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Ancient Philosophy


Ancient Philosophy publishes articles and book reviews in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy and science.

Submission of articles should be made to the Editor, preferably in electronic format.  An abstract of not more than seventy words should accompany the submission of each article. 

Ancient Philosophy maintains a policy of anonymous review of submitted article manuscripts. Information identifying the author should only appear on a separate page. Please send or mail your paper to:

Ronald Polansky
Department of Philosophy
Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

[email protected]

Most book reviews in Ancient Philosophy are invited. Colleagues wishing to submit a review should contact:

John Bussanich
Department of Philosophy
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131

[email protected]

It is the policy of the journal that copyright of the content of each issue belongs to Mathesis Publications.

Publications Ethics Statement

Ancient Philosophy is committed to the integrity of the publication process. Conformity to professional standards is expected of Authors, Editors, Reviewers, and the Publisher.

Authors should present an objective discussion of the significance of research work and sufficient argumentation to support their conclusions. Authors should ensure that their work is their own, and the work of others appropriately acknowledged. Plagiarism is unacceptable. Manuscripts should only be submitted to a single journal at a time. Essentially the same research, already published, should not again be submitted for publication. Co-authors should approve the final version of the paper for submission and for publication.

Editors should evaluate manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic merit. An editor must not appropriate unpublished material for the editor’s own research. Editors should take reasonable measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper.

Reviewers must treat received manuscripts as confidential documents. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviews should be conducted objectively, and observations should be formulated clearly with supporting arguments, so that authors can use them for improving the paper. A selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research must decline to do the review. Reviewers should avoid conflicts of interest regarding the refereed material.

The Publisher will respond to alleged or proven cases of research misconduct, fraudulent publication, or plagiarism in close collaboration with the editors. The publisher will ensure that appropriate measures are taken to clarify the situation and to amend the article in question if necessary. The publisher, together with the editors, shall take reasonable steps to identify and prevent publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, and under no circumstances encourage such misconduct or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place.