Call for Papers

Theme: Catholic Social Teaching, the Poor and Underserved in the Justice System
September 3, 2013 – January 3, 2014

A forthcoming issue of the Journal of Catholic Social Thought will focus on the issue of the treatment of the poor and underserved in the justice system. We invite submissions of manuscripts on the following themes:

  • Pro bono work and its effect on the poor and underserved within our justice system
  • The treatment of the poor and underserved in the criminal justice system
  • The treatment of the poor and underserved in the civil justice system
  • Fair approaches to treating the poor and underserved in the justice system
  • The duty to the poor and underserved in the justice system
  • The unequal effect of the death penalty on the poor and underserved

Contributors are encouraged to explore:

  • Themes in Catholic social teaching which illuminate and inform the nature, causes and consequences related to each issue;
  • Theoretical or empirical research that advances the discourse of Catholic social teaching;
  • Analysis of existing literature and research from the Catholic perspective that isparticularly relevant to the theme; and
  • Recommendations on how future teaching documents might advance our understandingof the theme.

Papers must be submitted by January 3, 2014 for consideration.

Papers may be included in a future issue of the Journal of Catholic Social Thought, published by Villanova University, a Catholic, Augustinian institution.

To be considered for publication:

  • Papers are solicited with a first right of refusal for publication in the Journal of Catholic Social Thought.
  • Each must be original work that has not been or is not currently under consideration forpublication elsewhere.

Submit an electronic file in Microsoft Word (.doc) format to Michael Campbell, Esq., Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at: Campbell@law.villanova.edu

Extensions may be allowed on a case-by-case basis. If you require an extension, please send a detailed email to JCST@law.villanova.edu and we will take your situation under advisement.

Formatting Suggestions:

  • 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 Exercens).
  • Place footnotes at the bottom of the pages on which they occur.
  • 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.

For More Information

For more information regarding any of these publications contact the editor at: christopher.janosik@villanova.edu.

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The Journal of Catholic Social Thought will be published twice annually.

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