De Imperatoribus Romanis was founded in July 1996 by members of
the Collegium Editorum, so that the Internet's capabilities might
provide a new type of high-quality, scholarly resource about the rulers
of the Roman Empire. The DIR is an international scholarly endeavor.
It aims to present comprehensive, up-to-date articles that can both inform
general readers and support research by amateurs, students of all ages,
and professional scholars. Each article is rigorously peer-reviewed by
members of the Collegium Editorum before it can be included in the
Authors of the various essays in the DIR undertake to keep their
information current. All the articles are linked together by the Imperial
Index; Imperial Stemmata, the DIR
and ORB Ancient and Medieval Atlas, the Imperial
Battle Index, and the Virtual
Catalogue of Roman Coins are also cross-linked.
Although the Collegium Editorum maintains general control of
the material that makes up the DIR, individual authors are responsible
for the content of their articles. Authors retain the copyright to their
portion of the DIR, on the understanding that their article may
be reproduced so long as the entire article, including the header and the
copyright notice at the bottom of each page, remains intact. The DIR
welcomes proposals from authors with academic credentials. Procedure for
proposing articles is set forth on the pages describing Submissions.
Although the fixed chronological span of the DIR makes it a finite
project in some senses, its commitment to remaining at the cutting edge
of research and Internet facilities means that it will always continue
to grow, to update, and to find new ways to serve its users. The Collegium
Editorum welcomes suggestions on how it may best pursue its mission:
please e-mail Richard D. Weigel.