Australian Early Medieval Association

Journal of the Australian Early Medieval Association

  • Editor: Geoffrey D. Dunn, FAHA – University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Assistant Editor: Janet Wade – Macquarie University, Australia
  • Assistant Editor: Stephen Joyce – Monash University, Australia
  • Reviews Editor: Matthew Firth – Flinders University, Australia
  • Publisher: Darius von Güttner Sporzyński, FRHistS, FRSA – University of Melbourne, Australia

  • ISSN: 1449-9320
  • ESNN: 2207-2802
  • DOI: 10.35253/jaema

    The Journal of the Australian Early Medieval Association is a double-blind peer reviewed journal published annually by the Australian Early Medieval Association and distributed to members and institutional subscribers.


    Annual submission deadlines: for issue 1 - by 1 May | for issue 2 - by 1 September


    The Journal is managed by its Editorial Advisory Board on behalf of the Association, with the Editor elected annually by members of the Association. Members of the Board are appointed for a fixed term by the Editor and approved by the Committee of the Association. The members of the Editorial Advisory Board are internationally recognised specialists across the spectrum of disciplines and subject areas of the early medieval world. The editorial team of the Journal consists of the Editor, the Associate Editors, the Reviews Editor, and the Publisher. The journal does not conduct advertising or direct marketing.


    JAEMA contains scholarly articles, book reviews, and short notices relating to all aspects of the early medieval period in Europe and other parts of the world from late antiquity and the end of the Roman empire to about the end of the eleventh century. The Journal aims to give a forum to emerging and established scholars from Australia and elsewhere to publish original research that engages with primary and secondary sources with a clear methodology that advances knowledge and stimulates discussion among members of the association and all interested in the early medieval world. In particular, given that the early medieval in Europe is a time of transition between the ancient and medieval worlds, the Journal aims to appeal and be relevant to readers who are specialists, students, and the educated public interested in the historical, political, social, literary, cultural, religious, ethnic, geographic, and interpretive crossovers between those worlds explored using traditional or innovative frameworks of analysis and argumentation.


    The Journal applies the standards promoted by COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) and is committed to furthering ethical standards in its management including peer review processes and dispute resolution processes.


    Printed copies of the Journal are distributed to financial members and institutional subscribers. The whole of the Journal's content is available to members through the digital content publisher Informit. Non members may purchase individual papers online from Informit. A limited number of printed back copies are available for purchase directly from the association. Please place your orders here.


    Institutional subscribers should contact AEMA directly. Follow AEMA on


    How to submit your article for consideration. read more

    02.Style Guide

    How to format your article for submission. read more

    03.Editorial Board

    Who manages the Journal and shapes its editorial line. read more

    04.Online Access

    Where to access all volumes of JAEMA online. read more

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