'The Journal of Poetics Research is an international, generally peer-reviewed, online journal of research in a wide range of disciplines concerned with the theory and practice of literary discourse in culture, media and the arts broadly conceived, including poetry, prose, journalism, drama, cinema, radio and television, as well as with literary, historical, social, institutional and psychological modes of narrative, theory and contention.
'It is supported by Australian Literary Management. An energetic international role is an essential part of the magazine’s identity. JPR publishes research articles, occasional special themed issues, book reviews, news items, interviews, and links to primary research material. Poems and books of poetry are not part of JPR’s remit, though anthologies and collections may be reviewed and writers we ask to send in poems will be published from time to time.
'Online material is added piece by piece, and issues are published only on the Internet, generally in March-April and September. JPR reviews books and reports on conferences related to poetics, and maintains connections with other institutions worldwide. JPR was founded by poet and editor John Tranter in 2011 in the hopes of finding academic support, and after a stumble or two got going properly sans support in 2014. Like a lot of good things, it is based in Sydney, Australia.
Managing Editors are Kate Lilley of the English Department at the University of Sydney; Ann Vickery of Deakin University in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Philip Mead, Chair of Australian Literature at the University of Western Australia; and John Tranter, an Honorary Associate in the Department of English at the University of Sydney. ' (Journal introduction)