Author Guidelines

Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies invites submissions for original and engaging articles of approximately 5000-8000 words, varia of up to 3000 words, and book reviews of 800-1200 words. These word limits are exclusive of footnotes, appendices, and references.

All articles and varia are to be submitted to the Editor, and all book reviews are to be submitted to the Reviews Editor.

Each volume has a theme, and articles and which meet this theme are to be submitted by the CFP deadline each year. Un-themed articles and varia are welcome all year round and will be included in the next volume after the submission has passed peer-review.

All submissions are to be formatted according to the Ceræ Style Sheet.

Articles and varia must also include an abstract of 200-300 words with the submission which discusses the topics covered in the paper. Please note that the abstract is not the same as the introduction.

The author(s) of each submission should provide their a short academic biographical statement, full name, affiliation, and acknowledge any funding support they received by citing the relevant grant that facilitated their research. The corresponding author(s) will also need to provide their email address. Multimedia content accompanying the article is encouraged where appropriate.

Authors are required to certify that their articles are entirely their own work, and that the material contained within them is new and has not, either wholly or substantially in part, been previously published elsewhere.

It is the author’s responsibility to obtain permission to quote material from other copyright sources and/or reproduce any images or illustrations.

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. Authors retain the right to deposit a digital copy of their work in a repository that is publically available.

Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies does not charge authors for publication.

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission’s compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. I warrant that this article is entirely my own, original work, and that it contains no plagiarised material.
  2. I warrant that it is not before another journal for consideration, and that it has not been published (in whole or in significant part), elsewhere.
  3. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Cerae Style Sheet.
  4. I warrant that I have obtained, or will obtain, all necessary permissions from relevant copyright holders to reproduce or quote any material from other copyright sources contained in this work, including illustrations and audio-visual material. These permissions must cover the electronic distribution of the work, and the relevant documentation must be provided to Cerae. In the case of publication, I hereby indemnify Cerae: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies against any claims for breach of this warranty.

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