Guidelines for Submissions

Editorial Policy: Articles

Didaskalia is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes scholarly articles in English on the performance of Greek and Roman drama, dance, and music.  Contributors to Didaskalia should use as little jargon as possible and write for a knowledgeable audience of students, devotees, scholars, and practitioners of ancient performance.  We value the individual voices of our authors within the broad limits of professional writing style. We discourage articles that are personal accounts of a production unless they serve a particular analytical or theoretical thesis. 

We reserve the right to make such revisions as are necessary to maintain the journal's standards of quality.   Edited files are returned to the author for approval of changes before publication.


Editorial Policy: Views

Didaskalia also publishes other sorts of pieces on current productions in our Views section:

Items for the Views sections can be less formal than articles, but will still be edited to meet our standards of quality.

If you have doubts about where in Didaskalia your submission belongs, please consult with the editors.


Please submit only one version of your text, as an attached document in Rich Text Format (.rtf), Plain Text (.txt), or Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx).

Greek should remain in the Greek alphabet (polytonic Greek unicode).

In most cases, authors should provide translations of any non-English text.

If the text includes images, please submit them separately as high quality jpeg files and indicate where they should appear in the text. For audio files, please submit in mp3 format.  For video, several digital formats are acceptable.  Please inquire for posting instructions.

Style and Documentation

Authors in the United States and its possessions are asked to follow the standards of the Chicago Manual of Style and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary in matters of style, usage, and documentation. Either the “notes-and-bibliography” or the “author-date” system of documentation is acceptable. Authors in other countries may follow the Oxford Style Manual if they prefer to do so. For ease of editing, please use one of the common fonts and double spaces between lines.

Where to send your work

Contributions should be submitted by e-mail to  If you have large image or video files to submit, please email the editor, and we’ll make arrangements.


Readers are permitted to save or print any files from Didaskalia as long as there are no alterations made in those files. Copyright remains with the authors, who are entitled to reprint their work elsewhere if due acknowledgement is made to the earlier publication in Didaskalia. Contributors are responsible for getting permission to reproduce any photographs or video they submit and for providing the necessary credits.