Focus and Scope

CICERONIANA ON LINE (COL) is a biannual digital journal; its two issues each year are considered part of a single volume, but are given separate numeration (e.g. 2015.1 or 2015.2). It is edited jointly by SIAC (Société Internationale des Amis de Cicéron ( and by the CSC (Centro di Studi Ciceroniani in Rome) and welcomes submissions on Cicero, as well as on topics that fall in the category of Roman Thought. 

Papers falling in the category of Roman Thought should concern texts that in their content or in the conditions of their production have a close or a distant link to Roman philosophy or its Forleben. Papers on Cicero may address his various guises, i.e. as a historical figure, author, philosopher, and human being, including his works, sources, and afterlife.  Papers from all disciplines and approaches are accepted; these include philology, linguistics, literary history, exegesis, rhetoric, source-criticism (Quellenforschung), philosophy, archaeology and art history, history, prosopography, religious studies, psychology, allusion and intertextuality, genre studies, gender studies, anthropology, reception, didactics, new media, digitalization etc. 

The Advisory Board evaluates on a case by case basis whether each article submitted fits in with the overall specifications of the journal. The scholarly board may decide to further increase or decrease its composition; the admission of new members to the board takes place every three years by cooptation.

The journal also publishes reviews and bibliographic records, under the direction of Andrea Balbo

COL has appointed an Editorial Committee, which is the point of contact with contributors to the journal and is responsible for matters of an editorial nature. Between 2014 and 2016, the Committee was formed by Alice BorgnaLinda CermatoriBarbara Del Giovane, Mélanie Lucciano (overseeing the preparation, scanning, uploading, OCR and formatting of the previous printed series of Ciceroniana, the last volume of which was issued in 2009); the current Committee is formed by Orazio CappelloFranck ColotteBarbara Del Giovane, Elisa Della Calce, Mélanie Lucciano, Matilde Oliva and Hugh Wynne.

Peer Review Process

When an article is submitted for publication, the editorial staff will confirm that all required items have been included and that the document respects the guidelines outlined above (especially the absence of elements that might identify its author).  They will then forward the article to the director, who will consult with his office in selecting two candidates to conduct a blind review.  This process is to be completed - at a maximum - within two months; in the rare cases where this timeline cannot be maintained, the article’s author will be promptly notified of the delay. One of the two reviewers may be chosen from the members of the journal’s scholarly board. A list of reviewers and statistics on the percentage of submissions accepted and rejected will be published every two years.

Reviewers are required to inform the editorial board of their recommendation to reject or to accept a submission; for recommendations to reject or to accept with revisions, reviewers should give a clear account of their reasons and/or the changes they wish to see made. Should the reviewers disagree in their evaluation of a submission, the Director will decide the matter by seeking one or more additional recommendations from the members of the scholarly board. When the Director has approved a decision, the editorial staff will communicate the result of the assessment to the author. In cases where significant revisions are required of an author, the Director will submit the revised article to the original reviewers for reconsideration. The editorial staff will provide the author with files of the first proofs for correction; the second proofs will be verified by the editorial staff alone. The secretary must preserve a written, confidential record of the entire review process for every article. Articles that are not accepted will not be returned to their authors, but the authors nevertheless retain full ownership of their work for intellectual property and copyright purposes.

Publication Frequency

The journal’s articles, rather than being released separately as they are completed, will be published together as part of a single volume containing a paginated index.  Each annual volume will be divided into two issues, which will be released in May (Issue 1) and November (Issue 2).

Once the article has been published online, no further corrections or changes to the text can be made.

Open Access Policy

Based on the conviction that making research freely available enhances the exchange of knowledge at a global level, this journal will offer Open Access to its contents.

Ciceroniana on Line is published under a Creative Commons CC BY-SA 4.0 licence. 

With the licence CC-BY-SA, authors retain the copyright, allowing anyone to download, reuse, re-print, modify, distribute and/or copy their contribution. The work must be properly attributed to its author.

It is not necessary to ask further permissions both to author or journal board.



Ciceroniana on Line is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International License.

With the licence CC-BY, authors retain the copyright, allowing anyone to download, reuse, re-print, modify, distribute and/or copy their contribution. The work must be properly attributed to its author.

It is not necessary to ask further permissions both to author or journal board.


Articles and submissions processing charges (APC)

Ciceroniana on Line does not ask for Articles processing charges (APC) or submissions charges.

Indexing and abstracting

With the publication of COL's first number, the journal has begun the process of admission to the world's scientific journal ranking agencies.
COL is indexed on the following platforms:


Journal History

COL, jointly created by the CSC (confirmed during the session held on 27th October 2012) and by SIAC (ratified by the plenary session on 15th January 2010), replaces and continues Ciceroniana, New series, which from 1973 to 2009 printed the proceedings of the first 13 international Colloquia of the CSC

SIAC and the CSC have established a ten member Board with equal representation for the triennium 2013-2015.

 Representing the CSC:

 Representing the SIAC:

 In the online meeting on May 17, 2016 the following seven members have been coopted into the Board for the triennium 2016-2018:

  On the foundation of the journal the scholarly board appointed Professor Giovanna Garbarino(†) to serve as Director. She has appointed Professor E. Malaspina as the Secretary of the scholarly board with responsibility for editing as well as the online edition; she has also established a committee composed of Professor C. Lévy and Professor L. Gamberale (representing the SIAC and CSC, respectively) to support her in overseeing the journal’s management. 

COL has two ISSN codes since June 2017: the first for the online version (ISSN 2532-5353) and the second for the digital version of Ciceroniana (ISSN 2532-5299), as for years 1959-2009.