All submissions to The Classical Journal are blind-refereed; the refereeing process generally takes three months from the date of initial submission. Turn-around time from submission of final copy to publication is generally six to nine months, but may vary due to the need to put together four quarterly issues, each of an appropriate length and with an appropriate balance of material. Submissions by undergraduates and MA-level graduate students are strongly discouraged.
Electronic submission is preferred, although hard copy may sometimes be requested afterward (especially when difficulties arise with Greek fonts). Authors should remove all references within the text that might identify them to referees; this is the author�s responsibility rather than the editor�s. Failure to remove such references may compromise the refereeing process, and require that the piece be re-refereed (or simply rejected). Please be aware that word-processing programs sometimes embed identifiers (often under File: Properties, or as headers or footers) that cannot be seen on all computers. Any references removed for submission may be reinserted in final copy. All submissions should be accompanied by an abstract of about 100 words, to be used as part of the process of identifying and recruiting referees.
It is the policy of Classical Journal not to review papers that have been published elsewhere or that are being evaluated for publication elsewhere; in addition, a paper may not be submitted elsewhere so long as it is under consideration by CJ. Submission to CJ indicates your adherence to these guidelines.
Final copy of all work accepted for publication must be formatted to CJ standards.
Guidelines for Preparation of Final Copy for The Classical Journal
Please use the CJ article template in order to aid you in formatting your article properly.
For sage advice on the publication process (intended especially for
first-time authors), see