American Journal of Philology
Edited byJoseph Farrell
Publication details
0.5 (2022)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Am. J. Philol.
ISSN0002-9475 (print)
1086-3168 (web)
OCLC no.33891035

The American Journal of Philology is a quarterly academic journal established in 1880 by the classical scholar Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve and published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.[1][2] It covers the field of philology, and related areas of classical literature, linguistics, history, philosophy, and cultural studies.[3] In 2003, the journal received the award for Best Single Issue from the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers.[4] The current editor-in-chief is Joseph Farrell (University of Pennsylvania).[3] According to Journal Citation Reports, this journal has a 2022 impact factor of 0.5 [5] The journal runs an annual prize for "the best article of the year", the Gildersleeve Prize.


Since its inception, the previous editors-in-chief have been:

Abstracting and indexing

This journal is indexed by the following services:[6]


  1. ^ Rowell, Henry T. (1954). "Seventy-Five Years of the American Journal of Philology". The American Journal of Philology. 75 (4): 337–358. doi:10.2307/292421. ISSN 0002-9475. JSTOR 292421.
  2. ^ Kennedy, George A. (1980). "Gildersleeve, the Journal, and Philology in America". The American Journal of Philology. 101 (1): 1–11. doi:10.2307/294166. ISSN 0002-9475. JSTOR 294166.
  3. ^ a b "American Journal of Philology | JHU Press". Retrieved 2021-08-17.
  4. ^ "2003 Award Winners". PROSE Awards. Retrieved 2021-08-17.
  5. ^ Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science. Clarivate September 21, 2023.
  6. ^ American Journal of Philology. Abstracting & Indexing Databases {scroll down). 2023.