About Locale

Locale (ISSN 2200-5005)

Locale: The Pacific Journal of Regional Food Studies is an open-access online journal. It combines peer-reviewed academic articles with industry forums, debates and photo essays. The journal welcomes contributions from the breadth of food and drinks related research. This includes (but is not limited to):
  • Supply chain economics and practice (e.g. ‘from paddock to plate’)
  • Food related tourism (e.g. ‘culinary tourism’)
  • Foodways research
  • Branding, advertising & marketing of food or drink
  • Cultural studies, anthropology & sociology of food or drink
  • Business and/or industry perspectives & insights
  • The micro-politics of food or drink processes
  • Folkloric studies of food or drink
  • Histories of food or drink
Locale’s emphasis is on the Pacific (i.e. Australia, New Zealand, the islands of the Pacific, and the Pacific Rim) and on issues or processes at the local or regional level. Articles that deal with an intersection between the local or regional and the national or global are welcome. Prospective contributors are welcome to discuss ideas for articles with the Editors prior to submission (Susie Khamis susie.khamis@mq.edu.au, Adele Wessell adele.wessell@scu.edu.au, and Mike Evans mike.evans@ubc.ca). Contributions are sought from researchers, industry practitioners, and policy makers interested in the study and understanding of local and regional food and drink.