Publication Ethics

ACD publishes in accordance with the rules laid down in the Chapter III of the Code of Conduct of the University of Debrecen (, the Regulation of Scientific Research UD ( and the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors developed by the COPE (

Every paper submitted to the ACD should make a new and interesting contribution to our understanding of classical antiquity. Submitted manuscripts are reviewed by editorial board members and also by outside experts. The journal has an international scientific committee and the evaluation of the contributions will be done with a double-blind peer-review procedure with anonymous reviewers. Most submissions are read by two scholars.

It takes 12 months from submission until publication (we recieve articles until the 1st of September every year for next year's issue). After recieving a submitted article, the editor-in-chief will decide whether it is in line with the journal’s aims and scope. Upon considering it suitable for publication, the article is reviewed by two scholars. The editor-in-chief is responsible for ensuring the double-blind peer-review procedure with anonymous reviewers and for avoiding conflicts of interest between authors and reviewers.

Refused articles will not be stored. Publication can be denied if the work fails the plagiarism test, if the reviewers consider it to be of low quality or if the submitted manuscript fails to meet the formatting requirements.

The reviewed articles are treated confidentially prior to the publication. We do not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers and other editorial advisors, as appropriate.

If both reviewer find the article suitable, we accept it for publication. After accepting an article for publication, we send it back until 1st of February to the author to correct eventual typographical errors, or some minor mistakes.

ACD does not reprint material already published, except for those published elsewhere in Hungarian. The journal is open to contributions from any country. The language of publication is English, but submissions in French, German, Italian and Latin are also welcome.

In case of detection, authors are obliged to notify the journal editors or the editorial board promptly and cooperate with them in order to correct it.