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Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought & Culture

About Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture

The importance of a sustained encounter with the claims of Catholic thought and culture has never been more important.

Springing from our commitment at the St. Thomas Center for Catholic Studies to contribute to national and international developments in Catholic higher education, we began publishing Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture more than 20 years ago. Since then, Logos has served as an interdisciplinary meeting point for scholars to publish their finest work and for readers to remain engaged in the beauty, truth and vitality of Christianity as it is rooted in and shaped by Catholicism.

Logos seeks a readership that extends beyond the academy and is especially interested in receiving submissions in:

  • art, photography, architecture and music;
  • theology, philosophy, history and literature;
  • the natural and social sciences, public policy, and the professions.

I know of no Catholic journal quite like Logos – none that combines its deep moral courage with the sheer joy of what is good and beautiful.

Anthony Esolen, Thomas More College
St. Thomas student working on computer in library

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Submission Guidelines

  • Overview
  • Submission and Publication Procedures 
  • Contributor Checklist 
  • Decision Cycle
  • Copyrights and Reprints
  • Overview

    All manuscripts must be in the English language. On extremely rare occasions, we may be persuaded to run an article in more than one language, only after the English version has been accepted.

    Articles normally range from 3,000 to 9,000 words and should conform to the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition. The editors prefer the documentary-note or humanities style over the author-date system or social-science style. Double-spacing, including endnotes, is mandatory.

    Submissions should be in Word or PDF, sent via email attachment to the editors. If accepted a copy in Word is required.

    Submissions should be prepared according to prevailing academic standards, including citation of sources and quotations.

    The contributor’s name should appear only on page 1, then the title and manuscript begin on page 2.

    Please number the manuscript pages consecutively in the upper-right-hand corner.

    Submission and Publication Procedures 

    The editors prefer electronic submissions. Please e-mail submissions to logos@stthomas.edu.

    If sending by mail, please send two copies of the manuscript to the editors at:

    LOGOS
    The University of St. Thomas 
    2115 Summit Ave., Mail #55-S 
    St. Paul, MN 55105-1096 

    Please do not send the only existing copy of your work.

    Multiple submissions 
    The editors assume that your essay is not being simultaneously considered for publication in other journals.

    Required Information 
    All submissions should be preceded by a header containing the title of the material, the name(s) of the author(s), any affiliations, mail and e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers.

    Author’s proofs 
    Once your article is scheduled to appear in an issue, you will be notified about the tentative schedule. Uncorrected author’s proofs along with your copyedited manuscript will be sent to you approximately six weeks before publication. You should give these prompt attention and provide the editors with corrections. Extensive revision, however, will not be possible at that stage.

    Complimentary copies 
    In lieu of offprints, you will be provided two copies of the issue of LOGOS in which your article appears.

    Contributor Checklist 

    1. Please submit your article for blind review. Make sure that your name does not appear anywhere on your submission except for the header page. Check that your manuscript is double-spaced (including block quotations and endnotes), and that you have included page numbers.

    2. Check that endnotes are used. Do not use footnotes. Type all endnotes at the end of the manuscript following the last page of text. See the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, pages 593–754 for a complete review of documentation and notes.

    3. Check endnote style: it should be according to the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition. For example:

    Book:

    • Walker Percy, The Message in the Bottle (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1975), 258-64.

    -or-

    • Theodore W. Adorno and Walter Benjamin, The Complete Correspondence, 1928-1940, ed. Henri Lonitz, trans. Nicholas Walker (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1999).

    Article:

    • Kathleen Scullin, "Reading the Life of Walker Percy," Logos 1, no. 4 (1998): 30-33.

    Second citation when it immediately follows the first*:

    • Ibid., 264.

    Second citation when it does not immediately follow the first

    • Percy, Message, 259.

    Do not use op. cit. or loc. cit. Frequently cited works by the same author (e.g., in a literary study) may use abbreviations in the text, with full titles at first appearance.

    * Use and overuse of ibid. When a number of successive references are made to a single work, the full reference may be shortened by the use of page or line references, with or without abbreviations, placed in parentheses in the text, with full citations provided in an endnote at the first mention. See the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, sections 16.36-16.58, pp. 602-607.

