Axon: Creative Explorations
Axon: Creative Explorations is an international peer-reviewed journal that focuses on the characteristics of creativity and the creative process. It is published twice a year (usually in March and September) and encourages research into and discussion of the broad domain of creativity, including:
- the methods and techniques of artists and other creative professionals
- approaches to creative-led research and the theorisation of creative practice
- the ways in which creative works are made and function
- poetics and poetry, and
- the cultural contexts and theoretical frameworks informing creative practice.
The journal is named for the axon, the primary point of transmission within the nervous system and the means of communication between neurons. Though each axon is microscopic, when bundled together they provide the energy, the action and the communication that make us human. We intend that Axon will operate in much the same way: providing points of connection and transmission across the creative community, providing the sparks of energy we need to keep making our work, and providing a space in which creative thought can be disseminated.
Axon: Creative Explorations permits open access to its content in order to enhance research, the dissemination of knowledge and the free exchange of ideas.
The name ‘Axon’
Axon is a scholarly and non-commercial journal of creative practice and theory published under the auspices of the University of Canberra. Use of the word ‘Axon’ does not imply any connection with or endorsement by products, services or organisations that use the same word. Use is without prejudice to any holder of a trade mark or statutorily protected identifier that features the word ‘Axon’. Use is consistent with Australian intellectual property law and international conventions regarding such use.