This  journal (ISSN – 2202-2783) welcomes papers with general semiotic methodology and subject matter, as well as ones with special themes. Contributions of completed papers and commentaries, including works in progress or reviews, can be sent to Readers are welcome to supply contact details for updates on new issues. All inquiries will be followed up.



Geoffrey Sykes, University of New South Wales


Associate Editor


Paul Ryder, University of New South Wales


Editorial Team/Board


Myrdene Anderson, Purdue University, USA

Nicoleta Blanariu, University “Vasile Alecsandri”, Romania

Paul Boussiac, University of Toronto, Canada

Clara Chapdelaine-Feliciati, Ryerson University, Canada

Verónica Devalle, Universidad de Buenos Aires

Marina Grishakova, University of Tartu, Estonia

Janys Hayes, University of Wollongong, Australia

Shaeda Isani, University of Grenoble, France

David Jean-Michel, Steiner Education, Victoria, Australia

Massimo Leone, University of Torino, Italy

Asun LópezVarela, Universidad Complutense de Madrid,


David Marshall, Deakin University, Australia

Demelza Martin, University of New South Wales,  Australia

Geoffrey Owens, Wright State University, Dayton USA

Susan Petrilli, University of Bari, Italy

Augusto Ponzio, University of Bari, Bari

Christina Spiesel, Yale University, USA




i)    Content


This journal is fully international in focus, and responds to the promise of semiotics at many levels – philosophical, educational, conceptual, cultural, social change and self understanding.


It also responds to a perceived need and opportunity to develop a more comprehensive approach to the study of semiotics in Australia—and perhaps in other countries more distant from mainstream traditions and practices in Europe and North America.  This appears to be the first journal of its kind in this country, and, as a general inter-disciplinary English language publication, perhaps in the Southern hemisphere.


This publication, on occasion, addresses themes specific to the cultures, locations and geo politics of regions of its publication. It should be remembered that Claude Lévi-Strauss undertook research into indigenous peoples on the three continents of the Southern hemisphere: Australia, South America and Africa.


However the journal is general in scope, and special issues and themes will be conducted in addition to general papers.  Topics could include but not be limited to popular culture, the environment, creative arts, media and religion.


The ‘southerly’ tag in our title is also intended to connote emerging expressions of culture generally, and governance in our global public life as well as expressions in identity in international and individual contexts.


ii)  Format 


“Southern Semiotic Review” has online and print versions. Online editions are open sourced, and widely read. Statistic overall and for particular papers can be supplied on request. Faster publication schedules for individual papers are encouraged.  The journal maintains an inclusive and comprehensive brief, and contributions from all international scholars and writers of varied subject matters and approaches within a consensual, eclectic understanding of semiotics are invited. It is felt that wide subject matter and international contributions will assist—and indeed be necessary to develop—study in a specific region or country. The review/journal seeks to provide a repository of material and a digital and print footprint. It seeks to provide material that is accessible to a wide audience, with integrity of content and good quality of presentation. The journal seeks to maintain an ongoing and dynamic conversation, and comments on featured and selected papers will be encouraged.


Ongoing expression of interest for positions of editorial associate and assistants, and applicable links and affliliations, welcomed. 




APA style is preferred. Numerical footnotes. No numbers or subscripts in sub-headings. We can adjust fonts. Authors of papers should supply an abstract and keywords. All illustrations to be supplied as separate jpeg files. Clearly indicate via subscript location of individual illustrations in body of article. Author bio and even picture can be sent.  All formal contributions and papers will be subject to suitable processes of editorial, peer and blind review, to ensure quality and originality of content and stylistic quality. English is the preferred language although bi-lingual papers welcomed, and non English material considered. Length is discretionary – both the long text as well as shorter styles, and separate print publication of longer works will be considered.


Acceptance of publication assumes authors grant the journal a non-exclusive, limited license to use submitted material in either online or print forms, and titles and associated pictures, on royalty free, worldwide, perpetual and non-revocable terms. Published material will be made available by way of  downloads.  It is assumed authors have obtained all necessary authorisations and other permissions to incorporate copyright material into their submission. The journal will not be held responsible for any unauthorised use of materials, including copyright material. There is currently no charge for publication.