Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Akroterion welcomes scholarly contributions on all aspects of Greek and Roman civilization. Preference is given to articles that will also appeal to the non-specialist. We particularly encourage submission of articles dealing with the influence and reception of the Classics.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Varia Electronica

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

All articles are peer reviewed anonymously by at least two reviewers.


Publication Frequency

is published once a year.


Open Access Policy

This journal 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.

Archiving in repositories

Stellenbosch University, Department of Ancient Studies, grants you the necessary permission to deposit scholarly articles authored or co-authored by your university's researchers and published in Akroterion, provided that the link to the original publication at http://akroterion.journals.ac.za and the doi number are included as part of metadata. Please also acknowledge the publisher (Stellenbosch University, Department of Ancient Studies) and indicate that the original version can be downloaded from http://akroterion.journals.ac.za. For statistical purposes, researchers downloading the article from your repository must cite the original publication available at http://akroterion.journals.ac.za. When archiving the article as part of your repository, please use the final publishers version as it appears at http://akroterion.journals.ac.za, and keep the layout and branding intact.


Digital Preservation

Akroterion. This journal is in the process of migrating from the Stellenbosch University preservation platform to the PKP PN (Preservation Network) platform.



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