Publication Policies

ASCSA Publications has the right of first refusal for the publication of all sponsored and affiliated fieldwork projects, including synergasias. This right applies to the publication of primary data only; synthetic studies may be published in venues not directly connected with the School.

A proposal for the publication of a fieldwork project affiliated with the School should be made by the Director of Record. The publication plan may include articles in Hesperia as well as volumes. The proposal should do the following:

  • Give a brief description of the nature and scope of the project
  • Identify the authors of the projected volumes and/or articles
  • Briefly outline the contents of each volume and/or article with its approximate size and the approximate number and types of illustrations
  • Provide a schedule of publication

Requests to publish elsewhere—whether for a specific object or an entire fieldwork project—should be made by the Director of Record and sent to the Director of Publications, who will then consult with the Director of the School and the Chair of the Committee on Publications.

A subvention is normally expected for each volume in a series of fieldwork publications. 

Each volume and article will go through the normal review process (with outside reviewers) and must satisfy the Author Guidelines, the Checklist for Initial Submission, and the Checklist for Final Submission. Volumes will be numbered in the order in which they are published.

Proposals for the publication of a fieldwork project will be reviewed by the Publications Committee and the Publications staff and may be sent to outside reviewers for comments. The Publications Committee, in consultation with the Publications staff, will decide to accept or decline a proposal for the publication of an excavation series based on the merits of the proposal and the anticipated workload of the Publications office during the period indicated in the proposal.

Ethics Policy

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens will not knowingly print in any of its publications the announcement or initial scholarly presentation of any object without a record of ownership and/or acquisition prior to November 14, 1970, unless the object was discovered through an officially sanctioned excavation or survey, legally entered a collection within its country of origin, or was legally exported from the country of origin. Authors may be asked to provide evidence allowing discussion of artifacts lacking an archaeological provenance.