Publication Ethics

JHUP Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement

JHUP Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement can be found here.

Peer Review Policy

Submission Policy 

Spiritus: A Journal of Christian Spirituality (SCS) accepts solicited and unsolicited manuscripts. They must be:

  • Original work
  • Non-simultaneous submission
  • Translations accepted with permissions from author or author estate, unless translation in public domain
  • Photos and other images are chosen by editorial staff and permissions procured by editorial staff with aid of artist or artist’s estate if needed, unless in public domain
  • Reprints generally not permitted

Preliminary Review

  • Is conducted by the Editor, Managing Editor, and/or Assistant Editor for weak or unsuitable submissions

Peer Review

  • SCS does double blind reviewing for all papers not rejected in preliminary review.

Criteria for Review

What is main aim of the paper?

Does the paper succeed in its aim?

Do you think it is a worthwhile project?

Do you recommend (please pick one):

Review Results and Revisions Required

a) Unconditional acceptance

b) Acceptance subject to small revisions

c) Acceptance subject to substantial revisions

d) Rejection but a positive encouragement to revise and resubmit

c) Rejection but a non-committal invitation to resubmit a substantially revised edition

f) Rejection

If you recommend f) Is this due to

 a) The poor quality of the paper?

b) The paper being inappropriate for the journal?


4-6 weeks for review process

From submission to publication great variation: 4 to 10 (on occasion, 12) months

Informal Pieces 

Occasional “Perspectives” essays; determined as “Perspectives” by Editor, same review (double blind) process.