The Australian Museum houses some of the world's most important collections of Australian animal, fossil and geological specimens and cultural objects. Research on these millions of objects yields insights into how our world changes through time, and how its diversity can be classified and interpreted.

This knowledge, when shared among the scientific and broader community – initially through publication – helps us understand human impact on our environment and what reasonable steps society can take now for the well-being of future generations.

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts to the Editor of the Records of the Australian Museum. Manuscripts meeting subject and stylistic requirements outlined in the instructions to authors are assessed by external referees.

Publications information

The Australian Museum publishes the results of studies that derive in large part from Australian Museum collections, or studies that more generally lead to a better understanding of nature and cultures in the Australian biogeographic region.