Ágora. Estudos Clássicos em Debate

Área de Estudos Clássicos


Deadline: 30th September


Guidelines for article submission

The journal Ágora. Estudos Clássicos em Debate with ISSN 0874-5498 was first published in 1999 and on a yearly basis since then. It is published by the Classical Studies Section at the Department of Languages and Cultures at the University of Aveiro. Indexes, article abstracts and keywords and articles can be accessed online at the site of the journal (http://www.dlc.ua.pt/classicos/agora.htm and http://revistas.ua.pt//index.php/agora).


The journal covers all aspects of Classical Studies ranging from the early beginnings of Greek and Latin literature and culture to their contemporary reception in western cultures, without overlooking topics connected with the teaching and learning of Latin and Greek.

1. Article submission

The Editorial Board of Ágora. Estudos Clássicos em Debate welcomes articles to be considered for publication provided they meet the following requirements:


¨  texts should be original and unpublished and should not have been submitted simultaneously to any other publications (with a maximum of 50000 characters, including spaces). We will accept articles in the following languages: Portuguese, Spanish, French, English or Italian;

¨  the subject must be related to Classical Studies;

¨  articles should conform to the journal’s citation style;

¨  articles should be sent by e-mail (DLC-agora@ua.pt) in both Word and PDF format files (including, if used, Greek fonts and special characters or diacriticals);

¨  each article should include an abstract with a maximum of 600 characters, including spaces, written in the language of the article;

¨  articles must include some keywords (maximum: 6);

¨  articles should indicate the author’s email, country of origin and institutional affiliation;

¨  it is the author's responsibility to request and secure any permissions required for the use of images in the text.


Submissions should be accompanied by an author’s declaration stating that the text is original and unpublished and that it is not being submitted to any other publications simultaneously. They should also transfer ownership of copyright of their text, giving permission to both its print and online publication.  A sample declaration is provided on the pages of the journal. (cf. infra 6).

2. Refereeing process

     2.1. All submitted articles will be reviewed by two members belonging to the Scientific Committee with the mandatory participation of external referees. Should there be two conflicting reviews, a third member will be asked to produce another review. The submission deadline will be 30th September for contributions to be considered for publication on the journal issue appearing the following year.

     2.2. The members of the Scientific Committee may:

¨ approve the article for publication without suggesting any changes;

¨ approve the article for publication provided some changes are introduced;

¨ refuse the article for publication.

     2.3. The journal’s Editorial Board undertakes to review all proposals received and, should that be the case, notify all authors of the changes suggested by the Scientific Committee.

     2.4. The review process is anonymous and under no circumstance shall the names of the reviewers involved in the refereeing process be disclosed.

    2.5. Authors should assign their rights for the printed edition of the journal, as well as the online edition made available shortly after. They will be allowed to make unrestricted use of their own text subsequently, provided they mention clearly and in full that it has been published previously in Ágora. Estudos Clássicos em Debate.

    2.6. The publication of the texts will have no cost to the authors.

3. Citation guidelines

The following guidelines are general indications intended to ensure the journal’s consistency without overlooking clarity and easy reference identification. All articles should include a final bibliography.


 3.1. General guidelines


¨  Italics should be used when quoting ancient Greek and Latin texts and their respective translations, in long citations of modern texts, in titles of all ancient works, in titles of modern books and of periodicals and essay-collections.

¨  Quotation marks should be used in short quotations of modern texts.

¨  Italics should not be used in Latin abbreviations (op. cit., loc. cit., cf., ibid., ...).


When indicating authors and/or coordinators and editors, the following rule should apply:

¨ up to three authors: all names should be mentioned;

¨ more than three authors: the first name should be mentioned and followed by the expression et alii.


3.2. Citation style

3.2.1. Books


    Final bibliography:

        Spisak, A. (2007), Martial — A Social Guide. London, Duckworth.


    Text and footnotes:

       Spisak (2007) 50-51.G


3.2.2. Collective works


    Final bibliography:

        PIMENTEL, C. S. (2001), “Teatro, actores e público no Alto Império Romano”: M. F. Brasete (coord.) (2001), Máscaras, Vozes e Gestos: nos caminhos do teatro clássico. Aveiro, Universidade de Aveiro, 329-348.


    Text and footnotes:

        PIMENTEL(2001) 332-333.


3.2.3. Journals


    Final bibliography:

        PIMENTEL, C. S. (1993), “‘Quid petitur?’ Do sonho e do desencanto em Marcial”: Euphrosyne — Revista de Filologia Clássica 21 (1993) 249-261.


