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Classical Archaeology & Art: Journals


Journals with a special focus on Classical archaeology, art, or architecture appear here in three broad groups: 

  • Journals with complete online access. 
  • Journals with mixed online and print coverage.  
  • Journals available in print only.

Entries include L'Année philologique abbreviations and descriptions of each journal's purview.  This list is not comprehensive. For an extensive list of Classics journals at the University of Illinois, please consult the Classics Journal Gateway.

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Complete Online Access

The University of Illinois Library has online access to the full run of the following journals:


American Journal of Archaeology

The American Journal of Archaeology (AJA), published by the Archaeological Institute of America, was founded in 1885 and is one of the world's oldest and most distinguished archaeological journals. It regularly publishes open access content on its website.



Antiquity is a peer-reviewed journal of world archaeology. Founded in 1927, the journal is published six times a year, and its editorial office is based at the Department of Archaeology at Durham University.



Hesperia is published quarterly by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Founded in 1932 and devoted primarily to the timely publication of reports on projects sponsored by the School, Hesperia also welcomes submissions from all scholars working in the fields of Greek archaeology, art, epigraphy, history, and literature.


Journal of Roman Archaeology

The Journal of Roman Archaeology (JRA) is concerned with Italy and all parts of the Roman world from about 700 B.C. to about A.D. 700. All aspects of archaeology are relevant for inclusion, including historical material which has an archaeological component or which is likely to be relevant for archaeologists.


Papers of the British School at Rome

The Papers of the British School at Rome (PBSR) is a peer-reviewed international journal devoted to research on Italy from the whole range of the humanities disciplines. It contains articles on the entire period from prehistory to the contemporary, and with important archaeological news, including the latest discoveries in the city of Rome.


Mixed Online-Print Access

The University of Illinois has full coverage of the following journals, but only some issues are available online, while others are available in print. You can request digital scans of articles that we have available in print. 


Annual of the British School in Athens

The Annual of the British School at Athens (ABSA) is an illustrated journal published for the School by Cambridge University Press. Established in 1894, it is a peer-reviewed journal which publishes accounts of the School's projects and articles on a wide range of Hellenic subjects.


Archaeological Reports

Archaeological Reports (AR), published in association with the British School at Athens and in partnership with Cambridge University Press, provides fully illustrated accounts of archaeological work in Greece and other parts of the world that were sites of Greek culture.


Archeologia Classica

Archeologica Classica (ArchClass) is an international journal published by the Department of Antiquities at Sapienza, the University of Rome. It covers the broad sweep of the archeology, history, and art history of the Etruscan-Italic, Greek, and Roman worlds over a chronological period extending from prehistory to Late Antiquity.


Bulletin de Correspondance Hellénique

Since 1877, the Bulletin de correspondance Hellénique (BCH) has published both history and archaeology articles related to Greece, from prehistory through the Byzantine era, including excavation reports and studies.

Print Holdings Only

The University of Illinois Library holds printed issues of the following journals, but without online access for newer volumes. Note, however, that volumes that are out of copyright (from 1923 or earlier) will often appear in digital repositories, such as HathiTrust, Internet Archive, or Google Books.


Archaiologike Ephemeris (Ἀρχαιολογικὴ ἐφημερίς) 

Archaiologike Ephemeris (AEph) is one of the oldest archaeological journals in the world, published since 1837. It is the main scholarly publication of the Archaeological Society at Athens and contains studies and published reports of excavations. Articles are mostly in Greek, but with a growing number appearing in English. 


Archaiologikon Deltion (Ἀρχαιολογικὸν Δελτίον)

First appearing in 1915, Archaiologikon Deltion (AD) publishes the reports and findings of the Greek Archaeological Service's local departments.  


Archäologischer Anzeiger

Archäologischer Anzeiger (AA) publishes short notifications regarding current research and excavations of the German Archaeological Institute worldwide. The journal focuses on the Mediterranean region from prehistory to Late Antiquity, while also considering topics beyond the ancient world.


Istanbuler Mitteilungen

Abbreviated MDAI(I), Istanbuler Mitteilungen is the principal journal of the German Archaeological Institute's Istanbul Department. It publishes studies, mainly in German and English, related to the history and archaeology of Anatolia, including the Classical and Byzantine eras. 


Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Athenische Abteilung

This journal, abbreviated MDAI(A), is the main publication of the German Archaeological Institute's Athens Department, appearing annually since 1876. It publishes peer-reviewed articles in multiple languages on the art and archaeology of ancient Greece.  


Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Römische Abteilung​

This leading publication of the German Archaeological Institute's Rome Department is an annual, peer-reviewed journal, abbreviated MDAI(R). It promotes international scholarship in the fields of archaeology, art and architecture in Italy and neighboring areas, facilitating the presentation and discussion of material culture from prehistoric times to the early Middle Ages, with a traditional emphasis on Classical Antiquity.