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It's Time to Say Goodbye

By Guy Nolch

Australasian Science is ceasing production after more than eight decades.

It is with great sadness that I am writing to announce that Australasian Science has ceased production. The final edition is the July/August 2019 issue. It was first published in 1938.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our subscribers for their ongoing support. Many subscribers have remained with the magazine for decades. Such longstanding loyalty has been instrumental to the magazine’s ongoing viability.

I’d like to acknowledge the role of ANZAAS and its members in supporting the continued publication of Search before its merger with Australasian Science. I appreciate the faith that ANZAAS Secretary, Brig. Don Tier, and Honorary Editor Keith Vallance put in me.

I’d also like to thank Robyn Williams and Prof Peter Doherty for lending their names as Patrons of the magazine. This helped to give the magazine legitimacy when approaching scientists to write about their work.

I’ve also been fortunate to have the late Dr Peter Pockley as a mentor, particularly in the early years when my training wheels were on. I hope I’ve managed to approach Peter’s exemplary standards over the journey.

I’ve also enjoyed the ongoing support of a number of regular columnists whose particular expertise has broadened the scope of the magazine while also providing a sounding board for me whenever I needed guidance. These include Ian Lowe, Rob Morrison, Simon Grose, John Long, David Reneke, Peter Bowditch, Barry Williams, Tim Hannan, Tim Olds, Michael Cook, Stephen Luntz, Simon Kneebone and Ann Westmore, as well as column curators David Salt, Loretta Marron and Ainsley Newson.

Finally, I’d like to thank my wife, who has been with me every step of the way.


Guy Nolch is Editor and Publisher of Australasian Science.