Request for Submissions and Exchanges

Permit me to take but a moment of your time to introduce or re-introduce a journal that may be of interest to you in your ongoing research and publication thereof.

For over half a century, Logos: A Journal of Eastern Christian Studies has been published in North America as a tri-lingual academic revue. Now the flagship journal of the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies at Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Logos is devoted to all aspects of Eastern Christian studies, emphasizing both Orthodox and Catholic Eastern Churches, with a special, but not exclusive, interest in the Churches of Ukraine. The journal publishes articles of original scholarship and book reviews together with occasional historical documents. All the contents pertain to the theological (especially patristic), spiritual, liturgical, and canonical life of the Christian East in its Catholic, Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox and related manifestations. The journal is also very interested in ecumenical relations not only among Eastern Christians but between and among Christians of Western traditions also.

Logos is a refereed journal, and abstracted in Religion Index One. The Logos editorial board includes internationally renowned specialists in Eastern Christian studies.

In 2005, the journal underwent a period of extensive revision and has emerged in a much stronger form, fully committed to regular publication twice yearly on a fixed schedule. It continues to expand its subscriber base across North America and indeed around the world, and is found in major ecclesiastical centers such as Rome, Kiev and Constantinople as well as distinguished universities and places of academic research around the world. Ongoing promotion this year intends to aggressively expand the subscriber base in both institutional and individual forms.

In your own research and writing, please bear Logos in mind as a place for possible publication, both of full articles as well as shorter essays, lectures, and comments. For details on deadlines, style, and submissions, please see our Logos Style Guide.

In addition, if your library does not carry our journal, please refer them to our website for details on how they may either subscribe or else arrange with us for an “academic exchange” where possible. If you yourself wish to subscribe, please return the enclosed form to us.

Finally, you will note that one of the changes recently implemented in the journal was an expansion of the book review section. This expansion has allowed us to more than double the number of reviews we run as well as add two new features: a “Briefly Noted” section and a “Books Received” section.

The “Briefly Noted” section will contain short reviews (c. 400 words) of books for which, for a variety of reasons, it may not be possible to run longer reviews but which are still deserving of notice. The “Books Received” section will be a compiled list of all the books received by Logos in the period between issues of the journal, books for which we will not run regular reviews.

We wish to draw your attention to the our policy whereby if books are sent, either by authors themselves or their publishers, to Logos, and if those books fall within the focus of the journal, we will, at a minimum, advertise them for free in our “Books Received” list but, wherever possible, will find a specialist in the field to write a review of the book, which review we will then publish. Our newly expanded book review section, then, is designed to take fuller account of the burgeoning number of publications in the fields which are of concern to our readers, and to promote greater interest in a larger number of those books. This section should therefore be of significant interest to publishers such as yourself, and of equal interest, we trust hopefully, to our many readers.

Thank you for your time and consideration, and we look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Yours faithfully,

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Andriy Chirovsky,
Editor-in-chief