Submitting an article to HSCP

Editorial Policies

Harvard Studies in Classical Philology welcomes articles dealing with all aspects of the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome. In considering submissions for publication, we adhere to an inclusive definition of what constitutes philology, and we welcome variety in approaches to the study of the ancient world. In addition to scholarship on language and written texts from the ancient world, HSCP publishes work, for example, on ancient history, philosophy, art history, and the reception of classical culture in late antiquity, the medieval period, and beyond. Illustrations (normally black and white half-tones or line art) will be accommodated when submissions require them. HSCP accepts for publication articles of extended scope as well as short notes, but all writing should be clear and concise.

Contributors need not have a Harvard affiliation or connection. 

Only manuscripts in English can be considered. Authors are strongly encouraged to have their manuscript edited by a native speaker of English, preferably one with some knowledge of the field.

HSCP will not consider articles longer than 15,000 words total, including all notes, bibliography, appendices, etc., or whose main body of text is longer than 12,000 words. In some cases, you may choose to divide a longer paper into two completely independent articles and submit them separately. If you were to submit them both to HSCP, each would be evaluated on its own merits with no guarantee that either would be published; nor, if both were accepted, would there be any guarantee that they would appear in the same volume.

We welcome even very short notes that make a new contribution to scholarship. HSCP has published articles of only a single page, e.g. D. R. Shackleton Bailey. "Albanius or Albinius? A Palinode Resung" HSCP 92 (1989) 213–214.

Whatever the length of the manuscript, all writing should be clear and concise.

Editorial Board

Jan Ziolkowski (Editor, vols. 112–)

David Elmer (ex officio)

Ivy Livingston (Production Editor)

Refereeing process

Articles may be submitted at any time and, if accepted, will be published in the next available volume to enter production. In reviewing submissions, the Editorial Board, made up of faculty members of the Harvard Department of the Classics, draws on expertise both within and outside the Department and the University. The refereeing process is "double-blind," i.e., both the author and referee(s) are anonymous. Please note that if you have publicly presented a version of your paper or have listed it on your CV, it may be impossible to prevent a referee from discovering your identity.

Please refer to our page on manuscript preparation, before submitting your article. 

Submissions should be made via the Scholastica website.

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