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 Institute of History of the Church and Patrology in John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. "Vox Patrum" is the only kind of so spacious journal in Poland, focused on early Christianity, well-known in all patristic centres all over the world. The journal is valued not only for the published scientific articles, but as well because of the published bibliographies, translations, reviews, and documentation of the patristic life in Poland and all around the world. Rev. Prof. Stanisław Longosz was its founder and the first editor-in-chief.

ISSN: 0860-9411 (Print) ISSN: 2719-3586 (Online)

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The next issue of "Vox Patrum"


The next issue of our journal "Vox Patrum" has been published. This time it is a festschrift offered to Mr. Wojciech Stawiszyński, the tireless author of patristic bibliographies. To the honorable Jubilarian plurimos annos, and to the Readers a fruitful reading!

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. 80 - December 2021 - Patristic Mariology - submissions closed
vol. 81 - March 2022 - The Passions in the Platonic Tradition, Patristics and Late Antiquity - submissions till December 15, 2021
vol. 82 - June 2022 - Widows: their role and tasks in the early Church / Common good according to the Church Fathers - submissions till February 15, 2022
vol. 83 - September 2022 - Miscellanea - submissions till May 15, 2022
vol. 84 - December 2022 - Theoretical and practical aspect of cardinal virtues in Byzantine culture - submissions till August 31, 2022

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!

"Vox Patrum" on the list of scientific journals published by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education!


We are pleased to announce that "Vox Patrum" was included with 20 points in the list of scientific journals published on July 31, 2019 by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. Thank you all for your support, and above all for publishing and reviewing our articles. On the part of the Editorial Board, we assure you of further work for the development and improvement of "Vox Patrum", but we are also asking for cooperation.

  • Index Religiosus - Brepolis
  • AtlaSerials PLUS®
  • 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


Index Copernicus


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.

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