    Text and footnotes:

        PIMENTEL (1993) 262.


3.2.4. Texts by the same author published in the same year


    Final bibliography:

        PIMENTEL, C. S. (1993), “‘Quid petitur?’ Do sonho e do desencanto em Marcial”: Euphrosyne — Revista de Filologia Clássica 21 (1993) 249-261.

        PIMENTEL, C. S. (1993b), A Adulatio em Marcial. Lisboa, Universidade de Lisboa.


    Text and footnotes:

        PIMENTEL (1993) 262.

        PIMENTEL (1993b) 152


4. Ancient authors


¨  For Greek authors, the indications provided by Liddell-Scott-Jones in A Greek-English Lexicon should be followed.

¨  For Latin authors the indications provided by Oxford Latin Dictionary should be followed.

¨  No Roman numerals should be used.



¨  Hom. Od. 1.1. (not a 1); Cic., Phil. 2.20 (not 2.8 or 2.8.20); Plin., Nat. 9.176 (not 9.83. or 9.83.176); S. OC. 225. 


5. Abbreviations of journal titles


    For journal title abbreviations authors should refer, whenever possible, to L’Année Philologique.


6. Declaration


    I/We declare that the text hereby submitted to the journal Ágora. Estudos Clássicos em Debate is original and has not been published elsewhere, nor is it being submitted simultaneously to any other publication.

     I/ We further declare that I/we transfer copyright ownership to the online and print editions of the journal Ágora. Estudos Clássicos em Debate.

     The author(s)



Editorial Board:

            João Manuel Nunes Torrão, Editor ― jtorrao@ua.pt

            Carlos de Miguel Mora, Associated editor cmm@ua.pt

            Maria Fernanda Brasete, Associated editor mbrasete@ua.pt

            Carlos Manuel Morais, Associated editor cmorais@ua.pt

            António Manuel Andrade, Associated editor aandrade@ua.pt


Scientific Committee / Referees:

            Maria Helena da Rocha Pereira, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

            Maria de Fátima Sousa e Silva, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

             Francisco São José de Oliveira, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

            Maria do Céu Grácio Zambujo Fialho, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

            Nair de Nazaré Castro Soares, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

            Carlos Ascenso André, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal  

            Delfim Ferreira Leão, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

            Frederico Maria Bio Lourenço, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

            Aires Augusto de Nascimento, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

            Arnaldo do Espírito Santo, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

           Maria Cristina Pimentel, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

           Paulo Jorge Farmhouse Simões Alberto, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

           Virgínia Soares Pereira, Universidade do Minho, Portugal

            Andrés Pociña Pérez, Universidad de Granada, Espanha

            José António Sánchez Marín, Universidad de Granada, Espanha

           Carmen Bernal Lavesa, Universitat de Valência, Espanha

           Carmen Morenilla Talens, Universitat de Valência, Espanha

           Ana Isabel Martín Ferreira, Universitat de Valladolid, Espanha

           Miguel Ángel González Manjarrés, Universitat de Valladolid, Espanha

           César Chaparro Gómez, Universidad de Extremadura, Espanha

           Eustaquio Sánchez Salor, Universidad de Extremadura, Espanha

           Luis Merino Jerez, Universidad de Extremadura, Espanha

           Pedro Juan Galán Sánchez, Universidad de Extremadura, Espanha

           Francisco García Jurado, Univerdidad Complutense de Madrid, Espanha

              José María Maestre Maestre, Universidad de Cádiz, Espanha

           María Violeta Perez Custodio, Universidad de Cádiz, Espanha

           Francisco De Martino, Università di Foggia, Itália

           Giovanni Salanitro, Università di Catania, Itália

            Jacyntho Lins Brandão, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brasil

           Maria das Graças de Moraes Augusto, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

           José Antonio Alves Torrano, Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil

           Paula da Cunha Corrêa, Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil

           Wilson Alves Ribeiro Júnior, Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil

           Brunno Vinicius Gonçalves Vieira, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brasil

           Maria del Carmen Cabrero, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina

              Gerardo Ramírez Vidal, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

              Martha Patricia Irigoyen Troconis, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

            João Manuel Nunes Torrão

            Carlos de Miguel Mora

            Carlos Manuel Morais

            Maria Fernanda Brasete

            António Manuel Andrade



        Ágora. Estudos Clássicos em Debate

        Departamento de Línguas e Culturas

        Universidade de Aveiro

        3810-193 Aveiro - Portugal


        Email: DLC-agora@ua.pt


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