VOX PATRUM is a patristic journal (quarterly), published since 1981, first by the Institute of Research on Christian Antiquity of the Catholic University of Lublin, then (since 1 October 2012) by the Section of Church History and Patrology of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. "Vox Patrum" is the only kind of so specialist journal in Poland, focused on early Christianity and Byzantium, well-known in all patristic centres all over the world. The journal publishes scientific articles, bibliographies, translations, reviews, and documentation of the patristic life in Poland and all around the world. Rev. Dr hab. Stanisław Longosz was its founder and the first editor-in-chief.

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Call for papers - the Twelve Apostles in the early Christianity and Byzantium


One of the next volumes of Vox Patrum will be dedicated to the Twelve Apostles! All the researchers interested in this topic are welcome!

"Vox Patrum" became a part of COPE!


We are pleased to announce that our journal has become part of the COPE network, whose task is to support good practices in publishing ethics. Thanks to the support of COPE, our journal will strengthen the care for the highest standards of publication ethics.

Topics of upcoming issues of "Vox Patrum"


In order to facilitate the submission of materials for publication in "Vox Patrum", we would like to inform you about the planned topics of the next issues of the journal and about the date of submitting of materials for publication.

vol. 85 - March 2023 - Tractatus populares: Homiletic forms as an effective communication means from Christian Antiquity to the Humanist era - submissions closed
vol. 86 - June 2023 - The Bible and biblical apocrypha - translations, interpretation, reception - submissions closed
vol. 87 - September 2023 - Miscellanea / Festschrift for Rev. Prof. Antoni Żurek - submissions till February 15, 2023
vol. 88 - December 2023 - Angelology of the Church Fathers - submissions till April 15, 2023
vol. 89 - March 2024 - Miscellanea - submissions till September 15, 2023
vol. 90 - June 2024 - The Twelve Apostles in early Christianity and Byzantium - submissions till December 31, 2023
vol. 91 - September 2024 - Miscellanea / Festschrift for Rev. Prof. Henryk Pietras SJ - submissions till February 15, 2024
vol. 92 - December 2024 - Created world in the patristic literature - submissions till April 15, 2024

Vox Patrum in AtlaSerials PLUS® (Atlas PLUS®)!


We are pleased to announce that "Vox Patrum" has become a part of Atlas PLUS - the international full-text database of publications in the field of religion and theology. AtlaSerials PLUS (Atlas PLUS) includes more than 540 full-text journals in many diverse areas of religion and theology, with full-text content in more than 20 languages from more than 35 different countries. Soon "Vox Patrum" will join them in full!

"Vox Patrum" indexed by EBSCO!


We are proud to announce that our journal has been accepted for indexing by another database. This time it is a well-known EBSCO database. Soon our publications will be available to a wider audience of scientists and readers around the world.

"Vox Patrum" included into institutional Repository of KUL


We are pleased to announce that the gradual implementation of "Vox Patrum" to the institutional Repository of the Catholic University of Lublin (entry here) has begun. It will increase our visibility in various types of citation databases and search engines (as Google, Google Scholar etc.). We invite you to visit the KUL Repository!

Digitalization of "Vox Patrum"


We are pleased to announce that very soon, thanks to the MNiSW program "Support for scientific journals", all the previous issues of "Vox Patrum" will be available in our archive. You are very welcome to visit our archive and our website.

"Vox Patrum" indexed by Index religiosus


It is a great honour to announce that our journal has been included in the BREPOLiS "Index religiosus" database and soon you will be able to find and quote us also through them. All volumes archived and made available in the archive will be indexed. More information about the database can be found HERE

Archival issues still to buy!


We kindly inform that there is still possibility to purchase the archival issues of "Vox Patrum". We have in stock volumes: 19; 34-35; 36-37; 38-39; 40-41; 50-51; 52/2; 53-54; 56; 57; 60; 62; 63; 64; 65; 67; 68; 69; 70; 71. If you are interested in buying any of them please be in contact with KUL Editorial House via email: wydawnictwo@kul.pl

Anti-plagiarism system in "Vox Patrum"


Starting from issue 72, the iThenticate professional anti-plagiarism system is used in the editorial process of "Vox Patrum" to prevent any scientific dishonesty in the form of plagiarism, self-plagiarism, etc. Each article, after submission for publication, is scanned by the system to detect potential violations of the copyrights. For reassurance, we would like to inform you that the first scans of submited articles indicate the highest scientific honesty of our authors! Thank you and congratulations!

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  • IC Journals Master List
  • ERIH Plus
  • CiteFactor
  • Google Scholar
  • Année philologique
  • Arianta
  • Index Theologicus - International Bibliography of Theology and Religious Studies
  • Bibliographic Information Base in Patristics (BIBP)
  • PBN - Polska Bibliografia Naukowa
  • Worldcat
  • Elektroniczna Bibliografia Nauk Teologicznych FIDES


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The editorial board of "Vox Patrum", in order to keep the highest standards, accepts and implements the principles of the publication ethics in accordance with the reccomendations of COPE - Committee on Publication Ethics available HERE.

An online version of the journal is its primary version.

Part of the tasks related to the internationalization and the publishing process of the journal Vox Patrum is financed within the program of the Polish Ministry of Education and Science Development of scientific journals in the years 2023-2024 under contract No. RCN/SN/0262/2021/1.

In the matter of subscription of our journal "Vox Patrum", please contact KUL Publishing House: wydawnictwo@kul.pl