About the Journal

History of Classical Scholarship (HCS) is a new academic journal that sets out to be the first periodical exclusively devoted to the history of the studies on the Greek and Roman world, in a broad and interdisciplinary sense. We welcome 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 also 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 is fully open-access: it is freely available on the web, and each paper is paginated and downloadable in PDF format. It has a strong international dimension, like the subject matter that it aims to explore, and features articles written in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish. Articles published in HCS are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International LicenceHCS is indexed in DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals).

HCS is included in the list of Scientific Journals compiled by the Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes (ANVUR) for the academic fields of "Antiquities, Philology, Literary Studies, Art History" (Area 10) and "History, Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology" (Area 11).

Each submission will undergo a double-blind peer-review process. The aim is to upload an accepted paper on the journal’s website as soon as it is ready to appear. We are not setting prescriptive deadlines for the submission of contributions to each individual issue. There is no binding word limit for contributions and we do not impose a single house style. HCS does not have any submission and application process charges. Authors retain copyright over their articles without any restrictions.

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The journal is published by History of Classical Scholarship, an unincorporated association based in Newcastle upon Tyne.