About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The journal focuses in the reception of the European 18th century ideas in the Greek space and generally in South-East Europe. Further, it focuses in the origins and the survivals of the Neohellenic Enlightenment, and thus also publishes studies concerned with the period before and after the 18th century.

The journal publishes articles in Greek, English, French, Italian and German. Twenty seven volumes have been published so far; six of them have been dedicated to scholars engaged in the Neohellenic Enlightenment studies. Moreover, a general Index of the first twenty volumes of THE GLEANER was published in 2001. The contents of the journal are structured in three parts: Articles, Mélanges, and a third part, comprising Chronicles concerning the Greek Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies as well as News about publication of relevant books, announcements of either local or international congresses and scientific meetings.

Peer Review Process

Manuscripts submitted to THE GLEANER are reviewed by the members of the Editorial Committee.

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.


THE GLEANER is published by the Greek Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies since 1963. It is is one of the oldest journals among those which appeared internationally in the post-war period, in order to publish studies on the Eighteenth century: Studies on Voltaire and the eighteenth century (1955), O Eρανιστής (1963), Dix-huitième siècle… (1964) (cf. Transactions of the Ninth International Congress on the Enlightenment, Oxford 1996, p. 1483-1505). In 1979 THE GLEANER was awarded the prize Zappas by the “Association pour l’Encouragement des Études Grecques en France”.

Publication Frequency

In recent times, the journal has been published in print every two years. Each volume contains 250-500 pages.


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EKT’s vision is “Access to Knowledge”. To this end it implements Open Access policies in research, supports the transfer and dissemination of scientific knowledge, collaborates with research, education and cultural institutions for the aggregation, organization and dissemination of digital content and provides innovative services in scientific information.

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Sources of Support

The development of the electronic edition of The Gleaner of the Society for Eighteenth Century Studies took place within the project “National Information System for Research & Technology/Social Networks-User Generated Content” (Project ID 296115). The project is implemented by the National Documentation Centre within the Operational Programme “Digital Convergence” (NSFR), which is co-funded by Greece and the European Union-European Regional Development Fund.