Shima is a peer-refereed journal that is published twice a year in open access online form and as an annual print compendium.

The cultures referred to in the journal's subtitle refer not only to arts, crafts, language, folklore, media etc. but also aspects of local or inter-local tourism, development, politics and/or religion and how these relate to island and maritime environments and ecologies.

Shima publishes:

Shima is facilitated by the Asia-Pacific Islands Program, a joint initiative of Southern Cross University, Australia and Pattimura University, Indonesia

Photograph by Ilan Kelman