Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Fusion Journal

Project Team

Faculty of Arts, Charles Sturt University (Australia) and the College of Arts, University of Lincoln (UK)

Project Themes

  • Creative Industries
  • Communication
  • Design
  • Visual Art


fusion is a new international open-access online scholarly journal for the communication, creative industries and media arts disciplines. Co-founded by the Faculty of Arts, Charles Sturt University (Australia) and the College of Arts, University of Lincoln (UK). The first issue was published in December 2012.

 Fusion Journal

fusion aims to:

  1. to provide a space where the blurring of different disciplinary, cultural, local, national and global ideas and creative practices can flourish;
  2. to increase scholarly appreciation of transdiscplinarity, transculturalism and trans-nationalism in the communication, media and creative arts industries;
  3. to encourage early career researchers by offering the opportunity to work alongside established researchers in the editorial, peer reviewing and writing processes;
  4. to share the benefits of transnational collaboration and discussion of issues seen through the lens of fusion and hybridisation.
  5. to 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 will include at least one early career researcher or Higher Research Degree 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.

Forthcoming issues;

  • Issue 2: The Limits of Virtuality – August 2013
  • Issue 3: The Studio – December 2013
  • Issue 4: The Town the City – April 2014