It gives me great pleasure to announce, to any straying soul or regular visitor of my blog, that my first ever paper has been published (!) in the Sheffield Graduate Journal of Archaeology: assemblage.
My review article constitutes a re-examination of the Out of Africa theory in light of the growing body of genetics papers that contest the model’s key assumptions.
To shed a little light on the rigours of peer-reviewing, assemblage operate a “double-blind” process whereby the reviewer and author are unknown to one another. Peer-reviewing is a notoriously lengthy process and admittedly there were frustrating times, during the wait, when new publications outdated some of my assertions and references. My advice to budding researchers is simple: keep the faith. If your article is good enough, only minor revisions will be necessary and publication will swiftly follow.
My gratitude goes whole-heartedly to the outgoing assemblage editorial team, who without their sterling work this publication would never have happened. Thank you!
The contents of Issue 13 containing my paper’s abstract and author biography can be accessed here: http://www.assemblage.group.shef.ac.uk/journal/issue-13
My paper itself is freely downloadable, courtesy of assemblage‘s admirable open-access policy at the following link: http://www.assemblage.group.shef.ac.uk/pdfs/issue13/KENDRICK%20Final.pdf
Please cite as follows: Kendrick, J.A. 2014. Rethinking Modern Human Origins: Getting out of Out of Africa. assemblage 13: 1-13