Publication Policies and Procedures
ASSAf Terms of Reference and Code of Best Practice
Acta Classica follows
the terms of reference and code of best practice for authors, peer
reviewers and editors laid down by the
Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf). These are available online
under the 'Publications' tab at
Peer Review Processs
full articles and miscellaneous articles published by Acta
Classica are subject to a double-blind peer-review process.
Acta Classica welcomes
substantial articles (10 000 words maximum but usually
about 7000 words) that investigate well-defined problems in all fields
of research related to the study of Classical Antiquity. The journal
does not publish bibliographies or survey articles that neither address specific questions
nor establish clear findings.
also publishes miscellaneous articles (2500 words maximum), review
articles (maximum 2500 words), and reviews (1500 words maximum).
Miscellaneous articles address very precisely defined topics. These may
include, but are not restricted to, textual problems, discussions of
short or fragmentary texts, and isolated problems of
and Review Articles
Review articles assess substantial books, or a group
of books, that are unusually innovative,
and situate them clearly in the context of their fields. As in the case
of reviews, they analyse and evaluate rather than merely describe the
books under consideration.
Acta Classica does not publish unsolicited reviews.
Publishers are asked not to send books to the Reviews Editor unless
these are specifically
requested. A limited number of reviews of books relevant to the study of
Classics in South Africa and/or in line with the research interests of
South African Classicists are regularly commissioned.
Acta Classica makes
its reviews freely available online ahead of the annual
print version of the journal. To receive a notification
whenever a new review is posted, please send a blank
email to this
address. On average a dozen reviews are published
each year. The reviews editor may be contacted at: