(ISSN 0065-1141) publishes
full articles, miscellaneous articles, review articles and reviews. The language of publication is mainly English,
but many contributions have also been written in
Afrikaans, German, French, Dutch, Latin, and Italian.
Acta Classica is an
international journal. It has published work by scholars residing in
South Africa, the United States of America, the United
Kingdom of Great Britain, Canada, Australia, Germany, The Netherlands, Rhodesia and Nyasaland / Zimbabwe / Tanzania, Belgium, New Zealand, Italy,
Israel, Poland, Greece, France, and Japan.
The journal publishes work
in all fields of Classics, from textual criticism to the Classical
Tradition / Reception Studies. Many contributions have been made in
the field of Ancient History, but the majority have
been literary in nature. Further contributions have been made in the
field of Ancient Philosophy and Ancient Religion. Some interesting work has also been done
in the history of Classical Scholarship -- including the work of South African
Lexicography, Epigraphy, Art,
Archaeology. There have also been articles in such diverse areas of
study as Research Methodology in Classics and Byzantine / Medieval
The longest article published in the journal, written in German,
runs to over fifty pages, the shortest to just five, but on average
articles are in the region of thirteen to fifteen pages in length.
All articles since Vol. 57 (2014) contain digital
(DOIs) as required by many international research funding bodies. The prefix is DOI 10.15731/AClass.
Acta Classica has been indexed on
Thomsonreuter's Web of Science since 2009 and on the
European Research Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS)
since 2011. Acta Classica was approved for inclusion in ERIH PLUS on new criteria in June 2017. The URL for this list is
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