About the Journal
Polis is a refereed journal which was founded in 1977 to provide a forum for scholars specializing in Ancient Greek Political Thought. Originally the Newsletter of the Society for Greek Political Thought (UK), Polis has over the years evolved into a full-fledged academic journal that publishes material of interest to those who study ancient Greek political thought, whether they do so as classicists, ancient historians, philosophers, or political scientists . Polis maintains ties with the Society for Greek Political Thought and with its membership, but the journal welcomes submissions for peer-review from scholars with no affiliation to the Society .
“Political thought” is not defined narrowly as political philosophy but to cover political thinking at all levels, and thus the study of political institutions and practices, history, and literature are all included. Polis also publishes articles on the reception of ancient political thought in Europe, America, or elsewhere.
The journal speaks for no particular perspective or methodology and it is devoted to the publication of research papers, even though extensive literature reviews and critiques of contemporary research, review essays and book reviews are also included.
The views and opinions expressed in peer-reviewed articles published in Polis are those of the authors and do not reflect the position of Journal.
Polis appears in two issues per annual volume (summer and winter).
Editorial: Celebrating 35 years of Polis (1977-2012)
Indexing and Abstracting
Articles in Polis are listed in:
- Arts and Humanities Citation Index
- International Political Science Abstracts
- International Directory of Philosophy
- L'Année philologique
- The Philosopher's Index
Print Version ISSN: 0142-257X
Online Version ISSN: 2051-2996