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Exploring the Depth of the Jesuit Educational Tradition

The Jesuit Educational Quarterly (JEQ) consists of a peer-reviewed scholarly journal and a multimedia platform that explores the Jesuit tradition, educational endeavors, and local contexts in order to contribute to the appreciation and understanding of the Jesuit educational heritage today. JEQ is sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies and published by Jesuit Sources, the publishing house of the Jesuit Conference of the United States and Canada.

Information for Authors

The JEQ welcomes all submissions relevant to its aim and scope. It will focus on integrating varying degrees of Jesuit spirituality, educational research, philosophy, and history to make insightful contributions to the living tradition of Jesuit education. JEQ will consider a variety of scholarship related to the mission of the Society of Jesus and its educational apostolates.

All submissions should be sent to with the subject line “JEQ Manuscript Submission.”

Submissions of scholarly essay manuscripts should be roughly between 4,000–8,000 words and are considered for publication online and in print. JEQ welcomes scholarly essay submissions that fit within the focus and scope of the journal. Since scholarly essays are peer-reviewed, manuscripts should be complete, including all notes, bibliographical references, tables, etc. and adhere to Chicago Manual of Style (17th edition) as close as possible. Each article should be accompanied by an abstract (150–250 words), which should state the principal conclusions of the paper, as well as three to five keywords for indexing purposes. Both abstract and keywords should be in English.

Scholarly essays may include but are not limited to:

  • Historical
  • Empirical
  • Theoretical
  • Research Papers
  • Comparative Studies
  • Interdisciplinary

A commentary article is a response to a scholarly essay and should be ~1,000–4,000 words in length. Relevant citation of sources should be used when appropriate.

Original translations to English of primary or secondary sources pertaining to Jesuit education are invited. Authors are expected to obtain any necessary permissions for material used. 

Submissions of reflections should be roughly 2,000–4,000 words. Reflections should engage with the educational heritage and tradition of the Society of Jesus and their apostolates. Submissions should fit within the focus and scope of the journal and should include one to three sources, broadly defined, for further engagement. Reflections may include notes with bibliographical references, photos, tables, etc. where applicable. 

Submissions of guest opinion articles should be 750–1,000 words on matters related to Jesuit education or Jesuit educational works. Submissions should have a clear point of view and be supported by data or professional experience. Opinion Articles are published online only and can incorporate charts or photos.

An Opinion Article is an opinion piece that makes a clear argument about a topic and are not meant to be tools for public relations. Submissions should serve readers, not the interests of the author.

Submissions for interviews should be in the form of a proposal for a guest, topic, and format. Interview formats may include video, audio, and text. Any proposal for video and audio must include a plan for closed captions and/or a transcript for accessibility purposes. 

The Jesuit Educational Quarterly will occasionally publish book reviews on relevant volumes related to Jesuit education. Open submissions will be reviewed and considered for publication. Manuscripts for Book Reviews should be roughly five to 10 pages typed, double-spaced pages, including references.

Volumes that are seeking reviews may be sent to:

Jesuit Educational Quarterly
Boston College, Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3800

Submissions for content types that do not fit within any of the above criteria are welcome for consideration.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate Open Access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Authors of articles published remain the copyright holders and grant third parties, via a CC-BY license, the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons license agreement.

As an Open Access offering, the journal will be open to all, not hidden behind a subscriber paywall. As a humanities journal, we have chosen not to implement Author Publication Fees otherwise known as Article Processing Charges (APCs) used in the sciences and social sciences where there are more opportunities for grant support.

The Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies at Boston College is our main sponsor along with support from the Jesuit Conference of the United States and Canada. We will continue to seek additional funding and to build an international consortium of university and institutional partners supportive of the journal’s goals. Under this new, non-subscription-based and non-APC-based business model, which we’re helping to invent, quantity of content is directly related to funding support.

Permissions: Contributors are responsible for obtaining permissions for any copyrighted material used in their manuscript.

Ethical Considerations: Authors should adhere to ethical guidelines regarding research and publication, including proper attribution and avoiding fabrication or falsification of data.

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