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Ancient Philosophy Today

Ancient Philosophy Today: DIALOGOI provides a forum for the mutual engagement between ancient and contemporary philosophy. The journal connects interpretative work in ancient philosophy to current discussions in metaphysics, epistemology and ethics, and assesses the continuing relevance of ancient theories to current philosophical interests and debates.

Print ISSN: 2516-1156 Online ISSN: 2516-1164

About this Journal

Ancient Philosophy Today provides a forum for top-quality work in ancient philosophy, which engages with issues in contemporary philosophy. The journal's guiding thought is that ancient theories are not generally 'obsolete' or irrelevant to current philosophical interests and debates. Instead of being primarily approached in a philological fashion, they should be taken seriously as philosophical texts, which can be assessed for their philosophical merits as well as more modern texts can be. The journal will pursue its goal by publishing original research articles of the highest quality, and by promoting discussion of cutting edge research already in press by commissioning book reviews as well as systematic ‘state of the art’ overview articles on key ongoing discussions. 

Ancient Philosophy Today contributes both toward highlighting the continuing systematic importance of ancient philosophy and to giving the field a greater sense of identity and direction. Articles and reviews are published in English, and articles are fully peer reviewed. The journal fits mostly within the subject of Philosophy, but is also very relevant to Classics.

Editorial Board


Professor Anna Marmodoro, Durham University and University of Oxford (UK)
Professor Dr. Erasmus Mayr, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany)

Book Review Editor

Udit Bery, Yale University (USA)

Associate Editors

PD Dr. Philipp Brüllmann, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Germany)
Professor Mario De Caro, Università degli Studi Roma Tre (Italy)
Professor Christopher Frey, University of South Caroline (USA)
Professor Katja Vogt, Columbia University (USA)
Professor James Warren, University of Cambridge (UK)

Editorial Board

Professor Peter Adamson, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Germany)
Professor Riccardo Chiaradonna, Università degli Studi Roma Tre (Italy)
Professor Emerita Patricia Curd, Purdue University (USA)
Professor Emerita Catherine Darbo-Peschanski, Centre Léon Robin: CNRS/Sorbonne-Université (France)
Professor Dimitri El Murr,  École Normale Supérieure - Université PSL (France)
Professor Jennifer Frey, University of South Carolina (USA)
Professor Michael Griffin, University of British Columbia (Canada)
Professor Noburu Notomi, University of Keio (Japan)
Professor Dr. Christof Rapp, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Germany)
Professor Ricardo Salles, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (México)
Professor Dr. Barbara Sattler, Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany)
Professor Christopher Shields, University of Notre Dame (USA)
Professor Emeritus Richard Sorabji CBE, FBA, University of Oxford (UK)
Professor Sergio Tenenbaum, University of Toronto (Canada)
Professor Dr. Barbara Vetter, Freie Universität Berlin (Germany)
Professor Cristina Viano, CNRS and Sorbonne-Université (France)
Professor Marco Zingano, Universidade de São Paolo (Brazil)


Ancient Philosophy Today is abstracted and indexed in the following:

  • ArticleFirst
  • British Library Zetoc
  • BrowZine
  • CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
  • cnpLINKer
  • EBSCO A-to-Z
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • Humanities Index (BHI)
  • J-Gate
  • JournalTOCs
  • Meta Indexing
  • Philosopher's Index
  • PhilPapers
  • ReadCube Discover
  • Researcher
  • Summon
  • TDNet
  • WorldCat Discovery

Journal Statistics

In accordance with the requirements of Plan S, the journal publishes annual statistics on submissions and the review process. The journal statistics for 2020 and 2021 are as follows:

  2020 2021
Number of submissions received1 53 22
Number of reviews requested2 210 94
Number of reviews received3 98 46
Total rejections4 23 12
Number of desk rejects5 9 2
Total acceptances6 19 6
Acceptance rate7 45% 33%
Time from submission to publication8 16 months 15 months

  1. Number of new articles received by the journal
  2. Number of peer review invitation emails that were sent out
  3. Number of completed peer review reports received
  4. Total number of articles rejected (including desk rejects)
  5. Number of articles rejected prior to peer review
  6. Number of articles that received an 'Accept for publication' decision
  7. Number of acceptances, as a percentage, against the total number of final decisions
  8. 'Mean' average from submission to publication for all publications in the volume
Ancient Philosophy Today Gender Statistics

Our journal is aiming for a gender-balance and diverse group of authors for each issue. Providing clear statistics to authors is part of this work.

Issue Gender
  Female Male Other Not declared
1.1 (invited) 3 3 0 0
1.2 1 4 0 0
2.1 1 2 0 0
2.2 0 3 0 0
3.1 1 4 0 0
3.2 2 5 0 0
Gender-balance of authors for non-invited submissions from August 2018-August 2021
Gender-balance of authors for non-invited submissions from August 2018 to August 2021