    4. Read and compare your electronic version to your hard copy. Check that they match exactly.

    Decision Cycle

    Submissions are promptly recorded, forwarded to the editors, and an acknowledgment is sent to the author(s).  Decisions regarding an article take about 3-4 months.

    Copyrights and Reprints

    LOGOS will be copyrighted by its publishers, unless notified by an author. Authors of accepted manuscripts assign to LOGOS the right to publish the text both electronically and as printed matter, and to make it available permanently in an electronic archive. We request that authors not make their articles available on free sites such as ResearchGate and Academia for six months after publication. The editors will routinely grant gratis permission to reproduce our pages for classroom or other noncommercial uses. Publishers wishing to reprint material from LOGOS will be given your most recent address from our files and advised that it is their responsibility to notify the author to obtain the necessary permissions. Conversely, the editors would be grateful if you would extend the courtesy of notifying us of subsequent reprints, inclusion in anthologies, and other uses of work that originally appeared in LOGOS.

    Overview

    All manuscripts must be in the English language. On extremely rare occasions, we may be persuaded to run an article in more than one language, only after the English version has been accepted.

    Articles normally range from 3,000 to 9,000 words and should conform to the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition. The editors prefer the documentary-note or humanities style over the author-date system or social-science style. Double-spacing, including endnotes, is mandatory.

    Submissions should be in Word or PDF, sent via email attachment to the editors. If accepted a copy in Word is required.

    Submissions should be prepared according to prevailing academic standards, including citation of sources and quotations.

    The contributor’s name should appear only on page 1, then the title and manuscript begin on page 2.

    Please number the manuscript pages consecutively in the upper-right-hand corner.

    Submission and Publication Procedures 

    The editors prefer electronic submissions. Please e-mail submissions to logos@stthomas.edu.

    If sending by mail, please send two copies of the manuscript to the editors at:

    LOGOS
    The University of St. Thomas 
    2115 Summit Ave., Mail #55-S 
    St. Paul, MN 55105-1096 

    Please do not send the only existing copy of your work.

    Multiple submissions 
    The editors assume that your essay is not being simultaneously considered for publication in other journals.

    Required Information 
    All submissions should be preceded by a header containing the title of the material, the name(s) of the author(s), any affiliations, mail and e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers.

    Author’s proofs 
    Once your article is scheduled to appear in an issue, you will be notified about the tentative schedule. Uncorrected author’s proofs along with your copyedited manuscript will be sent to you approximately six weeks before publication. You should give these prompt attention and provide the editors with corrections. Extensive revision, however, will not be possible at that stage.

    Complimentary copies 
    In lieu of offprints, you will be provided two copies of the issue of LOGOS in which your article appears.

    Contributor Checklist 

    1. Please submit your article for blind review. Make sure that your name does not appear anywhere on your submission except for the header page. Check that your manuscript is double-spaced (including block quotations and endnotes), and that you have included page numbers.

    2. Check that endnotes are used. Do not use footnotes. Type all endnotes at the end of the manuscript following the last page of text. See the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, pages 593–754 for a complete review of documentation and notes.

    3. Check endnote style: it should be according to the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition. For example:

    Book:

    • Walker Percy, The Message in the Bottle (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1975), 258-64.

    -or-

    • Theodore W. Adorno and Walter Benjamin, The Complete Correspondence, 1928-1940, ed. Henri Lonitz, trans. Nicholas Walker (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1999).

    Article:

    • Kathleen Scullin, "Reading the Life of Walker Percy," Logos 1, no. 4 (1998): 30-33.

    Second citation when it immediately follows the first*:

    • Ibid., 264.

    Second citation when it does not immediately follow the first

    • Percy, Message, 259.

    Do not use op. cit. or loc. cit. Frequently cited works by the same author (e.g., in a literary study) may use abbreviations in the text, with full titles at first appearance.

    * Use and overuse of ibid. When a number of successive references are made to a single work, the full reference may be shortened by the use of page or line references, with or without abbreviations, placed in parentheses in the text, with full citations provided in an endnote at the first mention. See the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, sections 16.36-16.58, pp. 602-607.

