To the contributors

Theofilos welcome contributions to academia, forum and biblos in the fields of theology, philosophy, and culture, and their neighbouring disciplines.

Contributions should be relevant for the overall purpose of the journal, i.e. to present, analyse and discuss the credibility and relevance of the Christian faith.


Manuscripts submitted to academia (i) should constitute a unique contribution to the academic debate within a field of study with relevance for the overall purpose of Theofilos and (ii) should not previously have been published elsewhere in the same format.

Authors are asked only to submit academic texts that they consider complete with respect to content, language and format. Texts in academia should be written in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English, and should usually be no shorter than 4.000 words and no longer than 9.000 words. The submitted text should be sent in a Word document to according to the guidelines set out in Formalia below.

The editor(s) will read the manuscript. If it is relevant for Theofilos, it will be sent to two anonymous peer reviewers for evaluation. Provided that the text is accepted for publication, it will be sent to the author with indicated revisions (if needed) with regard to content, language and / or format. Corrections, recommendations, and comments should be reviewed promptly and appropriate amendments be done before the revised text is sent back to the editor.

Should the submitted / revised text not meet the standards required for publication in academia the author will receive a written motivation for the editorial decision.

Following successful publication, the author receives one digital copy of the issue where the text was published.

forum and biblos

The contributions to forum contain critical discussions, analysis, book review articles, and other relevant texts. These texts are not peer reviewed. They should be of the same general quality as in academia, but may vary in terms of genre. In forum articles, the authors should seek to avoid specialist and technical language and aim for a broader audience.

The biblos section consists of book reviews. They should normally not exceed 6.000 characters (including space) and should contain critical assessments of the book in question.


Texts submitted for publication in Theofilos should be written in a factual prose with high readability in Swedish, Norwegian, Danish or English. As far as possible, avoid complicated formulations. The editors will reject submitted texts containing personal attacks and pejorative language.

Theofilos follows Chicago Humanities Manual of Style.

Together with the submitted text, please attach the following in a separate document:

  1. The title of the text and subtitle if it is required to clarify the subject
  2. Your name, email, address and telephone number.
  3. A short presentation – your (if applicable) academic position, institution, research and interests. If you are not known to anyone of the editors beforehand, please tell us something about yourself.
  4. An abstract in English (maximum 400 signs including space)
  5. Keywords (maximum 5 words, in the language chosen for the article)

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