About & Submissions
New Classicists is an online periodical aimed at providing a publication platform for postgraduate students and early career researchers in any field that relates to Antiquity. Our editorial and advisory board members aid in sourcing international academics for the double blind peer reviewing of each accepted article.
Thanks to generous funding from the Institute of Classical Studies (SAS), the journal is an open access publication. As New Classicists is now available on the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), all journals and articles can also be found in libraries which subscribe to their service.
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New Classicists releases two issues each year, in March and September. We accept articles from postgraduates of a recognised institution, or who have graduated their degree within the past five years. The journal is interested in receiving article submissions discussing any topic as long as it involves the ancient world.
Each submission is assessed for suitability by both the Submissions Co-Ordinator and another member of the Editorial board whose specialisation most closely fits the topic. An outcome will be sent to you within two weeks of submission. The articles are then peer-reviewed by two established academics who specialise in the topic. Articles must not have been previously published or submitted to another journal for consideration.
If you are interested in publishing your research with us then please submit a finished draft, of up to 8000 words, along with a 200–300 word abstract. The deadline for article submissions are 31st January and 31st July each year in order to accommodate the peer reviewing process, which can take up to six months. Please bear this in mind if you want your article included in a particular edition.
Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please use the Harvard referencing style for modern sources and the Oxford style for ancient sources, with footnotes, if required, at the bottom of each page. For more information, please see this referencing guide, or our previous editions. All translations of ancient languages must be included in your article.
We are also looking for book reviews of recent publications on any aspect of Antiquity. Please contact the book review editor (email@example.com) with your suggestion and for more details.
Open Access and Copyright Notice
New Classicists is committed to complete and transparent open access for academic work. All of New Classicists’ articles and reviews are free to access immediately from the date of publication. There are no author charges (APCs) prior to publication, and no charge for any reader to download articles and reviews for their own scholarly use. As a result, New Classicists does not operate either a Gold or Green model of open access, but is free to all at any time and in perpetuity. To facilitate this, New Classicists depends upon the financial funding provided by the department of Classics at King's College London, the pro bono work of its editorial team and advisory board, along with the continuing support of its network of peer reviewers.
A Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 (CC BY-ND 4.0) license applies to all content published in New Classicsts. While articles published in New Classicists can be copied by anyone, even for commercial purposes and with proper credit given, all materials are published under an open-access license with authors retaining full and permanent ownership of their work. New Classicists retains a perpetual, non-exclusive right to publish the work and to include it in other aggregations and indexes to achieve broader impact and visibility. Authors are responsible for and required to ascertain that they are in possession of image rights for any and all photographs, illustrations, and figures included in their work or to obtain publication or reproduction rights from the rights holders.
In submitting their work for publication in New Classicists, authors agree to the terms set above. Authors are free and encouraged to promote their work elsewhere, for instance on websites such as academia.edu or reserachgate.net, to increase circulation, but links must be provided so that the article or journal can be downloaded from this site. Authors are also able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
New Classicists does not charge any reprint fees, nor is it necessary to contact New Classicists for permission. Users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full text of articles in this journal, and to use them for any other lawful purpose.