Theme: Catholic Peacemakers and Peacemaking
March 1, 2013
A forthcoming issue of the Journal of Catholic Social Thought will focus on the issue of Catholic peacemaking. We invite submission of manuscripts on the following themes:
- The character and development of Catholic peacebuilding and its relation to Catholic social teaching;
- The nature and root causes of violent conflict and war, with attention to the specific cultural conditions that can promote or impede armed conflict;
- Non-violent approaches to "conflict transformation;"
- Just War Theory - just ad bellum, jus in bello, jus post bellum: its relationship to varieties and traditions of pacifism;
- "Humanitarian Intervention" and the responsibility to protect;
- Historical / empirical studies on peace builders and peacebuilding/
Papers should apply Catholic social teaching to these and related issues or illuminate new research in the humanities, social or natural sciences as well as public policy measures that can be brought into dialogue with Catholic social teaching.
Papers may be selected for presentation at Villanova University and/or be included in a future issue of the Journal of Catholic Social Thought, published by Villanova University, a Catholic, Augustinian institution.
Papers must be submitted by March 1, 2013 for consideration.
Submissions must be:
- original work that has not been previously published or currently under consideration for publication elsewhere;
- transmitted by email attachment in Word document format with complete footnotes at the end of each page;
- submitted to email@example.com by the deadline specified.
Papers may be selected for presentation at these conferences and/or be included in a future issue of the Journal of Catholic Social Thought, published by Villanova University.
- Number all pages.
- Double space throughout.
- Indent each paragraph.
- Do not include headers or footers.
- When referring to Catholic social teaching or Catholic social thought, capitalize only the word Catholic, unless the phrase is used in a title, in which case all words are to be capitalized. Feel free to use (CST) throughout.
- When referring to papal encyclicals, capitalize the title as you would with any title
(i.e. Pacem in Terris, Laborem Exercerns).
- Place footnotes at the bottom of the pages on which they occur.
- Because the journal accepts manuscripts from many disciplines, authors may use the style of footnote with which they are most familiar. We do not, however, accept the APA endnotes format.
- The journal usually avoids image heavy content and does not print in color. Please use graphs, tables and other images sparingly.
- The journal sets no upper limit on length of manuscripts. It usually avoids short opinion pieces, except in response to manuscripts published in the same issue.
- Include a 100 to 150 word abstract.
- Submit an electronic file in Microsoft Word (doc) format.
- For more information, contact:
Barbara Wall, Ph.D.
Vice President for Mission and Ministry
Executive Editor of the Journal of Catholic Social Thought
104 Corr Hall
Villanova, PA 19085