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Evangelizare Noviter

Publication Information for the title Evangelizare Noviter

Submission Guidelines

Evangelizare Noviter is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to intellectual formation in the areas of theology and philosophy. The journal is published by St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver, CO as part of its mission for the New Evangelization. Authors are encouraged to submit articles in any area of theology and philosophy. Since this journal is in the service of the New Evangelization, it provides all its articles and book reviews free of charge online. Institutions and individuals interested in a print version of the journal for a small fee to cover the cost of printing and shipping. Contact the Editor at for more information about obtaining print copies of the journal.

In general, articles should be between 8,000 and 15,000 words, but longer or shorter articles will be considered. Book reviews should be no more than 2,000 words. Submission is understood to imply that the manuscript is the author’s own original work, not published in whole or in substantial part elsewhere, and is not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Submissions must be prepared for blind review. The manuscript should not contain anything making identification of the author likely. Manuscripts not prepared for blind review will not be considered. Relevant personal information should be included in the submission email. All articles and related correspondence should be sent to the Editor at Book reviews must be pre-approved by the Editor. Unapproved book reviews will not be considered.

Evangelizare Noviter takes the latest edition of the Chicago Manual of Style (currently the 17th edition) as its primary authority on matters of style.

Editorial Board
Fr. Luis Granados, Academic Dean, St. John Vianney Theological Seminary
Dr. Alphonso Lopez Pinto

Style Sheet for Manuscripts

Evangelizare Noviter
St. John Vianney Theological Seminary
Denver, CO

For issues not addressed in this style sheet, please refer to The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed. (University of Chicago Press) and Webster’s Third International Dictionary, unabridged, for spelling and hyphenation


  • Use one-inch (1”) margins
  • Double-space the entire manuscript (including notes and extracts/block quotations).
  • The entire manuscript should be in 12-point
  • Times New Roman font, including notes.
  • All notes should be submitted as footnotes (See “References and Citations” below for style). After giving the full citation of a work in the first mention, parenthetical citations are acceptable for frequently cited works, especially the Bible.
  • Section headings should be centered, begin with roman numerals and may include a short title of the section. Subheadings should not be used.
  • Page numbers should appear in the upper right-hand corner of each page, including the first page.
  • The body of the text should be in English. For the sake of clarity, short phrases in the original language may be included in parentheses and then used in the original language. This practice should be done sparingly. Authors should note when they are using their own translations. If an author includes the original language but is using someone else’s translation, the full bibliographic information for the original text and the translation should be cited.
  • Italics and bold font should be avoided. The only exception to this practice is foreign words that are not commonly used in English. E.g., fides and Gestalt, but not festschrift and logos
  • Transliteration is preferred for languages that use a different alphabet (like Greek). Authors should refer to the The Chicago Manual of Style for guidance on transliterating Greek terms.

Title, Name, and Affiliation

  • All submissions should be prepared for blind review.
  • The title should appear on the first line of the first page
  • After a manuscript has been accepted for publication, add your name below the title. At the end of the text, type the name of your institution (for faculty), diocese (for non-faculty clergy and religious), or city in which you live (otherwise)

References and Citations

Since Evangelizare Noviter aims at a broad audience, authors should err on the side of excess when considering what to cite. The journal does not use a standard set of abbreviations.

  • Cite the source of every quotation must be cited, unless it is being used anecdotally
  • Provide full bibliographic information in the first citation to a work, citing the name of the author as it appears in the original publication. If the cited author is published using a first initial, cite the work using a first initial. If the cited author is published using a first name, cite the work using the full name. Thereafter, the work should be cited using the author’s last name and a shortened title or abbreviation (even if it is the only work by that author being cited). Abbreviations should be established in the same note as the first citation of the work.
  • Classical texts must be cited. If a translation is used, a full citation for the translation must be used. If the translations are the author’s own, that must be noted. Noting in the first note of a foreign language text that all translations, unless otherwise noted, are by the author is acceptable.
  • Do not use “f,” “ff,” or “passim.”
  • Use of “p.” and “pp.” for page numbers should be avoided unless confusion would result from their inclusion. Page numbers should be separated by an en-dash. E.g., 22–23 (not 22-30), 110–12 (not 110-12), 22a–c (not 22a-c). When multiple pages are cited, the second number will be reduced to two digits. E.g., 106–08, 423–24, 1065–67.
  • Do not include a bibliography.

Example citations for books

1 Jan A. Aertsen, Medieval Philosophy as Transcendental Thought: From Philip the Chancellor (ca. 1225) to Francisco Suárez (Leiden: Brill, 2012), 15–16.

2 Jeffrey E. Brower, “Aristotelian vs Contemporary Perspectives on Relations,” in The Metaphysics of Relation, ed. Anna Marmodoro and David Yates (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016), 45.

Example citation for journals

3 Angela McKay Knobel, “Relating Aquinas’s Infused and Acquired Virtues: Some Problematic Texts for a Common Interpretation,” Nova et Vetera, English Edition 9, no. 2 (2011): 411–431.

  • See the most recent edition of The Chicago Manual of Style for more examples of citations.


  • American spelling is to be used throughout, except in quotations from British or older English sources. E.g., traveled (not travelled), appendixes (not appendices), gray (not grey)
  • Words with the following prefixes should be spelled without hyphenation: anti, co, extra, inter, intra, macro, micro, non, pre, post, pro, pseudo, re, semi, socio, sub, trans. This convention holds even when it juxtaposes two like vowels or consonants (e.g., reeducate, nonnegotiable), unless it might lead to some confusion (e.g., re-create).
  • Use a hyphen after a prefix that is followed by a number or a word that begins with a capital letter. E.g., post-1900, neo-Thomism).


  • A comma will be used to separate items in a series of three or more. E.g., “red, yellow, and blue” instead of “red, yellow and blue.”
  • An em-dash without intervening spaces will be used to mark sudden breaks in thought and explanatory elements.
  • Interpolations by the author or editor within quoted material will be enclosed in square brackets, not parentheses.
  • Commas and periods will be placed inside quotation marks. Semicolons will be placed outside of quotation marks.
  • Double quotation marks will be used throughout the text. Single quotation marks will only be used for quotations inside of quotations. Avoid scare quotes.
  • Excerpts/block quotations will be indented one half inch (0.5”). Quotation marks will not be used for them.

Updated October 2, 2020