Seminary Journal welcomes the submission of articles for publication. We are a blind, peer-reviewed journal with a 90% acceptance rate. About half the articles in each issue relate to the theme, with the other articles of general interest and related to seminary work. In particular, we are interested in articles on the four pillars of formation: human, spiritual, pastoral and intellectual, and on assessment of student growth. Other topics are welcomed.
Print issues of Seminary Journal are available for only $9.99 via En Route Books and Media, especially rectors, seminary libraries, formation directors, academic deans, seminary faculty, vocation directors, field education coordinators, continuing education of clergy directors, religious houses of formation, ministry formation programs, and bishops. Digital issues of Seminary Journal are made freely available to everyone via this website.
We publish three issues a year, in Spring (June), Fall (September) and Winter (December).
Suggestions for themes may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include with your suggested theme a short rationale as to why it would be timely.
Specifications are as follows:
- Generally, 2,500-7,500 words (can be shorter or longer, and can be extended to 10,000 words with permission)
- Use endnotes, not footnotes (Chicago Manual of Style, APA format acceptable for scientific or psychological articles)
- Use Microsoft Word format, 1.5 spaced lines, 1 inch margins
- Place tables and charts in the Word document, and send them as separate files
- Send by email as an attachment to email@example.com
- Include a 1-2 sentence bio and a passport-style color photo or black and white photo of yourself as an attachment. The photo must be scanned or snapped at a high resolution with a plain background.
- On a title page, include title of the article and your contact info: Name, job title, institution, mailing address, phone and email address.
We do not pay authors for writing an article for Seminary Journal, but we hope you will take pleasure in being published in a well-respected Catholic journal. We will mail you a complimentary copy when the issue is printed.
Book Review Guidelines for Seminary Journal
- 500 – 1000 words
- Microsoft Word document, 1.5 spaced lines
- Include the book title, author, publisher, and year of publication at the top of the article
- Include “Reviewed by (your name and job title)” after the book title and info
- Include a 1-2 sentence bio of yourself at the end of the review.
- Send by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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