Resolution on approved and/or ranked journal lists by Australian universities

At its 2019 AGM, the Australian Society for Study of Labour History (ASSLH) passed the following resolution:

That the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History condemns the developing practice by Australian universities of issuing lists of approved and/or ranked journals for publication by academic staff members. By imposing a pernicious system of punishments and rewards, such lists undermine academic freedom, imperil the future of many academic journals, and threaten the study of Australian history. The Society urges its academic members to oppose the practice in their own universities and asks the Federal Executive to consider how the ASSLH might cooperate with other organisations to oppose the practice.

Click here for a copy of the letter that Diane Kirkby, Editor of Labour History, sent to the AHA Executive.