Notes for Contributors
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1. Submissions are invited in every area of Classical
Studies. The preferred language is English, but other languages
such as French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese are acceptable.
2. (a) Contributors should address two copies
of the submission to the Editor, Scholia, Department
of Classics, University of Otago, P. O. Box 56, University of
Dunedin 9054, New Zealand. Electronic submissions are welcome and
should be e-mailed to the Editor as attached files with all Greek
fonts embedded. Printed submissions
not accepted for publication are normally returned at the journal's
expense, but potential contributors should, in any case, retain
copies of their manuscripts.
(b) Submissions are acknowledged forthwith and every effort is
made to inform contributors of the Editors' decision concerning
publication as promptly as possible.
(c) All contributions accepted for publication are edited to conform
to the Scholia style.
(d) First (and occasionally second) proofs of articles are sent
to contributors whose submissions are accepted for publication.
Proofreading is then the responsibility of the author.
(e) While the Scholia Editorial Committee undertakes to
publish submissions accepted as soon as possible, it reserves the
right to hold over any contribution to another volume. The vast
majority of articles and reviews are published in the volume of
the journal specified in the formal letters of acceptance sent to
contributors; however, some articles and reviews may not appear
until the publication of the subsequent volume, owing to limits
of space and printing deadlines.
3. (a) Articles should be submitted in clear type
and be double-spaced throughout on A4 (21 cm. x 29.7 cm.) or Letter
(8.5 in. x 11 in.) paper.
(b) Articles should not ordinarily exceed 7000 words in length.
The maximum length of review articles is 2500 words, reviews 1500
words, and notices of reprints 500 words. Reviewers should
adhere to the guidelines that accompany books for
(c) A submission need not be accompanied by a copy on a computer
diskette in computer-readable form; if a submission is accepted,
the contributor should then post a hard copy of the final draft
with accompanying copy on a diskette, indicating clearly the word-processing
program used in writing the article. (To avoid damage to the diskette
during mailing, please post in a diskette mailer.) Final manuscripts
not accompanied by a copy on a computer diskette are accepted in
4. (a) The title of the article or review, author's
full name and title, affiliation, position, full address (also e-mail
address and fax number, if available), and a 40-70 word summary
in English suitable for publication (for critical and pedagogical
articles only) should be typed on a separate page; the title and
summary alone should appear on the first page of the manuscript.
(b) References to the author's own work should be made in the
third person. Any acknowledgements are to be included only after
the submission has been accepted.
5. (a) Paragraphs should be indented five spaces,
except the first paragraphs after subheadings, which should not
(b) Inverted commas (quotation marks) should be single, not double,
unless they are placed within single inverted commas.
(c) Spelling and punctuation should be consistent. American spelling
and punctuation are acceptable from American authors; otherwise,
spellings should conform to the most recent edition of The Concise
Oxford English Dictionary.
(d) Numbers below 10 000 should not contain any spaces or commas
(e.g., 1000); numbers above this figure should contain spaces instead
6. (a) Greek script should be used for quotations
from Classical Greek. Short Greek quotations may be inserted by
hand, but special care should be taken with breathings, accents
and iotas subscript. Passages longer than a few words should be
typed or photocopied.
(b) Greek names in the text should either be fully transliterated
or fully Latinised (e.g., Klutaimestra or Clytemnestra) throughout.
7. (a) Translations, preferably those of the author,
should be provided for all Greek and Latin text.
(b) Greek and Latin text should be provided for all translations.
(c) Citations of ancient works should appear in brackets (parentheses)
in the body of the text wherever possible.
(d) In the case of an indented passage, the translation should
appear unbracketed (without parentheses) immediately below the quotation;
the citation of the work in brackets (parentheses) should follow
rather than precede the indented quotation.
(e) In the case of a short citation in the body of the text, the
following convention should be followed: cupido dominandi cunctis
affectibus flagrantior est ('the desire for power burns more
fiercely than all the passions', Tac. Ann. 15.53).
8. (a) Notes should appear at the foot of pages.
(b) Citations of modern works should be given in the notes rather
than in the body of the text.
(c) Do not use the Harvard (author-date) system of parenthetical
documentation or the number system.
(d) Authors should be cited by initials and surname only.
(e) Titles of books, periodicals, and Greek and Latin technical
terms should be italicised.
(f) Titles of articles should be enclosed in single inverted commas.
(g) Volume numbers of periodicals should be given in Arabic rather
than Roman numerals.
(h) Page and line references generally should be given as follows:
'f.' (e.g., '174f.') ought to be used, but 'ff.' should be avoided
wherever possible (e.g., '174-76' is preferable to '174ff.').
(i) When citing a book or periodical in the notes for the first
time, details should be given as follows:
H. Cancik, Untersuchungen zur lyrischen Kunst des P. Papinius
Statius (Hildesheim 1965) 93-110.
K. H. Waters, 'The Character of Domitian', Phoenix 18
All subsequent citations should contain the author's name, footnote
number of the first citation of the work in square brackets, and
relevant page numbers. The following forms should be used:
Cancik  38-40; Waters  55f.
(j) The author is responsible for ensuring the accuracy and completeness
of all references to primary and secondary materials. Incorrect
citations of ancient authors and works and citations of modern works
that do not include complete details such as the author's initials
and date and place of publication may be deleted from the article
unless the Editor can easily locate the missing information.
(k) Cross-references should be marked clearly in the left-hand
margin of the manuscript.
9. (a) Periodicals cited in the notes should use
the abbreviations in L'Année Philologique; the names of
periodicals not listed in the most recent volume should appear in
(b) Abbreviations of ancient authors and works should be those
listed in The Oxford Classical Dictionary3
(1996) or in the Oxford Latin Dictionary (1968-82) and
Liddell-Scott-Jones' A Greek-English Lexicon (1968).
(c) Titles of standard reference works (e.g., RE, FGrH)
should be abbreviated according to The Oxford Classical Dictionary3
(1996); the titles of reference works not listed in OCD3
should appear in full.
(d) Titles of periodicals and classical works should be italicised.
(e) In citation of classical works and standard reference works,
Arabic rather than Roman numerals should be used.
10. Contributors of articles and review articles
receive twenty and ten covered offprints respectively; contributors
of reviews receive six covered offprints. Additional covered offprints
may be purchased from the Business Manager.
11. Scholia retains copyright in content
and format. Contributors should obtain written permission from the
Editor before using material in another publication.