    4. Read and compare your electronic version to your hard copy. Check that they match exactly.

    Decision Cycle

    Submissions are promptly recorded, forwarded to the editors, and an acknowledgment is sent to the author(s).  Decisions regarding an article take about 3-4 months.

    Copyrights and Reprints

    LOGOS will be copyrighted by its publishers, unless notified by an author. Authors of accepted manuscripts assign to LOGOS the right to publish the text both electronically and as printed matter, and to make it available permanently in an electronic archive. We request that authors not make their articles available on free sites such as ResearchGate and Academia for six months after publication. The editors will routinely grant gratis permission to reproduce our pages for classroom or other noncommercial uses. Publishers wishing to reprint material from LOGOS will be given your most recent address from our files and advised that it is their responsibility to notify the author to obtain the necessary permissions. Conversely, the editors would be grateful if you would extend the courtesy of notifying us of subsequent reprints, inclusion in anthologies, and other uses of work that originally appeared in LOGOS.

    Announcing a Special Supplement of Logos

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    Taking Stock of the Catholic Studies Movement

    Faculty and leaders of Catholic Studies programs are invited to contribute to the upcoming digital supplemental issue of Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture (planned for Summer 2023) focused on the challenges and achievements of Catholic Studies programs.

    See below for additional information.

    Taking Stock of the Catholic Studies Movement: Current and Future

  • Background
  • The Call For Articles
  • How to Submit
  • Background

    Two interlocking phenomena present special challenges for Catholic Studies
    programs today:

    1. A significant decline in the number of students entering college, due both to demographic shifts and the percentage of high school graduates choosing to go on to college, and
    2. The way many universities are reacting to that shrinking pool, by cutting back on programs that don’t have a clear career path or cannot promise highpaying jobs upon graduation. This often includes cuts to the Humanities.

    How can our Catholic Studies programs meet these new challenges? What strategies can we develop for dealing with our new reality? How can we help position our Catholic Studies programs as essential to our schools’ missions and effectively communicate to administration the religious, intellectual, and career
    integration we seek to teach?

    The Call For Articles

    Faculty and administrators of Catholic Studies programs are invited to send us articles and reflections to be considered for our upcoming digital supplement of Logos on the Catholic Studies movement. We hope to include as many different Catholic Studies programs as possible. Submissions could include:

    • Academic research related to Catholic Studies administration, and pedagogy
    • Reflections on strategies, successes, and conflicts in working with your administration and articulating why Catholic Studies shouldn’t be pushed aside in favor of “practical” programs.
    • Faculty reflections on the classroom experience: what specifically makes your
      class a “Catholic Studies” class? What examples or strategies can you share
      with other programs?
    • Original visual art, photography, short-form poetry, or humor on the theme of
      Catholic Studies

    How to Submit

    Email your submissions to logos@stthomas.edu by January 30, 2023. Please make the email subject line “Catholic Studies Supplement” and note it in the email cover letter.

    • 2,000-8,000 words for articles. Chicago Manual of Style: Times New Roman,
      12pt, endnotes, double-spaced
    • Submissions will be blind reviewed by our editorial team. Please have a header on page 1 with your name, affiliation and contact information and then begin the article itself on page 2.

    Background

    Two interlocking phenomena present special challenges for Catholic Studies
    programs today:

    1. A significant decline in the number of students entering college, due both to demographic shifts and the percentage of high school graduates choosing to go on to college, and
    2. The way many universities are reacting to that shrinking pool, by cutting back on programs that don’t have a clear career path or cannot promise highpaying jobs upon graduation. This often includes cuts to the Humanities.

    How can our Catholic Studies programs meet these new challenges? What strategies can we develop for dealing with our new reality? How can we help position our Catholic Studies programs as essential to our schools’ missions and effectively communicate to administration the religious, intellectual, and career
    integration we seek to teach?

