Hieratic Studies Online (HSO)

The Hieratic Studies Online (HSO) is a double-blind peer reviewed, academic series dedicated to presenting research on all aspects of hieratic and cursive hieroglyphs, for example:

  • writing materials and techniques
  • the system of the Ancient Egyptian cursive scripts
  • development and interconnections between cursive and monumental scripts
  • palaeography of signs from single scribes, texts, periods, or regions
  • any sources of handwritings and hieratic inscriptions
  • text editions
  • new readings
  • manufacturing of and copying features
  • layout, extratextual notes, corrections, additions, marginalia

HSO is open-access: All issues can be viewed and downloaded free-of-charge at the Gutenberg Open Science (Open Access Publications) platform.

HSO has an open format: Accepted papers will be published as soon as possible.  We recommend that you use the CC BY 4.0 license Creative Commons Lizenzvertrag (if necessary, however, it is possible to use other license formats). There is no defined publication schedule or deadlines. With support of the authors or editors substantial monographs or proceedings may also be integrated in the publication process.

HSO offers scholars the opportunity to include a large number of colour images where appropriate to the article.

HSO is edited by Svenja A. Gülden, Tobias Konrad, Kyra van der Moezel and Ursula Verhoeven from the project „Altägyptische Kursivschriften“ at the Mainz academy of Sciences and Literature.

Contact: hso@uni-mainz.de


How to submit?

HSO Guidelines