|First issue||December 1940|
|Company||Melbourne University Press|
It was founded in December 1940, in Brisbane, by Clem Christesen. It was published as Meanjin Papers until 1947, Meanjin from 1947 to 1960, Meanjin Quarterly from 1961 to 1976, and again as Meanjin since 1976. The editorial offices moved to Melbourne in 1945. It is now a subsidiary of the University of Melbourne.
- graphic novels
- reflective and scholarly essays
- review essays
- 1940 to 1974: Clem Christesen
- 1974 to 1982: Jim Davidson
- 1982 to 1987: Judith Brett
- 1987 to 1994: Jenny Lee
- 1994 to 1998: Christina Thompson
- 1998 to 2002: Stephanie Holt
- 2002 to 2008 Ian Britain
- 2008 to 2011 Sophie Cunningham
- 2011 to 2012 Sally Heath
- 2013 (present) Zora Sanders
- Current: Sally Heath
dates not known: Coral Hull
- mid-to-late 1970s: Kris Hemensley
- 1979 to 1982: Judith Rodriguez
- 1987 to 1994: Philip Mead
- 1994 to 1997: Laurie Duggan
- 1998 to 2000: Coral Hull
- 1998: Brian Henry
- 2000 to 2005: Peter Minter
- 2005 to present: Judith Beveridge
Current Editorial Details
Address: Melbourne University Publishing Level 1, 11-15 Argyle Place South, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia.
- "Australian Magazines of the Twentieth Century". Austlit. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
- Australian Poets and Their Works, by William Wilde. Oxford University Press, 1996
- Just City and The Mirrors: Meanjin Quarterly and the Intellectual Front, 1940-1965, by Lyn Strahan, 1985
- The Temperament of Generations: Fifty Years of Meanjin, edited by Jenny Lee, Philip Mead, and Gerald Murnane.