Acta Classica (ISSN 0065-1141) publishes articles (536), notes (162), and reviews (107). The language of publication is mainly English (650), but many contributions have also been written in Afrikaans (72), German (62), French (11), Dutch (9), Latin (5), and Italian (2).
Acta Classica is an international journal. It has published work by scholars residing in South Africa (550), the United States of America (69), the United Kingdom of Great Britain (38), Canada (38), Australia (35), Germany (26), The Netherlands (13), Rhodesia and Nyasaland / Zimbabwe / Tanzania (11), Belgium (5), New Zealand (4), Italy (4), Israel (3), Poland (2), Greece (2), France (2), and Japan (1).
The journal publishes work in all fields of Classics, from textual criticism (37) to the Classical Tradition / Reception Studies (17). Many contributions have been made in the field of Ancient History (approximately 188), but the majority have been literary in nature (305). Further contributions have been made in the field of Ancient Philosophy (42) and Ancient Religion (14). Some interesting work has also been done in the history of Classical Scholarship — including the work of South African Classics scholars (52) – Lexicography (19), Epigraphy (12), Art (10), and Archaeology (2). There have also been articles in such diverse areas of study as Research Methodology in Classics (3) and Byzantine / Medieval Studies (18).
The longest article published in the journal, written in German, runs to over fifty pages, the shortest to just five, but on average articles are in the region of thirteen to fifteen pages in length.
All articles from Volume 49 (2006) to Volume 1 (1958) are available in open access from this site.