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JMT Francis 8

On October 21, 2017, Dr. Miguel J. Romero, assistant professor of religious and theological studies at Salve Regina University, had the privilege of presenting Pope Francis with the Fall 2017 issue of the Journal of Moral Theology. Dr. Romero co-edited the issue with Dr. Mary Jo Iozzio of Boston College. Dr. Romero was a participant in the conference organized by the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization.

About the Journal

Journal of Moral Theology is a peer-reviewed scholarly publication focused on Catholic moral theology. It is concerned with contemporary issues as well as out deeply rooted tradition of inquiry about the moral life. We seek to publish articles in the field of moral theology, as well as theological treatments of related topics in philosophy, economics, political philosophy, and psychology. Journal of Moral Theology is published semiannually, with January and July issues.

David M. McCarthy, Ph.D., Editor Emeritus and University Liaison
Mount St. Mary's University

Jason King, Ph.D., Editor
Saint Vincent College

William J. Collinge, Ph.D., Senior Editor
Mount St. Mary's University

Kathy Criasia, Managing Editor
Mount St. Mary's University

Julie Loy, M.L.S., Librarian/Archivist
Mount St. Mary's University

Book Review Editors

Kent Lasnoski, Ph.D.
Wyoming Catholic College

Christopher McMahon, Ph.D.
St. Vincent College

JMT Article Submissions

Authors are asked to submit articles electronically to Submissions should include two documents:

  1. The Manuscript:

    1. It should be around 20-30 pages (approximately 9,000-14,000 words).

    2. It should be prepared for blind review and conform to the style guide for the Journal of Moral Theology (which is an adaptation of the Chicago Manual of Style for the humanities).

    3. It should be in Microsoft Word 2007 or newer file format.

    4. It should not be simultaneously considered for publication in another venue.

  2. Cover Page: This document should include the following items

    1. The title of the essay

    2. Author’s name and academic affiliation

    3. Author’s contact information, including email and mailing address

    4. A brief (3-5 sentence) bio to be used should the article be accepted

    5. A 150-200 word abstract of the manuscript

Upon receiving a submission, the editorial staff will determine if the essays are of sufficient quality to be sent out for review. If deemed so, articles will be sent out and undergo at least two double blind peer reviews. The aim of the journal is to complete the review process as quickly as possible.

Open Submissions

We accept open submissions, at any time, on any topic pertaining to moral theology. If accepted, open submission articles will appear in the earliest available open issue, published annually in June.

Topical Issues

Topical Issues are published annually in January. We invite submissions on these topics by June 15 in the calendar year before the issue date (e.g. June 15, 2018 for the January 2019 issue).

Future Topical Issues

  • Catholic Health Care: Mission Impossible?—Vol. 8, Number 1; January 2019
    In 1995, Richard McCormick suggested that the mission of Catholic health care was impossible and could not be authentically sustained. This issue looks at whether or not McCormick is correct. We invite articles about how and why Catholic health care institutions were founded, how they have changed, and what their future may hold.

  • Sports Culture, Culture and Sports—Vol. 9, Number 1; January 2020
    Sports is an important topic for moral theologians because it is an area of life that (a) almost all of us have interest in, (b) many people in our culture have interest in, (c) is enormously culturally influential, (d) consumes vast amounts of private and public funding, (e) has had countless recent crossover flashpoints, like the PSU-Sandusky sexual abuse scandal (with obvious parallels to the Church's scandal) and (f) has obvious points of contact with moral theology (e.g., think how often in teaching about virtue we analogize to sport).

Editorial Board

Jason King, Ph.D.
St. Vincent College

David M. McCarthy, Ph.D.
Editor Emeritus and University Liaison
Mount St. Mary's University

William J. Collinge, Ph.D.
Senior Editor
Mount St. Mary's University

Kathy Criasia
Managing Editor
Mount St. Mary's University

Jana M. Bennett, Ph.D.
University of Dayton

Mara Brecht, Ph.D.
St. Norbert College

Jim Caccamo, Ph.D.
St. Joseph's University

Meghan Clark, Ph.D.
St. John’s University

David Cloutier, Ph.D.
The Catholic University of America

Christopher Denny, Ph.D.
St. John's University

Mary M. Doyle Roche, Ph.D.
College of the Holy Cross

Matthew Gaudet, Ph.D.
Santa Clara University

Mari Rapela Heidt, Ph.D.
Waukesha, Wisconsin

Kelly Johnson, Ph.D.
University of Dayton

Andrew Kim, Ph.D.
Marquette University

Warren Kinghorn, M.D., Th.D.
Duke University

John Love, S.T.D.
Mount St. Mary's Seminary

Ramon Luzarraga, Ph.D.
Benedictine University 

M. Therese Lysaught, Ph.D.
Loyola University Chicago

William C. Mattison III, Ph.D.
The University of Notre Dame

Joel Shuman, Ph.D.
Kings College

Matthew Shadle, Ph.D.
Marymount University

Christopher P. Vogt, Ph.D.
St. John’s University

Brian Volck, M.D.
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Greg Zuschlag, Ph.D.
Oblate School of Theology

Paul Wadell, Ph.D.
St. Norbert College



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Journal of Moral Theology is published by Mount St. Mary’s University.

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