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Journal of Moral Theology

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.

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january-2019-journal-of-moral-theology-cover-300.194.jpg Vol. 8, No. 1, January 2019

Journal of Moral Theology is published semiannually, with January and July issues.

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Editorial Board

Editor emeritus and university liaison

David M. McCarthy, Ph.D.
Mount St. Mary’s University


Jason King, Ph.D.
Saint Vincent College

Senior editor

William J. Collinge, Ph.D.
Mount St. Mary’s University

Associate editor

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

Managing editor

Kathy Criasia
Mount St. Mary’s University

Book review editors

Kent Lasnoski, Ph.D.
Wyoming Catholic College

Christopher McMahon, Ph.D.
Saint Vincent College
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JMT Article Submissions

If you have an idea for a special issue of The Journal of Moral Theology you may email the editor. Please be sure to include a paragraph describing your idea, the contact information of the people who would serve as editors for the issue, and a proposed timeline.

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.

How to Submit Articles

Submissions should include two documents:

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 (.pdf) (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.

Cover Page

  1. 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

Topical Issues

Within most issues is a topic section. These sections come from invited papers and open submissions. Topical Issues are sometimes published as special issues.

Current Call for Papers

JMT Editorial Board

Name Affiliation
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
Ramon Luzarraga, Ph.D Benedictine University
William C. Mattison III, Ph.D. The University of Notre Dame
Matthew Shadle, Ph.D. Marymount University
Joel Shuman, Ph.D. Kings College
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
Paul Wadell, Ph.D St. Norbert College
Greg Zuschlag, Ph.D. Oblate School of Theology
Journal of Moral Theology is available full text in the ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials® (RDB®), a product of the American Theological Library Association, and also on EBSCO's database.

Journal of Moral Theology is published by Mount St. Mary’s University. ISSN 2166-2851 (print) ♦ ISSN 2166-2118 (online)