Journal of Jesuit Interdisciplinary Studies:
Modernity through the Prism of Jesuit History
1. Mission statement. Jesuit history is a wonderful prism through which to look at other interdisciplinary aspects of modern global history, whether through explicitly comparative studies, or by the grouping of studies around a given thematic, chronological, or geographic framework. Jesuit history is the focus of JJIS but we welcome tangential contributions. The very best thing about Jesuit history is that it intersects with so many other important topics from the Renaissance and Reformation to the Scientific Revolution to the Enlightenment to Colonialism and Imperialism to Slavery, etc. It also engages with a staggering array of disciplines: art history, theology, literary studies, the history of science, international law, military history, and many others. Because scholarship on Jesuit history has recently become too abundant to be easily grasped, JJIS aims at helping scholars in being better oriented in this rapidly growing field of studies. On the other hand, JJIS will target those areas of scholarship on Jesuit history in its broader context that have been lamentably neglected.
2. Format. Both in print and online.
3. Frequency. Starting with two issues per year for the first two years (2014-15); aiming at four issues per year, starting in 2016. Each issue will have on average 120 pages (ca. 48,000 words; 400 per page).
4. Language. It is a recent trend that European scholars need to publish in English for the new standards of European universities and many European journals are starting to publish many articles in English. We shall thus publish in the English language only; however, we shall also invite contributions of important but hard to find articles in other languages, which we shall encourage to be translated. Thus JJIS will help bringing together a global scholarly community, without discriminating against non-Western or Slavic languages.
5. Content: We are keen to produce thematic issues, which will highlight the interdisciplinary nature of the journal. We shall commission or invite articles two years in advance to secure the high quality of the journal. Each article will be rigorously and confidentially peer-reviewed by three reviewers.
JJIS will include a strong book reviews section. JJIS will specialize in publishing English language reviews of both Anglophone and foreign language books as well as books based largely on Jesuit archival or bibliographical resources. We are also keen to solicit review essays and debates on particularly interesting books. We shall also print short notices of newly published books, which will help keep track of the most recent scholarship. In other words, for scholars interested in Jesuit history and related fields, JJIS will be the most authoritative, up-to-date, and accessible journal to consult.
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