library Association of Australia (LAA). From 1976 (volume 6 issue 6), it has been published by the Australian Society of Archivists (ASA). Volumes 1-10 (1955-1982) have also been reproduced on microfilm by the ASA.

The ASA would like to acknowledge the generosity of both the University of New South Wales Library and the Australian National University Archives for producing the high-resolution scans of Archives and Manuscripts on a gratis basis. Thank you to the Australian Library and Information Association for allowing copyright of the earlier editions – when Archives and Manuscripts was published as the journal of the Archives Section of the Library Association of Australia.

The ASA would also like to acknowledge the support and assistance of members and authors in making this online archive accessible.