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1. Reviews should be double-spaced. Please respect the word count specified in the commissioning letter. Do not use footnotes, but parentheses in the main text. At the end of the review, your name, institution (or home town) and email address should be given.

2. Please send your review as a Microsoft Word document to If you use a word-processing package other than Word, or if your review contains Greek or any other special characters, please supply a pdf file as well. Greek should be typed in an Unicode font. Submissions will be acknowledged on receipt.

3. Quotations in English, French, etc., should be put in single inverted commas. A quotation within a quoted passage has double inverted commas. Material inserted within a quotation is placed in square brackets. Quotations in Latin should be italicised; neither Greek nor Latin quotations should be in quotation marks.

4. When referring to other scholarship (such as in parentheses – see n. 1 above), pare down information to the minimum required for readers to follow it up if they wish (e.g. author initial and surname, abbreviated monograph title or journal abbreviation, year of publication): F. Shaw, JRS 2015; D. Cameron, Circus Factions 1976. It may be that a page number or page-run will be necessary.

5. We generally allocate a longer word count for reviews of edited collections than for single-authored monographs vel sim.; we hope reviewers of edited collections will be able to use this extra capacity to engage closely with the work, and not simply to summarise the contents.

6. It is a condition of publication in the journal that authors assign an exclusive licence to The Classical Association. This ensures that requests from third parties to reproduce articles are handled efficiently and consistently and will also allow the article to be as widely disseminated as possible. As part of the licence agreement, authors may use their own material in other publications provided that the journal is acknowledged as the original place of publication, and Cambridge University Press as the publisher.

7. The details of reviewers writing for Classical Review will be securely held by the editorial office. Your personal details (name, contact information, affiliation) will be shared with CUP and any third-party vendors they work with as part of the publication process. Under the GDPR, you have the right to request a copy of the data that the Classical Association hold about you, to ask for corrections to the data or to ask to be forgotten. For more information please see the ICO guidelines or contact

Publishing your article as Gold Open Access

You will have the option to publish your article as Gold Open Access, enabling the final published version to be made freely available under a Creative Commons license. You might be required to pay an Article Processing Charge (APC) for Gold Open Access. You may be eligible for a waiver or discount, for example if your institution is part of a Read and Publish sales agreement with Cambridge University Press. For more information about your Open Access options, please see here. For more information about the benefits of choosing to publish Open Access, see here.

Last updated 16 November 2018