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Editor :

Roger D. Woodard, University at Buffalo (The State University of New York)


57 (2024)
3 issues
This distinguished journal is known for publishing original literary and cultural studies of the ancient world that combine contemporary theoretical perspectives with traditional approaches to literary and material evidence. Arethusa introduced the world of classics to the application of new methods in literary theory, and continues to be an exciting venue for innovative and stimulating approaches.
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Journal Details

57 (2024)
3 issues
Print: 0004-0975
Online: 1080-6504
  1. All papers should be double-spaced and set in 12 point type.
  2. We prefer to have your notes as endnotes, double -spaced in 12 point type, though this is not essential. They will appear as footnotes in print, but it is easier for us to copy-edit this way. Do NOT send notes as a separate file.
  3. When first submitting an article, do so anonymously, that is, make sure the article does not include your name or university affiliation, and if necessary, alter footnotes so that you don't reveal your identity. (If your article is accepted, the final version should include this information).
  4. Please supply an abstract of 100 or fewer words with your paper.
  5. Arethusa uses a social sciences format for notes and bibliography. We prefer that short citations be added in parentheses to the body of your text; only longer remarks should appear as footnotes. Be as concise as possible. Use the bibliography and notes from a recent issue of Arethusa as a guide when you prepare your copy.
  6. Please include translations of all Latin and Greek quotations.
  7. Please be consistent in the transliteration of Greek names.
  8. Please make it clear in the notes which edition of a text you are using.
  9. If you are using illustrations or other copyrighted material (including modern poems and songs), please be sure to obtain any necessary permissions and include copies of the permission letters with your revised final version.
  10.  Please submit the article electronically, preferably in Word. You may submit it by email to Roger D. Woodard Please include who is to be credited for any translations used in your article. If the translations are your own, you may indicate that in your first footnote.
  11. Arethusa operates within strict page limitations, so brevity is a virtue as far as we are concerned. Articles of more than 25 pages present us with logistical problems, making us less inclined to accept them.

Address editorial correspondence to the editor:

Roger D. Woodard
Department of Classics
Academic Center 338
University at Buffalo (The State University of New York)
Buffalo, NY 14261-1100

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Peer Review Policy

Arethusa publishes original interdisciplinary work related to Classical Studies. We do not accept papers simultaneously submitted to other journals, translations of previously published papers, or reprints.

When a submission arrives, the editor reviews it and eliminates obviously unsuitable submissions (e.g., off topic, illiterate, unsuited to the mission of the journal, clearly lacking in grasp of the subject matter and/or scholarship). A member of the editorial board then recommends whether or not it is suitable to send out to external reviewers. If the recommendation is positive, the editor sends it out to two external reviewers; the review process is double-blind. We ask reviewers to consider originality, clarity, and quality of scholarship; recommend whether MS should be published (with or without revisions), revised and resubmitted, or rejected; suggest clarifications that would enable the author to clarify his or her argument; suggest supplemental bibliography.

If reports are positive, the editor accepts, requests submission of final copy, and evaluates the final version of the MS. We usually do not ask authors to revise and resubmit. If we feel confident the author can do so successfully, we ask the author to revise based on the readers’ reports. We send the revised article to a third reader. Editor makes the final call. We used to ask referees to return reports within 2 months, but now suggest 4 weeks to try to shorten the review process. Unfortunately, it often takes several months for the reports to come in. Decisions are made very quickly once we have both reports. Time to publication once articles are submitted varies depending on whether we have one or more theme volumes in the production queue. We normally publish within three to six months of receipt of final copy.



Roger D. Woodard, University at Buffalo (The State University of New York)

Editorial Board

Clifford Ando, University of Chicago
Daniel W. Berman, Temple University
Maurizio Bettini, Università di Siena
Claude Calame, École des Hautes Études (Paris)
Joel Christensen, Brandeis University
Neil Coffee, University at Buffalo (The State University of New York)
David Elmer, Harvard University
David Fredrick, University of Arkansas
Emily Greenwood, Harvard University
David Konstan, New York University
Jackie Murray, University at Buffalo (The State University of New York)
Kalliopi Nikolopoulou, University at Buffalo (The State University of New York)
Jordi Pàmias, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Vassiliki Panoussi, College of William and Mary
Caroline Stark, Howard University
Isabelle Torrance, Aarhus Universitet
Phiroze Vasunia, University College London

Honorary Editors

Carolyn Higbie
Martha Malamud
John J. Peradotto

Managing Editor

Madeleine S. Kaufman

Editorial Assistant

Cassidy Phelps

Abstracting & Indexing Databases

  • Clarivate Analytics
    • Arts & Humanities Citation Index
    • Current Contents
    • Web of Science
  • De Gruyter Saur
    • Dietrich's Index Philosophicus
    • IBZ - Internationale Bibliographie der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlichen Zeitschriftenliteratur
    • Internationale Bibliographie der Rezensionen Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlicher Literatur
  • EBSCOhost
    • Book Review Digest Plus (H.W. Wilson), Jan.2003-
    • Current Abstracts, 4/1/2003-
    • Humanities Abstracts (H.W. Wilson), 1/1/2004-
    • Humanities Index (Online), 2003/01-
    • Humanities International Complete, 4/1/2003-
    • Humanities International Index, 4/1/2003-
    • Humanities Source, 4/1/2003-
    • Humanities Source Ultimate, 4/1/2003-
    • MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
    • New Testament Abstracts (Online)
    • OmniFile Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson), 1/1/2004-
    • Poetry & Short Story Reference Center, 4/1/2003-
    • TOC Premier (Table of Contents), 4/1/2003-
  • Elsevier BV
    • Scopus, 2002-ongoing, 1974-1975
  • Gale
    • MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
  • National Library of Medicine
    • PubMed
  • OCLC
    • ArticleFirst, vol.25, no.3, 1992-vol.44, no.3, 2011
    • Electronic Collections Online, vol.29, no.1, 1996-vol.44, no.3, 2011
    • Humanities Index (Online), 2003/01-
    • Periodical Abstracts, v.36, n.1, 2003-v.43, n.2, 2010
  • Personal Alert (E-mail)
  • ProQuest
    • Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (Online), Selective
    • MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
    • Periodicals Index Online
    • Professional ProQuest Central, 01/01/2003-
    • ProQuest 5000, 01/01/2003-
    • ProQuest Central, 01/01/2003-
    • Research Library, 01/01/2003-

Abstracting & Indexing Sources

  • Bibliographic Index (Ceased) (Print)

Source: Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory.

0.2 (2023)
0.4 (Five-Year Impact Factor)
0.00012 (Eigenfactor™ Score)

Rank in Category (by Journal Impact Factor):
Note: While journals indexed in AHCI and ESCI are receiving a JIF for the first time in June 2023, they will not receive ranks, quartiles, or percentiles until the release of 2023 data in June 2024.

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Published three times a year in January, May and September.

Readers include: Scholars and students of classical antiquity, philologists, linguists, and university and research library patrons

Print circulation: 120

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