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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The paper has not yet been published and has not been currently submitted to another journal.
  • The paper is a DOC/RTF file and follows the Authors Guidelines.
  • If the paper is submitted to a peer-reviewed section, the guidelines for Ensuring a Blind Peer Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

Authors wishing to publish their work or information texts in AUC Theologica should first consult the Editorial Policies, including the focus and scope of the journal, the journal sections and the peer review process procedure.

Manuscripts intended for the journal’s peer-reviewed sections may be original research articles or review articles; other (not-for-review) contributions may include inspirational texts, methodologies, book reviews, information on events, letters and opinions, as well as texts for the author’s corner.


Submission of an article to AUC Theologica implies that it has not been previously published in the same form elsewhere, nor can it be under consideration for publication in another medium. In certain cases, publication of already published work is acceptable (e.g. work as part of academic thesis or conference abstract), however, in that case, this must be explicitly mentioned in the manuscript and consulted with the editorial office.

All authors of the article must have materially participated in the research and/or article preparation and all have to approve of publication of the final manuscript.

Author fees and licencing

There are no author fees or charges required for manuscript processing and/or publishing materials in the journal. After the text is accepted for publication, the paper can be published elsewhere only if permission from the publisher is granted.

Funding sources

To encourage transparency, authors are requested to identify who provided financial support for the conduct of the research and/or preparation of the article. This should be given in a special footnote marked with asterisk (*) at the beginning of the paper.


Authors are requested to submit their contributions electronically via the journal’s online submission and review system. Registration of authors in the system is requested, which brings several benefits to the author. This includes a guided submission procedure and the entire review process with the possibility to track each stage of the article online.

The accepted format of contributions is standard word-processing software such as MS Word or Open Office (DOC or RTF only).


Please write your text in good English, German, French, or Italian. For English, British spelling is preferred, but American is also accepted (but not a mixture of these). Authors who are not native speakers are required to have their manuscript proofread by a native speaker or someone with a professional command of the respective language to eliminate possible grammatical or spelling errors prior to submission.

Review Policy

AUC Theologica has adopted a double blind reviewing policy, where both the referees and the authors remain anonymous throughout the process. Please remove all identifying features from the manuscript, ensuring that the authors’ identity is not revealed. Authors must ensure that, in case they cite their own work, it is in a manner that does not reveal their identity. 

Structure of the manuscript

  • Title: in English, French, German or Italian according to the language used in the paper.
  • Author: name of the author(s).
  • Abstract: requested for reviewed papers in English; the abstract should contain information on the overall context, main purpose of the study, its outcomes and implications; 150–300 words in length.
  • Key words: in English.
  • Main text: for the footnotes use the text-processor automatic function. Follow to citation style (see below), including DOI identifiers (!).
  • Address and e-mail of the author (institutional contact is preferred) 

Abstract, key words, address and e-mail are not required for manuscripts in the Reviews and News section.


The typical length of articles published in AUC Theologica is about 20 pages, i.e. 36,000 characters including spaces and footnotes. Reviews and news should be between 3 and 8 pages, i.e. 5,400 to 14,400 characters. The article-languages accepted are: English, French, German, and Italian Czech and Slovak are permitted only in articles within the field of Slavonic studies, in reviews, and news.

Text formatting

  • The text should be in single-column form. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible.
  • Articles should be 1.5-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman font with notes placed at the foot of the page, not at the end of the document.
  • Do not use automatic hyphenation and other word-processor automatic functions that make the typesetting difficult.
  • To emphasize the text, use preferably the italic. Do not use UPPERCASE in the headings.
  • Use original script where possible for Hebrew, Greek, Syriac, and Coptic text. Latin text should be in italics. Do not use quotation marks for these scripts. If Greek, Hebrew, Syriac, or other non-Latin alphabets are used, a covering note should specify which fonts/packages are used in the electronic copy submitted; transcription of the text into Latin alphabet is also suggested. For these alphabets, Unicode-coding is preferred.
  • We do not recommend to use tables and graphs because of the difficulties in the DTP process. If you have to use them, use the basic setting. Illustrations are not permitted.

Examples of Bibliography Style

Always check if the documents you cite have their DOI and add this identifier to your citation as “doi: xxx-xxxx.” You can use the DOI Crossref search). Example:

• Robert Dodaro. 'Language Matters: Augustine’s Use of Literary Decorum in Theological Argument,' Augustinian Studies 45, 1 (2014): 1–28. doi: 10.5840/augstudies20146122.

Note: This is only a general guide, refer to the Turabian style quicksheet, where the single quotes (‘’) are preferred to the double quotes (“”). For the Biblical, Patristic, or Medieval sources, see below.


  • Katie Kitamura, A Separation (New York: Riverhead Books, 2017), 25.
    Sharon Sassler and Amanda Jayne Miller, Cohabitation Nation: Gender, Class, and the Remaking of Relationships (Oakland: University of California Press, 2017), 114.
  • Next occurrences:
    • Kitamura, Separation, 91–92.
    • Sassler and Miller, Cohabitation Nation, 205.

Monograph Chapter

  • Mary Rowlandson, 'The Narrative of My Captivity,' in The Making of the American Essay, ed. John D’Agata (Minneapolis: Graywolf Press, 2016), 19–20;
  • Next occurrences:
    • Rowlandson, 'Captivity,' 48.

Journal Article

  • Ashley Hope Pérez, 'Material Morality and the Logic of Degrees in Diderot’s Le neveu de Rameau,' Modern Philology 114, no. 4 (May 2017): 874, doi: 10.1086/689836.
  • Shao-Hsun Keng, Chun-Hung Lin, and Peter F. Orazem, 'Expanding College Access in Taiwan, 1978–2014: Effects on Graduate Quality and Income Inequality,' Journal of Human Capital 11, no. 1 (Spring 2017): 9–10, doi: 10.1086/690235.
  • Peter LaSalle, 'Conundrum: A Story about Reading,' New England Review 38, no. 1 (2017): 95.
  • Next occurrences:
    • Pérez, 'Material Morality,' 880–81.
    • Keng, Lin, and Orazem, 'Expanding College Access,' 23.
    • LaSalle, 'Conundrum,' 101.

Editions of texts, Patristic and Medieval Sources

  • Clement of Rome, 1 Cor. 5. 3–4 (Funk i: 104) or Clem. Rom. 1 Cor. 5. 3–4 (Funk i. 104).
  • Clement of Alexandria, strom. 4. 28. 6 – 29. 2 (GCS 15: 260-61) or Clem. Alex.  strom. 4. 28. 6 – 29. 2 (GCS 15: 260-61).
  • Eusebius of Caesarea. Hist. eccl. II 14, 69 (SC 31, 68).
  • Thomas Aquinas, STh II-I. 3. 1 ad 2.


Issue Topic

The Editorial Board contacts various scholars for publishing in this section, but it is possible to submit papers to this section as well in case of announcing a call for papers. This section has for each issue a special editor and all papers are peer-reviewed.


In this section, various theological studies are published, without any relation to the topic of the issue and the authors are welcome to submit their papers. All papers are peer-reviewed as well.

Reviews & News

This section is dedicated to the reviews of recently published theological production, with a special interest for Czech readers. A review should have at least 5000 characters. This section includes news from theological conferences.

Privacy Statement

Names and e-mail addresses inserted in this pages will be used solely for the purposes of this journal and will not be made accessible to any third party.