Opuscula. Annual of the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome (OpAthRom)
Opuscula (ISSN: 2000-0898) is published yearly, in November, by the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome. First issued in 2008, Opuscula replaces the annuals Opuscula Atheniensia (OpAth) and Opuscula Romana (OpRom) published by the Swedish Institute at Athens and the Swedish Institute in Rome respectively.
The annual contains articles within Classical Archaeology, Ancient History, Art, Architecture and Philology, as well as book reviews within these subjects. Reports of fieldwork carried out under the supervision of the Institutes at Athens and Rome are regularly reported on in the Opuscula.
The annual welcomes contributions pertaining to the ancient Mediterranean world (prehistory to Late Antiquity) and the Classical tradition and drawing on archaeological, historical and philological studies; also, contributions dealing with later periods in the areas, especially in the fields of art, architecture, history and cultural heritage.
The bibliographical abbreviation for Opuscula is OpAthRom. Opuscula is indexed by ERIH-PLUS, Web of Science as well as Scopus. See Opusculas profile at Scimago Journal Rank. Contributions to the Opuscula are registered at Crossref and receive Digital Object Identifiers (DOI:s).
Subscriptions to the printed journal are available through our distributor, Eddy.se AB. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open access policy
Volumes 1-15 (2008-2022): These issues have been made openly available in pdf-format six months after the publication of the printed edition.
Volume 16 (2023)- : all content will be published with immediate open access, and with all text published under a Creative Commons license: CC BY 4.0. All images are reproduced with the permission of the rights holders acknowledged in captions and are expressly excluded from the CC BY license covering the text.
Authors are encouraged to make the final pdf-version of their contributions openly available through scholarly repositories immediately upon publication of the print issue.
Fees and funding
There are no charges for authors. For contributions written by non-native speakers language revision is provided free of charge.
The journal is supported financially by the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome and the Swedish Research Council.
Make a submission
Deadline for submissions to Opuscula is November 1st each year. Contributions should be submitted to the ECSI secretary, following the guidelines below:
Submitted manuscripts are reviewed in two to three steps.
1. The Editorial Committee initially reads the manuscript to ensure that all minima criteria are met and that it follows the guidelines for submissions.
2. The ECSI International Advisory Board is consulted when additional expertise is needed.
3. The manuscript is thereafter sent to two or more external reviewers. Based on the comments and recommendations by the reviewers, the Editorial Committee either accepts, accepts after minor or major modifications, or rejects the manuscript for publication.
The Editorial Committee employs a double blind process (to the extent that this is possible), i.e. both author and reviewer remain anonymous to the other party. All authors are encouraged to make every effort to uphold the anonymity in the text.
When an article or a monograph has been accepted for publication, the author will be provided with the review reports and asked to submit a revised version of the manuscript.
A complete copy of the manuscript should be sent electronically (by email) to the Secretary of the Editorial Committee. All text should be set in Times New Roman, font size 12, spacing 1.5. The submission should include:
1. A title page with the title of the manuscript as well as the name of author(s) (if more than one author, the corresponding author should be indicated), preferably academic affiliation, and full address details with email. Please note that only contributors who have actually written parts of the text are allowed to be listed as authors. Collaborators and excavation team members who have not participated in the writing of the text can be acknowledged in a footnote placed after the abstract. These acknowledgements should be added to the text in the revised submission, after the external review, in order to assure the anonymity of the author(s).
2. An abstract of 150 to 200 words in English.
3. One Word file with the main text, including footnotes, bibliography and lists of tables and figures. Please note that appendices are only to be included if absolutely necessary for the main article.
4. One document (.doc, .pdf, .ppt) with good quality copies of all tables and figures, numbered and set in roughly the intended size for publication. Separate high resolution picture files should not be sent at this time.
