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The purpose of the Evaluation Journal of Australasia (known as EJA, ISSN 1035-719X), is to further the aims of the AES in promoting the theory, research and practice of evaluation. To do so it publishes articles of professional merit on any subject connected with evaluation, together book reviews and example of professional practice of professional interest to members of the AES..

The Evaluation Journal of Australasia is published quarterly on 1 September, 1 December, 1 March, and 1 June. Issues of the journal are available to members as a free download from Informit. Non-members and institutions can purchase subscriptions, or individual journal articles from Informit. 

Dr Lyn Alderman
Dr Liz Gould
Dr Bronwyn Rossingh
Dr Carol Quadrelli

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Focus and scope

The Evaluation Journal of Australasia is a publication of the Australasian Evaluation Society. It provides the opportunity to disseminate current research and innovative practice in the evaluation field and is multi- disciplinary and cross sectorial in its scope. Australasian Evaluation Society members, organisations, postgraduate students and individuals involved in the practice, study or teaching of evaluation are invited to submit their work to journal, selecting from a range of submission types.

Types of papers accepted

Academic paper

An academic paper is defined as one that that is theory based, contributes to the literature within evaluative thinking and practice and makes a contribution to the field of evaluation.

Practice paper

A practice paper is defined as one that applies an evaluation theory, describes the evaluation and presents the findings of a program or project and disseminates practice.

Postgraduate student paper

A postgraduate student paper is defined as one that presents an evaluation design, describes the decision-making processes leading to the design and presents the logic model and prospective timeline for the evaluation and disseminates evaluation design.

Book review

A book review is defined as a critical analysis or evaluation of the content, structure and purpose of a publication from the reviewer’s viewpoint.

Ethics and Integrity

EJA subscribes to the Code of Conduct for best practice and ethical journal editing and publication, (COP). Acknowledging our ethical and other responsibilities, we take all possible measures against malpractice and we are committed to ensuring that reprint, advertising or other commercial revenue or political gain has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. We publish papers based only on their quality, importance, originality, and relevance to our remit. We evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, citizenship, ethnic origin, or political philosophy of the authors. We are committed to ensuring ethics in publication and high quality of scholarship. Conformance to standards of ethical behaviour is therefore expected of all parties involved: Authors, Editors, Reviewers, and the Publisher.


By submitting a manuscript, the author(s) warrant that the manuscript is their own, original work and that it has neither been published previously nor is currently being considered for publication elsewhere. Submitting the same manuscript concurrently to more than one journal is unacceptable. Authors should cite publications that have been in influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical conduct and is unacceptable. The corresponding author should ensure that there is a full consensus of all co-authors in approving the final version of the paper and its submission for publication.

Double blind peer review process

To assist in making editorial decisions, EJA uses a blind peer review process for all articles published. The review process usually takes four to six weeks. Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used by reviewer without the express written author consent. Reviews should be conducted objectively, and observations formulated clearly with supporting arguments. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative or other relationships, or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers. Peer reviewers’ identities are protected as are authors.

Journal and Publications Working Group

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Professor Rick Cummings
Associate Professor Janet Clinton
Ian Patrick
Dr Graeme Harvey
Professor Paul Burton
Dr Liz Gould

Earlier AES publications

Earlier publications of the Australasian Evaluation Society are:

  • The Bulletin of the Australasian Evaluation Society (ISSN 1030-6463) was published from November 1987 to May 1989), changing its name to Evaluation Journal of Australasia (ISSN 1035-719X) in November/December 1989. The current format of the EJA commenced in 2001.
  • Evaluation News and Comment (ISSN 1039-8473) was published betweeen November 1992 and June 2000.