About the Journal

Founded in 1999, PHASIS has been published annually by the Institute of Classical, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies of the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. The journal has published articles in English, German, French, Italian, and Modern Greek.

In 2015, PHASIS became a peer-reviewed journal. Since then, the journal follows double-blind peer review and publishes articles in English, German, and French.

Peer Review Process

Articles submitted to PHASIS must be original and must not have been published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

After an article is submitted to the journal, the editors screen the article and decide whether it should be rejected immediately or sent for peer review. If the decision is to review, the article is sent to two anonymous external reviewers, not affiliated with the same institution as any of the authors. The journal follows a double-blind peer review process, where both the referee and author remain anonymous throughout the review process. The review process normally takes two to four months. After all referee reports are received, the manuscript is re-assessed by the editors. If the two reviewers disagree, the editor-in-chief may make a decision on publication or choose to send the article to a third reviewer. The reports along with the decision letter are sent to the author. At this stage, the decision may be one of the following: (a) accept, (b) accept with minor revisions, (c) major revisions needed and re-submission and re-review required, or (d) reject.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.