Emerging Science Journal

About Emerging Science Journal (ESJ)



Emerging Science Journal is a multidisciplinary, an open-access, internationally double-blind peer-reviewed journal which is not limited to a specific aspect of science and engineering but is instead devoted to a wide range of subfields in the engineering and sciences. While it encourages a broad spectrum of contribution in the engineering and sciences. Articles of interdisciplinary nature are particularly welcome.

ESJ covers the following main subjects:

Social and Management Sciences

Engineering and Technical Sciences

Natural Sciences

Formal Sciences

Physical Sciences

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Special Issue "Origins of Human Modernity"



Guest Editor: Prof. Robert G. Bednarik

Affiliations: Convener, President, and Editor of International Federation of Rock Art Organisations (IFRAO), PO Box 216, Caulfield South 3162, Victoria, Australia. And College of History and Culture, Hebei Normal University, Shijiazhuang, China.

Interests: Human Evolution; Pleistocene Archaeology; Epistemology; Rock Art; Prehistoric Art; Cave Art; Dating Methodology; Archaeometry; Pleistocene Seafaring.

Importance & Relevance of Topic

The principal concern of “Emerging Science” is to review and chronicle major developments in science that are likely to affect its future course. In the particular field of hominin evolution, we are currently witnessing—as a result of developments in human genetics and correlated changes in archaeological understanding—the demise of an old paradigm and the ascent of a new one. This has significant implications in various fields of enquiry because it reverberates in how we perceive the narratives of who we are and how we became what we are as a species: it is fundamental to understanding ourselves. The new perceptions currently being secured by the contributors of this Special Issue may seem audacious to some in the conservative mainstream, but that has historically always applied to new paradigms and it is what constitutes “Emerging Science”.

Aim and Scope

The purpose of this Special Issue is to bring together the scholars that have contributed to the demise of the “replacement hypothesis” by exposing its flaws or who have promoted an alternative explanation of “Modern Human” origins. This collection of articles is intended to provide guidance to developing a new paradigm in the discipline and to encourage open debate of an issue that has significant effects on how our species perceives itself.


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Vol 3, No 4 (2019): August

2019 Archive

1st Issue (2019)          2nd Issue (2019)          3rd Issue (2019)

 Vol 3, No 1: February                Vol 3, No 2: April                   Vol 3, No 3: June

4th Issue (2019)

    Vol 3, No 4: August

2018 Archive

1st Issue (2018)          2nd Issue (2018)          3rd Issue (2018)

 Vol 2, No 1: February                Vol 2, No 2: April                   Vol 2, No 3: June

4th Issue (2018)          5th Issue (2018)          6th Issue (2018)

    Vol 2, No 4: August             Vol 2, No 5: October               Vol 2, No 6: December

2017 Archive

1st Issue (2017)          2nd Issue (2017)          3rd Issue (2017)

      Vol 1, No 1: June                  Vol 1, No 2: August                  Vol 1, No 3: October

4th Issue (2017)

 Vol 1, No 4: December



It is a great honor for us to announce, some of the Emerging Science Journal editorial board has been recognized as top 1% by citations for field and year in Web of Science (2018).

Posted: 2019-02-16
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