Ron Hacker FARS – Chair, Publications Committee.   Email:

The Society’s recently signed contract with CSIRO Publishing to produce The Rangeland Journal (TRJ) for the period 2018-2022 provides a number of benefits for members of ARS in good standing. These include:

  • A 20 per cent discount on books published by CSIRO Publishing and personal subscriptions to other journals owned by CSIRO;
  • An Open Access charge of AUD $1500 (GST inclusive) per paper (compared to the current cost to non-members of $3,000 per paper);
  • Establishment of a link from the Members Area of the ARS web site to TRJ on the CSIRO Publishing site. Members will only have to log in to the Members Area to access the current issue and the archive. This link may not be functional by the time this newsletter is posted but watch for it in the near future;
  • Sponsorship of a prize at the Society’s biennial conference up to the value of $1000, and student book prizes at other conferences, as agreed with the Society. (ARS members are usually eligible for discounted registration at the biennial conference).