Scholia Pugillātōria is an academic journal for martial arts studies and articles. Scholia Pugillātōria focuses on personal combat, including boxing, bare-knuckle boxing, wrestling of all forms, karate and other Oriental martial arts, dambe and other African martial arts, fencing, savate, balintawak, pistol-based dueling, gladiatorial combat, Historial European Martial Arts (HEMA), and human biomechanics. We are also willing to publish anthropological studies documenting personal combat and papers on similar non-human combat forms, such as dogfighting and cockfighting.
The flagship publication presents occasional papers collected into annual volumes. Scholia Pugillātōria subscribes to the principle of editorial review rather than peer review, allowing us to maintain an aggressive independence and assert our academic freedom to publish any submission without pressure from legacy institutions or scholarly publishers.
Our occasional papers and library of testimōnia are published on a rolling update basis, meaning that revisions may be made subsequent to publication in order to keep the documents abreast of current knowledge. These will be clearly indicated including changelogs.
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We welcome submissions which match the general themes outlined above. Send your article to the email immediately above and we will work with you to format it per journal style guidelines after review.
Scholia Pugillātōria represents an academic interest in the varieties of personal combat, and does not condone illegal or unethical behavior. Publication does not imply endorsement of documented activities.
Text copyright is retained by the authors. Permission is granted to copy and distribute articles for personal use.