In its history, the Jesuit Educational Quarterly (JEQ) has served educators, administrators, and scholars of Jesuit education to better understand the Jesuit tradition and to reflect on its current contexts. JEQ engages the living tradition with professional peer-reviewed scholarship, digital content, and collaborative opportunities to explore, better understand, and magnify the histories and heritage of the Jesuit educational tradition. JEQ publishes interdisciplinary scholarship and research from various fields (i.e. history, social sciences, education, humanities, etc.) that contribute to the Jesuit educational heritage today.

The revived JEQ consists of open-access scholarly journal articles and a multimedia platform that explore the Jesuit tradition, educational endeavors, and local contexts in order to document and contribute to the living tradition today. JEQ is sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies (IAJS) and published by the Institute of Jesuit Sources, the publishing house of the Jesuit Conference of the United States and Canada. 

Focus and Scope

JEQ publishes original scholarship on all aspects of Jesuit education, seeking both U.S. and international perspectives on Jesuit education, broadly defined. This includes pre-secondary, secondary, and higher education, as well as educational contexts outside of the formal classroom. In its approach, JEQ will center the following:

  1. Educational Continuum: JEQ engages the Jesuit educational tradition as a continuum from pre-secondary to higher education and beyond in order to deepen a Jesuit philosophy of education that forms the whole person. We welcome articles and reflection that pertain to education, broadly defined, on any level. 
  2. Historiographical Understanding: JEQ explores the past and documents the present in order to better understand the future with regard to the tradition of Jesuit education. As Paul Grendler, a historian of Jesuit education states, “Jesuit educational history is mostly local history.” In this manner, JEQ highlights important moments, figures, and discernments that various Jesuit schools, colleges, and universities experience, which contribute to or challenge its Jesuit identity. In the past, these have included content such as obituaries, enrollment statistical analysis, reflections on navigating significant changes to the institution, and changing cultural contexts. 
  3. Engaging Sources: JEQ centers the engagement of sources, broadly defined, of the Society of Jesus. As the late John O’Malley, S.J. stated, “I believe there is something stabilizing, even invigorating, about being part of a long-standing tradition, if of course one understands both its achievements and its limitations.” Through its publications and digital content, JEQ fosters the engagement with the source material of the Society, including but not limited to, the Ratio studiorum, the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm (IPP), documents and letters of Jesuits or Jesuit institutions, and Arrupe’s “Men for others” speech. 
  4. Global Network: JEQ engages the global network of Jesuit educational institutions in order to enrich dialogue and scholarship. Contributions from and about Jesuit educational institutions from around the world are welcome. While the peer-reviewed publication will be limited to the English language, the digital content of JEQ will explore other language submissions. 

In addition to research articles, we are interested in publishing interviews, commentaries, reviews, and reflections. Jesuit Educational Quarterly considers all items submitted via the online submission system.

Topics of interest may include:

  • histories of Jesuit schooling 
  • philosophy of education
  • role of humanities and sciences in Jesuit education
  • spiritual development of teachers and leaders
  • contexts of Jesuit schooling
  • the intellectual and social apostolate
  • mission and governance of Jesuit education
  • school finance
  • educational assessment and evaluation
  • Jesuit pedagogy

Publication Frequency

Peer-reviwed research articles are published in the journal online on a quarterly basis. Each volume of the completed four issues will be bound and available for print on an annual basis by the Institute of Jesuit Sources. 

Multimedia articles are published online only on a continuous basis throughout the calendar year. Multimedia articles are made available as soon as they are ready to ensure that there are no unnecessary delays in making content publicly available. 

Journal Contacts

Principal Contact

A. Taiga Guterres
Managing Editor

Mailing Address

Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies
Jesuit Educational Quarterly
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467

Interested in publishing with JEQ?

Whether you are looking to publish a scholarly manuscript, a reflection on the Jesuit educational tradition, or you have an idea for a publication, our editors are willing to work with you to ensure the highest quality of writing and engagement with sources.

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