The Journal of Orthodox Christian Studies welcomes articles on all aspects of the thought, history, society, politics, theology and culture of Orthodox Christianity, broadly conceived. We publish work that is multidisciplinary and encourage methodologically innovative approaches to both historical and contemporary topics. The editors will not impose any methodological, chronological, or geographic boundaries on the subject of scholarly inquiry so long as the research explores some aspect of Orthodox Christianity. We invite relevant submissions from scholars in any pertinent field. Authors should consider the multidisciplinary audience of the Journal of Orthodox Christian Studies, and should shape their submissions in such ways as to appeal to this audience and provide sufficient context for those who are not already experts in the subject matter of their articles.
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The Journal of Orthodox Christian Studies accepts submissions of scholarly, research-based articles that contribute to the understanding of Orthodox Christianity from a broad range of academic perspectives: anthropological, cultural, literary, historical, political, social, theological. An initiative of the Orthodox Christian Studies Center at Fordham University, the journal will only consider single-submission essays that have not been previously published. Submissions are expected to reflect a working knowledge of the languages, primary sources, and current scholarship relevant to its topic. The journal’s editorial staff—including, in certain cases, members of its editorial board—initially review submissions in order to determine whether they meet the journal’s academic criteria and scope of interest. The editors reserve the right to decline an article for publication, or request revisions, prior to sending it out for review.
The Journal of Orthodox Christian Studies employs a double-blind peer review system. Once having passed through the initial review, articles are forwarded to at least two specialists in the field, who are asked to submit their reviews within two months. Neither the article’s author(s) nor the referees are privy to each other’s identities. Referees are asked to base their evaluations on the following criteria:
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George E. Demacopoulos, Fordham University
Vera Shevzov, Smith College
Nathaniel Wood, Fordham University
Carrie Frederick Frost, Western Washington University
Stephen Davis, Yale University
Davor Džalto, Stockholm School of Theology/Sankt Ignatios College
Daniel Findikyan, St. Nerses Seminary
Effie Fokas, London School of Economics
Daniel Galadza, University of Toronto
Brandon Gallaher, University of Exeter
Paul Gavrilyuk, University of St. Thomas
Christina Gschwandtner, Fordham University
Susan Harvey, Brown University
Pantelis Kalaitzides, Volos Theological Academy
Lucian Leustean, Aston University
Aristotle Papanikolaou, Fordham University
Bissera Pencheva, Stanford University
Salam Rassi, Oxford University
Stephen Shoemaker, University of Oregon
Mariz Tadros, University of Sussex
Gayle Woloschak, Northwestern University
The Journal of Orthodox Christian Studies publishes book reviews by invitation. If you are interested in writing a book review, please contact Carrie Frederick Frost at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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