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The Journal of Classics Teaching

The Journal of Classics Teaching is the leading journal for teachers of Latin, Ancient Greek, Classical Civilisation and Ancient History in the UK. It originated as the voice of the Joint Association of Classical Teachers in 1963 under the title ‘Didaskalos’, being renamed Hesperiam over the years and finally JCT. It has a broadly-based membership including teachers in the primary, secondary and tertiary education sectors. JCT welcomes articles, news and reports about Classics teaching and items of interest to teachers of Classics both from the UK and abroad. If you wish to submit an article, it should be sent to the Editor, Steven Hunt, c/o .

Articles are welcome on classroom teaching practice or on studies about the teaching and learning of Classics in the UK and abroad should be up to 7000 words. There should be clear pedagogical or academic content. News and reports of events of general interest to teachers of Classics should be between 1000 and 2000 words. Authors should provide 6-8 keywords.

All articles should be submitted in Arial 12 point, 1.5 line-spaced and with non-justified margins, and should include the author’s name and some biographical details. Author’s affiliations should be captured within the manuscript files. Images, graphs, diagrams and tables should be submitted separately as jpgs or pdfs as appropriate, with an indication in the text where they should be included. For information about figure formats, please see the Cambridge artwork guide . JCT can also publish supplementary materials. Please see this guide for information about supplementary materials .

In general JCT prefers references to conform to the author-date referencing style of the American Psychological Association (APA). The Editor can supply further details of this referencing style if desired. Please ensure that you have permission to reproduce photographs of pupils or the relevant copyright for images, or give details of the origin of the image used. Recent editions of the journal give a guide to the layout of articles. Copies are available on request.

After submission by the author, the Editor reserves the right to suggest any changes that he feels are needed to be made and makes minor corrections. If major changes are thought to be needed, the original author will be asked to rewrite the section which needs changing. Author proofs are provided by EditGenie, an online interface that opens in a web browser enabling authors to make corrections directly to the article XML. The XML contains the article data and defines how the article is structured and appears. By editing the XML and the content itself, you can directly correct how the article looks on the PDF page. Once accepted, the author is assumed to have assigned the right to JCT to distribute the publication electronically.

For the last 50 years JCT and its predecessors have been published in hard copy and made available to members of the Joint Association of Classical Teachers. From 2015 JCT will be available freely online, supported by the Classical Association. A limited number of back issues of hard copies of JCT are available from the CA Shop at , and as downloadable pdfs of individual articles freely online via the Association for Latin Teaching website

The details of contributors to JCT 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 .

JCT and Open Access

JCT is published as a wholly Open Access journal, with no Article Processing Charges payable by authors or funders. The cost of publishing the journal is covered by the Classical Association and Cambridge University Press.

Contributors to JCT sign a license to publish their articles with the Classical Association. Depending on the Creative Commons license chosen, others may be able to re-use the content in new or derivative works with attribution. The terms of re-use for Gold Open Access content are stated in the copyright line. Further information about CC-BY licenses may be found at

Last updated June 2021