The Management Board of Matica Srpska passed a resolution on publishing the Journal of Classical Studies of Matica Srpska (Zbornik Matice srpske za klasične studije) at its 4th meeting on the 11th of March 1996.

The Journal focuses on studying the classical antiquities in all aspects. The classical period is the core of European civilization and culture, and our country and the Serbian people are an integral part of that cultural area of the classical era. Many achievements of the classical period in culture, philosophy and science, languages, literature, history, art and material culture were handed down to future European and other nations by the Ancient Balkans. As stated by our leading authority on the Balkans of the classical period, Academician Milan Budimir, the Balkan Slavs as well as all other citizens of former Yugoslavia had strong ties with the culture of the classical period, its location as well as representatives of the era.

“That antique influence and classical heritage, as well as the heritage and reception of the classical period in the Serbian nation are least mentioned in the world. Thus the primary objective of the journal is the contribution to the promotion of our classical science abroad. To this end are the contributions of colleagues from Europe, Russia, the USA, Canada and India published in our journal.”

The Journal is to cover critical acclamation and presentation of works of our scientists and authors dealing with classical topics. This is the reason why the reception of Hellenic philosophy, literature, art and culture, both Greek and Roman, in Serbian tradition will be one of the major topics. Comparative research of religion and myth along with theoretical definition of this sphere are further interests of our international partners, including law and natural sciences of the classical period.

Apart from original research studies and articles on classical topics, the Journal publishes proceedings from scientific conferences on the classical period in our country and abroad, relations with the Orient, classical heritage in Byzantium, interrelations with the Slavic World and Serbian language and culture.

The Journal also features permanent sections like Hronika naučnog života (the Chronicle of Scientific Life), Projekti (Projects), Vesti iz sveta (News from the World), Nekrolozi (Necrologies) and so forth.

Special attention is devoted in the Journal to scientific criticism and presentation of new books and studies published in our country as well as abroad, thus publications of the most important publishers have been provided.

We would like to point out that this Journal is the only one of its kind and has appeared rather late, bearing in mind that the Yugoslav journal on classical topics was lost with the secession of former Yugoslav republics. Precious support to our Journal was given by the International Federation of the Societies of Classical Studies FIEC at its General Assembly on the 20th of August 1999, in Kavala (Greece), when the president of FIEC, Academician Carl Joachim Classen, member of Matica Srpska, publicly supported the publishing of the Journal of Classical Studies and invited colleagues to cooperate with the Journal. We would like to emphasize that FIEC is one of thirteen UNESCO associations for social sciences. Papers from our Journal enter the leading bibliographical publication in the world in this field L’Année Philologique.

The Journal is edited by an international editorial board comprised of the most esteemed scientists at home and abroad.

Editorial board of the Journal of Classical Studies Matica Srpska:

Professor Ksenija Maricki Gadjanski, Editor-in-Chief
Professor  Sima Avramović (Belgrade), PhD
Professor Victor Castellani (Denver), PhD
Professor Milan. S. Dimitrijević (Belgrade), PhD
Professor Snežana Ferjančić (Belgrade), PhD – secretary
Professor Bharat Gupt (Delhi), PhD
Professor Mark J. Nyvlt (Ottawa), PhD
Professor Mirko Obradović (Belgrade), PhD
Professor Kurt Raaflaub (Brown University), PhD
Professor Livio Rosetti (Perugia), PhD
Professor Danijela Stefanović (Belgrade), PhD
Professor Mirjana D. Stefanović (Novi Sad), PhD
Professor Bojana Šijački Manević (Belgrade), PhD
Professor Rastko Vasić (Belgrade), PhD


Associate: Milena Kulić
Telephones: 021 622-726 and 021 420-199 extension 132

Address of the Editorial Board:
Matica srpska
Editorial board of the Journal of Classical Studies Matica Srpska
21000 Novi Sad Matice srpske 1


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Matica Srpska Notebooks were initially published in 1985 as a periodical publication in three series: literature and language, social sciences and art, and, since 1989, natural sciences. They publish material and treatises for cultural and social history. The publishing of the Notebooks is financed from endowment funds of Matica’s benefactors. Fifty-four notebooks have been published so far.

Editors in Chief:

Čedomir Popov (1985-1995)
Nikola Gaćeša (1996-2004)

Editors of the series:

Series of language and literature (Božidar Kovaček 1985-1999, Jelka Ređep 2000-2013, Aleksandra Vraneš 2013 – )
Series of social sciences (Mladen Stojanov 1985- 1995, Ljubomirka Krkljuš 1995 – )
Series of Art (Olga Mikić 1985-1999, Miroslav Radonjić 2000 – )
Series of Natural sciences (Vojislav Jovanović1989-1995, Olga Gašić 1995-1999, Jovan Maksimović 2000 – )


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About The Journal

ISSN 0543-1247 (бр. 1–21); 0352-6844 (22–)
ISSN (Online) 2787-3099
UDC: 7
First published: 1965
Frequency: annually
Subject: art history; history, archeology, and ethnology; other humanities

MATICA SRPSKA JOURNAL FOR FINE ARTS was launched in 1965 as a scientific journal of the Department of Fine Arts of the Matica Srpska in Novi Sad. It publishes papers related to Serbian and European art from the early Middle Ages to modern times. The Journal is open to treatises on the history and theory of fine and applied arts, architecture, museology, heritology, and visual culture studies. The Journal accepts only original and non-published papers in Serbian and English languages, which will be subjected to a double-blind peer review. It is indexed in the ERIH PLUS and WOS ESCI (Emerging Sources Citation Index) lists of international scientific journals. MATICA SRPSKA JOURNAL FOR FINE ARTS is an Open Access Journal, and it is available on the publisher’s website (


Dejan Medaković (Nos. 1–30),
Dinko Davidov (Nos. 32–35),
Aleksandar Kadijević (Nos. 36–48),
Vladimir Simić (Nos. 49–)

Editorial Board:

VLADIMIR SIMIĆ, Editor-in-Chief (University of Belgrade, Serbia)
MIODRAG MARKOVIĆ (University of Belgrade, Serbia)
BRANISLAV TODIĆ (University of Belgrade, Serbia)
ALEKSANDAR KADIJEVIĆ (University of Belgrade, Serbia)
LIDIJA MERENIK (University of Belgrade, Serbia)
IGOR BOROZAN (University of Belgrade, Serbia)
DANICA POPOVIĆ (Institute for Balkan Studies SASA, Belgrade, Serbia)
DRAGAN DAMJANOVIĆ (University of Zagreb, Croatia)
АLINA PAYNE (Harvard University, Cambridge, USA)
BISSERA PENTCHEVA (Stanford University, USA)
TÜLAY ARTAN (Sabancı University, Istanbul, Turkey)
ANA ŠVERKO (Institute of Art History, Split, Croatia)
IVAN DRPIĆ (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA)
FRIEDRICH POLLEROß (University of Vienna, Austria)
IVÁN SZÁNTÓ (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary)

Editorial Board Secretary:
Marta Tišma
Telephone: 021 6615-038 and 021 420-199, extension 129, Fax: 021 528-901

The Editorial Board receives the manuscripts no later than February 1st for the issue planned to be published by the end of that year. After that, the Editorial Board selects the reviewers and begins with preparations for the publication of a new volume of the MATICA SRPSKA JOURNAL FOR FINE ARTS.

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