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. The first and third fascicles of each issue of the journal include scholarly articles dedicated to a specific theological theme. Each topic can be broaden 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. "Verbum Vitae" is classified as Q1 in Religious Studies according to Scimago Journal & Country Rank. Its Impact Factor in 2020/2021 is 1,84.

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Verbum Vitae in the first quartile (Q1) of SCImago Journal&Country Rank


Dear Authors, Reviewers, Contributors and Readers,

we are pleased to announce that the Verbum Vitae journal has been ranked in the first quartile (Q1) in the "Religious Studies" category in the latest SCImago Journal&Country Rank, thus maintaining its previous position in this classification.

The SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) index takes into account not only the number of citations received by the journal, but also the quality of the sources from which those citations come.

We are pleased with this result and thank you for your cooperation!

Verbum Vitae Editorial Board

Call for papers: The Church’s Response to Secularization


Topic of the issue: “The Church’s Response to Secularization”

Deadline for submission of texts: until the end of December 2023.

Publication date of the issue: March 2024.

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Verbum Vitae is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)


Dear Authors, Reviewers, Contributors and Readers of Verbum Vitae,

we are pleased to announce that Verbum Vitae has been admitted to the group of members of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), an association committed to promoting high standards of publication ethics and publishing culture.


Thank you for your interest so far and kind regards

Verbum Vitae Editorial Team


Topics of the forthcoming fascicles / Call for papers


The forthcoming issues of our quarterly will deal with the following topics:

41/2 (2023) Varia/miscellaneous studies (continuous submission, publication: Jun 30, 2023)
41/3 (2023) Negative theology: From anthropomorphism to apophaticism (deadline: end of May 2023; publication: Sep 30, 2023; ed. Damian Mrugalski and Marek Gilski)
41/4 (2023) Varia/miscellaneous studies (continuous submission; publication: Dec 30, 2023)
42/1 (2024) The Church’s Response to Secularization (deadline: end of December 2023; publication: March 2024)
42/2 (2024) Varia/miscellaneous studies (continuous submission, publication: Jun 30, 2024)

Please, feel free to email your submissions and suggestions to the editorial board:
Contributions submitted for the thematic volumes may be written in Polish, English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. Contributions for "Varia" issues ought to be only in English. 

Verbum Vitae in electronic (online) version


Dear Authors, Reviewers, Contributors and Readers of Verbum Vitae,

we kindly inform you that from 2022 Verbum Vitae will be published only in electronic (online) version.

The next issues of the journal will be available on our website:

Thank you for your kind interest.
Best regards

Verbum Vitae Editorial Team

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  • Baza Artykułów Biblistyki Polskiej (BABP)
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  • Bibliographic Information Base in Patristics (BIBP)
  • Biblioteka Cyfrowa KUL
  • Biblioteka Nauki
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  • EBSCO Discovery Service
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  • European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH PLUS)
  • Index Copernicus Journals Master List
  • Information Matrix for the Analysis of Journals (MIAR)
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  • New Testament Abstracts (NTA)
  • Old Testament Abstracts (OTA)
  • POL-Index
  • Polska Bibliografia Naukowa (PBN)
  • Repozytorium Instytucjonalne KUL (ReKUL)
  • Scilit
  • Scimago Journal and Country Rank (SJR)

2020: 1.84

2021: 1.201

2021: 0,5

2022: 0.271


Index Copernicus
2021: 120.93


Full Issue


The journal co-financed by the Ministry of Education and Science within the programme "Rozwój czasopism naukowych" (Development of scientific journals"). Contract no. RCN/SN/0277/2021/1 of  9th December 2022. Project duration: 1 December 2022 - 30 November 2024. The amount of co-financing is 111 673,70 PLN.

The aim of the programme is to support the Editorial Board of the journal "Verbum Vitae" in the implementation of its development strategy, which includes activities raising the level of publishing and editorial practices, increasing the journal's impact on the development of science and maintaining the journal in the international academic circulation.