Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Ceræ is a peer-reviewed Australasian journal of medieval and early modern studies. Administered from the University of Western Australia with the generous support of faculty and staff, the journal is directed by a committee of interstate and international graduate students and early career researchers. We are united in our commitment to open-access publishing, the possibilities of the digital humanities, and to forging a strong community of medieval and early modern scholars in the region.

The word ‘ceræ’ refers to the wax tablets used throughout antiquity and the medieval period as a reusable writing surface. Like the wax tablet, online publishing is a flexible medium which can be overwritten and re-inscribed—it has a malleability that traditional print forums do not. Our sources range from tablets and scrolls to manuscript codices, printed pamphlets, archaeological finds and architectural features—and our research outputs likewise can take any form from traditional text to audio-visual recordings, images, and interactive projects in the digital humanities.

We gladly accept manuscripts from any discipline related to medieval and early modern studies (including medievalism in later culture) and will accommodate the needs of authors in including audio-visual material and unusual or innovative formatting requirements.

You can follow our blog for updates at ceraejournal.com.

All our articles, unless otherwise specified, are published under a CC BY-NC-ND licenseCeræ does not charge authors for publication. 

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Reviews

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Themed Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Non-Themed Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Ceræ operates under a double-blind peer review process.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Authors retain copyright of their articles, and may subsequently publish them elsewhere provided that Ceræ is acknowledged as the original source of publication with a complete citation (including volume, issue number, year, and page numbers).

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Editorial Committee

Editorial Committee Vol. 5

Editor: Stephanie Hathaway (University of Oxford)

Deputy Editor: Mark Neuendorf (University of Adelaide)

Associate Editor: Emma Knowles (University of Cambridge)

Reviews Editor: Stephanie Thomson (University of Adelaide)

Deputy Reviews Editor: Annie Blachly (University of Adelaide)

Secretary: Jessica Donovan (University of Western Australia)

Treasurer: James Youd (University of Western Australia)

Social Media Editor: Kirsty Bolton (University of Southampton)

 Promotions Officer: Melanie Cooper (University of Adelaide

Fundraising Officer: Shelby Conrad (Rochester)

General Committee Member: Vanessa Wright (University of Leeds)

 

Editorial Committee Vol. 4

Editor: Vanessa Wright (University of Leeds)

Deputy Editor: Tara Auty (University of Western Australia)

Reviews Editor: Stephanie Hathaway (University of Oxford)

Deputy Reviews Editor: Stephanie Thomson (University of Adelaide)

Secretary: Tara Auty (University of Western Australia)

Treasurer: Tara Auty (University of Western Australia)

Social Media Editor: Skye Walker (University of York)

 Promotions Officer: Melanie Cooper (University of Adelaide

Fundraising Officer: Imogen Forbes-Macphail (University of California, Berkeley)

 


Editorial Committee Vol. 3

Editor: Marcus Harmes (University of Southern Queensland)

Deputy Editor: Vanessa Wright (University of Leeds)

Secretary: Tara Auty (University of Western Australia)

Treasurer: Tara Auty (University of Western Australia)


Reviews Editor: Stephanie Hathaway (University of Oxford)

Social Media Editor: Michael Ovens (University of Western Australia)


Committee:

Mark Neuendorf

Michael Ovens

Kate Aldred

Dominique Baines

Christine Edwards

Matt Firth

Olivia Formby

Shannon Gilmore

Charlotte Millar

Blythe Tsai

Neil Vallelly

 



All articles and reviews published by Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies are published under a CC BY-NC-ND license, unless otherwise specified.