About the Journal

Published since 2002, "Verbum Vitae" is a biblical-theological quarterly issued by the Institute of Biblical Studies of the Faculty of Theology, The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland.

Each issue of the quarterly is published in four fascicles: thematic (fsc. 1 & fsc. 3) and general (fsc. 2 & fsc. 4).

The first and third fascicles of each issue of the journal include scholarly articles dedicated to a specific theological theme. Each topic can be broadened out into its multiple connections and implications, mostly dogmatic, moral, pastoral, liturgical, or sociological. The second and fourth fascicles of the issue always consist of various theological articles, published in English, which do not deal with the main topic (specific theological theme) of the first and third fascicles. Because of the journal's interdisciplinary character, it seeks to include among the contributors not only biblical scholars but also theologians of various specializations. 

ISSN 1644-8561 (print)
ISSN 2451-280X (on-line)

"Verbum Vitae" is classified as Q1 in Religious Studies according to Scimago Journal & Country Rank. Its Impact Factor in 2020/2021 is 1,84.

The journal is indexed by the following databases: 

  • Arianta
  • Atla Religion Database® (Atla RDB®)
  • AtlaSerials® (Atlas®)
  • AtlaSerials PLUS®  (Atlas PLUS®
  • Baza Artykułów Biblistyki Polskiej (BABP)
  • Bibliographic Information Base in Patristics (BIBP)
  • Central and Eastern European Online Library (CEEOL)
  • Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (CEJSH)
  • CiteFactor (Impact Factor 2020-21: 1.84)
  • The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • Dimensions
  • EBSCO Essentials
  • European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH PLUS)
  • Humanities Journals (BazHum)
  • Index Copernicus (IC)
  • INFONA
  • Information Matrix for the Analysis of Journals (MIAR),
  • Institutional Repository of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (ReKUL)
  • KUL Digital Library (BC KUL)
  • Library of Science (LS)
  • Most Wiedzy
  • New Testament Abstracts
  • Old Testament Abstracts
  • Polish Scientific Bibliography (Polska Bibliografia Naukowa - PBN)
  • Scilit
  • Scimago Journal & Country Rank (SJR)
  • SCOPUS

According to the latest evaluation of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education (11.02.2021), the quarterly "Verbum Vitae" received 100 points. 

FOCUS AND SCOPE

Published since 2002, "Verbum Vitae" is a quarterly issued by the Institute of Biblical Studies of The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland. The first and third issues of the journal include scholarly articles dedicated to the specific theological themes. These themes are broadened out into their many connections and implications, mostly dogmatic, moral, pastoral, liturgical, or sociological. The second and fourth fascicles of the journal always consist of various theological articles, which do not deal with the topics of the issues presenting specific theological themes. The last section of the journal covers reviews of recently published monographs and collections on theological themes.

Because of the journal's interdisciplinary character, it seeks to include, among both its contributors and its audience, not only biblical scholars but also theologians of various specializations. Thus, the aim of the journal is to present both reliable knowledge and expert interpretation concerning a given topic, usually ones being actively debated in our modern society.  The journal's scope encompasses both informing the intelligent and inquisitive reader in a competent manner and, further, enhancing dialogue among various theological specializations, as well as between theology and modern science.

By means of a rigid review process, the journal tries to ensure that the content of submitted works reflects the latest developments in the international discussion on a given topic. In fact, this engagement in some ongoing international debate or dialogue is a conditio sine qua non for accepting any submitted article. Finally, since the readership of such a journal is found mostly within the academic world, among both teaching staff and students, our editorial board has taken steps to make the content as accessible as possible, especially through an open-access policy and by making articles available through respected (and searchable) academic databases.

OPEN ACCESS POLICY 

This is an open-access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

The quarterly "Verbum Vitae" 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.

 

ARTICLE PROCESSING AND SUBMISSION CHARGES

"Verbum Vitae" does not levy any charges whatsoever for an author to process or publish an article or a review. This includes article processing charges (APCs), submission charges, page charges, colour charges, or any other instance whereby monetary payment would be required to complete the publication process.