Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Sydney Journal is a refereed publication that exists as part of the online Dictionary of Sydney. It is concerned with all aspects of the history of the region now known as Sydney, from the earliest human habitation to the present. Our definition of Sydney includes natural forms, zoology, botany and geology, and built forms, those present and those lost through demolition or the passage of time. Our canvas stretches from Pittwater to Port Hacking and out to the Blue Mountains — the whole of the Sydney basin. We welcome contributions about any aspect of the rich natural and human history of this region.


Section Policies


  • Emma Grahame
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Sydney's People

  • Emma Grahame
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Sydney's Suburbs

  • Emma Grahame
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Sydney History Group

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Articles submitted to the Sydney Journal are reviewed by two independent peer referees who are qualified experts in the subject field. Authors and reviewers remain anonymous. Reviewers' recommendations are taken into consideration by the editors in determining publication and revisions.


Publication Frequency

The Sydney Journal publishes at least one volume per year. Journal items are published collectively, as part of an issue with its own table of contents. Special issues of the journal are also published. These may be compiled by guest editors by arrangement. Items published in the Sydney Journal may also be published on the Dictionary of Sydney site at www.dictionaryofsydney.org


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.



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The views expressed in this journal are those of the authors and do not, and should not, be considered representative of Sydney Journal or UTS ePRESS or the University of Technology, Sydney.