About the Journal

 

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 issues 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 journal always consist of various theological articles, which do not deal with the main topic of the issues presenting specific biblical themes. The last section of the journal covers reviews of recently published monographs and collections on mostly biblical themes. 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)

The journal electronic (online) edition constitutes the primary reference text.

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

The journal is indexed by the following databases: 

  • Arianta
  • Atla Religion Database® (Atla RDB®)
  • 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)
  • European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH PLUS)
  • Google Scholar
  • Humanities Journals (BazHum)
  • Index Copernicus (IC)
  • Information Matrix for the Analysis of Journals (MIAR),
  • KUL Digital Library (BC KUL)
  • Most Wiedzy
  • POL-index
  • Polska Bibliografia Naukowa (PBN)
  • Institutional Repository of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (ReKUL)
  • Scimago Journal & Country Rank (SJR)
  • SCOPUS

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 biblical themes 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 (modern) Church" perspective attempts to broaden out each issue's given topic into its 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 biblical themes. The last section of the journal covers reviews of recently published monographs and collections on mostly biblical 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 competently informing an intelligent and inquisitive reader and, further, enhancing the dialogue among various theological specializations, as well as between biblical theology and modern social science.

By means of a rigid review process, the journal tries to ensure that the content of the 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 condition 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.

This journal 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 for an author to process or publish a paper. This includes article processing charges (APCs), submission charges, page charges, colour charges or any instance where the money is required to complete the publication process.