When a manuscript is accepted for publication, a revised version should be submitted, taking into consideration the comments from the external reviewers and the Editorial Committee. The revised submission should conform to the guidelines given below and include:
1. A cover letter indicating the author’s point-for-point response to the review comments, outlining the changes made in the manuscript.
2. A title page (see above).
3. An abstract in English (see above).
4. One Word file with the main text, including footnotes, bibliography and lists of tables and figures. Authors are asked to “track changes” (MS Word) or highlight revised text.
5. Illustrations. At this time, the author should submit high-quality image files, following the guidelines given below. Tables should be submitted in Excel or Word format.
1 = 2008. Stockholm. ISBN: 978-91-977798-0-7. https://doi.org/10.30549/opathrom-01.
2 = 2009. Stockholm. ISBN: 978-91-977798-1-4. https://doi.org/10.30549/opathrom-02.
3 = 2010. Stockholm. ISBN: 978-91-977798-2-1. https://doi.org/10.30549/opathrom-03.
4 = 2011. Stockholm. ISBN: 978-91-977798-3-8. https://doi.org/10.30549/opathrom-04.
5 = 2012. Stockholm. ISBN: 978-91-977798-4-5. https://doi.org/10.30549/opathrom-05.
6 = 2013. Stockholm. ISBN: 978-91-977798-5-2. https://doi.org/10.30549/opathrom-06.
7 = 2014. Stockholm. ISBN: 978-91-977798-6-9. https://doi.org/10.30549/opathrom-07.
8 = 2015. Stockholm. ISBN: 978-91-977798-7-6. https://doi.org/10.30549/opathrom-08.
9 = 2016. Stockholm. ISBN: 978-91-977798-8-3. https://doi.org/10.30549/opathrom-09.
10 = 2017. Stockholm. ISBN: 978-91-977798-9-0. https://doi.org/10.30549/opathrom-10.
11 = 2018. Stockholm. ISBN: 978-91-977799-0-6. https://doi.org/10.30549/opathrom-11.
12 = 2019. Stockholm. ISBN: 978-91-977799-1-3. https://doi.org/10.30549/opathrom-12.
13 = 2020. Stockholm. ISBN: 978-91-977799-2-0. https://doi.org/10.30549/opathrom-13.
14 = 2021. Stockholm. ISBN: 978-91-977799-3-7. https://doi.org/10.30549/opathrom-14.
15 = 2022. Stockholm. ISBN: 978-91-977799-4-4. https://doi.org/10.30549/opathrom-15.
Opuscula Atheniensia (OpAth)
Opuscula Atheniensia was published from 1953 to 2007. Since 1996 it was published yearly with the subtitle Annual of the Swedish Institute at Athens. Opuscula Atheniensia published works within the fields of Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, as well as Greek Philology. Opuscula Atheniensia was a refereed periodical, available in print only. The bibliographical abbreviation is OpAth. Opuscula Atheniensia is distributed by Astrom Editions. Volume 31-32 is distributed by Eddy.se. A full list of issues can be found here.
Opuscula Romana (OpRom)
Opuscula Romana was published yearly from 1954 to 2007. Since 1996 it was published yearly with the subtitle Annual of the Swedish Institute in Rome. Opuscula Romana was preceded by Opuscula Archaeologica, first edited in 1935. Opuscula Romana published works within the fields of Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, as well as Latin Philology.Opuscula Romana was a refereed periodical, available in print only. The bibliographical abbreviation is OpRom. Opuscula Romana is distributed by Astrom Editions. Volume 31-32 is distributed by Eddy.se. A full list of issues can be found here.
Opuscula Archaeologica (OpArch)
Seven issues of the Opuscula Archaeologica were published by the Swedish Institute in Rome in the years 1935–1952. The volumes were included in the series Skrifter utgivna av Svenska institutet i Rom, 4˚ (ActaRom-4˚). The bibliographical abbreviation of the Opuscula Archaeologica is OpArch. OpArch vol. 5 is distributed by Astrom Editions. A full list of issues can be found here.