Information For Authors

Classica et Mediaevalia encourages scholarly contributions covering the fields of Greek and Latin languages and literature up to, and including the late middle ages as well as Graeco-Roman history and traditions as manifested in general history, history of law, history of philosophy and ecclesiastical history. General linguistics, archaeology and the history of art are not usually dealt with.

Classica et Mediaevalia is a peer-reviewed annual online journal (January) which provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

1 Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (see The Effect of Open Access).

2 Submission

  1. The languages accepted are English, French and German. The length of an article is normally between 1,000 and 15,000 words (including references and bibliography). To be considered manuscripts must adhere to C&M’s stylistic conventions (see below). Manuscripts must not be under consideration elsewhere.
  2. Submissions should be sent to one of the editors:

Thomas Heine Nielsen

Christian Ammitzbøll Thomsen

  1. All major formats are accepted, but Microsoft Word is preferred.
  2. The submission should include a summary in English (irrespective of the language of the article) of 50 to 100 words (5-10 lines).
  3. Manuscripts must be submitted without indication of authorship.
  4. Contributions to C&M will be peer reviewed and the editors may request revisions. The editors strive to complete the review process within four months.
  5. Upon final submission, authors will receive only one set of proofs at which point only minor corrections are accepted.

3 Author Guidelines

  1. Already published articles may be consulted for C&M’s stylistic conventions, which include the following:
  2. Abbreviations of ancient and medieval authors and Greek and Latin texts follow those of Oxford Classical Dictionary. Abbreviations of Greek epigraphic corpora follow Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum. Abbreviations of journal titles follow L'Année philologique.
  3. References to modern authors must be in the Name-Date format, e.g., Koenen 1985: 184-85; Harris 2003a: 121; 2003b: 456-58. In the bibliography, placed at the end of the contribution, please use the following format:


Taplin, O. 1977. The Stagecraft of Aeschylus: The Dramatic Use of Exits and Entrances in Greek Tragedy. Oxford.


Quincey, J.H. 1977. ‘Textual Notes on Aeschylus ChoephoriRhM 120, 138-45.


Flashar, H. 1985. ‘Aufführungen von griechischen Dramen in der Übersetzung von Wilamowitz’ in W.M. Calder III, H. Flashar & T. Lindken (eds.) Wilamowitz nach 50 Jahren. Darmstadt, 306-57.

  1. References to classical or medieval works take the following form: Tac. Ann. 14.40.2-3 (no Roman numerals, no spaces, no commas, no semi-colons).
  2. Pairs of figures should be contracted as follows: 231-33 (not 231-233 or 231-3), 104-5 (not 104-105 or 104-05). Years, however, should always be written in full: 237-233 (not 237-33).
  3. Titles of ancient and medieval works as well as those of modern books and periodicals are to be italicised. Proper names are to be printed in regular small type.
  4. Short Latin quotations with in the text are to be italicised. Longer passages in Latin and Greek will be set as separate paragraphs.
  5. Common Latin abbreviations (such as e.g., passim, s.v.) should not be italicised.
  6. Greek text should be formatted in Unicode.
  7. Keep document formatting to a minimum. Do not break words at the end of lines. Use a hyphen only to hyphenate compound words.
  8. Be generous with translations of Greek and Latin. Longer passages in Greek and Latin must always be accompanied by a translation.
  9. Keep the number and length of footnotes within reasonable limits.
  10. Verify all references and quotations before submitting your manuscript.