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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission is properly anonymized 
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it under consideration by another journal (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, DOIs and URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Guidelines for Submission.
  • The text adheres to the formatting requirements outlined in the Guidelines for Submission: is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, etc…
  • All submissions should include an unnumbered cover page with the title of the submission (in the case of research or review articles), the author’s name and affiliation, address, telephone number, and e-mail address
  • Research articles should include a second unnumbered page with an abstract of up to 250 words and 6-8 keywords.
  • Though it may seem obvious, we ask that authors please proof-read their papers (or ask a colleague) and ensure that citations are complete and formatted properly.

Author Guidelines

Global Antiquities (GA) seeks to promote research that engages scholars of ancient and modern worlds in dialogue about global issues, both historical and contemporary. We view as “global” those features of human societies throughout history that cross real or imagined boundaries (geographic, chronological, cultural) and destabilize the primacy of the “state” or “nation” as the fundamental unit of analysis in world history. These “global” features are sometimes described processually as “flows” or “movements”, at other times statically as “systems” or “structures”. GA publishes work that challenges historical narratives of separateness rooted in a national imaginary, with narratives of interconnectivity and mobility made possible by globalization. Poverty, war, xenophobia, nationalism, migration, terrorism, imperialism, racism: these are major issues in global history shaped powerfully by the contexts in which they occur. GA welcomes submissions of research articles, book reviews, translations, and commentaries by scholars seeking to understand and illuminate global issues through time, from antiquity to the present day. 

The journal aspires (1) to facilitate the development of interpretive tools and methods, and to provide models of scholarship for those wishing to write new scholarly accounts of antiquity informed by contemporary studies of globalization and its effects; (2) likewise, to facilitate the development of interpretive tools and methods, and to provide models of scholarship for those wishing to elucidate today’s global issues through comparative, transhistorical analyses invoking the ancient past; (3) to provide a venue for collaborative, multidisciplinary work in this vein among scholars in ancient studies and the social sciences.

For general queries about the journal please contact the editorial board at this email address:

Global Antiquities publishes peer-reviewed, research articles of up to 10,000 words, solicited single-book reviews of approximately 800-1,000 words, and solicited multi-book review articles of 1,000-3,000 words. Submissions may only be made through the journal website by registered users (use the link above to register). At the moment, GA accepts submissions in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish, though all titles and abstracts will be translated into English. Potential authors are encouraged to contact the editorial board ( with questions about translations or to request support in another language.

Research articles

Global Antiquities welcomes submissions of research articles by Classicists, Ancient Historians, Archaeologists, and scholars in related fields, that bring their research into dialogue with contemporary Globalization Studies, as well as by post-Classical Historians, Political Scientists, Theorists, and Philosophers, Anthropologists, Sociologists, and other social scientists whose work on global issues engages with the ancient past.

Global Antiquities publishes research articles of up to 10,000 words, though that total should be considered an absolute maximum and not a target. Referees are always asked to judge and comment on whether the significance of an article’s contribution justifies its length.

Submissions may be made by registered users using the journal’s submission portal on this website. Because of the multidisciplinary nature of both Classics and Globalization Studies, GA encourages and welcomes submissions of co-authored and multi-authored research articles. In these cases, a corresponding author must be chosen who will make the submission, handle all correspondence about the article, and sign the publishing agreement on behalf of all the authors.

To facilitate the blind, anonymous peer-review process, initial submissions must omit any potentially author-identifying content and must not appear on any publicly visible website (such as to avoid compromising the validity of an anonymous review.

The first two pages should be unnumbered: (1) a cover page with the title of the submission, the corresponding author’s name and affiliation, address, telephone number, and e-mail address, as well as names and affiliations of any co-authors; and (2) an abstract of 250 or fewer words (repeat the title of the article on the abstract page to identify it) and 6-8 keywords. Number pages thereafter sequentially (i.e. first page of text is page 1).

Please follow the citation guidelines of the seventeenth edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. (Examples below.)

Book reviews

Global Antiquities does not accept unsolicited book reviews or review articles. However, potential authors, having identified an appropriate title for review, are encouraged to write a formal request to the editorial board ( Requests should include the title(s) and author(s) of the book(s) proposed for review, a brief summary of the reviewer’s qualifications, and in the case of post-graduate students, a supporting letter from the student’s graduate advisor or thesis director. All book reviewers must sign a Competing Interest statement as part of the publishing agreement.

Single-book reviews should aim for a length of approximately 800-1,000 words, while multi-book review articles may be up to 3,000 words.

Guidelines for submission

Please follow the following guidelines in preparing your article or review for submission:

  • Use 12 pt font throughout (including footnotes).
  • Use Times New Roman for languages written in the Roman alphabet.
  • Use only Unicode fonts for Greek and languages written in other alphabets.
  • Leave generous margins.
  • Use double line spacing (including quotations and footnotes).
  • Indent the beginning of each paragraph except the first.
  • Use B.C.E. and C.E. for eras; use format DD Month YYYY (e.g. 31 December 1999) for dates.
  • Italicise book titles; use underline only for URL addresses.
  • Number footnotes consecutively; do not use endnotes.
  • Give inclusive page numbers (do not use ff.)
  • State whose translations you are using (your own or otherwise) in an appropriately placed footnote.
  • Acknowledgments should be in the final note, keyed to the end of text.
  • Articles should be accompanied by a full bibliography of works cited (only), and author-date citations should be used in text where possible. If a source is not cited in-text, it should not appear in the reference list.
    • Only use "et al." in the reference list when the number of contributors exceeds four people.
    • Please use authors’ full given names (rather than initials) when available.
  • In the case of co-authored or multi-authored research articles, determine the order in which names will appear in the article, and please also ensure that all affiliations are up-to-date and correct. 

Examples of bibliographical entries

Single-Author Books

Kasimis, Demetra. 2018. The Perpetual Immigrant and the Limits of Athenian Democracy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Multi-Author Books and Collections

Horden, Peregrine and Nicholas Purcell. 2000. The Corrupting Sea: A Study of Mediterranean History. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.

Hales, Shelley and Tamar Hodos, eds. 2010. Material Culture and Social Identities in the Ancient World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 

(n.b. use "et al." in the reference list only when the number of contributors exceeds four people.)

Edition of Ancient Work

Hurley, Donna, ed. 2001. Suetonius: Diuus Claudius. With intro. and comm. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


Waterfield, Robin, trans. 2010. Polybius: The Histories. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Journal Article

Olasope, Olakunbi. 2014. “Rape and Adultery in Ancient Greek and Yoruba Societies”. Journal of Philosophy and Culture 5.1:67-114

Book Chapter

Isayev, Elena. 2015. “Polybius’s Global Moment and Human Mobility through Ancient Italy.” In Globalisation and the Roman World: World History, Connectivity and Material Culture, eds. Martin Pitts and Miguel John Versluys, 123-140. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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