    The Call For Articles

    Faculty and administrators of Catholic Studies programs are invited to send us articles and reflections to be considered for our upcoming digital supplement of Logos on the Catholic Studies movement. We hope to include as many different Catholic Studies programs as possible. Submissions could include:

    • Academic research related to Catholic Studies administration, and pedagogy
    • Reflections on strategies, successes, and conflicts in working with your administration and articulating why Catholic Studies shouldn’t be pushed aside in favor of “practical” programs.
    • Faculty reflections on the classroom experience: what specifically makes your
      class a “Catholic Studies” class? What examples or strategies can you share
      with other programs?
    • Original visual art, photography, short-form poetry, or humor on the theme of
      Catholic Studies

    How to Submit

    Email your submissions to logos@stthomas.edu by January 30, 2023. Please make the email subject line “Catholic Studies Supplement” and note it in the email cover letter.

    • 2,000-8,000 words for articles. Chicago Manual of Style: Times New Roman,
      12pt, endnotes, double-spaced
    • Submissions will be blind reviewed by our editorial team. Please have a header on page 1 with your name, affiliation and contact information and then begin the article itself on page 2.

    Advertise with Logos

    Logos reaches more than 2,400 personal and institutional subscribers around the world. Advertise a book, event, conference or call for papers. Contact Kathryn Wehr at 651-962-5702 or logos@stthomas.edu for more information.

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    Submit ads electronically in the following formats: high resolution PDF, EPS, or TIFF.
    Full page image area with no bleeds: 5.5" x 8.5"
    Half page image area with no bleeds: 5.5" x 4.25"

    Advertising Deadlines:

    Issue 1 (January): November 1 
    Issue 2 (April): February 1
    Issue 3 (July): May 1
    Issue 4 (October): August 1

    Editorial Board

    Under the oversight of Dr. Michael J. Naughton, Director for the Center for Catholic Studies, Logos is grateful for the support provided by the distinguished members of our editorial board. 

    "It is truly encouraging to engage the reflections on the interplay of Catholic thought and culture as presented in Logos. . . . This dicastery commends the assembly of such a fine editorial board to review the journal and the standard of excellence that governs the quality of research and publication."
    — Archbishop Reverend Giuseppe Pittau, SJ, Congregation for Catholic Education, Rome, Italy

    Helen Alvaré
    Antonin Scalia Law School

    Gary A. Anderson
    University of Notre Dame

    Rémi Brague
    Sorbonne
    Ludwig-Maximilians University

    Robert Coles
    Harvard University

    Brian Daley, SJ
    University of Notre Dame

    David P. Deavel
    University of St. Thomas, Houston

    Anthony M. Esolen
    Northeast Catholic College

    J. L. A. Garcia
    Boston College

    Mary Ann Glendon
    The Law School
    Harvard University

    John Haldane
    Baylor University

    James L. Heft, SM
    Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies
    University of Southern California

    J. Bryan Hehir
    John F. Kennedy School of Government
    Harvard University

    Ian Ker
    Blackfriars
    Oxford

    Anthony Low
    New York University

    Charles Morerod, OP
    Bishop of Lausanne, Geneva, and Fribourg

    Angelo Cardinal Scola
    Archbishop of Milan

    Linda Zagzebski
    University of Oklahoma

    Carol Zaleski
    Smith College

    Meet the Logos Editors

    Logos could not reach classrooms, libraries, academic institutions and nightstands around the world without the work of its dedicated staff.

    Raymond N. MacKenzie

    Editor
    Professor of English with special interest in Dante, Shakespeare, and Milton, as well as the Catholic novel. He has translated works by Mauriac, Montesquieu, Balzac and others.

    John F. Boyle

    Associate Editor
    Expertise in the thought and culture of the Latin Middle Ages, with particular attention to the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Thomas More.

    David N. Foote

    Associate Editor
    Area of training and research includes European Middle Ages with particular emphasis in the Italian city-states, the papal state, and the mendicant orders.

    Kathryn Wehr

    Managing Editor
    Focused on theology and the arts, she is a scholar of Dorothy L. Sayers’s religious drama, with additional interests in the craft, collaboration, and spiritual formation of artists.

    Contact Us

    Tel: 651-962-5702

    Email: logos@stthomas.edu  

    Mailing Address 

    2055 Summit Avenue, Mail 55-S

    St. Paul, MN 55105 

    Campus Location

    The Center for Catholic Studies is located at the northeast corner of Cleveland and Summit Avenues.