Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The vision for THEOPOETICS is to have it serve as an interfaith container for the intersection of several conversations with theology: aesthetics, literature, embodiment, creativity studies, and the philosophy of imagination. While there is a preference for content specifically exploring facets of theopoetics as it has been identified by prior scholarship, use of the term “theopoetics” or “theopoetic” is not the sole criteria for interest. All work that takes up considerations of the method and genre of theological reflection will be considered, especially as it pertains to an emphasis on the particular and the evocative over and above the abstract and propositional. Writing submitted should be high quality, but it need not be academic in style.


 

Section Policies

Editorial

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Main

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Reviews

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Upcoming

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Working Group Submissions

Once all proposals are received they will be uniformly formatted without names and made available to everyone who submitted: submitters will themselves be the jury of peers by which proposals will be evaluated. Each person who submits will select the three other proposals that most interest them, and the four proposals generating the most interest among the group will be the panel. The intent here is to allow for a more equitable and egalitarian selection process.  For the sake of planning and travel confirmation, all submissions must be received by midnight of July 31st.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

THEOPOETICS uses an unconventional review process which requires a commitment from the author beyond the actual submission of a proposal. Submission of a paper for inclusion requires an agreement that the person submitting take place in the selection process detailed below.

Each article submission will consist of a 500 word (or less) abstract. Once all proposals for an issue are received they will be uniformly formatted without names and made available to everyone who submitted via email: submitters will themselves be the jury of peers by which proposals will be evaluated.The intent here is to allow for a more equitable and egalitarian selection process. Each person who submits will select the three other proposals that most interest them, and the four proposals generating the most interest among the group will be asked to write the full papers to be included in the issue.

Submissions of literature follow a similar procedure, though instead of abstracts, the completed pieces are to be sent. No more than 10 pages in any genre should be submitted for consideration.

The THEOPOETICS editorial team does not serve as gatekeepers who select which articles are to be included. Instead, they serve to assist with the actual editing of the pieces which have been selected by the group comprised of those submitting for a given issue. They can also be contacted in advance of submission to answer clarifying questions.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 


ISSN: 2374-4103