Published since 2002, "Verbum Vitae" is a 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 biblical theme and presented in three sections: (I) Old Testament, (II) New Testament, and (III) Patristics and the Life of the Church. The final "Life of the Church" perspective tries to broaden out each issue's given topic 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, which do not deal with the main topic (specific biblical 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.

ISSN: 1644-8561 (Print) ISSN: 2451-280X (Online)

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Topics of the forthcoming fascicles


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

40/1 (2022) Human sexuality (deadline: end of Dec 2021)
40/2 (2022) Varia/miscellaneous studies (continuous submission)
40/3 (2022) Human spirit and the human soul - what are they? (deadline: end of June 2022)
40/4 (2022) Varia/miscellaneous studies (continuous submission)
41/1 (2023) Church and ecclesiology - then and now (deadline: end of November 2022)
41/2 (2023) Varia/miscellaneous studies (continuous submission)

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, or Spanish. Contributions for "Varia" issues ought to be only in English. 

New scoring of "Verbum Vitae" on the Polish list of scientific journals


We are proud and happy to announce that Verbum Vitae received 100 points on the list of the scientific journals published by the Polish Ministry of Education and Science on February 9, 2021! We congratulate and thank all our authors, reviewers, readers, and friends. The content of our quarterly is indexed in the SCOPUS, EBSCO, ATLA, and many other regional and national databases. It guarantees wide access to texts published in our journal. We cordially invite you to further cooperation



In 2020, the quarterly "Verbum Vitae" was partly funded by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education within the compass of a grant no. 646/P-DUN/2019. 

  • Arianta
  • Atla Religion Database® (Atla RDB®)
  • Baza Artykułów Biblistyki Polskiej (BABP)
  • Baza czasopism humanistycznych BazHum
  • Biblioteka Cyfrowa KUL (BC KUL)
  • Bibliographic Information Base in Patristics (BIBP)
  • Central and Eastern European Online Library (CEEOL)
  • The Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (CEJSH)
  • CiteFactor (Impact Factor 2020/21: 1,84)
  • The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH PLUS)
  • Google Scholar
  • Index Copernicus (IC)
  • Information Matrix for the Analysis of Journals (MIAR)
  • Most Wiedzy
  • POL-Index
  • Polska Bibliografia Naukowa (PBN)
  • Repozytorium Instytucjonalne KUL
  • Scimago Journal and Country Rank (SJR)



2020: 0.186


Index Copernicus
2020: 120.55