About the Journal

Aims and Scope

History of Classical Scholarship (HCS) is an online academic journal that sets out to be the first periodical exclusively devoted to the history of the studies on the Greek and Roman worlds, in a broad and interdisciplinary sense. We welcome scientific contributions on any aspects of the history of classical studies, in any geographical context, from the Middle Ages to the late twentieth century (except for works on living scholars), and are keen to host papers covering the whole range of the discipline: from ancient history to literary studies, from epigraphy and numismatics to art history and archaeology, from textual criticism to religious and linguistic studies. We are also keen to publish studies exploring the scholarship on cultures and polities that interacted with the Greeks and the Romans, as well as the aspects of classical antiquity that have been underrepresented in scholarly debates.

We welcome the publication of significant items from the Nachlässe of classical scholars, including letters that may shed light on matters of historical or historiographical interest. Whilst classical reception studies do not fall within the brief of HCS, the journal welcomes submissions on the engagement with the Classics in modern literature or political discourses, as long as they contribute to the elucidation and further understanding of ancient sources or historical problems. HCS has a strong international dimension, like the subject matter that it aims to explore, and features articles written in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Modern Greek.

Access, Archiving and Indexing

HCS is fully open-access: it is freely available on the web, and each paper is paginated and downloadable in PDF format. Articles published in the journal are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence. HCS is indexed in DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) and entrusts the long-term preservation of its published contents to the CLOCKSS archive. 

HCS is ranked as a ‘Class A’ journal by the Agenzia Nazionale per la Valutazione del Sistema Universitario e della Ricerca (ANVUR) for the academic sectors 10/A1 (Archaeology), 10/D1 (Ancient History), 10/D2 (Greek Language and Literature), 10/D3 (Latin Language and Literature), and 10/D4 (Classical and Late Antique Philology). It is also included in the list of Scientific Journals compiled by ANVUR for the ‘History, Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology’ (Area 11) academic sector.

Publications Ethics

For the text of our Ethical Code, please click here.

Ownership and Management

HCS is published by History of Classical Scholarship, a voluntary unincorporated association based in Newcastle upon Tyne and established under British law, whose membership consists of the Editors of the journal.

Revenue Sources

The publication of the journal is co-funded by the Department of Humanities of Ca' Foscari University of Venice and the School of History, Classics and Archaeology of Newcastle University.