Call for Submissions: Živa Antika / Antiquité Vivante 70th Anniversary Issue

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Call for Papers
October 15, 2020
Subject Fields: 
Ancient History, Archaeology, Classical Studies, Philosophy


Dear colleagues,


            On behalf of the editorial board of the journal “Živa Antika / Antiquité Vivante”, I am pleased to invite you to send your submissions for the 70th Anniversary Issue of the Journal, which is expected to be published at the end of 2020.

            Feel free to consult the Submission Guidelines and the Style Sheet given below.

           Please be kind to send your submissions no later than October 15, 2020 to Vojislav Sarakinski, the current Secretary of the Board of Editors, at Should you have further inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact the Secretary.


            Sincerely yours,

            Vojislav Sarakinski

            Secretary of the Board of Editors









Živa Antika publishes papers that make an original contribution to all areas of know­ledge covered by the notion of Classics, as well as to our knowledge of An­ti­qui­ty in general. This includes Greek and Latin language and literature, philosophy, my­tho­logy and religion, ancient history and archaeology, art, architecture and culture – from the dawn of the Classical civilisation until the 6th century AD, as well as later clas­sical reception and influences.

We especially encourage works focused on the ancient peoples and tribes of the Balkans, their history, art and culture, as well as their interactions with the clas­si­cal Greco-Roman sphere.

Finally, we publish epigraphical, numismatical and archaeological studies with a notable impact on the philological and historical research of the space and time to which Živa Antika is dedicated.

In principle, Živa Antika publishes papers in all languages of global com­mu­ni­cation among scholars. By tradition, papers in south Slavic languages are also ac­cep­ted (however, please see note 1-e below).

The standard length of an article is up to 11,000 words, including notes. Ar­ti­cles longer than 16,000 words are usually not accepted for publication; all exceptions are left to the discretion of the Board of Editors.

An abstract of up to 300 words should be included at the beginning of your sub­mission. If the paper is written in a south Slavic language, an extensive summary in En­glish (500-1000 words) should be included on the last page.

All text in the manuscript must be in Unicode.

Submissions should be sent in both .doc(x) and .pdf format to one of the e-mail addresses listed, preferably to the secretary of the Board of Edi­tors.

Except within the manuscript, drawings and grayscale photographs should al­so be included as separate electronic files. The image files should have a minimum re­solution of 300 dpi.

Once accepted for the review process by the Board of Editors, manuscripts are sent to two external reviewers, who are requested to submit their evaluation with­in 30 days. If accepted for publication, the authors receive proofs and are requested to check the final version of their articles and provide the editorial board with their com­ments within a week. In the absence of a response, the article is published in its cur­rent state.

Authors are kindly requested to consult and follow our house style, as des­cribed in the Style sheet below. Articles that do not follow the style sheet will not be ta­ken into consideration for publication.






1. Form and Length

a. As stated in the Submission guidelines, Živa Antika publishes papers in all lan­guages of global communication among scholars. Papers in south Slavic lan­gua­ges are also accepted.

b. An abstract of up to 300 words should be included at the beginning of your sub­mission.

c. The standard length of an article is up to 11,000 words, including notes.

d. A bibliography should be supplied at the end of the article, containing the full bibliographic information concerning the works cited.

e. If the paper is written in a south Slavic language, an extensive summary in Eng­lish (500-1000 words) should be included on the last page..


2. Referencing and citation style

a. Preferably, all referencing and citation should be included in the footnotes. In-text referencing that disrupts the text flow must be avoided.

b. Referencing and citation should follow the traditional MLA Style Sheet, pre­dominantly used in the liberal arts and humanities. E.g.,


Chadwick, John. Linear B and Related Scripts. Berkeley, Calif., University of Ca­li­fornia Press, 1997.

Илиевски, Петар Х. Појава и развој на писмото, со посебен осврт кон по­че­то­ците на словенската писменост. МАНУ, Скопје, 2001.

Papazoglou, F. “Stèles anthropomorphes et amorphes de Pélagonie”. Živa Antika 27.1 (1977), 135–150.

Петрушевски, М. Д. „Дефиницијата на трагедијата кај Аристотела и ка­тар­са­та“. Годишен зборник на Филозофскиот факултет 1.1 (1948), 1–17.


c. Abbreviations of ancient authors and works should conform to the practice of the Oxford Classical Dictionary; abbreviations of standard corpora of ancient do­cu­ments should follow the practice of the SEG and L’Année Epigraphique for in­scrip­tions, as well as the practice of the Checklist of Editions of Greek, Latin, Demo­tic and Coptic Papyri, Ostraca and Tablets published by Duke University.


3. Other peculiarities

a. Footnotes begin with capital letters. Eventual aknowledgments are men­tio­ned in an unnumbered note, marked by an asterisk, before the first footnote.

b. Authors should always tend to keep Greek text; transliteration of Greek should be avoided.

c. Numeral spans are usually not abbreviated (e.g., 217–255), unless con­sis­ting of 4 digits or more (e.g., 2142-68).

d. Footnote numbers come after, not before puncuation (e.g. “... found in He­ro­dotus.24”, not “... found in Herodotus24.”

Contact Info: 

Vojislav Sarakinski
Faculty of Philosophy
University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius
9a, Goce Delčev Blvd.
1000 Skopje, Macedonia

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