fusion Mission Statement

fu·sion (fy zh n) noun.

  1. The merging of different elements into a union.
  2. The blending of different elements to form a larger nucleus with the simultaneous release of energy.
  3. A combination of different ingredients and techniques from very different cultures or countries.

fusion is an international, open access online scholarly journal for the communication, creative industries and media arts disciplines. Co-founded by the Faculty of Arts and Education, Charles Sturt University (Australia) and the College of Arts, University of Lincoln (UK), fusion will publish refereed articles, creative works and other practice-led forms of output.

Aims and Scope

fusion aims to:

  • provide a space where the blurring of different disciplinary, cultural, local, national and global ideas and creative practices can flourish;
  • increase scholarly appreciation of transdiscplinarity, transculturalism and transnationalism in the communication, media and creative arts industries;
  • encourage early career researchers by offering the opportunity to work alongside established researchers in the editorial, peer reviewing and writing processes;
  • share the benefits of transnational collaboration and discussion of issues seen through the lens of fusion and hybridisation; and
  • foster critical awareness of the dialogic fusion produced between globalisation and regionalism.

fusion is also open to reviews and commissioned articles. Appearing twice a year, each issue is organised around a theme involving the fusion of two or more ideas, disciplines or cultures, and edited by a small team of guest editors whose research interests reflect the particular theme.  The editorial teams include at least one early career researcher or Higher Degree Research student.  Submissions will be refereed by an international board of established and emerging scholars working across diverse paradigms in media, communication and the creative arts industries.

Journal Indexing and Archiving

fusion is archived in:

PANDORA (a digital archive of the National Library of Australia): Search Pandora

Charles Sturt University Research Output (CRO database): Search CRO

fusion is indexed in:

The Directory of Open Access Journals (an independent online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer reviewed journals): Search DOAJ

Ulrichsweb (a subscription provider of bibliographic and publisher information on academic and scholarly journals): Search Ulrichsweb (subscription required)

Trove (a repository of full text digital resources relating to Australia): Search Trove

Google Scholar (a free online search for scholarly literature): Search Google Scholar


Please direct enquiries to the fusion Production Editor at fusion@csu.edu.au

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