Founded in 1880 by Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve, is the oldest journal of its kind in N. America and has been instrumental in shaping classical scholarship. It is published by The Johns Hopkins University Press. Today, AJP enjoys worldwide recognition as a forum for international exchange among classicists and philologists by publishing original research in classical literature, philology, linguistics, history, society, religion, philosophy, and cultural and material studies. Book review sections are featured in every issue. AJP is open to a wide variety of contemporary and interdisciplinary approaches, including literary interpretation and theory, historical investigation, and textual criticism. Since January 2008, Prof. David H. J. Larmour has been Editor and the journal is housed in the Classics Department at Texas Tech University.
Each year, TTU employs an Editorial Assistant to work in the AJP office. This job entails a wide variety of responsibilities and duties, including copyediting, proof-reading, filing, record-keeping, corresponding with authors and JHUP and organizing the AJP book collection; the position is open to qualified Classics MA students in their second year or a recent graduate of the program and carries a 50% appointment stipend. In most cases, the Editorial Assistant is also eligible for a teaching stipend as well. The selection process involves a comprehensive interview and assessment of relevant skills. The position provides valuable hands-on experience with editing and the methods of contemporary classical scholarship across a wide range of fields.