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Journal for Peace and Justice Studies


The Journal for Peace & Justice Studies publishes work from a variety of disciplines, including, but not limited to, philosophy, theology, social and political theory, and public policy. While the editors particularly encourage contributions arising from the Judeo-Christian intellectual traditions, they welcome all submissions that promote peace and seek to build a just society. Discussions of abstract and conceptual issues underlying substantive problems, and empirical research aiming at their resolution, will also be considered. Shorter articles, review essays, book reviews, and commentaries are also published.

Manuscripts and related correspondence should be sent electronically to the Managing Editor at [email protected]. Manuscript submissions should be accompanied by a cover letter containing all contact information and title of the essay. No identifying information may be in the submission itself.

All manuscripts submitted for publication must be prepared for blind review. Articles should be double-spaced throughout, with notes gathered at the end. Word count for essays should be between 6000-8000 words. An abstract of 100- to 150-words must be included with the submission. Authors are advised to use inclusive language throughout the manuscript.

Manuscripts should be prepared according to The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition. A helpful resource on The Chicago Manual of Style is available online. Essays accepted for publication must be prepared in Microsoft Word (.doc) format.

The Journal publishes book reviews on new books related to peace and justice studies from a variety of disciplines. Publishers may send books for review directly to the Journal at its regular mailing address:

Journal for Peace & Justice Studies
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Center for Peace and Justice Education
Corr Hall, Room 106
Villanova, Pennsylvania  19085-1699