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

All manuscripts submitted to academia should not have been published elsewhere and should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere without the consent of the editors.

Theofilos does not charge any fees for receiving, assessing, processing, and publishing articles.

Theological basis and academic freedom

The Apostles’ Creed and the Lausanne Covenant constitute the theological basis for Theofilos. Whereas this confessional orientation guides the Editors and the Editorial Board, the opinions and conclusions published in Theofilos are solely those of the individual authors and do not necessarily represent the positions of the journal or the two sponsoring institutions.

academia

Manuscripts submitted to academia should constitute a unique contribution to the academic debate within a field of study with relevance for the overall purpose of Theofilos.

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 red@theofilos.no according to the guidelines set out in Formalia below.

All research articles that are considered relevant for publication in academia are reviewed by at least two anonymous academic referees with no ties to the author. In addition, the article is reviewed by the editors and / or the journal's editorial board. The final decision regarding publication of the article is made by the Chief Editor. The journal practices double blind peer review, whereby both reviewers and the author remain anonymous to each other.

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(s) alongside the author’s revision report.

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.

forum and biblos

The contributions to forum contain essays, 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.

Formalia

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 recommends using Chicago Humanities Manual of Style. However, the editors also accept other international standards since the journal promotes interdisciplinary exchange and some authors strongly prefer a standard common to their discipline. Each individual author is responsible for a consistent use of the chosen 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 any 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)

License / Copyright

Theofilos is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0):

«You are free to:

  • Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material

(The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms)

Under the following terms:

  • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
  • NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.

No additional restrictions:

  • You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.»

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