What are working papers?

Working Papers are pre-publication versions of academic articles, book chapters, or reviews. Papers posted on this site are in progress, under submission, or in press and forthcoming elsewhere. Although, as far as we know, this is the first Working Papers series in the field of Classics, such series are very common in other academic disciplines.

Working Papers are offered on this site by the author, in the interests of scholarship. Working Papers are not refereed. Papers in this series may be in various stages of completion – this is why the “Version number” is indicated on the cover of each paper.

The form and content of papers are the responsibility of individual authors. The format (other than the cover sheet) is not standardized. The quality of these Working Papers is not guaranteed by the Departments of Classics at Princeton or Stanford, or by the organizers of this site, or by its local coordinators. See further: Who can submit a paper, How to submit a paper.

Papers may be downloaded from this site by individuals, for their own use, subject to the ordinary rules governing fair use of professional scholarship (see further, Copyright statement). Comments on papers or questions about their content should be sent directly to the author, at his or her email address.

Working Papers may be cited without seeking prior permission from the author. The proper form for citing Working Papers in this series is:

Author (year). Title. Version #.# Month. Princeton/Stanford Working Papers in Classics.

Posting a paper on this site does not preclude simultaneous or subsequent publication elsewhere, including other Working Papers series. The copyright of a Working Paper is held by the author or by his or her assignee: see Copyright Statement.

Downloadable copies of Working Papers will be removed from this site if and when authors indicate to their local coordinators that they have been published elsewhere. Once a paper has been published elsewhere, it is ordinarily preferable to cite it in its final, published version, rather than in its Working Paper version.