Focus and Scope

Administered from the University of Western Australia with the generous support of faculty and staff, Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 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. All submissions will be peer-reviewed by qualified experts before publication.

Ceræ is managed through Open Journal Systems. Please visit our journal website for submissions or more information about the journal.

This journal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

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

Section Policies:

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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).


This journal utilises 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. For more information about the LOCKSS system, please visit the product website.