Historical, Archaeological and  Anthropological Journal




Dr. Jennifer Lambert Tracey BA (ANU), M App.Sc. (UC), Ph.D. (UC) MPHA (Qld.).

Dr Michael MacLellan Tracey BA Hons (ANU), PhD (ANU).



Philosophy of Sententia Journal


Sententia Journal is based upon the philosophy that there exists one human species with one past. As archaeologists and historians we research that past. Often these disciplines overlay or combine in the interpretation of the research conducted. However, the inclusion of text as an aid to archaeological analysis does not imply that the rigours of archaeological investigation are any different to research not supported by text. Equally, historians may include elements of archaeological research in their interpretation of the past. Where great care must be taken is in the spirit of understanding of the various processes of each discipline based upon professional qualifications.


Papers will be accepted on any aspect of archaeological, anthropoligical or historical research. The topic of the papers may include trade, transport, exploration, human evolution, stone tool analysis, military, maritime or industrial research and historical biographies.



Student papers - Sententia Journal


A special section of Sententia Journal will be made available to undergraduate or recently graduated students. The word limit on student papers will be 1500 to 2000 words. The format of student papers will follow the overall requirements of the open Sententia Journal. When forwarding a student paper for editing and publication please supply a current student ID including.



Publication requirements ~ Sententia Journal


All papers must be the original work of the author and must not have been previously published in any electronic or printed publication. Papers for publication must be complete. However, a section of the journal will be made available for research purposes papers under development.


All authors are required to present complete manuscripts to a maximum of 5000 words with illustrations. The number of illustrations should not exceed 10. However, consideration will be given to additional illustrations if considered necessary to the research context. Archaeological and Anthropoligical papers are to follow Harvard style referencing. Historical papers may follow standard Cambridge style referencing. The list of references or bibliography should conform to the following format:


Adams, C. F., 1984. Restaurant at the end of the Universe. Penguin, London.


Jones, C. W., 1986. Water in the transport system. Bulletin of the Australian Institute for Maritime Archaeology, 6 (1): pp 44-86.


All illustrations must be clearly numbered and the caption included in the text where the illustration is to appear. The caption is to be numbered in the following style and centred under the photograph:


Figure 5: Restaurant at the end of the Universe.


All measurements are to be expressed in the metric system. If imperial measurements are used to support historical detail the text should be presented as: 13.9 cm (5 1/2 in) or 4 km (2 1/2 miles).


The document should be saved in PC format using MS Word.


Papers will be accepted for editing in the following formats in order of preference:


1. All text and graphics forwarded by e-mail as an attachment or in plain e-mail text with illustrations scanned at 250 - 300 DPI in JPEG format. Captions are not to be attached to the illustrations as a graphic. The name of the graphic file must reflect the figure number as it appears in the text eg 'Figure 3.JPG'.


2. All text and graphics on CD or hard disc must maintain the requirements of 1.


3. For authors without access to word processing facilities or e-mail, please ensure that your text is clearly typed.



COPIES only of any photographs will be accepted if access to a scanner is not available. Please do not forward original photographs. If you require the photographs to be returned include an Express Post self addressed envelope.




Important - Copyright:


All photographs, maps and illustrations forwarded for publication must acknowledge copyright and intellectual property. Sententia Journal does not accept any responsibility for copyright infringements in respect to material published. If any photographs, maps or illustrations or parts thereof are not the work of the author or are based upon another researcher's publication, it is essential that accreditation be given to the copyright owner.


All opinions expressed are deemed to be the sole responsibility of the individual author.


Conditions of access


All papers published will be open for general searching on the Internet.


All interested parties and authors will be advised by e-mail when new articles are published.


Your ideas are always welcomed and will implemented if considered beneficial to the development of Sententia Journal.


Address all correspondence to the Editor.

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