Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

How often does Ecumenica publish volumes?
Twice per year. The fall issue usually publishes between October 30 – November 15. The spring issue usually publishes between April 15 – May 15.

Is the journal peer reviewed?
Yes. The list of our peer review board members can be found here.

Does the journal offer examination copies?
Not generally. We publish a only small print run of each volume, in keeping with budgetary allowances.

Is the full text of the journal available online?
At present, the ATLA database publishes the full content of the journal in their database, after a one year waiting period. We are working on relationships with other providers.

Where is the journal indexed?
In the ATLA, Ebsco, and MLA databases.

Questions for Subscribers

Where can I subscribe to the journal?
Here.

Can I purchase single volumes?
Yes. Those can be ordered here.

Are back issues available for purchase?
A list of our available back issues is here.

I haven’t received my copy of the latest issue. What should I do?
Contact our Treasurer.

Questions for Authors

How can I submit my work to the journal?
You can e-mail it directly to the appropriate editor or submit it here.

Does Ecumenica accept simultaneous submissions?
Can I submit my work to your journal and send it to other journals for their consideration at the same time?
No. Like most academic journals, Ecumenica wishes to be the only journal evaluating an essay at the moment of submission. Simultaneous submissions can cause serious difficulties for publication calendars.

What style manual does Ecumenica use?
Our style manual is based on the MLA, with a few house specific guidelines. A downloadable guide is available here.

How long will it take before a decision is made?
Most submissions are evaluated and a decision made within 4-6 months of receipt. Occasionally, the process can take longer if a submission is difficult to match with reviewers or if another delay occurs. If more than 6 months has passed since your submission, you may e-mail the appropriate editor for an update.

Does Ecumenica offer royalties for published essays?
No, as with most academic journals, we offer no financial compensation to authors.

Does Ecumenica pay for the use of copyrighted material such as photographs or other visual content?
No. Authors are responsible for acquiring permissions for all protected material, and for the costs associated with reuse.

Once I have published my work with Ecumenica can I reprint it elsewhere?
Please notify us in advance if you wish to do so. We have not refused reasonable requests in the past.