Publication Ethics

JHUP Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement

JHUP Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement can be found here.

Peer Review Policy

Lutheran Quarterly (LQ) welcomes non-simultaneous submissions of original work in Lutheran history and theology; translation into English of previously published work is sometimes considered. The editor judges whether a submission is suitable for peer review, namely, a scholarly essay on Lutheran history or theology. Peer review is double blind, usually by one reviewer from our masthead (e.g., Council of Editorial Advisors) and one specialist on the essay topic. Sometimes a reviewer can guess an author’s identity, but the authors are never given any clues as to a reviewer’s identity. The criterion is simple:  original scholarship in Lutheran history or theology.

Usually there are extensive revisions of accepted essays, sometimes on content (such as additional bibliography) and always on form. Such revisions are supervised by the editor, sometimes assisted by one of the reviewers. LQ averages 9-10 months from submission to publication. The editor has sole discretion over brief informal items such as “Notes” or “Comments.”